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Theory? Who needs it?!!!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by GonzoBass, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. GonzoBass


    Jun 10, 2002
    Hilo, Hawaii
    Endorsing Artist: Gallien-Krueger
    This is a classic-


    Especially to those who DO teach!!!

    (Mod- I thought this might be the best forum for this... if not, sorry.)

    = )

    Aloha for now-
  2. I have but one thing to say:
  3. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Ha! That's great. :D
  4. I don't get it.:confused:
  5. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    Do you any of you think that there is any advantage into translating all my music from Jazz Ensemble into tab? I'm about frustrated and crazy enough to do it!
  6. Do it only to get you through things on time constraints while you learn how to do it the right way.
  7. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    What up, Gonzo! I'll drop you a line soon...

    Music theory IS important and needs to be learned.

    Otherwise, you'll be on the streets butchering TABS and stuff... Cheers!
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    That is in the top 5 Far Side panels ever!:D
  9. It's neat:)
  10. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  11. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  12. No, never. I can think of DISadvantages, though.
  13. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK

    Why would you want to? Is the standard notation frustrating you? Stick with it buddy ;)
  14. Howard K

    Howard K

    Feb 14, 2002
    I gotta admit this one made me laugh out loud. I thought it was a joke!!

    Why on Earth would you want to do this? So you can put it on tabcrawler or OLGA or something?!
  15. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    Unless you've got no more than three short songs and they just feature walking quarter notes all the way, it's not worth it. By the time you've written all the tabs AND double checked them for accuracy, you'll probably find the ensemble has moved onto new songs.

    Instead, use your time to work on the things you find difficult about reading from standard notation - although there's no reason not to make a few annotations on the score to help you.

  16. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    Hey check out my grammar on my last post!

    No, I won't do it. It's three days into Jazz Ensemble and I'm already getting it.

    Besides, I'm not saying I'm a great bassist, but I've already been playing for a year, and music theory is what I need to be improving on, not general technique.
  17. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    I have started to teach some basic music theory to my wifey. Its kind of funny, because by and large her musical ability far surpasses mine. :p (She has played clarinet for over ten years)

    Once you have the discipline to stick with it, music theory actually becomes pretty fun. :)
  18. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Sorry, I had to add this one (not trying to hijack):


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