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Beginning Theory

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by sobrien, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. sobrien

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    Can anyone suggest the best book, video's, ect...for beginning to learn theory? I have been playing for over 20 years, live and on multiple recordings but have never focused on learning the in's and outs of theory, and now want to. Yet, I have no idea where to start...

    Thanks
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  3. sobrien

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    Wow, perfect...Thank you very much
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    Edly's Music Theory for Regular People (or something like that) is excellent as well.
  5. BassChuck

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    There's lots of good material and advice here. I would suggest that as you learn different things, scales, chords, modes, whatever, that you immediately apply it to your bass. Once you play what you have learned, create a piece of music using that idea. It doesn't have to be great.... it doesn't even have to be good enough to share with anyone, but try to use the knowledge in a musical way. Make the theory lessons work for you, don't just memorize information and hope that you'll see how it applies later.
  6. sobrien

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    I can't thank you guys enough for the help... Sure wish I didn't wait this long to learn it but oh well... Something new is always exciting.
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  8. CnB77

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    I've been working through that myself and it is a great easy to approach book

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