Originally Posted by arthurlee04
Not saying this in a bad way.. but nah.. i'm not losing interest.. in fact, one of the reasons why I learnt guitar was that i realized i could make/play music and create sounds that are appealin to people's ear.. kinda weird.. but ya.. it's just that i'm not developing as much as i had i guess is what im trying to say.. I guess what I'm saying is.. should I ultimately focus on techniques or on music theory now and move on? Ps. know any sites where they teach music theory in English and not in their own language? Thanks!
May be you're trying to hard....
Anyway I've learn to play the guitar first and then only I learn theory... Guitar wise I play it and learn it mostly by myself, I have a teacher for only one year and ready to go by myself.. And theory wise I get a teacher, learning it for one and the half year and currently stuck at grade six... It's fascinating to know that music theory is very damn important. There are the stave, Keys, modulation to subdominant or dominant, able to hear the differences of major and minor, been able to tell your teacher what interval is that, for example he'll play two notes and you got to tell him what are the intervals.. major 2nd, minor 3rd, perfect 4th??? or perfect 5th???? or an octave. Ahh an octave is easy
, composing using the stave alone only (this is very challenging but it's cool) I get to know all those classical composers Bach, Beethoven, chopin, Mozart, Handel, Wagner, Lizst this crap can go on. And the music era of that time , Baroque period, Classical period, Romantic period, impressionism period, anti romanticism period, And I get to know how music evolve that time to the music today. Hell.. I get to know how rock music was formed .. it's a fusion between blues and country.... And I got to know the range of orchestra instrument, strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass), woodwind (clarinet, flute, piccolo, etc), brass (trumpet, horn, saxophone), percussion (timpani, bass drum, xylophone) and this is only at grade six. Grade 7 and grade 8 is hell.... I'm very happy that I took up theory. It aids your playing a lot... For example before I've taken up theory I can only improvise in one key...... now I can apply my theory to good use Modulating from it's tonic key to it's dominant and so on and so forth.