#1
Is this class worth taking in school? Or should I skip out on it. I've heard different things from people.
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#2
Depends on your teacher and curriculum, of course. If it's detailed and competent, take the course. If not, don't bother.

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#3
I took a half-ass theory class at some school and dude it even helped me out a lot, so in my opinion go for it, it can only help, even if you won't need every little bit of it, the majority of it will make people go "Sh**, he knows his stuff"
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My question would be, why not go for it?

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#8
I disagree with some of these "without hesitation" posts. If you don't have a good teacher who can clearly explain the concepts, you're going to be confused and even mislead. So again, check up on that.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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I took Music Theory last year and loved it. Great class, great teacher. A lot of what I learned will definitely translate to my bass/guitar playing. I'm taking AP Music Theory this year and I'm really looking forward to it.
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#11
Do it, it'll make you a better musician
If you have an adequite teacher, that is
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#12
i'm taking it this year. the teacher was my guitar teacher from last year so i know it's worth while, seeing he's a great teacher that teaches you everything you need to konw, but he does it with out putting stress on you like other teachers.

its great.
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Depends on your teacher and curriculum, of course. If it's detailed and competent, take the course. If not, don't bother.


I agree with this, lets say the course is AP Music Theory this stuff is meant for College credits. They have to have a set curriculum, so some of the stuff is beyond easy but a lot is mind blowing and can be hard to comprehend.

If you are the average guitarist that doesn't know any theory or can not read notation, I say take it. It will teach you so much, there's about three to four in my class. The other 16 equal out to have been doing/done things in the music program who might have a lot of knowledge or the bare minimum (like many choir students).

If your already pretty informed going over things again doesn't hurt and you will learn something you skipped or forgot when first taught some musical theory.

I'm a violinist/guitarist/singer/bassist/mandolinist that has played music for Seven years, reading notation and learning theory (obsessively) along the way. I have been in many music situations like Orchestra, Jazz Band, easy/moderate/difficult chorale music, and a typical band. The AP course I'm taking will be a great review for me, and will most likely teach me a lot more about musical theory.
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Worst case scenario his teacher is an otherworldly warlord who will enslave, torture, and molest the entire class.


On the bright side, class would be fairly interesting.
#17
Im starting music theory next wednesday. I hope it helps.........
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I agree with this, lets say the course is AP Music Theory this stuff is meant for College credits. They have to have a set curriculum, so some of the stuff is beyond easy but a lot is mind blowing and can be hard to comprehend.

It's not only the course, but the teaching style.

My high school's theory course was abysmal.

My teacher taught in the most inefficient way. For example, instead of just teaching the circle of fifth, he had us memorize every key without thinking about its relations with one another. So retarded.

I really saw through the bs because I already knew pretty much everything he was]teaching, and I could see how shitty that train of thought and calculation was compared to what I learned from my jazz guitar teacher.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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It's not only the course, but the teaching style.

My high school's theory course was abysmal.

My teacher taught in the most inefficient way. For example, instead of just teaching the circle of fifth, he had us memorize every key without thinking about its relations with one another. So retarded.

I really saw through the bs because I already knew pretty much everything he was]teaching, and I could see how shitty that train of thought and calculation was compared to what I learned from my jazz guitar teacher.


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Worst case scenario his teacher is an otherworldly warlord who will enslave, torture, and molest the entire class.

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Anyway, yeah, I'd say go for it.
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#21
Definitely take the class. I took it in highschool, and it was such a good decision. Learning just basic theory can improve your musicianship so much. You'll learn all the basics like intervals, chord structure, scales, circle of fifths, ect.

But don't expect it to be some class you'll just sit through and pass, it's going to get confusing sometimes, and it will take effort.
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