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”


Drill #52 – Single String E Minor Scale

CLICK HERE for Tabs OK so you’re soloing is getting stale. You are running out of ideas, and your improvisation is uninspiring. Here’s a way for you to generate new ideas, reinvigorate musical expression in your lead playing, and also serve as a cool music theory lesson – the Single String E Minor Scale. Why … Continue reading “Drill #52 – Single String E Minor Scale”


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?”


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