Watch the Chord & Scale Shapes online guitar lesson by Richard Gilewitz from Guitar Foundations

One of the advantages of understanding even a minimal amount of music theory is being able to appreciate how much can be obtained from so little. In other words, learn one key signature and one scale and as you move it (or a chord) around the neck basically you can get all the others. Practice these movements, strengthen your hands, improve your stretches, and don’t forget to utilize that left hand pinky!