#1
I've been playing for 2 and a half years now, and I feel that I am a pretty good guitarist. I'm not a shredder and I really just enjoy to play the songs that just sound nice. I love the Chili Peppers and Sublime and also play some Hendrix. I've learned so many songs but I can't really remember them all lol! Anyways my main question is this...I've been going to lessons for my whole guitar career, and me and my teacher started off with theory but then have just been learning songs. I'm kind of getting worried now because I see so much talk on this forum about all of the theory involved. From what I think, theory is important and I should start learning more about everything. What do you guys think?
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#3
Yeah, when you get the notes of the fretboard down it lets you apply the theory, so I would learn that first and foremost.
#4
do you ever write your own stuff, or do you aspire to? if so you gotta get the thory
#5
Id so to learn scales. With learning lots of scales, you can apply that to everything.
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#6
One day, I wanna make my own songs and solos. So basically you guys are saying I should start off with just get to know all the notes and chords?
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#7
My teacher only showed me how to play the guitar, he done techniques with me and helped me with key findind the rest he left up to me, insted of sitting there with a neck chart i would go through each note that sounded good with music and then used the techniques he thought me to solo over backing, music then i added my stuff and im still learning things today, ive been playing 8 years.
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#8
No dont learn theory its a waste of time
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olol shredlet.


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#10
I th ink once you start to delve in impovising and soloing, learning theory is simply a step towards that process, you have to learn scales as a base for building a soloing technique. As for the rest you will have to learn about keys and such if you want to compose.

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#11
i say dont worry, you can study music all your life but truly great music comes from the heart.

As long as you have some idea about what your doing youll be fine

however in a contradiction to what i just said, being able to read music really helps alot.
#12
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olol shredlet.


The possibilities on the guitar is endless....with the knowledge of theory!

So true

I would suggest it to everyone to at least attempt learning simple theory, it will help you unlock the fretboard.
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olol shredlet.


The possibilities on the guitar is endless....with the knowledge of theory!


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