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Essentials About the Author Don J. MacLean is an active freelance guitarist, composer and educator. His musical training includes studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Humber College, and York University, where he obtained his B.A. (Dbl. Hons. Maj.) in music and psychology. His twenty years of teaching, performing and composing have made Don a highly sought-after expert for workshops, seminars and master classes. Don J. MacLean is the author of: The World of Scales: A Compendium of Scales for the Modern Guitar Player The World of Scales: A Compendium of Scales for all instruments jord Master Expanded Edition Guitar Essentials: Scale Master 1 improviser Guitar Essentials: Music Theory Music Essentials: Improviser Absolute Essentials of Music Theory Absolute Essentials of Music Theory for Guitar Absolute Essentials of Guitar Guitar Quick Start Fit Fingers Book 1 Fit Fingers Book 2 Quick Tips for Faster Fingers Quick Tips: Guitar Chords 101 Quick Tips: Guitar Technique 101 Mega Chops: Scale Mastery Beyond Hanon ‘Mega Chops: Guitar Technique Volume 1 Mega Chops: Guitar Technique Volume 2 ‘Mega Chops: Guitar Technique Volume 3 ‘Absolute Essentials of Music Theory for Guitar 1 Contents| About the Author: Introduction . How to Use This Book. Chapter 1 Basics Properties of Sound Music Notation Parts of a Note Understanding Sharps (H) and Flats (b Enharmonic Equivalents. Understanding Sharps (#) and Flats (b) on the Guitar. Exercises... Chapter? Seales What are Scales?. The Major Scale... Key Signatures. Application. Minor Scales. Table of Natural Minor Scales Natural Minor Scales..... Table of Relative Minor Scales.. Harmonic Minor Scale Melodic Minor Scale .. Jazz Minor Scale.. Pentatonic Scales Major Pentatonic. Minor Pentatonic. Exercises... Chopter3 Intervals Intervals. Interval Classification Inverting Intervals Application. Exercise: Chapter 4 Chords Triads... i Chord Symbolizatior 58 Absolute Essentials of Music Theory ii