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  • GuitarZoom.com
    GuitarZoom.com  Year ago +23

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    • ııllı ııllı
      ııllı ııllı Year ago +2

      Trying to save some money to buy your course, wish me luck

  • MrCoffeeMan
    MrCoffeeMan 2 years ago +265

    The way he talks in this video makes me feel like I'm actually sitting there with him in a class room, while I'm sitting here in my room alone answering "Yes" and "no" to this guy on my screen. Amazing tutorial I honestly cant believe this is free.

    • David Sharkey
      David Sharkey 10 months ago +1

      Steve Stine lessons fantastic great teacher ,great at explaining his subjects .😄

    • Larry Hagman
      Larry Hagman 11 months ago +4

      @Daryl P
      For me. Absolutely. I have spent years avoiding theory. Could bash out some good rhythms. Fingerpick some pretty good blues always using tabs or evolving from other tune. but have never been able to just improvise. Last few months I decided to bite the bullet and listen to this sort of material. My guitar playing has improved enormously. I’m finding all kinds of new abilities and finally everything makes sense. Can’t believe these guys are giving us all this super help.

    • Martin Taylor
      Martin Taylor Year ago

      Haha, I was going to make the same comment. Just wish he was my teacher. 😎

    • Charles Chad
      Charles Chad Year ago

      💯👍

    • Michael Kozenczak
      Michael Kozenczak Year ago

      I was doing the same thing

  • Pauline Martin Barrell

    Thanks Steve!!! I’ve only watched 2 of your videos & you make sense to me!!! I feel encouraged ….. now I need to work on what you have so simply & easily conveyed.
    Thank you for just being the natural teacher you were born to be!!!! … and not some ‘hyped up whizz kid super star’. Simplicity works for me…. you cover so much in a reasonable amount of time! Big thumbs up!!!!

  • Roderick Cronin
    Roderick Cronin 3 years ago +221

    The smartest scale teaching method I've come across, well done Steve.

  • Dimi Kaye
    Dimi Kaye 2 years ago +25

    5 years later I stumble into this video and the method unlocks and makes clear sooooooo many things. For a self taught musician like me this was A HUGE help. Thank you!

  • Savoir Faire
    Savoir Faire Year ago +18

    You, sir, are a VERY good teacher. I took piano lessons for 10 years when I was a kid and no one ever explained this fundamental concept to me (two different teachers). In one fell swoop you have unlocked a mystery that has plagued me for decades. Thank you !

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago +1

      Thanks for watching, Savoir Faire! And thanks for sharing your experience! :-)
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  • Tyson Bowman
    Tyson Bowman 3 years ago +90

    I love the fact that he is promoting positivity in learning music. He has a lot of patience which is appreciated!

  • Jim Simmons
    Jim Simmons 3 years ago +17

    I studied theory in High School and it went right over my head, I’ve been playing guitar in many bands for the last 35 yrs....always memorizing “shapes” . You’re style of teaching is so down to earth and makes so much sense.... but I do know that is due to your own thorough understanding of music and knowing how to simplify these concepts.
    Thank You Steve !!!!

    • Winds of March Journey/Perry tribute band
      Winds of March Journey/Perry tribute band 2 years ago +1

      They must have given you a horrible teacher because when I took it in college as a drummer/singer/etc...it was an extremely easy A. Most teachers are really ineffective. I quit about...85% of the time because the teachers are "useless as t*ts on a bull," as gramps used to say.

  • Elijah Simmons
    Elijah Simmons Month ago

    God bless you Steve Stine. I fricken love playing guitar

  • Øyvind Eikeland
    Øyvind Eikeland 7 years ago +207

    wow, what a great teacher, its just one "aha" moment after another. 10 minutes with you is like 6 months by my self and a book.

    • Major Reen
      Major Reen 10 months ago +1

      @Allen Armour
      F, G, A, Bb, C, D, E, Octave

    • PlanktoniusRex
      PlanktoniusRex 2 years ago

      @Allen Armour Move to the 1st (or 13th) fret on the lower E string and repeat the same pattern. That is sort of the point of the video, no?

    • PlanktoniusRex
      PlanktoniusRex 2 years ago +1

      Yes this sort of instruction is what is missing in so many classes and courses. I have played on and off for decades and NEVER did any instructor take the time to even recommend basic theory. My first instructor jumped right into strumming Dust in the Wind and never bothered with telling me why the chords were formed the way they are nor why those chords were a progression. Next instructor did the same but with the Beatles. I wound up quitting several times. This foundation is what keeps me in the game.

    • Allen Armour
      Allen Armour 2 years ago +1

      I wish would have play f key

    • Eurika Eurika
      Eurika Eurika 2 years ago

      True

  • Ariel Dubon
    Ariel Dubon 2 years ago +9

    Mind blown!🤯 I’ve watched almost all your videos, and understood the shapes on the fretboard but now I can visualize the notes as I play the shapes when I watched this video again! It’s slowly but surely getting there! Thanks for everything! You’re making it’s easy for me

  • Kiwi 5000
    Kiwi 5000 3 years ago +2

    This is amazing. Just goes to show what a good teacher can do. Thank you for putting this up for people like me. I have a tough time learning theory but this lesson was so simple to understand.

  • CasperPMusic
    CasperPMusic 3 years ago +2

    Been playing for 18 years by now, but yet I still find this more comprehensible than any of the tutoring or self-taught methods I've implemented into my development. Great instructions and very informative video!

  • Scott Vogel
    Scott Vogel Year ago +3

    Have been learning the guitar for a couple of years now, but the stuff Steve has taught me has completely blown my mind, and re-energized my desire to learn. Awesome.

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago +1

      Thanks for the kind words, Scott! :-)
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  • Johnny Nails
    Johnny Nails 3 years ago +4

    Been at it for 40 plus years Steve, but learning so much from your lessons! Great lessons with a lot of insight. My playing is improving dramatically due to you.
    Many thanks..🎶🎵🎸

  • Bengee Dubel
    Bengee Dubel 2 years ago +3

    Thank you for your easy to understand lessons Steve, I've been playing for most of my life about 32 years now and never known what I was actually playing. Very fascinating, fun and eye opening to see it all now with an actual understanding. You have been a tremendous benefit to my playing with your lessons in just a few half hour videos. Very glad I found you:)

  • aditya enduri
    aditya enduri 4 years ago +1

    Hi Steve, thanks a lot for these videos, i had quit playing guitar 10 years ago as i was not making any progress as i was simply playing blind, now i have decided to re-lean the guitar and your videos have been a guiding light. Thank you.

  • Joshua Zhou
    Joshua Zhou 2 years ago +1

    Steve, your guitar classes are always the best for my learning on Clip-Share! Thanks so much for all the great classes!

  • Mychal
    Mychal 3 years ago +1

    I am really enjoying your theory course and the way you're explaining the "why", thank you!

  • Michael Jimenez
    Michael Jimenez 4 years ago

    Wow simply amazing! I rarely comment on instructional videos unless it is well elaborated on enough to consider it a milestone or breaking point and you have just proved to be a phenomenal instructor. I will definitely check out your videos and subscribe.

  • C VdB
    C VdB 3 years ago +2

    This has been incredibly helpful! Thank you, Steve!

  • Darren Jones
    Darren Jones 3 years ago +1

    Brilliant teacher, explains everything in easy to understand bite size pieces. Keep up the great work Steve

  • Ramzi Aaron
    Ramzi Aaron 6 years ago +234

    Best guitar lessons I have ever seen. I have waited longer than I want to admit to learn this stuff but you make it easy at any level of experience. Thanks a million.

    • No Name
      No Name 5 years ago +1

      Ramzi Aaron cool job easy!

  • Seven Sevens
    Seven Sevens 2 years ago +11

    Steve you’re so gifted as a teacher! Pity I’ve only found you after 25 years of floundering on my own ..

    • wserafin11
      wserafin11 2 years ago +3

      Seven Sevens Don’t feel bad, I’ve been floundering for 61 years! Lol! Now I’m hoping to live long enough to make this work!

    • Winds of March Journey/Perry tribute band
      Winds of March Journey/Perry tribute band 2 years ago +1

      Yeah, never do that. ALWAYS pay a great teacher what they are worth. You're actualling saving a lot of time and the money is well worth it. They'll stop you from stupid mistakes. Most "teachers" aren't that great. I quit almost all of them immediately. That includes private lessons and a LOT of college stuff.
      You should be getting music theory as you go along so if you take a basic college theory class, it'll be ridiculously easy.

  • Ravi Arya
    Ravi Arya 3 years ago +3

    Thank you so much for this video. You explained everything in such an awesome way. I've been trying to grasp these concepts for months but you managed to explain everything in less than 20 minutes.

  • amlan1964
    amlan1964 7 months ago +1

    You have explained it so easily , I was struggling to understand this theory !! Great teaching , thanks from India

  • David Bauer
    David Bauer 2 years ago

    Wow! Steve, thank you. This takes all of the mystery of music theory and makes it so easy to understand and learn. No more feeling like I’m just memorizing myself into a box!

  • Edward Matt
    Edward Matt 3 years ago +3

    I've just now discovered this video in December 2019. I am so grateful for it. Thank you so, so much. I took my high school piano class some 35 years ago. If my teacher had explained things the way you do, I might have actually learned to play an instrument, and so grateful for that.

  • Rick Troiani
    Rick Troiani 9 months ago

    This is by far the most useful video I've watched this year! I was learning the 7 shapes, but now that I know how they are counted, I can probably figure it out more on the fly! Thanks for making this video!

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  • mr559
    mr559 Year ago

    It's been over 6 months since I saw this video. It also helped me with learning the Circle of Fifths, and taught me the importance of writing it down. Now I know that the major scale of:
    C = has no sharps or flats, it's neutral.
    G = has 1 sharp
    D = has 2 sharps
    A = has 3 sharps
    E = has 4 sharps
    B = has 5 sharps
    And so on.

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago

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  • Eugene Wong
    Eugene Wong 4 years ago

    Best teacher on the internet you explain things very clearly thanks from someone who has been playing for about 50 years but never was it explained to me so clearly. Thank You great shows.

  • Listillo Lordoc
    Listillo Lordoc 5 years ago +177

    I've been a Bass and Guitar teacher for 26 years. I like instructional videos mostly for different teaching methods. The arrow at 3-4 and 7-8 has made my teaching method so much more understanding. For the rest of you watching, here is proof that there is always something to be learned and it doesn't matter who has the information you receive, just that you receive it.

    • ps3ud0nym
      ps3ud0nym Year ago

      They taught us 3-4 7-8 for major and 2-3 5-6 for minor in 6th grade at school…

    • FDAMASO53
      FDAMASO53 3 years ago +4

      absolutely well said, sir.

  • Ed Stalley
    Ed Stalley 2 years ago

    Instant subscribe! I've been putting off learning this stuff for so long thinking it would be a nightmare, but you've explained it so simply! Thank you so much

  • Les Willox
    Les Willox Year ago

    Thank you! Excellent lesson and so well explained. Finally able to get my head around scales!

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      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago

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  • Kevin Stamps
    Kevin Stamps 4 years ago

    Great teacher. Love your videos. As a total rookie, you've been a huge help.

  • Ian Smith
    Ian Smith 2 years ago +1

    Just started learning along with my two daughters (13 & 11), this has been invaluable. Many thanks.

  • ADM
    ADM 7 years ago +35

    Totally invaluable lesson - I could never get my head around the scales with the sharps and flats. This video explained it so well... thanx Steve, really appreciate your work.

  • DdubB
    DdubB 2 years ago

    I love the way you explain things. You have really helped me visualize theory and apply it in a functional way.

  • Path Thirteen
    Path Thirteen 2 years ago

    Great lesson !! Excellent explanation, easy to understand, thank you so much!

  • Bharat Bhagwat
    Bharat Bhagwat 2 years ago

    Thank you, this is really a great lesson in music theory. Very simple to understand.

  • Edward Capacio
    Edward Capacio Year ago

    Wow! Just wow! Sir, that makes everything clear! You're such an amazing teacher.

  • John B
    John B 5 years ago +58

    Bloody brilliant, Steve. In all my years of dabbling in music theory, I've never heard it explained any better or more simply. Instead of just trying to memorize the number of sharps and flats in a given key, I can now figure it out on my own. Thanks!

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  5 years ago +6

      Thank you, John B! So glad you found this video helpful!
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  • peepoop
    peepoop Year ago +10

    I watched this like six months ago and it made so much sense and I'm watching it again today and it is making more and more sense. Thank you Steve. Hopefully I would cry less now

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago +2

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  • Terry O'Donnell
    Terry O'Donnell 2 years ago

    Wow this is awesome. Thank you Steve. I don’t know why I haven’t learned this sooner and why everybody else makes this so complicated. They babble on about Circle of 5ths and then make it overly complicated. I learned so much from this one lesson. Thank You 🙏🏻

  • Staxx
    Staxx 2 years ago

    Thank heavens for Steve! So easy to understand and inspiring - I feel I'm getting somewhere now with theory.

  • Bob DeBorde
    Bob DeBorde 2 years ago

    Wow, this lesson put a lot of pieces together for me from years of music lessons. Thanks!!

  • Seth Haddix
    Seth Haddix 2 years ago

    What a great lesson. Straight to the point too! Thank you!

  • Sam The VT
    Sam The VT 3 years ago

    Thank You Sir! For an amazing and easy to understand lesson. Please can you make one on "Minor Scales"?

  • Rukiryo
    Rukiryo Year ago

    I love it when it all clicks and connects together, much appreciated Steve!

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago

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  • Clarence Osorio
    Clarence Osorio 2 years ago

    That was mind blowing! Finally someone who makes this understandable. Thanks a lot. Truly amazing!

  • Kamal Mehta
    Kamal Mehta 4 years ago +4

    Absolutely great lesson, you have made the logic behind major scales a lot clearer. Very helpful

  • Richard Porter
    Richard Porter 3 years ago +14

    Dear Steve ... I just wanted to compliment you as a guitar teacher. I am an advanced player/theorist but I'm also a guitar junkie ... in other words, I am what the world needs, another damned guitar player! I started watching all the different guitar teachers on Clip-Share and even though I already 'knew' 99% of what was being taught I got interested in the various approaches that were used to teaching various elements of theory as applied to the guitar fret board. If Clip-Share had been around when I started to learn guitar, I'd've been a rockstar and dead along time ago ... lol. I stand on the shoulders of giants on most things I 'know', and in the case of guitar and guitar theory, I was taught by one of the best teachers on the planet in the 1980's down in New Orleans, by the great Hank Mackie.
    I was watching various 'teachers' on Clip-Share explaining modes and most of them just seemed to confuse the issue which reminded me of Hank Mackie's first lesson when I eventually got pointed to him by better players than I was back then. I had about every issue of Guitar Player Magazine and I struggled quite often to understand the lessons in the back ... and in particular, at that point in my playing life, what was confusing me was modes and so I had a bunch of vague questions for Hank ... he just said to me, 'Forget all of that man! There's the Major scale, the Pentatonic scale, and maybe a jazz minor, a gypsy minor etc. but that's it. .... all of the modes being just a different starting tonic note in the major scale ... 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc' ... which cleared up a whole bunch of stuff immediately. ... So when I got to you on Clip-Share when I was watching the confused teaching on modes, that was exactly your approach so I took to you right away. And all the other stuff you teach have that same clear quality to them ... very good man! I pick up stuff from you all the time just because I'm an old retired rock star and am always playing guitar now that I have the time ... (I was an audio engineer for 40 plus years and rarely got to play much because I was recording others etc. I built 3 studios in that time span and so I was really an 'engineer' ... the last one was damned near perfect ... made me smile just walking in ... eventually I didn't even have to check my mixes in the car, on boom boxes because I was so confident of the control room I designed being 'the truth' in what I was hearing).
    Anyway ... sorry ... I'm just waffling ... but I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your clear, friendly style of teaching ... (I've actually started practicing your lessons on 'speed picking' which is not something I really concentrated on because I'm not a 'shredder') ... I always tell any kid I'm teaching what Hank Mackie taught me and what you mentioned during the beginning lesson ... 'Slow down, the speed will come on its own'.
    Really humans can only really concentrate for about 15 minutes maximum so for technique I tell people that ... spend 10 to 15 minutes a day, (usually when you're fresh in the morning), SLOWLY practicing (whatever technique or style you're trying to learn), and making sure your technique is right ... thumb center back, finger per fret etc. and do it as slowly as you can ... 10 to 15 minutes a day, then forget about it and have fun .... amazing ... all things being equal, anyone is just 30 days away from being competent in anything ... not just guitar licks, techniques or styles ...
    Thanks again
    Richard

  • Tim Rogers
    Tim Rogers Year ago

    I am glad I found this video! I have been struggling with understanding the major scale theory and this is the best and clearest explanation I have seen. Thank you.

  • Shaun Geraghty
    Shaun Geraghty 2 years ago

    Thank you Steve. A great lesson, you explain things very well. I'll be sure to go back over your other videos

  • Oscar Medina
    Oscar Medina 2 years ago

    Steve, you are an incredible instructor, I've been paying for quite some time but never really understood theory, thank you for being so understandable in your presentation! You rock

  • Brian Crete
    Brian Crete 5 years ago +30

    Brilliant lesson. This man was undoubtedly born to teach. Thank you!!!

  • Matthew Hudgins
    Matthew Hudgins 11 months ago

    Great job Steve I have learned so much from you. Best guitar/music teacher on Clip-Share!

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  11 months ago

      Thanks for the kind words, Matthew! :-)
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  • Nunya Bizness
    Nunya Bizness 4 years ago

    Probably one of the best, and most direct, explanations of music keys and theory for them presented by anyone. Well done, Steve. Kudos. ;-)

  • Helder
    Helder 4 years ago

    Great lesson Steve Stine! I'm not a guitarist myself, but your instructions are clear to me, so your teaching skill is top!

  • BeeYou!
    BeeYou! 2 years ago

    I never heard that detailed explanation!! Can’t thank enough. Also thanks so much for taking up these lessons👏🏽🙏🏽

  • Relational SDBS
    Relational SDBS 3 years ago

    Thank you very much for this. I've wondered about this very subject for years. My gratitude for sharing your knowledge and understanding.

  • Michael Kelly
    Michael Kelly Year ago

    Brilliantly easy to understand. Thank you, Steve!

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      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago

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  • Matias Santacruz
    Matias Santacruz 2 years ago +2

    This was amazing, thank you for everything!

  • upkvst
    upkvst Year ago

    This was awesome, you helped me so much!! Love this man. Staying tuned, and subscribed to the channel!! Rock on

    • upkvst
      upkvst Year ago

      @GuitarZoom.com thank u so much! Have yourself a awesome day filled with positivity!

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago +1

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    • upkvst
      upkvst Year ago

      @GuitarZoom.com i will for sure check it out!! Thank you for sharing:) i have a cover on my page if you would like to listen to it! Means so much

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago +1

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  • Jed Lewis
    Jed Lewis 6 years ago +12

    Learners nowadays are so lucky to have access to this level of quality tuition. I wish I could turn back time.

    • Anar
      Anar Year ago

      Its never too late :)

  • Bob Walsh
    Bob Walsh 2 years ago

    This has to be one of, if not the best, tutorial videos on Clip-Share. Thank you 👍

  • Arboflix
    Arboflix 4 years ago

    Thank you much Steve! This video helps me in understanding my theory in guitar. More power!👍🏼😊

  • Zo
    Zo 4 years ago

    The most complete and simplest explanation. Thank you.

  • Ryan C
    Ryan C 2 years ago

    Great video! Thank you for the instruction. I am a beginner to music and have heard that the notes B and E do not have sharps or flats. Obviously, you have shown otherwise. Could you explain this?

  • Rorbot_AF
    Rorbot_AF 7 years ago +17

    I really appreciate this video. I've seen others that didn't simplify learning these scales as much as you have. Thank you!

  • Susan Kirsch
    Susan Kirsch 2 years ago

    Thankyou for this video, I learned music playing the clarinet but never understood chord progressions. I have studied many theory books but you made this so simple. Finally it makes sense.

  • Google User
    Google User Year ago

    Took lessons over 20 years ago. Life got in the way. Now at 74 I'm back at it. This was the clearest explaination of a scale I've seen. Kudos!

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago

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  • T M F
    T M F Year ago

    Nothing is ever simple. I appreciate these tutorials greatly though. Keep it up Steve

  • T D
    T D Year ago

    Wow, so well explained and broken down it's giving me hope
    (I can do this)

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago

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  • Sidney Richard
    Sidney Richard 5 years ago +4

    Even though I've probably been playing longer than you've been alive, I enjoy watching you explain things to beginners. And the comments are cool: so many people getting the Bb/A# thing. I actually never had a problem with this, even though I'm pretty much self-taught, but it's just great to see you giving people their own Eureka! moments.

  • Keith Carroll
    Keith Carroll 4 years ago

    Easily the best explanation I've seen for this. Thank you!!

  • Wesley alan
    Wesley alan Year ago

    Great lesson,very accurate from what I remember years ago! Thanks for this refreshing lesson! Also,I have that same guitar,but with a maple fret board!

  • nickhnash phalanx
    nickhnash phalanx 2 years ago

    Thank you Steve, your way of explaining surely helps Thanks a ton and wish you the best

  • Ronnie Allred
    Ronnie Allred 3 years ago

    Great Steve, I always wondered why there were two designations for the same notes, it seemed like preference perhaps. I've been playing bass for 54 years & find that these points were always true but never knew why, I always called everything sharps, you cleared that up in 19 minutes, Thanks, Ronnie

  • Tim Pike
    Tim Pike 6 years ago +47

    Whoa. My mind is blown. I have been playing at guitar for about sixteen years and have probably just quadrupled my music theory knowledge by watching this video! Thanks!

  • Michael Baskin
    Michael Baskin 2 years ago

    This is the best explanation I have found on music theory...period! Thank you Steve!

  • John Decoster
    John Decoster 2 years ago

    You're an awesome guitar instructor, man. I really appreciate it.

  • Mark
    Mark 3 years ago

    Without a doubt one of the best theory lessons I’ve seen. Cheers for the education. I’ve been playing half my life and learnt more watching your channel and playing along that I’ve done “noodling” ... thanks 👍

  • Mark Ingham
    Mark Ingham 3 years ago

    Really informative and well communicated ! Thanks Steve

  • LUBOŠ Kuna
    LUBOŠ Kuna 7 years ago +20

    Teacher who will teach you so simply without killing the thrill for playing guitar in you. Every teacher should see you teaching. I understood everything even if my English is not so good as I wish (you can see my grammar). Thx. I appreaciate what you do

  • Glenn W
    Glenn W 9 months ago

    Really really good teacher. Wish I’d found this guy 30 years ago. Thank you.

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  9 months ago

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  • Steve Rosser
    Steve Rosser 4 years ago

    Thank you! Finally, someone explain this in an understandable way!

  • Chantal Marleau
    Chantal Marleau 4 years ago +1

    Wow!!! Never understood this before! Only ever learned scales without breaking them down. Thank you!!!

  • Bens Martinez
    Bens Martinez 3 years ago

    Thank you sir! You make things clearer in the most easy way!

  • &whataboutthis...
    &whataboutthis... 4 years ago

    Your teaching style is so to my liking!!! Whenever I watch any of your videos, I always end up feeling like you're the good-news instructor! Lol! Really tho, I learn without undue anxiety from your lessons. You organize so much for us; you cover new material in an encouraging way, giving me & others confidence that we can learn it and use it. Your style is not overwhelming. If this sounds a bit much, I truly want to give you praise, & thank you for being so thoughtfully helpful!!! Very greatful & happy to have your instruction!!!

  • Geoff McIntyre
    Geoff McIntyre 4 years ago

    Steve, great instruction you make the music theory fun to learn, thanks so much I look forward to the next video, Geoff

  • Orly Dias
    Orly Dias Year ago

    This is one one of the best music theory classes I have seen on youtube! This is a completely different perspective and makes a lot of sense, an eye opener for me was on why we call it Bflat and not A#. thanks for this class.

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago

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  • Gene Schmidt
    Gene Schmidt 4 years ago +1

    Nicely done. I spend a lot of time trying to explain this same simplicity to people (who ask me about theory).

  • Matt Fischer
    Matt Fischer 2 years ago

    This is the best explanation I’ve ever heard of this! Thank you 😊

  • Андрей Иващенко

    Благодарю, Стив!!!
    Очень интересно и познавательно!!!

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago

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  • Cathy Belanger
    Cathy Belanger Year ago

    Wow, just found this on the channel. It makes so much sense and is so easy to see how the scale works. Thx, Steve.

    • GuitarZoom.com
      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago

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  • FireFox
    FireFox 2 years ago

    Went through some riffs I had already learned and started immediately identifying what scale they were in as I watched this video. This is actually pretty cool. Hoping that learning this stuff will make it easier to learn stuff by ear.

  • BoiseG
    BoiseG 6 years ago +891

    Ahhhhhh, my quest to find my perfect guitar Sensei is complete.

    • MoonOvIce
      MoonOvIce 2 years ago +3

      @Thelajets Those that know how to teach, one of their skills is to be able to process and break down complex information and be able to transfer it to another human seemlesly and without watering it down.

    • Thelajets
      Thelajets 2 years ago +4

      Indeed! I’m a working musician I’ve done multiple albums and tours and I’ve never come across a teacher who made it seem so accessible and down-to-earth. This teaching method is gold! I’ve played and worked with so many MI guys who are wonderful and try to teach me but they get frustrated with me and my incredibly slow tactile learning way. But I learn more with this guy in two weeks than I have been on the road with MI guys whose brains and methods of learning theory just escape me. Not that Steves teaching is too basic. It’s just that his teaching method is truly elementary.

    • MrPeperoni79
      MrPeperoni79 2 years ago +3

      Stine-San is also my Sensei now.

    • Tate Reis
      Tate Reis 3 years ago +6

      I swap around, but Steve legit is my "breakthrough" guy. If I'm ever stumped, I check out Steve's stuff first and his simple way of putting things, and almost forcing complicated things to sound simple works wonders for me.

    • Jack Mackerel
      Jack Mackerel 3 years ago +2

      Subscribed right away!

  • Kevia M
    Kevia M Year ago

    Great video. The way you break down this concept makes something I thought I knew make even more sense. Thank you!

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      GuitarZoom.com  Year ago +1

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  • FGear
    FGear 3 years ago

    Can't believe how much easier you make learning this--time for me to get the course!