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i wanna learn theory but don't even know where to start. i've tried and failed cuz i just want to learn to play fast ha ha. i hear about flated fourths or whatevers and all these terms but i just don't know where to start. i've been playing for four years and am very good and can play many solos and stuff like that but i want to know what i'm playing and stuff like that.
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Quote by skaterskagg1
and am very good


thats the bit that stopped me from wanting to help you

if you don;t know theory, thats a big thing, and you're limited to what you can do with guitar
#3
Start off like this. Learn all the notes on your neck. Either devise a system or manually learn each string. Learn all the notes in treble clef on a stave.

very simple but it will help. When you've learnt this (unless you know it)
write out scales and chords on neck diagrams and sheet music. And identify intervals within the chords and scales and so forth. This is where you can start.


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Quote by adr11iano
thats the bit that stopped me from wanting to help you

if you don;t know theory, thats a big thing, and you're limited to what you can do with guitar


Not really, because you can just improvise, and figure things out, like I do. It may be harder, but in no way am I limited, I mean... There's so many famous musicians who have only the smallest knowledge of theory.
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Quote by adr11iano
thats the bit that stopped me from wanting to help you

if you don;t know theory, thats a big thing, and you're limited to what you can do with guitar


I meant that i can many songs and solo's that some might consider difficult, but its all just memorization and playing over and over again. I can't analyze what i'm playing
#6
Quote by skaterskagg1
i wanna learn theory but don't even know where to start. i've tried and failed cuz i just want to learn to play fast ha ha. i hear about flated fourths or whatevers and all these terms but i just don't know where to start. i've been playing for four years and am very good and can play many solos and stuff like that but i want to know what i'm playing and stuff like that.


read the crusade articles. I am, and they're VERY good. Don't think it's too begginer-ish, cos you'll learn alot.

also, don't ever say you're 'very good' cos people won't want to help you
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#9
Start at the beginning: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/learning_music_theory_the_beginning.html


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#10
Complete bs what the guy said of "knowing no theory = u can't play guitar"

Theory just opens potential ways of making music, but it doesn't define if 1 can play guitar.

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