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Old 08-16-2011, 08:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default not learning anything about music or learning to play songs but playing an instrument

Any one see much wrong with this? I have been playing guitar for about half a year now and have pretty well only relied on learning things by myself and only play stuff I have made up. I am a little concerned though that once I run out of things to make up I could regress in my learning. I think I have made some decent progress from when I first started (I practice a few hours a day) and really enjoy learning this way and developing my own sound independent from other sources of influence but I was just wondering if any one else has had any experience like this. IF so how did it effect your long term motivation to keep with guitar?
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, I gotta say that after a while of playing in that fashion, I stopped playing. [I still like to pick one up now and again, but I have more success and fun playing drums]. But I don't think I ever put more than one hour of playing in a sitting and I never owned my own guitar.

My buddy, though... he learned to play this way and he's an excellent outside-the-box player and doesn't understand how anyone can learn to play music by studying music theory, memorizing chords/scales alone.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i started out playing at 13 with an untuned guitar and just making stuff up

i think those days i made more interesting music than when i learnt proper theory
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@MrDood Hmm well I can sit on really long sessions I am extremely motivated to play and am just really want to make sure I can preserve it.
Oh interesting about your friend how long has he been playing for?

@Il Duce I hope my music im creating is interesting I am already quite interested in making an album I have 12 basic songs already.
What did you find proper theory did for you?
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@Il Duce I hope my music im creating is interesting I am already quite interested in making an album I have 12 basic songs already.
What did you find proper theory did for you?
only that I can play other people's songs

later i learnt jazz compositionn and theory which opened up new doors to explore

otherwise, the stuff I played from 13 to 17 sounded pretty much like Captain Beefheart circa Trout Mask Replica
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Hahaha that sounds pretty cool I think ill pm you somethin of mine

I guess If Im satisfied I should really just keep with what im doing?
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Hahaha that sounds pretty cool I think ill pm you somethin of mine

I guess If Im satisfied I should really just keep with what im doing?
sure, but i suggest instead of trying for a melody or specific rhythm, you should just attack it randomly
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I do do that sometimes. Very similar feeling to being possessed by demons. hehe chinese funerals gonna have to look up what that sounds like
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Yes, keep doing what you're doing and study theory if you'd like, but down obsess on it.

And my buddy has been playing for 10 years now, and has only recorded 4 songs. But that's his fault for not recording epic jams.
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Yeah I guess thats true about most things they are only as harmful as you let yourself obsess.
wow I make sure to make good use of my phone to remember things. I have hundreds of 1 minutes voice memos of music on it
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