The First Steps To Take When Learning Music Theory

When it comes to learning music theory, your options of where to begin can appear to be endless. This article helps to narrow down where exactly you should start, and why starting in the first place is important.

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When it comes to learning music theory, your options of where to begin can appear to be endless. This article helps to narrow down where exactly you should start, and why starting in the first place is important.

Learning music theory for the very first time can be a bit of a daunting task. Theres endless things to learn (if you so choose), so where does one possibly begin? You definitely don't need to be a theory expert to play music, but there are a few basic things every player should know.

One of the first steps to learning music theory is taking a deep breath and accepting the fact that you don't know very much and that your knowledge it probably very limited as a beginner. A lot of people will go into learning theory already disappointed about how little they know, but trust me when I say that every single great guitar player started where you are.

While knowing very little is nothing to feel badly about, the sooner you get to learning the sooner all the amazing benefits of theory knowledge will reveal itself to you.

Theres a lot of false information thats spread around about how many great music legends never knew any theory. The truth is that without theory, these musicians would not have made it very far. Besides gaining a deeper understanding of your craft, learning music theory is useful in ways you may not of realized.

The following are some tips to get you started learning music theory on the right foot.

Keep Calm

There is no such thing as "not being smart enough" for theory. Learning does not require you to have a four year degree and crippling student debt. Music theory is for everyone (not just the academic types) and all it takes is a little patience and determination.

So don't panic next time you hear someone talking about music theory, instead you should embrace it! The only thing holding you back from learning is yourself, and you are probably much more capable than you think. Theory is a wonderful tool that works to expand your musical language, so just enjoy the process and take in the knowledge at your own pace.

Figure Out What You Already Know

- Are you familiar with at least one scale?

- Are you able to strum a basic chord progression?

- Are you able to play simple rhythmic pattern?

The ability to do even one of the things listed above means you already know more music theory then you probably realize. As much as people try to avoid music theory, it is naturally engrained in many things including scales, rhythms, and chords. Whether or not you understand the reasoning behind what chords go together, an important first step is simply identifying how they sound.

The knowledge you already have should not be discredited just because you don't quite yet have a full understanding of it. Don't bring yourself down if you can't quite keep up with your more experienced guitar player friend. You are simply at a different point in your musical journey and you are more than capable to continue growing.

Slow And Steady

Its easy to begin looking into a book of music theory and think "Oh jeez I have so much to catch up on!". There is no need to fret. While the amount of things you can learn when it comes to music theory is endless, you by no means need to learn all of it. Don't overwhelm yourself by tackling the biggest hurdle first. You will want to focus on having a complete understanding of the basics before expanding your study.

There are many resources that can help you start small, including my eBook that is available for free on my website titled "Beginning Music Theory". This will help to narrow down the expansive world of music theory and provide you with a great place to start. Take on just a little every day and I promise you will notice an improvement in your musicianship.

Find Someone Who Knows What They Are Doing

The story goes that Hayden learned everything he knew about composition through books and self practice because he was too poor to pay for someone to teach him. In those days, poor meant not knowing if you were going to be eating that day and that a bit of rain could mean the total wreckage of your home. Chances are, if you are reading this article right now you have your next meal planned and your house is not on the verge of collapsing.

What i'm trying to say is that more than likely you ARE able to afford a teacher.

These days, there is an abundance places you can search locally for someone to teach you. Otherwise there are plenty of teachers that are available to you online. However, there are a few important things you want to keep in mind when choosing a teacher…

1. Make sure the teacher is a good communicator and can clearly teach you the things you want to learn (communication is KEY)

2. Make sure that the teacher is competent and knows how to play

3. Make sure that the teacher will help you achieve your goals (for instance, you probably don't want to learn rock music from a classical player)

Don't Wait Any Longer!

Now that you know exactly what you need to do to begin your music theory journey, don't put it off for a moment longer! Theres no time like the present to get started, and the above information should provide you with more than enough tools to do so.

All that you need to know is out there just waiting for you to learn it, so its time to get cracking! If you need any additional guidance, feel free to find me at the link below.

About the Author

Tommaso Zillio is a prog rock guitarist and teacher with a passion for Music Theory applied to Guitar

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    tommaso.zillio
    Typo in the article: "Hayden" should be "Haydn", as in Franz Joseph Haydn (not the singer Hayden).
    copperwreck
    Step 1. Sit down in front of a piano so that you can visualise how chords and scales work.
    tommaso.zillio
    Fair point, and I think the guitar offers too an interesting perspective on how chords/scales work but it has not been leveraged on yet (at least in the 'traditional' way of teaching guitar, whatever that is). Most guitarists just learn 'patterns' rather than really understanding the fretboard.  I'd say, both visions (piano and guitar) offer some understanding and a guitar player needs both.
    Vermilion314159
    Yeah. The guitar is weird, it's like six little pianos laid out next to each other, but each can only play one note at a time. And yeah, it's frustrating to go and jam with other guitarists who don't actually know any actual note names. I hate having to specify fret numbers instead of note names, I want to just say G D A and have them be able to play the first part of Rock and Roll All Night, you know? Everything is easier when everyone in the band has a common, specific language to communicate in.
    magnum1117
    Good article. To be honest I thought you were going to talk about what should be the first thing to learn about music theory (kind of "You would like to start with intervals, then scales, then chords etc...).  Anyhow, it is a good encouragement article for the person just starting with music theory. I remember when I was learning by myself and the amount of articles out there was just overwhelming, having a "map" would have been great in those days. 
    teresamaea
    I like your comments about not feeling bad about where you are and not being overwhelmed. Everyone has to start somewhere, and it's possible to just take it a little at a time.
    1993jtw
    I recently came to terms with the whole circle of fifths, and life is a bit easier. Been playing nine or ten years, and I feel like I understand the knowledge I had previously accrued respectively so. Likewise It has given me an edge in writing new material.  I think as long as you  1)know the formulas for major, and minor scales  2)Know all 7 of the naturals, as well as the 5 incidentals (12 notes total) 3)The aforementioned circle of fifths, and how flats correspond with sharps in regards to descending. 4) THERE ARE NO FLATS OR SHARPS IN B OR E that will really help in regards to determining a whole step between b and C# or a half step from b to c as opposed to there being a whole step between A, and B. These are all the things that help me personally. Chill Article.
    darrylpowis
    Nice article Tommaso, good encouragement for the beginner guitarist to get learning some theory. 
    Jordan_reynolds
    This man is still allowed to post despite the clear evidence that he kicks money for doing so up to the banned Hess? And despite the clear evidence, over and over again, that Hess disciples totally skewer and make a joke of this site by upvoting any and all pro-Hess content and downvoting any dissent? Dr Zillio even downvoted me for mentioning I was gay before, then outrightly admitted he did it without thinking because he just downvotes any and all content that isn't pro-Hess - is that what this website stands for? Dr Zillio claimed at length that Draven never said anything negative about Hess, then claimed he was lying about kicking 75% up to Hess - well Draven and Dr Zillio can't both be lying, so which is it?  My favorite comment from the last thread of Hess disciples/apologists was 'I don't care how Hess treats others so long as he's alright with me'. Because yeah, what a great creed to live one's life by ... 'when Hess came for them, I did not speak up ... when Hess came for me (and he will) ... there was no one left to speak for me...' Ask Lauren. Ask Chad. Ask Draven. They'll tell you the truth about Hess. 
    tommaso.zillio
    I can post because I am not banned. The fact that I person I know is banned does not influence that. You are calling for "guilt by association", which is not only a fallacy, but an injustice. Whether you are gay or not it's completely irrelevant. I thought that comment you mentioned it was a great comeback, wanted to give you an upvote, clicked the wrong button.  I do not know if Draven said what you claim he said because I have only your word for it, and I will not accuse an old friend to say something stupid and false (like the things you report) based on second-hand information. If you have other grievances, I suggest that 1. you take them up with the right people and 2. you take them up in the right place. If you think Tom Hess broke any law, sue him. If you think I did, sue me. The rest is just gossip.
    Jordan_reynolds
    Is Draven still a friend or not? Because he definitely did say those things and you can easily verify that if you are still a friend of his. I'm  not sure what he said would be considered 'stupid'.  My wider point is, do you think it is appropriate to have Hess disciples automatically and systematically upvoting all pro-Hess comments and downvoting all other comments (that is happening here again with +15 for any comment by a Hess disciple and -15 for any comment by anyone else)? We know who the Hess disciples are as the list is now a matter of public record. Do you think that's healthy for debate, learning, constructive criticism?  If I were to band together a whole bunch of people who loathe Hess (and there are far more of them than those within the 'Elite Guitar Teacher's Inner Circle' by the looks of it) and we all mindlessly downvoted everything you posted, would you be happy about that? As that would be turning exactly the force you Hess disciples use against you.  I respect the fact that you have admitted for the first time that Hess is banned - other disciples claimed this was a lie before. 
    tommaso.zillio
    Why, do you think it's good for an on-topic debate if you keep talking about Hess conspiracy theories? You guys have spread around a bunch of plain lies - that Tom Hess is divorced, that he's running a cult, that he's asking 80% of our "money", etc. And NONE of this has anything to do with what I post.  Hess is banned? I didn't see anybody denying that, but WHO CARES. You posted literally hundreds of comments to my articles and 99% of them have nothing to do with what I post. YOU should be banned.
    Jordan_reynolds
    Banned for what? Why am I not banned if I should be? I'm sure you've asked for me to be banned. If I get banned, 10 accounts will take my place' you must know that. I notice you don't answer my point of what happens if the 'let's all band together and upvote what we agree with and downvote what we disagree with' force turns against you? There were over 2,000 comments to your Facebook outing about that kid and your behavior in that regard - if we all turned on you on UG, you'd have a huge number of downvotes - you must know there are far more anti-Hessites than Hess disciples by now, many times as many - would you be happy with that? Do you think perhaps brainlessly upvoting/downvoting because someone tells you to is good or bad? You love it when Hess disciples do it for you, how would you feel if I turned the anti-Hess forces against you? We know it's the same 15 Hess disciples upvoting you over and over again. I wonder how many would down vote you if the same forces were unleashed? Or would you cry that is unfair? I know you would. Well, don't bitch when it happens because you've brought it on yourself, doctor. You know I'm right, which is why you offer no counter. 
    tommaso.zillio
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    Jordan_reynolds
    I believe I do offer debate and discussion, and appropriately and respectfully. I would suggest the personal abuse I've received and constant down-voting of anything I post better meets the criteria you state than anything I've said.  I ask you again, is it right to warp UG by systematically upvoting anything from Hess disciples and systematically downvote everything else? Does that encourage better learning, a more open and productive community on here? Personally I suspect not. If a whole bunch of people banded together and decided to target all your posts with downvotes, would you think that fair, would you be happy with that?
    tommaso.zillio
    A few excerpt from your comments on my previous article (not exhaustive, since you posted around 200 comments...): "Litton, about you and your wife - Jessica, is it? When in bed together, making sweet love, do you wear a Hess mask, does she wear a Hess mask, or do you both wear Hess masks? I'd just like to know how deep this goes. " (appropriate and respectful?) "Is Draven lying about giving 80% to Hess or not? You're talking as if I pulled 80% out of nowhere - an ex-business partner of Hess specifically said he had to give 80% to Hess." (on topic?) "Which wife of Hess's is that? Didn't his wife leave him after he got fired from Rhapsody of Fire? I wonder which 'how to have mega success like I have' course Hess mentions that on? " (appropriate and respectful?) "Judging from the leaks, noone is more hateful and miserable than you God Hess. Or are you going to tell us that those are the words of a well adjusted and happy man? Hahahahaha." (On topic and respectful? Should I remind you that nobody mentioned Hess before you?) "Hess himself is banned from here yet Zillio posting means Hess is, to all intents and purposes, still posting on here - as we know Hess only lets people trade online if they kick money up to Hess. That is the issue - or are you truly too stupid to understand why that is a problem? " (Should I be banned because I know a banned person?) "Are you aware that the whole guitar community, except you disciples, is openly laughing at and making you and Hess, and Hess's little beard and his divorce and his being puppeted by Uli? Yeah, we're not afraid of Hess and his little beard, we're openly laughing at you. What you gonna do Hess, come and get me? Hahahahahahahahaha.   Hess's beard hahahahahahahahahaha. " (Respectful and appropriate?) "Why are you commenting on this issue when Hess explicitly told you not to? Do you denounce Hess? Do you renounce Hess?" (I don't even know how to define this...) Out of around 200 comments of yours, I could not find a comment of yours on the article I wrote (there may be, but I did not see them).  Instead all the comments I read were on (false) rumours about me, Tom Hess, and a number of other people. Tell me again that you "offer debate and discussion, and appropriately and respectfully", and do not offer "personal abuse". If what you have done does not count as breaking the rules that I reported in my previous comment, then I don't know what does.
    Jordan_reynolds
    The 'false rumors' are actually true facts (e.g. what Draven said, that Hess got divorced then re-married, that he was fired from Rhapsody of Fire, the way he treated Lauren and Chad, having to kick 75% up to Hess despite doing all the work etc.) and you are avoiding my question.  If someone insults me personally then I will respond in kind - or am I not allowed to because only Hess disciples are allowed to hurl abuse on here? Interesting you only post my responses and not what I was responding to, some of which was absolutely horrific, hateful homophobia.  According to some other disciples, all publicity is good publicity so you should be thanking me for commenting. 
    tommaso.zillio
    None of this was relevant to the articles I posted, and was mentioned here by you first.  If you have any problem on the way you were treated, take it up with the moderators. I'm responsible for my comments - not for other people's. Since you just mentioned homophobia, I think it is now important for moderators to come and protect you. As soon as I finish this comment I will signal your case to the moderators so they can review your conversations and ban anybody who was insulting people - regardless of the side. 
    Jordan_reynolds
    I really respect that Dr Zillio - and apologize for the times I have crossed the line in my comments (of which I concede there have been many).  Peace and love man, peace and love. 
    Jimjambanx
    Wow, you backed down real fucking hard just now, the second Tommaso brings up the mods you got real squishy.
    Jordan_reynolds
    Haha wow trying to be positive, show respect and build bridges, even with Hess disciples, is 'backing down' is it? What a dickheaded post. Seriously, you think Dr Zillio hasnt brought me up to the mods before? That I come across as though Im afraid of the mods? How dumb are you to make that comment, seriously.
    miguel-m
    Music theory is not necessary as long as someone has good ears.
    Jimjambanx
    And learning anatomy isn't necessary when drawing faces as long as you have good eyes, doesn't mean it won't make it a hell of a lot easier.
    tommaso.zillio
    Jimjambanxs: that's a perfect reply.
    miguel-m
    Make sure to tune or intonate your guitar the next time. Those octaves included in the "music theory basics" zip file are not in tune.  And I won't comment on the "scales are sequences of notes that sound good" bit included in the book. I've seen you improvise, and frankly, I don't think you should be teaching.
    tommaso.zillio
    Please DO comment on "scales are sequences of notes that sound good" - that's an interesting discussion. In the meantime I will leave a quote here: "The formation of scales and of the web of harmony is a product of artistic invention, and is in no way given by the natural structure or by the natural behaviour of our hearing, as used to be generally maintained hitherto." (Hermann von Helmholtz, "The Theory of Sound")
    miguel-m
    I am not surprised that a scientist who isn't a musician would quote a scientist.  Do the super locrian or ultra locrian or augmented or enigmatic scale sound "good"? Yet they are scales. There are chords that sound "bad", but they are still chords. I can't believe people pay you lots of money to learn about music theory. 
    tommaso.zillio
    I think you did not understand the quote, but that's ok. Coherently with your previous arguments, it's apparent that for you is more important who wrote the quote rather than what it says. Also, to my ear all these scales sound great. Dissonance is not "bad". Your mileage may vary.
    miguel-m
    I speak German. Trust me, I understand Helmholtz better than you ever could. Either way, you got owned by Levi Clay. 
    tommaso.zillio
    Pro tip: you want to avoid the diss at the end of every comment. People will catch up on the fact that you have no argument and just do not like me.
    miguel-m
    I have nothing against you as a person.  I do, however, have something against people who teach others misinformation and charge lots of money in exchange.
    tommaso.zillio
    You mean stuff like "Music theory is not necessary as long as someone has good ears"? THAT is some serious guitar teaching malpractice...
    miguel-m
    It is the truth. Because music existed before beautiful melodies were created. And music theory is like an ocean: you can't know everything.  Since we're discussing music theory, what do you play if I play Am7b5 Dalt Gm9 C9 to you? 
    tommaso.zillio
    HAHAHAHA dude, if you want a lesson, I'll set you up. If this is some kind of test, get lost.
    miguel-m
    Is it that hard to answer a simple question? I thought you had mastered modes and scales
    tommaso.zillio
    Let's make it interesting, then. If I give you  a correct answer, you paypal me $100 (USD). You can pick a neutral 3rd party to evaluate the answer, and I'll approve the 3rd party before answering. Deal?
    miguel-m
    What kind of teacher would request money to type out a simple answer to a question posted by a stranger on the internet. Dude, I've seen you struggle to play over simple changes in A minor. I doubt you'd survive at a Latin jazz jam session lol. Not with that simplistic approach to rhythm and phrasing, at least.
    tommaso.zillio
    The kind of teacher that has better things to do than getting in a pissing match with a troll   A troll - incidentally - that is so  unsure of his own statements that will not put his money where his mouth is. You will pay me only if I'm right - if I am so incompetent as you say you are safe, right? If you don't want to do it, that's ok - but then you are (quite literally) not worth my time, and you can keep having this discussion by yourself. 
    miguel-m
    Why are you and the Hessians so obsessed with money?  Is it so hard to admit you can't improvise?
    FretStrategies
    This exchange is hilarious. he wants you to pay him to tell you hes right but cant demonstrate how to do the a minor pentatonic with any stylistic awareness. He also wants to choose someone to be a third party (probably in the cult of hess) to be impartial whilst ruining the idea of being impartial. Then take your money and never giving any satisification of actually knowing what hes talking about. this guy should really be not taken seriously at all. like what teacher operates with the business model of pay me without any security of the student going to learn the information needed. who does that? oh thats right tomato sillyio. i think tomato really doesnt understand the basics of teaching which is providing a decent service and being honest about what you are good at. steer clear of this guy if you care about music and your wallet.  
    Daniel_Rowe
    The kind of teacher that has better things to do than getting in a pissing match with a troll  
    If you can't demonstrate what a client asks you to demonstrate, then you should not be teaching. Charging $100 so you can provide the client the right answer? A real nice guitar teacher would do it for free.  
    Jimjambanx
    It's in Gm, so G harmonic major over Am7b5, D altered over Dalt, G melodic minor over Gm and C9. Done, easy. Tommaso probably didn't feel like answering such a hilariously easy question because he knows it would prove nothing but waste his time.
    dominiksprenger
    That would be A lokrian, and G dorian. Harmonic major and/or melodic minor usually(!) don't get played over the II in a II-V progression. And the C9 may very well be mixolydian depending on context. However, as with all theory, these are guidelines and not inflexible rules.
    Jimjambanx
    I guess you're right about A, just using straight Gm/Aloc makes more sense, I was thinking it as a ii7b5 in a maj ii V I for some reason. But why G Dorian? The key is definitely Gm, and the Dalt already gives us or leading tone, no reason to arbitrarily get rid of it. G melodic minor keeps as much the same between the last 3 chords, and still points to Gm. Melodic minor in minor ii V i's is extremely common.
    tommaso.zillio
    Here's what I would do in most cases. Keep in mind that there are other possibilities. On Am7/b5 the standard scale is A Locrian (= G natural minor). I wouldn't use G melodic minor here (=A Dorian b2) as it lacks the b5 in the chord (unless you like that mismatch). But you CAN use G harmonic minor (= A Locrian natural 6) On Dalt you have many possible options. The standard id D Super Locrian (= Eb Melodic Minor), but D Diminished (HW) and D Augmented may sound good too depending on the actual alterations. G harmonic minor (=D Phrygian dominant) is a good option too if the D alt is a D7/b9. There are a few more options. On Gm7 I would play G Dorian. Why? Because I like the sound of the natural 6th, and it also prepares for the next chord. In general I would not use G melodic minor due to the mismatch between the minor 7th in the chord and the major 7th in the scale - though you can use it in bebop-sounding phrases but then you consider that major 7th as just a neighbour note of the root, rather than a "stable" note. On C9 I would play C mixolydian (= G Dorian). C Lydian Dominant (= G melodic minor) can work great too here. As usual, these are just suggestions, not strict rules. Sometimes the "wrong" scale sound good if there are "linear" considerations to take into account (tendency notes, etc). 
    FretStrategies
    yet he wanted to charge 100 dollars for it. and you did it for free. 
    Jimjambanx
    He's calling the bluff, he's showing just how wishy washy this guy's argument is by actually putting something on the line. He could answer it very easily, but it would prove absolutely nothing, because migule could just back up and say "lol it's an easy question anyway". Migule is trying to give him questions that where it doesn't matter what tommaso says, migule wins: if tommaso gets it wrong "ha! you really don't know shit!", if he gets it right "pfft it was a rhetorical question anyone could guess that". It's pretty clear what migule's doing here, he just wants a reason to hate tommaso, he's digging hard for some sort of proof that he doesn't understand theory (which for a guy who also says theory doesn't matter, is having your cake and eating it). Tommaso can see this bullshit, he's dealt with it before, he's not playing these games. The whole $100 thing is just to get him to shut up. He's basically saying, "fine you want me to play your game? Make it worth my while, otherwise I have better things to do."
    FretStrategies
    id say hearing theory is more important than anything. its not enough just to understand it. thats my position anyway.  the 100 dollars issue is something no teacher whos respectable would do. and even if it was a test so what? any teacher should be able to answer that with ease. 
    Jimjambanx
    Because migule isn't his student, and tommaso isn't his teacher, nor will he ever be, so saying the $100 thing is "something no teacher whos respectable would do." is kind of a irrelevant, because this is purely hypothetical situation that's not actually happening, it's just a red herring. This guy isn't acting like a respectable student, so why should Tommaso bend over for him and act like a respectable teacher? He's being a gigantic knob, Tommaso doesn't need to appeal to his ramblings when he knows migule doesn't actually care what Tommaso has to say.  As I said, Tommaso is just telling him to shut up, there's no way Tommaso seriously expected him to take up the offer, that's the point. If migule was just a normal guy who just asked "hey could you explain this", I have no doubts that Tommaso would explain it to him, but that's not what's happening here now is it? If some guy was throwing shit at me for no reason then decided to test my theory knowledge, I'd tell him to piss off too.
    tommaso.zillio
    No, I did not want $100 for the explanation. Miguel was testing me, and I proposed a bet. He backed down, so nothing happened.  Reread the exchange, Nick, and you will see it.
    Jimjambanx
    Right, because your opinion on his improvisation should dictate whether or not he should be a teacher...  Pretty fallacious thing to say don't you think? "I think your improvising is bad, therefor you should not be a teacher" Textbook ad hominem tu quoque; especially coming from a guy who says that theory isn't important, only to then criticize tommaso's definition of a theory (which is clearly only meant to be a laymans explanation anyway). 
    miguel-m
    If someone wants to teach others how to use music theory to become better players/musicians, then I expect a certain level of skill. Let me guess, you're a student of Tom Hess?
    Jimjambanx
    No, in fact I've never been a fan of the way Hess presents himself or his lessons, but that's completely irrelevant; and again you're going for ad hominem (only this time it's a baseless assumption). And you're saying that in order to teach music theory, you need to have a degree of skill? What? If you were criticizing Tommaso's lessons on improvisation based on his improvising skills, then at least I could see where you're coming from (it'd still be a fallacious argument, but I digress), but you're criticizing his ability to teach theoretical concepts based on his improvisation abilities? They're two completely different subjects. Your arguments are completely illogical and fallacious at their core. And believe it or not a teacher does not need to be a master at the subject they teach, they merely need to be able to teach the subject so that the student can understand. If Tommaso was the best player in the world and he uploaded this same lesson, would that somehow change your opinion on his teaching? If so, then you're essentially admitting to ad hominem to quoque.
    miguel-m
    Didn't read. 
    Jimjambanx
    Fucking knew you'd say that, it's what everyone does when they know they have no counter. Anyway here a TL;DR version for your tiny attention span (even though I know you read my comment, you just can't own up). Your arguments are fallacious, contradicting, baseless and overall ridiculous. Your entire argument is ad hominem, and you can't even make up your mind on what you're actually trying to criticize.
    miguel-m
    Lol why so angry?
    Jimjambanx
    Again, you won't face the argument. Let me ask the question one more time, I know you won't answer it, you'll probably say "lol don't have time bye" or some other sleight of hand get out of jail free card; but go ahead and prove me wrong:  If Tommaso was the best player in the world and he uploaded this same lesson, would that somehow change your opinion on his teaching?