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Music Theory Level 1

Easily learn the basic building blocks of music and how it applies to the guitar!

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Finally! A Music Theory Course You Can Easily Understand

The best way to learn music theory is to learn it on your instrument. That’s why our music theory courses are taught on the guitar. All of the examples and explanations are given using the guitar fretboard and with the guitarist in mind. This will allow you to learn much more quickly than through traditional methods, because you’ll be able to easily visualize everything based on your instrument. It will also allow you to use the information you learn in practical musical situations instead of being left with unusable theory. So not only will you learn the theory, but you’ll be shown musical examples for everything on the guitar, and be given practical ways to use the information in real world situations.

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed and confused trying to learn music theory, this course is for you.

About Music Theory Level 1

Music Theory Level 1 is for anyone brand new to music theory. This course will give you the basic building blocks for understanding music and how to apply everything to the guitar. By the end of this course you’ll have built a solid foundation of understanding how music works and how it can be used in practical situations.

Here are some of the things you’ll learn in Music Theory Level 1:

  • The Musical Alphabet
  • The layout of the guitar fretboard
  • The three main elements of music
    • Melody
    • Harmony
    • Rhythm
  • Intervals
  • Scales
  • Chords
  • The tonic, keys, and root notes
  • Arpeggios
  • And much more!

What you get with this course:

  • 24/7 access to 11 video lessons (over 120 mins)
  • Music Theory Level 1 Workbook
    • Designed to accelerate your learning and help you retain the information in the video lessons
    • Includes step by step instructions for each lesson
    • Includes questions for you to answer based on the information presented in each video lesson
  • Music Theory Level 1 Workbook Answer Key
    • Contains all of the answers to each question in the Music Theory 2 Workbook. This allows you to check the accuracy of your answers.
  • Music Theory Level 1 eGuide
    • Includes all of the charts and diagrams presented in each video lesson
    • Includes practice instructions
    • And more!
  • Practice instructions
    • Practical ways to practice and retain all of the information in the lessons
    • Includes 2 bonus practice instructions videos
  • Ability to leave comments and ask questions
    • Each video lessons contains a comment section where you can leave comments or ask questions about the specific lesson or the course in general. Chad will answer all of your questions and give you further advice and instructions as needed.
  • And much more!


Here’s are some of the things people are saying about our music theory courses:

"Finally someone who explains it clearly! Thank you.”

"I'm loving the series! I never imagined music was so easy!”

"It's a testament to your teaching skill how often these videos have no people asking any questions. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this out there for everybody.”

“These lessons are fantastic - no waffle, just really clear explanations of things that have baffled me for years (decades actually). Many thanks!”

“Brilliant lesson .... these tutorials are increasing my knowledge of the fret-board no end!!!”

“Perfect lessons, thank you”

“wow just discovered. just started watching and have every intention to watch all of these in order until completion. exactly what I was looking for and excellent presentation.”


Your Instructor


Chad Lambert
Chad Lambert

Chad Lambert is the co-founder and Lead Instructor of Move Forward Guitar. Along with creating his own courses, Chad oversees all the instructors and their courses. He also runs the popular Move Forward Guitar YouTube channel. Outside of Move Forward Guitar, Chad is the guitarist for his wife's indie-folk project Her Silo, and also writes his own music. Chad and his wife live in the Seattle area with their Labradoodle, Zappa.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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