#1
I've been rocking out with a friend here who's been playing for 12 years and he knows everything there is to know. He came to my house and wrote an epic tune on GP without a guitar handy, I asked him how he does it, he told me theory.

Now I ask him, what chord could I use here? He'll go, ah use c5. I know, well at least now I know that it's x35. But where can I learn this stuff? He also said when learning writing isn't the first thing thats taught;

"but in reality, to be good, and not just normal at writing, you'll need to learn scales (major, minor, both pentatonic, loads of minor modes) chords, chord types, chord names, inversions, progressions, etc."

Now I know I should be taking lessons and theres a dude around here thats great, but summers coming up and he doesn't offer them in the summer. Next year I plan to.

But is there a good site anywhere that I could read up on everything and just take in as much info as I can starting with the beginning of theory?

edit; posted in pit but i realized this would be much better.
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#2
Theory sticky.
Someones knowledge of guitar companies spelling determines what amps you can own. Really smart people can own things like Framus because they sound like they might be spelled with a "y" but they aren't.
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Quote by tr3nt
I've been rocking out with a friend here who's been playing for 12 years and he knows everything there is to know. He came to my house and wrote an epic tune on GP without a guitar handy, I asked him how he does it, he told me theory.

Now I ask him, what chord could I use here? He'll go, ah use c5. I know, well at least now I know that it's x35. But where can I learn this stuff? He also said when learning writing isn't the first thing thats taught;

"but in reality, to be good, and not just normal at writing, you'll need to learn scales (major, minor, both pentatonic, loads of minor modes) chords, chord types, chord names, inversions, progressions, etc."

Now I know I should be taking lessons and theres a dude around here thats great, but summers coming up and he doesn't offer them in the summer. Next year I plan to.

But is there a good site anywhere that I could read up on everything and just take in as much info as I can starting with the beginning of theory?

edit; posted in pit but i realized this would be much better.


you can find some tips here as well:

http://www.discoverguitaronline.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9