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Discussion in 'Theory Zone - Guitar Theory Made Useful' started by Jim58, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Jim58

    Jim58 Got Yer Blues

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    Hi All. This may have already been asked. I know the circle of 5ths/4ths and how to use key signatures. Do I still need Griff's Music Theory and if yes why?
     
  2. BradB

    BradB Blues Newbie

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    I'm going to get it...I have been enjoying the sample lessons. Just waiting for it to go on sale! ;)
     
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  3. Jim58

    Jim58 Got Yer Blues

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    Thank you, you're the man.
     
  4. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    I think that's a personal decision, I find theory fascinating, but not necessarily required to play well, it's just how well you want to understand what your playing or if just playing it is enough
     
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  5. Jim58

    Jim58 Got Yer Blues

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    Hey Papa. Agreed. Knowing theory opens many musical doors. I'm in.
     
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  6. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Southeastern Michigan

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    In addition to the circle of 5ths and the key signatures you'll also learn the "how" and "why" of chords and their construction and how chord progressions work. If you have those things down you might not need it.

    The one thing I have discovered that music theory is actually pretty good at is to reduce that "I can play lot's of songs and licks on guitar that I've learned but I still feel like I don't know what I'm doing" feeling.

    YMMV of course. I also always think that knowing how something works can't hurt. And it might be useful.

    Eric
     
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