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Old 09-25-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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Consciously learning vs info osmosis

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For the people who know quite a lot about music theory:

Would you say you learnt more information by reading up on theory or by slowly incorporating more theory into your playing because it was a necessity for what you found yourself wanting to do?
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:46 PM   #2
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theory is the ability to break down and understand musical ideas

it should be very natural after learning the bare basics and training your ear to be able to have at least a decent relative pitch

once you've got a good foundation, everything comes naturally over time and cumulatively develops

take that as you will
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
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It's a combination or studying theory directly and trying to understand what's going on with songs that inspire me.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:45 AM   #4
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Well I read and I would never be able to fully understand it until I applied it musically. For me personally I could never just sit down and read some kind of book about theory and just think I know it without trying to apply it effectively and hear what was going on...doesn't work that way.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:13 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by CricketBat
....slowly incorporating more theory into your playing...

This. Not because it was a "neccessity" though..... just felt like doing it....

Be patient getting the theory down.... its not a red/blue pill thing....
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