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I've been trying to stop being a rag tag guitar player and start being someone who actually knows what they are doing. I've taken the only steps i know how to take, i've learned open chords, scales, and i've even learned to read actual sheet music. I really don't know what else i could do to further myself as a musican. I've somewhat dabbled in musical theory thanks to my friend who wanted to be a composer and took a class at a college.

Would musical theory help me become a better guitar player? If so how would i go about learning more about it? Any recomended steps?
#2
theory doesnt make you a better guitar player.. it helps you understand music better
#3
Quote by pepsi1187
theory doesnt make you a better guitar player.. it helps you understand music better


Even though i didn't say that, that's what i ment. I've been trying to understand everything better. Hence why i learned to read sheet music.
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Quote by FerdyFerd
Even though i didn't say that, that's what i ment. I've been trying to understand everything better. Hence why i learned to read sheet music.


then yeah, learn theory, start off with basic stuff. best advice is take what you learn and find something to relate it to.. that way your not just memorizing definitions.
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Quote by mdwallin
take a look at the Crusades articles

Didn't we decide a few days back that the crusade articles are faulty?

OP, look for: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory, it's a book.
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Quote by demonofthenight
Didn't we decide a few days back that the crusade articles are faulty?

OP, look for: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory, it's a book.

did we? link to that thread?
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Quote by demonofthenight
Didn't we decide a few days back that the crusade articles are faulty?

OP, look for: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory, it's a book.



It was noticed a few months ago already actually.

I swear all MT regulars are on Drugs.

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(most intelligent)
The "Good Samaritan" Award 2009 (most helpful)

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#9
Quote by xxdarrenxx
It was noticed a few months ago already actually.

I swear all MT regulars are on Drugs.
If you include alcohol as a "drug," just about every MT regular is on drugs. Every second MT'er has even posted high or drunk.
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