Robert Callus

7 Myths About Music Theory (Guitar Players Tend To Believe)

Music theory explains the things we hear. It’s the language of music, something that should be fun to learn, as well as apply, for every person who plays the guitar. If you have a negative view of music theory, most probably you’ve had some bad experience with the way you were being taught, or else …

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Is learning to read standard music notation for guitar worth the effort?

Should you learn to read standard music notation (notes written on a music staff) or should you just rely on tablature (a simpler way of reading guitar music)? Guitarists have debated this issue for ages. Some argue that the use of tablature (or tabs as they are more commonly known) makes learning to read music …

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Should Rock Guitar Players Learn Music Theory?

James Hetfield, Metallica’s singer, songwriter, and guitarist, has made reference to his lack of formal knowledge of music theory many times in interviews and elsewhere. He does mention being taught basic music theory by the late Cliff Burton, but it’s unlikely he spent time in a class spelling out the relative minor of F major. …

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