Patsfan1281
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I have been playing guitar for almost a year now and have been playing out of the Mel Bay guitar method books. I want to know is music theory any good for someone who wants to eventually be able to play rock and blues guitar or should i go about another way to learn guitar
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Music theory is always good.
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Quote by Kevin Saale
Music theory is always good.



This. Music theory can't do any harm.
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You know, we have an entire subforum just for music theory.

Its funny you missed it, because it's actually above GT.
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Quote by Spaztikko
You know, we have an entire subforum just for music theory.

Its funny you missed it, because it's actually above GT.


Somewhat confusingly called "musician talk" though, and not "music theory". I can see why someone wouldn't think it is what it is.
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When does it ever hurt to think about what you're doing?
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Quote by J-Dawg158
When does it ever hurt to think about what you're doing?


Some can argue that you can somehow lose originality because you're so focused on staying within the bounds of various scales instead of experimenting solely with what sounds good.
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Quote by Scopic
Some can argue that you can somehow lose originality because you're so focused on staying within the bounds of various scales instead of experimenting solely with what sounds good.


And they'd be wrong because staying diatonic to a scale is a choice. Those who know what they're talking about know that at most theory is a set of guidelines at many people will tell you that it does nothing but describe what has happened.
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#9
Although you will not always need to know the theory to play that music, you should definately learn it, because at one point or another, you're going to need it. And like some other people said, it really can't do any harm to learn it, so why not?
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Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
Somewhat confusingly called "musician talk" though, and not "music theory". I can see why someone wouldn't think it is what it is.


But under the title it clearly states "theory".

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But under the title it clearly states "theory".

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OT: yeah theory's pretty good. Go to musictheory.net for a good start.