#1
Okay, so im worried that I'll never make it to where i want to be in life in music, just because i dont know some things. Like on guitar, I dont know how to make a chord out of no where, and i dont practice scales. I just look things up. I mean, what msician has ever done that? Does anyone think i stand a chance to have a career in music when i grow up or do you think i need to learn more?
#3
Even the best players around have a hard time making a GOOD living out of the music business. Making it in the biz has as much to do with luck as it does with skill.
#4
Think of it this way.

Music is either a part of your life or it's not. If it's important to you, you'll keep doing it.

The most important thing is that you enjoy what you're doing. If you're focus is being famous, I'd say your priorities are misplaced.

First you have to want it, and then you have to get lucky. Yes, those who try, try, and try again are rewarded, but hundreds of people with minimal talent get noticed all the time.

Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans.
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Think of it this way.

Music is either a part of your life or it's not. If it's important to you, you'll keep doing it.

The most important thing is that you enjoy what you're doing. If you're focus is being famous, I'd say your priorities are misplaced.

First you have to want it, and then you have to get lucky. Yes, those who try, try, and try again are rewarded, but hundreds of people with minimal talent get noticed all the time.

Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans.


that was very inspirational. and it helps me cause i want to play music for my career. ya itd be cool to be famous, but if i can my a living somehow with music, it will be a dream come true
:stickpoke thats pretty much it
#7
id liek to live comfortably from making music but i don't want to be famous really. i dont like the idea of being looked at as a role model and always being watched.
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#9
like everyone else said you have to get lucky

lucky-when hard work meets oppurtunity

but most people won't make it dont get concerned just have fun playing dont feel pressured to be good its all about the fun
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#10
so basically, even if i dont have a clue behind music theory, i can still be successful if i put my mind to it?
#11
Dont worry about making it, just have fun, I plan on being an auto mechanic but if I ever feel like my music is taking me places then I will quit my job and be in a touring band.
#12
Study music theory. It makes things soooooo much easier.
There are a few who don't know theory, mostly in certain genres of rock and metal, but if you want creative, intersting music rather than nonstop power chords, learn your theory.
#13
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so basically, even if i dont have a clue behind music theory, i can still be successful if i put my mind to it?


Basically, if your playing guitar to become famous you wont. If your in it for money, just stop. Hendrix had passion for the instrument, and thats why he was great.
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Okay, so im worried that I'll never make it to where i want to be in life in music, just because i dont know some things. Like on guitar, I dont know how to make a chord out of no where, and i dont practice scales. I just look things up. I mean, what msician has ever done that? Does anyone think i stand a chance to have a career in music when i grow up or do you think i need to learn more?


Nobody born with the music knowledge. That's why there are books and forums like this one to ask. I have some really good theory books on digital format, but i can the post the link here due the forum rules. PM me if you're interested.

BTW, this site have some nice theory lessons to start out: http://www.zentao.com/guitar/theory/
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#15
...just learn them? EVERY musician has to learn. Unless you're the musician who made music then nvm but almost every. Like 99%. Or more.
#16
Not with that attitude you don't. Learn some theory, figure out songs by ear, try writing some songs, and yeah, a lot of it is luck.
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#17
Theory certainly helps, please learn some basic theory..
A lot of it is actually pretty interesting, if your into music that much it shouldn't bore you
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