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Do you guys know about bands where actually the musicians had studied music? Or do anyon eof you knows music theory and play metal? I mean because I know of lot of bands that just go and jam and make songs by using generic riffs and thats how then they get repetitive in every album and then boring.
#2
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Alot of bands didn't actaully go to music school, but studied theory on their own.

Bands like Nevermore or Necrophagist just holed up in their rooms as kids and studied and practised.

Other bands like Dream Theatre or whatever actaully went to music school. I think Decapitated did as well?
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#5
I study theory on my own time- I haven't studied professionally (yet.)

It is hard to tell if a band has studied theory unless you actually ask them. The best thing I do is just...avoid the ones with the generic riffs
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#7
I read that Muhammed never used a book to learn toplay guitar he just listened to songs thats all.
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Vogg from Decapitated is apparently a very well schooled musician

Chris Broderick from Jag Panzer is also an incredible classical guitarist


Im trying to start lessons with broderick this month lol
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Im trying to start lessons with broderick this month lol


what are his rates?
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Wow that's nothing, he's like your average joe teacher at those prices lol.

Anyway, metal has to be something like the most theory hailing genre there is. Lots of technicality.
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Wow that's nothing, he's like your average joe teacher at those prices lol.

Anyway, metal has to be something like the most theory hailing genre there is. Lots of technicality.


He's good but I'd say its not a wise choice to think he may be a great teacher just because of his sucess/asskickery. (although he probably is)

Steve Smythe also gives lessons over the net.

My younger brother's guitar teacher is absolutely amazing and his rates are only $20/lesson. I don't think he has any major success in music but I know he's got a degree in it, haha.
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is there a "music theory for dummies" sort of book? i've always been interested in theory but have never actually taken music classes.

if it helps, i'm mostly interested in harmonization.
#16
I think it's safe to say the guys in Opeth, Orphaned Land, and Nile know a good deal of theory.

Kirk Hammett studied with Joe Satriani (and didn't get much better because of it). I think Cliff Burton studied music as well.

Randy Rhoads' mom ran a music school or something, so he learned a lot of theory there.
#17
^Randy Rhoads played classical guitar too.


The bassist in my band knows alot about music theory, and writes most of our songs.
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All I can say is that Classically trained guitarists kick ass. Ihsahn and Alexi, but totally different styles
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Its like $25 for a half hour lesson


Could you possibly PM a link/info?

also:

alexi laiho played violin before guitar..
randy rhoads played classical guitar...
Jon petrucci went to berklee college of music...
Alex Skolnick of Testament went to "the new school" in New York.. even if it was for jazz..

and countless others,
so to answer your question: Yes.
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All I can say is that Classically trained guitarists kick ass. Ihsahn and Alexi, but totally different styles


Yeah Ihsahn was playing piano when he was about 5 or something I think
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The Gorguts guitarist (his name slips my mind at the moment) went to music college for theory, classical. There are two lessons form him on YouTube, and they made me rethink the way I look at theory in metal.
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^Luc Lemanay, or something.

I personally don't over utilise it. But it seems everything I write comes out in G Major...

Brendan Small went to Berklee if I remember rightly...
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Alot of bands didn't actaully go to music school, but studied theory on their own.

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Anyway, metal has to be something like the most theory hailing genre there is. Lots of technicality.


Actually classical music is way at the top. Followed by jazz and metal would be a distant third.
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I'd bet the guys at Cynic and Atheist knew a good amount of theory, and Luc Lemay has a degree in musical composition. Plus bands like Nightwish, Quo Vadis, Martyr...
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just remember this one scale....chromatic...its all you need
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#34
alex webster from cannibal corpse seem to know his theory.
eric peterson from testament knows a lot too.
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#35
Luc lemay indeed studied classical composition, but he claims that he doesn't use it in his metal songwriting (he even said that he doesn't know where the notes are on the neck).

Vogg also studied music and i think Vitek did as well, but i'm not sure.

But overall most metal guitarists are probably self thought.
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is there a "music theory for dummies" sort of book? i've always been interested in theory but have never actually taken music classes.

if it helps, i'm mostly interested in harmonization.


Great site online: http://www.zentao.com/guitar/theory/
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#39
Yeah i ask because my girlfriend is goin to music college studying vocals, and well she is learning a lot of theory and she was showing why the composers do what they do in the songs. I was thinking if in metal it was the same.
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Akerfeldt knows very little about theory, and he admits it. He says he just plays what sounds good.

He would be someone I would think went to music school.
Petrucci and Metal Mike both did.
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