Beginning Theory

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

  1. sobrien


    Nov 26, 2013
    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...

  2. fearceol

    fearceol Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2006
  3. sobrien


    Nov 26, 2013
    Wow, perfect...Thank you very much
  4. sleeplessknight

    sleeplessknight Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Edly's Music Theory for Regular People (or something like that) is excellent as well.
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  6. BassChuck


    Nov 15, 2005
    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.
  7. sobrien


    Nov 26, 2013
    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.
  8. Shovelbone

    Shovelbone Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Yonderville Georgia
  9. CnB77


    Jan 7, 2011
    I've been working through that myself and it is a great easy to approach book