Guitar & Microsoft Excel

Unleashing the Synergy of Spreadsheets and Strings: A Novel Approach to Guitar Theory and Practice


Discover a groundbreaking approach to mastering guitar music theory with a course designed for aspiring guitarists ready to explore the fretboard like never before. By leveraging the untapped potential of Microsoft Excel, a tool rarely associated with music theory, this course offers a fresh and innovative perspective that will change the way you perceive and play the guitar.

This course is not your typical music theory class. We understand that the guitar fretboard can be viewed as a spreadsheet, making Excel an exceptional tool to deepen your understanding and unlock new potentials. From constructing detailed Excel worksheets that mirror the guitar fretboard, to mapping out chords and scales, this course ensures a comprehensive and hands-on learning experience.

The first section of the course is dedicated to building a robust Excel worksheet that will serve as your guide and companion throughout your musical journey. Whether you’re keen on enhancing your Excel skills or solely focused on the music theory aspect, this course caters to you. We provide step-by-step guidance for constructing the worksheet, ensuring you grasp the fundamentals of both Excel and music theory. For those more inclined towards the theory, a completed copy of the worksheet is provided at each stage, allowing you to dive straight into the musical exploration.

In a unique twist, the worksheet is formatted with the lowest guitar string at the top, mirroring the way most guitarists visually perceive the fretboard while playing. This intuitive layout ensures a seamless transition from theory to practice, enhancing your ability to visualize and navigate the fretboard with ease.

As the course progresses, we delve into the key of C in open position, unraveling its mysteries with unparalleled detail. You will learn to construct and analyze each chord within this key, mapping them onto the fretboard, fingering the positions, and understanding their relationship with the C Major scale. By contrasting the C Major Scale with the scale of each chord, you gain a holistic understanding of musical relationships and patterns, enriching your theoretical knowledge and practical skills simultaneously.

This is more than just a course; it’s an innovative journey that blends the power of Excel with the beauty of guitar music theory, ensuring you emerge with a solid foundation and a new-found appreciation for the fretboard. Join us on this unique adventure and transform your approach to guitar theory and practice!

Who this course is for:

  • Guitarists Seeking a Deeper Understanding: Guitar players who have mastered the basics but want to delve deeper into the theory behind the music, gaining a more comprehensive understanding of scales, chords, and progressions.
  • Music Theory Enthusiasts: Individuals with an interest in music theory who are looking for innovative and practical ways to apply theoretical concepts directly to the guitar.
  • Excel Users Interested in Music: Those proficient in Excel who are interested in exploring its applications beyond the traditional office setting, particularly in creative and musical domains.
  • Self-Learners: Individuals who prefer a hands-on, interactive learning style, and are looking for a course that provides practical skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately to their guitar playing.
  • Music Educators: Teachers and instructors looking for new and engaging methods to introduce or reinforce music theory concepts to their students.
  • Songwriters and Composers: Musicians involved in songwriting or composition who want to enhance their understanding of how different chords and scales can be used effectively in their work.
  • Technology Enthusiasts: Those who have an interest in exploring unconventional uses of software like Excel, particularly in artistic and musical contexts.
  • Beginner Excel Users: Individuals with basic Excel skills who are looking to improve their proficiency while also learning about music theory.
  • Creatives Looking for a New Approach: Artists, musicians, and creatives who are always on the lookout for innovative approaches to enhance their skills and understanding of their craft.
  • Lifelong Learners: Anyone with a curiosity about music and technology, and a desire to learn something new and unconventional.

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