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post Apr 8 2010, 04:23 PM
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Does anyone have any recommendations for theory resources? Aside from our lovely lessons from Mr. Andrew himself wink.gif

Specifically I'd like something that is theory for guitar.

I'm really bored at work and I need something productive to do with my time.

I thought this was a good idea, haha.

The first thing I thought of was: http://www.amazon.com/Music-Theory-Dummies...r/dp/0764578383

I also found this! http://www.amazon.com/Music-Theory-Workboo...e/dp/0964863243

Thoughts, suggestions, comments?

Thanks!

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post Apr 8 2010, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE (relaxenjoy @ Apr 8 2010, 04:23 PM) *
Does anyone have any recommendations for theory resources? Aside from our lovely lessons from Mr. Andrew himself wink.gif

Specifically I'd like something that is theory for guitar.

I'm really bored at work and I need something productive to do with my time.

I thought this was a good idea, haha.

The first thing I thought of was: http://www.amazon.com/Music-Theory-Dummies...r/dp/0764578383

I also found this! http://www.amazon.com/Music-Theory-Workboo...e/dp/0964863243

Thoughts, suggestions, comments?

Thanks!

What specifically are you wanting to learn? Do you have an iPhone or iPod touch??
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post Apr 8 2010, 04:41 PM
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I do not have an iPhone or iTouch.

For lack of better term... as much as I can.

I have a very foundational level of theory at the moment. I know notes, few scales, how to read music, etc etc.

I don't really know what I specifically want to learn. Bad answer, I know.

I guess I want to be able to better understand and apply theory to my playing.

For example, I am practicing the Major vs Minor lesson by Muris right now. When I play that lesson, I would like to know the notes I am playing and which intervals of each scale I am playing.

I 'spose when I am playing guitar, I would like to be able to know the notes I am playing, the scale they are in, and what other scales and notes on my fretboard fit with them. I would like to be able to say, I am playing an A note instead of the 5th fret on my low E string.

Does this help clear things up? Sorry for the clear as mud explainations!


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post Apr 8 2010, 04:46 PM
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Here is a cool little trainer to help with fretboard knowledge...

http://www.musictheory.net/trainers/html/id81_en.html


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post Apr 8 2010, 05:04 PM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Apr 8 2010, 04:46 PM) *
Here is a cool little trainer to help with fretboard knowledge...

http://www.musictheory.net/trainers/html/id81_en.html

That is a great site Skenny. If you have an iPhone or iPod touch you can get an app called "Music Drills".....this one allows you to learn all the chromatic intervals on the fingerboard.....on the music staff as well if that is your thing. There is also and app called "Musicopolis" that will allow you to learn all the diatonic chords of each scale. Both these apps will give you excercises you can do anywhere to keep your theory and fingerboard knowledge up to snuff. Great stuff. I didn't KNOW any of this stuff until just about 6 months ago and I've been playing for 20 years. It's never too late to learn theory and it will help your improvising and composing IMMENSELY......\m/\m/
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post Apr 8 2010, 08:50 PM
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hey here is a site that i go to!! http://justinguitar.com/
he has just about everything i needed. hope this helps alot.


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QUOTE (lcsdds @ Apr 8 2010, 05:32 PM) *
What specifically are you wanting to learn? Do you have an iPhone or iPod touch??



What about if you have an iPhone?


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post Apr 8 2010, 10:53 PM
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QUOTE (Deleted @ Apr 8 2010, 09:13 PM) *
What about if you have an iPhone?

If you have an iPhone or iPod touch you can get an app called "Music Drills".....this one allows you to learn all the chromatic intervals on the fingerboard.....on the music staff as well if that is your thing. There is also and app called "Musicopolis" that will allow you to learn all the diatonic chords of each scale. Both these apps will give you excercises you can do anywhere to keep your theory and fingerboard knowledge up to snuff. Great stuff. I didn't KNOW any of this stuff until just about 6 months ago and I've been playing for 20 years. It's never too late to learn theory and it will help your improvising and composing IMMENSELY......\m/\m/
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post Apr 9 2010, 03:48 AM
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There are lots of great books you can get. Berklee method is one of them


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post Apr 9 2010, 04:01 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Apr 9 2010, 01:46 AM) *
Here is a cool little trainer to help with fretboard knowledge...

http://www.musictheory.net/trainers/html/id81_en.html



Thanks Skenny .. this will come in sooooooooooo handy at work .. laugh.gif


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post Apr 9 2010, 05:06 AM
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QUOTE (lcsdds @ Apr 8 2010, 12:04 PM) *
That is a great site Skenny.



QUOTE (zen @ Apr 8 2010, 11:01 PM) *
Thanks Skenny .. this will come in sooooooooooo handy at work .. laugh.gif


Your welcome guys, cool little tool to past the time. smile.gif


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post Apr 13 2010, 01:21 AM
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Berklee book is a nice one, and there are few more too. Complete Idiot's Guide is also nice if you are just starting with theory. I recommend to read from at least two resources - puts things in a better perspective wink.gif


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QUOTE (skennington @ Apr 8 2010, 05:46 PM) *
Here is a cool little trainer to help with fretboard knowledge...

http://www.musictheory.net/trainers/html/id81_en.html


Great!, I'll see if I can visit it at least few minutes everyday wink.gif


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post Apr 13 2010, 03:25 PM
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Thanks everyone for your replies, there's a lot of good stuff in here!

Among the resources listed here, I also picked this up:

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Music-...tar+Vol.+1%2527

It hasn't arrived yet, but I am very anxiously awaiting it.

I am very excited to start working through this and see the improvements in my playing and knowledge!


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