#1
I want to learn more music theory. Right now I basically just know "beginner" theory. The simple stuff.

I want to jumpstart my playing and start writing my own music instead of just playing other people's music. But, my problem is that I don't know enough theory to be able to write a decent solo or lead.

What can I do to start learning theory? Are there any good books I could get that explain theory well?
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#2
There are good books, I think there is a theory book by Mark Levine called The Jazz Theory Book that is recommended by a number of musicians on this site.

If you could find a theory class that isn't too expensive, I would consider taking it. I learned the basics of theory from good teachers, and having a good foundation makes it that much easier to understand the advanced topics.
#3
Or ask questions here @ the forums. We'd be glad to help you out
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#4
I don't know of any theory teachers around me...There are only a couple places near me that teach at all and they're pretty much just lessons on the basics.
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Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

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^Xenn is my favorite MG owner EVAR.

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^ Xenn fav MG user evar
#5
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Yes, I know...but I really don't know what to ask besides "where should I start."
My Gear:

Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

Quote by Danno13
^Xenn is my favorite MG owner EVAR.

Quote by jj1565
^ Xenn fav MG user evar
#6
Anyone else have some advice?
My Gear:

Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

Quote by Danno13
^Xenn is my favorite MG owner EVAR.

Quote by jj1565
^ Xenn fav MG user evar
#8
^I just found that.

Thanks a lot.
My Gear:

Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

Quote by Danno13
^Xenn is my favorite MG owner EVAR.

Quote by jj1565
^ Xenn fav MG user evar
#11
If you want to write good solos like you said , learn the Minor Pentatonic Scales. Can't go wrong there:P
#12
^Already done. I mess around soloing in it all the time, but I don't have enough theory knowledge to apply it to a song.
My Gear:

Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

Quote by Danno13
^Xenn is my favorite MG owner EVAR.

Quote by jj1565
^ Xenn fav MG user evar
#13
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i use it in class, not a fan. it doesn't cover counterpoint at all, which is very strange, and is just not very good. i mean it covers everything, but i've seen better books, and i'm sure somebody with a lot more knowledge than me can recommend one of the best.
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