#1
I've been playing guitar for 12 years and I pretty much rely on tabs and occasionally using my ears, is there somewhere online I can learn theory pretty much from scratch (Music in school but ended up moving to another school and they were way to far ahead for me to catch up) preferably for free.
#2
We have a FAQ on this thread that can point you in the right direction.

Otherwise this forum is a decent place to learn and explore what you know, but it's impossible to tell where you're at currently.
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#3
There are a couple series of lessons on this site that people think highly of:

The Ultimate Guide To Guitar: Part I

or

The Crusade: Part I

First of all I'd recommend trying to learn the notes of the fretboard, then look into how to construct and harmonise the major scale (ie how to build chords from the scale), which will help you understand keys and chord progressions. All that stuff and much more is covered in those articles.
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Last edited by Hydra150 at Mar 4, 2012,
#4
hey man, i seriously suggest if you really want it to put some money into it.

go buy a theory for dummies or abrsm grade 5 theory book or whatever, or find a teacher.
they get paid for helping you, a lot faster than most internet info which if you dont understand you wont understand later w/o difficulty.

and @hydra150 - you sigged me. i feel all special now, in a non creepy pedo way.
#7
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it's impossible to tell where you're at currently.


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But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#8
musictheory.net

it has a music theory section as well as a fret board note trainer
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#10
http://www.musictheory.net/

http://www.jazclass.aust.com/lessons/

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/pure_theory_part_1.html?no_takeover

And ask questions here http://forum.emusictheory.com/

I also recommend tons of formal harmony and counterpoint books if you're interested enough to read the really dry stuff. Personally I think it's worth it because I'm a theory nerd but if you're only looking for enough theory to improve your guitar playing and songwriting it really isn't necessary.

edit: If you're interested in those books, the author's to look for are Rameau, Riemann, Schoenberg, Schenker, and Piston.
Last edited by TMVATDI at Mar 15, 2012,