#1
i want to learn it bad. i've been told im a good player but this is jibberish to me. because every beginner lesson i look at makes at all no sense to me with the modes and ionians or whatever. so does anyone no any good start off lessons.

Thanks.
#2
I don't think that modes really count as the sort of theory you should be looking at for your first time.

Try the intervals of the major scale, harmonising the major scale and clefs/key signatures for a start.
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#3
There are many methods and a staggering amount of tutorials online. Some very good ones too. But if you are like me, easiest is with a live teacher. It's better when each step is explained with examples.

You learn about intervals and listen to different intervals. Learn about the difference between major and minor scales, and experience the moods they create.

Isn't there some kind of music education center where you live? Maybe a bunch of guys in your neighborhood could petiton for a music teacher to organize a weekly lesson?
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so does anyone no any good start off lessons.


For start off you should get an actual person teaching you, if you don't get a teacher then you might learn it all wrong and that will cause you more grief in the future.
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For start off you should get an actual person teaching you, if you don't get a teacher then you might learn it all wrong and that will cause you more grief in the future.


^ good advice.
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#6
If you are still in school consider taking a music theory class. I did and it was excellent because it helped me in every aspect of music. Start out on your own by restudying basic rhythms, clefs, and intervals. But I definitely second pwrmax.
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If you are still in school consider taking a music theory class. I did and it was excellent because it helped me in every aspect of music. Start out on your own by restudying basic rhythms, clefs, and intervals. But I definitely second pwrmax.


+1

that was my 1st taste of music theory. They had an intro to music theory class in 11th grade. What I learned there was a huge help when I went on to study music in college.

guidance, especially in the beginning stages can really make a difference in your understanding of theory.
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#8
Failing a teacher, there is a lesson here on UG called "Learning Music Theory: The Beginning", and some articles called "The Crusade" which are great for learning the basics of music theory.
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