Advanced Guitar Theory

Skill Building Guitar Course from Callum Bair

Have you ever thought to yourself "I'll never fully understand chord extensions, chord substitutions, or modes"? If you answer "Yes" to any of these statements, you have come to the right place! Callum will break down these and other advanced theoretical concepts in detail to help us truly understand this information that can seem overwhelming, to say the least.

15 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.


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Full Course Breakdown

Callum will take our understanding of music theory to the next level by clearly explaining advanced concepts that are often considered to be confusing and frustrating for guitarists of all skill levels. This course is presented with tables for each formula, concept, and example that is covered to make comprehending this material so that we can apply it to our own playing as easy as possible


Course Introduction

Callum briefly describes the material he will be teaching in the upcoming lessons and what we can expect to learn from this course

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Chords Part 1: Triads and 7ths

For our next lesson on chords, we will take a look at how to build 6 chords and constructing some common chord extensions

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Chords Part 2: 6 Chords and Extensions

For our next lesson on chords, we will take a look at how to build 6 chords and constructing some common chord extensions

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Chords Part 3: Sus and Slash Chords

Continuing our look at chords, this lesson will be covering Sus chords and chords notated with a slash

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Chords Part 4: Extended Alteration Chords

This next lesson will be our last one dealing with chord construction and Callum will show us how to play extended and altered variations of some of the chords we learned in the last few lessons

15:42 Runtime

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Major Modes Review

Now that we have a good understanding of how chords are constructed, Callum will show us the seven modes of the major scale and how we can apply them to our playing

20:18 Runtime

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Nashville Numbers Part 1

Callum will break down the Nashville number system for major keys for us in this next lesson and give a few examples of how it can be used

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Nashville Numbers Part 2

In this next lesson, we will learn the Nashville number system for minor keys and how this relates to the numbers for our major keys

15:13 Runtime

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Modal Chord Progressions

For our next lesson, Callum will explain the concept of modal chord progressions and how we can recognize these when we encounter them

15:21 Runtime

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Common Subs: Modal Interchange

This lesson will teach us the basic concepts of chord substitutions and a way we can start use these concepts in practical applications

14:29 Runtime

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Common Subs: Dominant

Dominant chords can be used for a myriad of purposes and in this lesson, Callum will break down how they can be used as substitutions

14:43 Runtime

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Melodic Minor and Harmonic Minor

In our next lesson, we will take a look at two commonly used scales, the melodic minor and harmonic minor, and some of the modes used in each of these scales

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Whole-tone and Diminished Scales

Callum shows us how to play the whole-tone and diminished scales and gives examples of when they can be used in this next lesson

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Reading Rhythms

In this lesson, we will learn how to read and play some common rhythmic notations found in many styles of music

15:30 Runtime

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Reading Common Syncopations

To close out this series, Callum will explain syncopated rhythms and show us how to read some common examples of syncopations

17:14 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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Monique Brooks-Roberts, The KYN, JoFoKe, Brionne Aigné

  • Denver, Colorado
  • Playing since 2007
  • 132 lessons at JamPlay

Reviews & Feedback 100/100 with 32 ratings

A really good explanation of modes.


This is a like for the teacher. He explains thing in a concise manner that is easy to follow. However, in the lesson I would like to see discussions of modes and why the ii is minor or why the vii is diminished. I have not watched the secon