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Theory =]

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Shadyskull24, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Since in my last week of hanging out on this website i've noticed everyone seems to know alot on Theory. I think it'd be great if you could give a beggining bassist such as myself a "crash course" perhaps?

    I know i must sound pretty pathetic not knowing anything about Theory really posting on a website of people who appear to have it down pretty well. But i want to learn, am willing to listen and need some help.

    Any takers?
  2. i dont know much theory, no hard stuff anyway.
  3. Thanks Ad.

    Didn't see it in Tech or GI, maybe i didn't look hard enough..

    Regardless =]
  4. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    Do they offer a theory course in the music dep't at your school?

    Or you may want to try the "search" button if you have questions on specific info about keys, chords, scales, progressions, etc

    Or you can dig through some of these free sites (most of these are bass related):









    There's bound to be something in here that will stimulate your interest. There is so much information on the subject of music theory, it makes it difficult to start a thread taking you from the beginning.

    Here are some beginnings. Hope this helps! peace
  5. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007
    Besides studying theory, just experiment with your bass, or if you can play some guitar or piano, do the same on those instruments as well. Play something you've never played before each day. Always when you find something new that sounds nice and interesting, try to figure out the theory behind it. You'll learn a lot of how to apply the theory knowledge in your playing and why certain scales sounds good over certain chords and so on.
  6. mambo4


    Jun 9, 2006
    everytime someone posts asking about theory, or jazz , or harmonizing scales I point them here:


    I downloaded it in college, and learned more than a year of music theory class. Now days he sells the material for 16 bucks, but you can browse it all online for free.

    The best part is it explains the theory without resorting to music notation, so if you can't read well, that's a plus.

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