#1
hi. ive been playing (or jamming for the most part) guitar for 2 years, and i think its time i learn some music theory. ive asked my guitar teacher so were going to start. the main problem is that when im writing songs for my band, i seem to only be able to write with powerchords for the most part, will music theory help with this? and i already know how to turn the powerchords into regular chords by telling what note i play them on but besdies that will learning this help me write better songs?
#3
yes
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#4
Music theory helps in all respects. The UG theory lessons are a good start point and your teacher will be able to fill in any gaps

here's a start so you can avoid just power chords

Maj min min Maj Maj min Dim
A Bm C#m D E F#m G#Dim
(in A major)
#5
ummm yes.... duh... how do you write solo's and riffs?


tadaaaaaaa.... with theory!!!


sorry... not being a prick.
#6
i dont understand any of the lessons on here or what yu just said (Maj min min Maj Maj min Dim
A Bm C#m D E F#m G#Dim
(in A major))
so im hoping my guitar teacher can explain it to me easier, im only 14
#8
ok, if you're only 14 and you never studied theory before, learn the ABSOLUTE basics...follow these steps

1. http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/learning_music_theory_the_beginning.html
head here and just grasp the concept of the first few lessons

2. reduce your signature's font to a decent size

both should help you with theory
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