#1
Ok, so I recently picked up my new guitar and have been playing for about 3 hours a day and improving, but today whilst out I have sprained or maybe fractured my wrist (again). So I am wondering what theory there is that I can learn whilst away from the guitar.

I try to play metal songs and learn about scales that go with this genre. But am open to other suggestions as well. I am fairly open minded, as long as it will have a positive effect on my playing
Last edited by Lr-Mtb at Nov 1, 2009,
#5
Thanks for the advise, and the guitar comment I will look into harmonies, aswell as some more scales, note positions and listen to lots of music. Hopefully I won't be away from the guitar for too long
#6
try listening to and studying music other than metal as well, I'm a metal-head myself, but I also try to listen to stuff like blues, funk, jazz, and more. it helps with new ideas and creativity, and it's always cool to mix a little something in your metal
#7
I'd hit some of those ear trainers online (in addition to what everyone else suggested).
Hope you have a speedy recovery.
#9
i suggest http://www.musictheory.net/
its been a huge help for me, and has many trainers right there in one place for you. And I also agree greatly with listening to alot of music. If you thought you havent had time to listen to something, heres a chance to listen to it.
#12
Thanks for all of the suggestions. I'm off to the doctors in about an hour to get my (left) wrist looked at, but whatever happens i'll be off for a while.
I will look at the links and see whats there. I'm sure it will keep me busy for a while, and I think when my right wrist get better (I think it's a light spain) I will start to learn one handed keyboard . It should help me learn to read sheet music again aswell.
#13
I had a fractured hand for about 8 weeks at one point. I played guitar by tuning it to open D, lying it down on my lap and hammering the harmonics with my free hand. I could make melodies this way and it was really interesting using the guitar like that.
And no, Guitar Hero will not help. Even on expert. Really.
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#14
Ok, thanks again for the help. My left wrist is now in a big irritating cast. So I am going to head over to the music theory site that was suggested, read some lessons and learn a bit out keyboard when my other wrist improves. I've got it on for two weeks, then another x ray and if it is broken I will have another 6 weeks. But, they don't think it is, so I should just have 2 weeks.
#15
Ear training. This really be in your practice schedule either way.
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