#1
Well I've incapacitated myself for 2 months, so I've decided to spend the usual time I'd practice guitar doing solely theory practice. so I'm wondering if you guys could just list a bunch of advanced theories i should read up on and make note of. or anything you find interesting to know, even if i will never use it in composition.

this would help me out a lot!
#2
and it would help us a lot if you told us what you already know in terms of theory
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#3
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and it would help us a lot if you told us what you already know in terms of theory


in a vague sense: chords, scales, modes, keys/changing keys, progressions, composition to a mediocre/advanced level. im talking about small individual theories with in music. i can't list everything, and it really doesn't matter if i know it or not. like one person might say, modulation, and then sub genres of theory with in modulation. another person might say syncopation etc.

just a list of things for me to search up and individually learn.
#4
String Theory is interesting, you could learn that.
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#6
Occam's razor would be the top one for me.

Otherwise music theory is pretty cool.
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String Theory is interesting, you could learn that.


Schroedinger's cat is an interesting one too

On a serious note, for the most part, theory in music is not a bunch of unrelated stuff... actually, most of it goes together. So what is your vague sense? Do you know how to harmonize the major scale? The minor scale? Can you sight read?

Sorry if I'm misunderstanding you, but I don't see things in music as individual theories... I mean, modulation is a part of harmony, syncopation is rhythm, and so on
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#9
What mrkeka said. Just keep building, bro. Improve your sight singing, rhythm or melodies. Having a teacher from Berklee managed to teach me one thing, you can ALWAYS get better, even at the lowest level. By that, I mean how good does your treble clef look, bud? How about your bars and rests? Theory is, in my opinion, an art for perfectionists. You can never truly perfect an area of it but can always get damn close. Just keep improving what you know, man. Buy this book: http://www.amazon.com/Alfreds-Essentials-Music-Theory-Self-Study/dp/0739036351/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330098324&sr=1-7 and read through.

Hope this helps ya out some
#10
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in a vague sense: chords, scales, modes, keys/changing keys, progressions, composition to a mediocre/advanced level. im talking about small individual theories with in music. i can't list everything, and it really doesn't matter if i know it or not. like one person might say, modulation, and then sub genres of theory with in modulation. another person might say syncopation etc.

just a list of things for me to search up and individually learn.


Go learn the Coltrane change.

Best,

Sean