Letting The Theory Go And Just Have Fun With It!
Coastie Brian
Aug 21 2011, 06:56 PM
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I finally decided to give the Theory a little break. I have been beating myself up with it the last few months and got to where
my soloing just seemed so planned and by the book. So I decided to set it down and just have fun with it. I think it payed off
though cause I am ripping some blues backing tracks with the minor penatonic. I think what I learned is to not be so textbook
about my playing and let the creative juices flow.

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Adrian Figallo
Aug 22 2011, 01:28 AM
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Hey, that's great man, that's what you should do for sure, if you need backing tracks, this is my channel:

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and

https://www.youtube.com/user/adriantrackssongs

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Gabriel Leopardi
Aug 22 2011, 02:04 AM
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Cool! It's always important to let your creativity flow... the main purpose of this is just making music. If you feel limited with your playing or ideas you can start again with some theory.

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Ivan Milenkovic
Aug 22 2011, 08:58 AM
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Usually, after long period of acquiring new theoretical knowledge, it's time for settling it in the memory, and it's time to develop learned concepts in practice. You will learn and things will click as you practice, so just take it easy, and go with the flow smile.gif

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Ben Higgins
Aug 22 2011, 11:48 AM
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That's just it.. when you've overloaded yourself with one thing, you need to relieve yourself (excuse the phrase) of that pressure and just do what it is we're meant to do with that damn instrument in the first place: Just play

Whether it's time spent with theory, with technique, with composing or just picking up the guitar and blazing away.. it all comes together. It's like visiting a different corner of a room and spending time there. When you go back to the middle you'll find that that the things you experienced in another corner are closer to you than they were before without you knowing it. It all comes together in the middle after a while.. and that's the story every day for the rest of our life smile.gif

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Sinisa Cekic
Aug 22 2011, 11:22 PM
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It is always useful to get rid of the theory for some time, find your way, develop lessons learned so far, improvise and enjoy wink.gif !

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Daniel Realpe
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I know that feeling. I think theory "sits in" with you better after you play your heart out for a while, it really does. You'll develop an intuition for different scales and arpeggios

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Cosmin Lupu
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 22 2011, 10:48 AM) *
That's just it.. when you've overloaded yourself with one thing, you need to relieve yourself (excuse the phrase) of that pressure and just do what it is we're meant to do with that damn instrument in the first place: Just play

Whether it's time spent with theory, with technique, with composing or just picking up the guitar and blazing away.. it all comes together. It's like visiting a different corner of a room and spending time there. When you go back to the middle you'll find that that the things you experienced in another corner are closer to you than they were before without you knowing it. It all comes together in the middle after a while.. and that's the story every day for the rest of our life smile.gif

Balance - I swear it's the hardest thing in the world to attain but t's the key to everything. And another simple piece of widsom I try to remember myself is: if it feels good or sounds good, it is good !


As usual, Big Ben has stated the most important aspect: balance wink.gif you can never go wrong with it biggrin.gif

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