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Old 08-17-2015, 11:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry a couple questions

ok guys i´m wanting to start a band but has a self taught guitarist i feel a bit insecure about not knowing music theory do you think that is very important??
I mean i´m kind of learning theory when I´m composing I go check what key I´m in and use those chords to structure the stuff i come up with but if im asked to play in C or sth ill be like what??


one more thing what do you think about copyright??
I´m thinking about uploading videos of the stuff I come up with on youtube do you think theres a risk of being ripped off or something? so is it safe to do that??
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm a self taught guitarist that knows little to nothing about music theory that has been in quite a few bands, and I put my music on YouTube. I've had no problems with any of it.

I say go for it.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm a self-taught guitarist as well, I study theory to an extent but don't let it discourage you from starting a band as there are quite a few big-name guitarists that haven't spent a lot of time studying music theory.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ok guys i´m wanting to start a band but has a self taught guitarist i feel a bit insecure about not knowing music theory do you think that is very important??
I mean i´m kind of learning theory when I´m composing I go check what key I´m in and use those chords to structure the stuff i come up with but if im asked to play in C or sth ill be like what??


one more thing what do you think about copyright??
I´m thinking about uploading videos of the stuff I come up with on youtube do you think theres a risk of being ripped off or something? so is it safe to do that??
I think this would be quite dependant on who you are playing with and your patience when playing with others. What I mean by that last part is are you okay playing for a little a while and not having things sound totally right? If you don't know keys and chord names you'll spend a bit more time when you are jamming with your friends in that zone of being off. I personally don't mind not know much about chord names, key signatures etc because I just wait for when things sound good and go with that.

If others expect you to know these things then it might be worth taking some time to learn some more theory prior to make communication easier.

Either way I hope you find a path that helps build your confidence in your playing. Sometimes just jumping into playing with others can be a great way to find out where your skill level is and what needs to be worked on and what isn't too important.
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