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Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by sax4blues, Jan 10, 2014.
Mods, lock this thread! It's annihilating the mojo in TDPRI.
How do you add a poll to your thread?
Ohh, and yes I know theory. I minored in music thoery during my undergrad...
The existence of mojo is really just theoretical.
Nicely said - as usual.
I didnt respond to the poll - I made the point in the Bebop thread that there is no black and white here. I may know my fundamentals - but in my own mind those fundamentals are transforming in quality every day. Players with experience glibly point out how they keep coming back to their fundamentals - Im now discovering what that means.
I too did not respond to the poll.
It's all relative.
Yeah, I know some harmony and theory and I even have some of my own ideas about it as far as application w/in my own little musical universe. But I generally learn something new about once a month. And I know players that understand it - and can apply it - so much more profoundly than I can, that in their presence, I feel like a novice.
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates
I definitely have to answer no. But I'm teaching myself and am slowly(and I mean slowly)progressing.
The answer is a bit like a job resume. You list the things you know well, exaggerate on a few other things and then throw in a few complete lies.
Yes, I often use the Stromboli 6th.
Let's stop calling it "theory." When I studied "theory" in university, the class was entitled "Materials and Techniques." Isn't that really what we are talking about?
Materials is maple and ash. Technique is string bendin'?
and D13b5b9 is sumthin' you see on a heating bill.
I know enough to get by and to understand what I'm doing. Transposing, chord construction, the number system...it's all very helpful to know and pretty easy once you get onto it. I doubt if too many know everything there is to know about theory, but you can get a lot of mileage out of the basics.
I don't know theory, but we have met.