Music Theory Lesson – What Makes a Song in a Mode

New YouTube Music Theory Lesson – What Makes a Song in a Mode Nate Richards talks about what makes a song in a mode in this music theory lesson.  So, what exactly is a mode? Let’s start with the Major Scale – which is the overarching parent scale in all Western music. To be brief, … Continue reading “Music Theory Lesson – What Makes a Song in a Mode”


Guitar Triads Part 1 – GuitarCoachMag.com Article

I recently wrote a guest article for GuitarCoachMag.com called Guitar Triads – Part 1. The link to the article is HERE.┬áThe topic is music theory / guitar theory and I take a look at how to build triads using Major 3rds and minor 3rds, and how triads are found on the guitar fretboard. I plan … Continue reading “Guitar Triads Part 1 – GuitarCoachMag.com Article”


How to Learn Music Theory – Where do I start?

Nate Richards – owner. Undergraduate degree in music theory and composition. Currently pursuing master’s degree (about halfway there!). In this video, I discuss how to learn music theory, and where to start. This is not a music theory┬álesson, it is advice on where to start, what things to focus on , and what constitutes a … Continue reading “How to Learn Music Theory – Where do I start?”


How to Practice Guitar Scales

In this video, I show you how to practice guitar scales with methods and techniques that will help you memorize scales, develop scale speed, and work on articulations such as hammer-ons and pull-offs. Here is a list of instructions covered in the video, and a bit of advice on each element of the practice routine: … Continue reading “How to Practice Guitar Scales”


Drill #47 – CAGED Guitar Scale Pattern 1

CLICK HERE for Tabs Nate shows you the first of 5 scale patterns that are essential to you guitar development – the CAGED Guitar Scale Pattern 1. The CAGED System is an ordering of bar chords and scales that help you learn how to play chords and scales in any position on the fretboard that … Continue reading “Drill #47 – CAGED Guitar Scale Pattern 1”


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