Should You Learn Music Theory?
Advice / October 19, 2016

Share This: Music Theory, Should it be learned? Music theory is being able to understand modes and notes and a whole bunch of complicated stuff. As you can see, I never learned music theory. This article is going to be aimed more towards the beginner to intermediate players. If you were an expert, you wouldn’t need this advice. It Matters where You are in Your Playing If you’re a beginner, don’t even bother learning all of the details of the modes and everything. You should learn the scales and a little bit of the music theory of the scales. A LOT of professionals don’t know music theory, they just know the scales and with much practice, they know what notes they like. You’re a beginner, you don’t have to know the details of everything. Just get into it and enjoy yourself, you can decide later. If you’re an intermediate player then the decision is up to you. You really don’t have to bore yourself with it if it is that bad. If you really want to learn it and you’re already playing some crazy stuff, then learn it. It is mostly for creating your own music though. It matters What…

Motivating Yourself to Play Guitar
Advice , Beginners , Info / October 13, 2016

Share This: This is a different kind of post. I remember when I first picked up the guitar. I had dreams and aspirations of the things I would do with that guitar. I wrote a note to myself to never quit and never stop playing and trying to go pro. I totally did ¬†what I told myself not to. I used to sit down playing guitar and wondering if I could be a famous musician before I would graduate college. ¬†wanted to be rich and famous. I used to watch the Rich and Famous episode of Motley Crue and I wanted to be just like them. They had so much money in their day that they didn’t know what to do with it. I used to think about them when I played and they’re a big influence on my playing. I used to look up questions I had about being a professional guitar player but I ultimately decided not to. I thought hard about it. Nobody buys music anymore. I can find any song I want to on YouTube these days (except Prince songs, it’s pretty hard to find his music online for free). I thought about it and I…