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Why “How Much Music Theory Should I Learn” is not the Right Question to Ask (and what to ask instead)

In 7 myths about music theory, I explain what music theory is not, what it is, and have hopefully convinced you that you need it if you’re learning a musical instrument. But how much music theory do you need? In this lesson, I will show you that this question isn’t the most ideal question to …

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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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Should Rock Guitar Players Learn Music Theory?

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

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