OK Then, Who Here "Knows" Theory?

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by sax4blues, Jan 10, 2014.

Do You Know Music Theory?

  1. Yes

    59 vote(s)
    72.0%
  2. No

    23 vote(s)
    28.0%
  1. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Mods, lock this thread! It's annihilating the mojo in TDPRI.
     
  2. Vanzant

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    How do you add a poll to your thread?

    Ohh, and yes I know theory. I minored in music thoery during my undergrad...
     
  3. stevieboy

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    The existence of mojo is really just theoretical.
     
  4. BigDaddyLH

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  5. slowpinky

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  8. cheapgtrs

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    I definitely have to answer no. But I'm teaching myself and am slowly(and I mean slowly)progressing.
     
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    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.
     
  10. BigDaddyLH

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    Yes, I often use the Stromboli 6th.
     
  11. doc w

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    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?
     
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    Materials is maple and ash. Technique is string bendin'?
     
  13. doc w

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    Bingo!

    and D13b5b9 is sumthin' you see on a heating bill.
     
  14. TelecasterSam

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    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.
     
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    I don't know theory, but we have met.
     
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