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"Larry Samson, thank you for sharing your love of the guitar with my Brianna. Leo would have been very proud. Keep loving it." - Phyllis Fender (Leo's wife)

"This system is scientific and accurate." -- Duke Miller (former chairman of the USC guitar Dept.)

Hi my name is Larry Samson and this is why my music theory system is unique.

This approach to music theory is different than any other system being taught today. I have discovered a mathematical flaw in music. The problem is black and white. There are 32 note names, but only 12 actual notes (per range). If we change the system to 1 name for 1 note, this corrects the flaw. 12 names for 12 notes, how simple. This will make the application to the guitar (and all instruments) mathematically correct. It is now about the distance from note to note, not the names.

What will this system do for you?

For the first time in history, we have a dedicated 12 note system based on the actual 12 Notes of the modern system, not the 32 names of the old system. In the new system we use an intuitive approach. If you pick 1 note as the key, or root note, that leaves 11 other notes in the key, all related by simple distance. This application will teach you how to find the other 11 notes in a key by using simple distance (simple math). Now every calculation in music theory is made available by using simple distance on the "Circle Chart" application. THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE. Finally, all 12 keys are now equal because of the equal distance. In the old system every key is different because of the 32 names. This is very misleading mathematically which often leads to frustration in aspiring musicians. With this we now have a functional system.

Simple Distance: +/- 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 3 (That's all you have to do)

This is the ONLY application of many in a series of instructional applications which will teach you how to play both rhythm and lead guitar.


This app will utilize 3 different games to help you quickly find and name every note on your guitar.

Future apps will continue teaching you the system to address the following

  1. How to move and name bar chords.
  2. What are the most used chords in any key.
  3. What scales are played to those chords.
  4. Modal Scales: a system of application.

Some of Larry’s Present and Former Students

  1. Glen Cornick - Jethro Tull
  2. Eric Wilson – Sublime
  3. Tom Dumont/Gabe McNair - No Doubt
  4. Fender Family - daughter/grandchildren
  5. John Mauer - Social Distortion
  6. John Crawford – Berlin
  7. David "Kid" Ramos
  8. Clint Calton – DI
  9. Greg Bergdorf - Zebrahead

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