This class will dig into making melodies utilizing triads, scales, and chords. Guitarists get stuck playing fills and chords versus melodies that draw people in. We will investigate how to make melodies, comp (play rhythm) and solo using triads, pentatonic scales, and other color tones. At the end of this class, you will be a stronger improvisor and rhythm guitar player. We will look at how to do more with the chords you know and more with the scales you know.
Learn and ask questions with Molly Miller every week.
Unlimited access to recordings of class.
Practice with people who share your passion.
As an amateur musician, I never had the time to devote to fully learning music theory (didn't really have an interest, either) which resulted in my playing becoming stagnant. This class has opened many doors, by way of the CAGED system, which Dr. Miller is an expert in, and her presentation of the major/minor pentatonic scales, triads, and more!
This class helped me focus my improvisation. I have a better grasp of macro vs micro soloing, and feel like I've left this course being a more intentional player. The course materials were helpful and well selected for practice. Also, Molly's feedback on our homework videos was valuable, helping me improve technique and bad habits that have gone unnoticed over time. Thanks Molly!
Molly is not only a pro player but can teach in a way that everyone can understand.
Molly is the best. I took this class previously, and enjoyed it so much that I retook it. I learned so much even the second time around. When else are you going to be able to take a class with a doctorate level professor of guitar?
I knew of triads on strings 1-3 and 2-4. It had never occurred to me to look for triads on 3-5 and 4-6. This course gave an excellent introduction to that. The course material also helps to reveal the pentatonic scales around the triads. This is useful, though it's going to take me time to absorb, and have it ready to use live.
This was a really cool and informative class. Across both 'String Theory' courses Molly had a great way of structuring a manageable journey up a steep learning curve. The delivery is great and Molly is an engaging and responsive teacher. The courses have given me a real sense of how to really use my guitar to make music and contribute to jams and not just play notes by rote.
Molly is a great teacher!
Molly takes time to show the concepts, regularly stops for any questions and makes it a lot of fun. Full of energy and great at getting the ideas across, also backing it up with great knowledge and explaining why it's good to learn the things we study, which so many courses miss. I can really recommend this course.
Great class, Molly does a really good job breaking down the CAGED system into triad groupings and scales, which makes the material much more digestible. Definitely recommended!
Molly is the best guitar teacher I’ve ever had! Very fun class!
Exceptional material and the teaching was exceptional. Really listened and tried to help each student based on where they are in guitar technique/knowledge. Absolutely worth the time and money. Thank you Molly!
I would like to thank Dr. Molly Miller for her time and knowledge on the guitar and in music theory. She is a great guitar player and her lessons have opened up my mind to the guitar neck by understanding triads and how to use them on different string sets when soloing. And though, I didn't have formal musical training before this class, I was able to follow along in real-time and I learned so much. At times felt so in sync with Dr. Miller that she was answering my questions that I had in my head without even asking. Thank you Dr. Molly Miller and I am very grateful for you.
Dr. Molly Miller is a Jedi master guitar teacher. Makes complicated concepts easy to understand.
Molly is a fantastic teacher! She breaks down ideas and concepts in ways that are easy to understand and apply immediately in your playing. This class in particular helped me integrate bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and it's practical use in soloing. I feel I'm definitely better equipped now to reach some of my short-term soloing goals.
Great class! Molly's enthusiasm is contagious! She has a gift for breaking down complex concepts and making them accessible.