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Good theory website(s)

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by stroggnoy, Aug 6, 2002.

  1. stroggnoy

    stroggnoy Guest

    Jul 11, 2002
    Can you suggest any good sites for music theory? A site with material from "basic" to "advanced" would be preferred, but anything would be nice. I can't seem to find anything decent on my own.
  2. fatrabbit


    Feb 26, 2002
    bath, uk
    It's best uf you search in all non-capitals since you get more results that way.
  3. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA

    Has ear trainers, which is pretty useful. Doesn't get extremely advanced, but it'll work for a while.
  4. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    <a href="http://www.talkbass.com/articles/articleview.php?ID=19"><img src="http://www.stuffmagazine.com/mayhem/stuff_stuff/wallpaper/babyfrog_800x600.jpg" width="175" height="150" border="0" alt="Learn THEORY and get some CANDY by clicking on BABYFROG!"></a>
  5. stroggnoy

    stroggnoy Guest

    Jul 11, 2002
    But that's not what I asked, now is it?
  6. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Let's see, you got three helpful answers about finding music theory information online, none of which you acknowledged... then you got one response which alluded to the subject of the application of theory, with a suggestion about how to further your quest for understanding the subject better. So rather than show any appreciation to those who attempted to provide EXACTLY the information you were looking for, you decide to gripe about the one reply that said something you didn't want to hear. Does that about sum it up?

    Do you want your theory site to digest and chew your theory for you as well? If so, that's going to require a narrower search.
  7. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Gee, Ed, that sounds like someone with Multiple Personality Disorder. That couldn't possibly be quotes all from the same person, could it?


    STOOGEBOY, you might want to consider that there are many (many) here at this site that know much more about our instrument than you do, and could pave the way for higher learning for you. They do this of their own free will, out of the goodness of their hearts, and charge nothing for it. A little gratitude would be civilized.
  8. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    And I'm going to ask you again to quit using my picture.
  9. stroggnoy

    stroggnoy Guest

    Jul 11, 2002
    I'm sorry I didn't thank the people who gave me some links - I didn't realize anyone would be offended.

    And this isn't for myself, so getting a teacher would sort of be a waste of my money just to ask him for some websites on theory.

    EDIT: There ya go Jazz
  10. vegaas


    Nov 6, 2001
    I have just recently started going to libster.com.
    It seems pretty good.
  11. neptune43


    Jul 24, 2002
    Dear Ed Fuqua ,Chris Fitzgerald and Pacman.

    SOGGY,STRANGLEEGG,STOOGEBOY.Schoolyard taunts coming from supposedly mature, knowledgable contributers to this site?
    Are you sure any of you understand the word civilized?

    Sure, tick someone off if you feel you must, but please keep the name calling out of it. Its kinda sinister when people of your stature stoop to that sort of thing.


  12. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    It really isn't intended as a slam, as near as I can tell, but is now sort of a fun tradition of fooling and fun with a persons handle. It has been going on here since I can remember. Stoggy didn't complain, and if he did, usually the moniker messing will halt.

    The class of teacher that you speak about are few and far between. I haven't had lessons in some time, and would like to get back to it. My last experience was at a College with a guy that knew his stuff, but was a really lousy instructor. He was totally disorganized and really had no plan at all. I guess I was supposed to learn through osmosis. With the cost of lessons, I need to feel like I am gaining insight and skill. Some of us are at the mercy of our own intellect to develop a lesson plan that will enrich our skills as a musician.
  13. neptune43


    Jul 24, 2002
    Hey Bizarro, thanks for the reply - I took your point and re read the thread with that in mind but still couldn't find anything particularly funny about it.

    So, Fuqwit, Fartsgerald and Pricman,

    What I did notice was that three individuals ( two of them moderators ) invented disparaging names with which to address Stroggnoy and then went on to grumble at, and/or attempt to belittle him.

    He didn't complain so thats ok isn't it?

    Bullies will be bullies wherever you find them.
  14. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Ok, i didn't want to, but i'm gonna have to break you up, now mods, you go play with the new ant farm so you can still feel like you have some power, and YOU! ohhh you, you can go play with the FLINTSTONE PHONE! AND DON'T COME OUT OF THE CORNER!
  15. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    At least the names are more humorous than this!

    Neptune, it's just a talkbass tradition, started by Ed up there. It's never meant to belittle, and is always used by those members in posts. Consider it a mental exercise to keep the brain fit. :)
  16. neptune43


    Jul 24, 2002
    Hi Angus,

    tradition or not, I can't say I like what I've seen of it so far.

    Thanks though,to you and Bizarro, for taking the time to explain.


  17. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Hey Neptune. The name changing stuff has been going on at Talkbass for what is probably a couple of years now. When I go back and read the posts, I see a pretty mature conversation. Name-thrashing aside, (and this is because it's always done in a friendly way, and the INSTANT anyone expresses dissatisfaction, it is ALWAYS stopped), here's my interpretation of the events:

    1. Strogger asked a question.
    2. He got a couple of answers that explored the topic from several angles.
    3. He, in not so nice terms, said he wanted something else.
    4. Chris, in not so nice terms, said, "Hey, appreciate what ya got."
    5. Strogger said, "You're right, my bad."

    End of story. Everyone's happy.

    Why aren't you?
  18. neptune43


    Jul 24, 2002
    Hi jazzbo, I was going to leave things as they were but since you asked, here's how I interpreted the events and why i posted the way i did:

    1. Stroggnoy asked a question

    2. He got a couple of answers that explored the topic from several angles.

    3. He, in response to a post from Ed that said basically "get a teacher", said "thats not what i asked, now is it"( hardly the crime of the century I would have thought ).

    4. Ed responded again, addressing him now as Soggy, giving him an analogy.

    5. Chris chimed in with "STRANGLEEGG" ticking him off for not being appreciative of the replies so far and accusing him of replying to the one response he didnt want to hear.

    6. For some unknown reason Ed posted a selection of Stroggnoys previous quotes in bold print. He wouldn't have been trying to make him look foolish would he?

    7. Pacman jumped on the bandwagon with his " gee,that sounds like someone with Multiple Personality Disorder. That couldn't possibly be quotes all from the same person, could it?" Then addressed him as STOOGEBOY and asked for a little gratitude because that would be civilized.
    Never mind the fact that the quotes, taken in the context of the posts they were written in actually made sense when I searched for other posts by Stroggnoy.

    8. Stroggnoy apologises for not saying thankyou and explains why he only wanted links to websites.

    I thought they were trying to belittle Stroggnoy. I think I was right, but others have taken time to assure me its all in good fun and a tradition here.

    I dont see where the fun is, but I'm prepared to drop the issue.



    ps, sorry for the length of this.

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