#1
Well i've been playing guitar almost 4 years now and i guess it's safe to say that i am actually pretty good at it. I've been in love with playing music since the 5th or 6th grade and i can read and play sheet music with a few instruments but that's not my problem.

Iv'e been trying to learn theory and stuff but i don't think i am doing it right and i just tend to look over things alot. I have this book called "The Guitar Grimoire: Scales and Modes" by Adam Kadmon that i've been learning my scales off of but what i hate is that i feel like theres just something missing because sure i can learn and memorize scales but what else is there to learn is what i am asking? I feel like i am just memorizing notes on the fretboard like i would be learning a song. I guess i'm in another one of those "Stuck in a rut" situations that i just want to keep progressing but i can't. Can anyone help me out with letting me know what i can learn and all that stuff.
#2
You can leanr chords and triad inversions, learn to transcribe, learn about chord pregressions, or try to play a lot of creative solos using all of the scales and notes you've spent time memorizing. Theres always more to learn (even if you already do all this stuff).
#3
No offense, but if your saying your pretty good at it now...and you don't know your scales...? One of the first things I ever learnt were scales and then I went on to learn/memorize them all basically.
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#4
well you've already started learning basic theory, learn chord progressions within a scale, also memorize things like chord construction, it will start to open your eyes as to how to play outside a scale and still sound good. this is just basic starter advice, theres so much music theory available you could learn for your entire life and never know everything entirely
#5
Quote by kmbuchamushroom
You can leanr chords and triad inversions, learn to transcribe, learn about chord pregressions, or try to play a lot of creative solos using all of the scales and notes you've spent time memorizing. Theres always more to learn (even if you already do all this stuff).


Well i don't know jack about theory.............So can you point me in the right direction on what i can learn or look into first?
#6
Everything is based off of scales, learn how to construct chords with those scales, then learn chord progressions and stuff, then learn how to do a melody line over the progression... theres a lot you need to learn, but thats some fun stuff that'll bring it all together.
#9
a mode is basically a major scale played starting from a note other than the root note. eg, C major scale played form D to D instead of C to C would be D dorian. It uses all the same notes but creates a different feel.
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