#1
I live in a hicktown and theres nothing to do in the summer so i figured i could learn theory.Ive been playing for over a year now and im tired of learning other peoples songs and i want to make my own for my band. I think i should learn stuff like scales and keys and stuff. could someone tell what i should learn and it would be nice if it was availble on the internet but i could go to L&M and pick up a book if i have to. I play classic rock, blues, metal if that helps.

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#3
^Don't be a dickhead, asshole. Anyways, try Cyberfret.com, they have boat loads of great stuff on music theory and other junk.
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Quote by Rino159
I live in a hicktown and theres nothing to do in the summer so i figured i could learn theory.Ive been playing for over a year now and im tired of learning other peoples songs and i want to make my own for my band. I think i should learn stuff like scales and keys and stuff. could someone tell what i should learn and it would be nice if it was availble on the internet but i could go to L&M and pick up a book if i have to. I play classic rock, blues, metal if that helps.



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Quote by Rino159
I live in a hicktown and theres nothing to do in the summer so i figured i could learn theory.Ive been playing for over a year now and im tired of learning other peoples songs and i want to make my own for my band. I think i should learn stuff like scales and keys and stuff. could someone tell what i should learn and it would be nice if it was availble on the internet but i could go to L&M and pick up a book if i have to. I play classic rock, blues, metal if that helps.




what hicktown u live in, cant be anyworse than the one i am in hahah
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#6
My theory class covered these topics in this order(or how I remeber it): Naming notes in the bass and treble clef, major/minor/harmonic minor/melodic minor scales, key signatures, building and naming chords, inversions of chords, identifing non harmonic tones, labeling intervals between the bass to alto, filling in the melody above a cantus firmus, filling in the tenor and alto parts with naming the chords and cadence, and finally harmonic progression(writing a four part song over a givin bass line while labeling intervals, chords, and the cadence.) That's basically what I learned this year.
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#7
I used the caged system to learn my fretboard. It uses 5 chord shapes so for each chord shape you can learn about the triads, inversions, pentatonics, and modes all linked by octave points. You'll gain a good understanding of the music structures as well as your fretboard.

Mind you, there's more so take advantage of what you can find.
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Quote by SGStrummer61
^Don't be a dickhead, asshole. Anyways, try Cyberfret.com, they have boat loads of great stuff on music theory and other junk.


Hey dickhead, the guys right. He needs to do a search, like an hour ago i decided i wanted to brush up on my theory,and guess what.

i didnt make a new thread, cuz i know theres hundreds already. I searched.

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#9
^Maybe he wanted to see where we took him since Google can't bring **** up and there aren't many good things on here for music theory.
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#10
try doin scales with a bunch of different keys, make your own riffs, and go on from there.
if you want to make your own stuff, you need to know all your scales. so yeah......
DO SCALES!!!!!
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#12
Actually music is best played by ear and no need for theory. How many of us can actually do that? Though I know theory I still try to play by ear. What you can do is play with your guitar by ears for the summer and start simply by playing one string like the A or D string. Noodle around on it and make up some riffs. I played a lot of "Electric Funeral" on one string. Then play with two strings, then three. Maybe four if you dare.

Actually, you'd want to learn about intervals. Since you know some chords you can play arpeggios and lead on the chords. Do all that stuff with the I - IV - V progressions like C, F, and G.
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