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I Want to Learn Music Theory

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    I Forgot The Golden Rule

    i play the Clarinet. I have for many years and have taken three years of music theory. I am trying to learn the Guitar and I find I have lost a lot of what I have learned by simply not continuing with it. I had an amazing teacher and when he stopped teaching I stopped playing. I...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound 41-45 2 Responses Sep 2, 2011

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    I Have But...

    So much stuff has overwritten it in my life only small shards of it remain. I hope to relearn it so I can put music to my lyrics someday.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    Where To Learn Theory?

    I am a guitar player, singer, writer etc. I am no great but I am recording. I recently found out about a great site, forget the old and dead theory tools. Musictheory.net the guy that owns the studio I am going to be recording at this year says it's the way to go. He blows my...
    XenDragon XenDragon 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 18, 2010

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    Currently Doing That

    This Spring, I started taking a handful of classes at My local college. A class on Music Fundamentals was one of them. That's basically everything from what notes are and how to recognize basic musical notation to chords, intervals, to inversions, and on and on. Next Fall, I...
    aktor1970 aktor1970 41-45, M May 10, 2013

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    I'm so bad at theory anyone got any tips to

    make it easy & brain aching free? I play bass!
    fakehistory fakehistory 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    Guitar Lessons!

    There is some kind of website offering free guitar lessons/tabs and music radio online and it depends on community they request anything and they put it ! #AWESOME!
    aymeno aymeno 18-21 Apr 12, 2013

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    I Wish I Didn't Quit Piano.

    I used to be good at reading music, when I was getting piano lessons. I've pretty much lost all that knowledge now. It really sucks that I'm not playing any instruments at the moment, as I consider music to be one of my passions, along with writing and photography. I'd like to...
    DysfunctionalMuse DysfunctionalMuse 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 14, 2009

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    Circle of Fifths

    Who would think this circle could be so complicated.  It seems its taking forever to memorize.
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 16 Responses Sep 14, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I have been playing since I was 15, my mom bought me my first guitar at a pawn shop for Christmas, I played that thing a lot, still have it and its in pretty good condition still...
    squeezenbiteme squeezenbiteme 31-35, M 1 Response May 15

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    I wish I can go to LA to LEARN MUSIC my favorite thing RIGHT NOW!!!
    StellaComposer StellaComposer 18-21, F May 12

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    I want everybody to be happy. because im going too a better place ! and I will not rest in peace knowing someones hurting for me. nah -.- I want Fireworks, I want happy music, i...
    Muffin19 Muffin19 18-21, F May 2

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    One of my friends was wondering if they should start on reading a book on Set Theory for their Math Degree. [I have no degree btw] Here's a list of probably the easier books on...
    atenra11 atenra11 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Technically I call myself a recovering one though. Bass for 26 years, guitar for 25 years and I've dabbled with drums for 24 years...haven't owned a kit for 22 years though...
    CrypticK76 CrypticK76 36-40, M 1 Response May 9

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    I have my mothers piano, she got it when she was 8 or 9, so its a family heirloom, I can read music and I know basic theory, she taught me a little bit when I was young. I would...
    squeezenbiteme squeezenbiteme 31-35, M May 15

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    I have many ranges of music......Hip / Hop / dance / Top Hits to keep me up and bouncing, put that rhythm there.....help me work outAlternative Rock - Three Days Grace (old band...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses May 4

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    People who abuse children. People who break into your home and steal your hard earned. People who don't care! Selfish. Paying bills. I really hate that. Politicians. On all...
    henkam henkam 46-50, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I've been listening to music constantly since I was a child. Back then it was a coping "skill" for abuse, now it keeps me calm and my mind busy so I'm not thinking about the past...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    1. My name is Alissa 2. I am 18 years old 3. I am working to become a makeup artist 4. I love smoking but I hate cigarettes(I only smoke vapor, cannabis , and occasionally...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 11 Responses May 3

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    Ok, I actually did this: 1. I'm from an indian background 2. im 5'11, I wish i was just one inch taller so i could say I'm 6' 3. i look like I'm 14 4. i weigh 130 5. I'm worried...
    Zaxel Zaxel 18-21, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    God wants one thing for all of us.....to be happy. ok! well we all know the world isn't full of good. its filled with the good and the bad! ... ying and yang! so maybe the reason...
    Ifonlycr Ifonlycr 18-21, M May 5

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    How to Quiet the Mind - By Gina Lake The mind is a wonderful tool for thinking, but it has a dark side. There is an aspect of the mind that is not useful but pretends to be...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F May 2

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    I have finished school and I want a career as an actor. I have recently looked on a bunch of actors websites and they all want resumes. The only work I have done is a lead role...
    JewStar4Life JewStar4Life 22-25, F May 5

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    I know that music is an expression; Therefore, it's a language that can be use for communication. Music can make us cry, happy, sad, and excited, and There are many experiences in...
    growingwisdom growingwisdom 22-25, M 1 Response May 13

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    I thought I start with the Keyboard, but I feel like I'm too old to start. I have no background in music. I didn't take any classes during my school years. I don't have much free...
    NooffenseIsuck NooffenseIsuck 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    Ramy Botros is an extremely talented, creative musician with a background in business and sales as a client-oriented sales professional. Having a comprehensive knowledge and a deep...
    sigler111 sigler111 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    This new job I have is not bad at all. It's a factory job pretty simple just long but pays well. What I love is the prospect that I can save up for a Mac and buy an interfacer and...
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    It equally the most fulfilling and disappointing thing in my life. I've played a number of musical instruments throughout my life starting with flute, baritone, guitar, various...
    chinawhite007 chinawhite007 26-30, M 7 Responses May 11

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    1. Name? - K 2. Male or female? Female, or as my husband claims, gnome. 3. Were you named after anyone? Nope! Not even Christ. 4. Does your name mean anything? "Christian." I...
    GeorgeSands GeorgeSands 31-35, F 2 Responses May 13

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    I must be pretty bored to be thinking about doing this, but it seems like a healthy thing to do, honestly. I'm just gonna run straight through this. Stream of consciousness time...
    junedew junedew 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    I started off wondering if I could actually think of 100 interesting things about myself. The answer was a resounding NO. I got about halfway through this and got sick of myself...
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    There are hundreds of so-called ‘remedies’ for puffy eyes floating around the Internet. It seems that almost every day someone is posting a new blog or YouTube video...
    swellnomore swellnomore 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I love connecting with people through music. I have a friend who has reunited me, in a way, with Al Stewart. I remember a couple of his songs. Primarily "Year of the Cat". But...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 4 Responses May 12

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    I'm 19 years old and it's been almost a year since I graduated high school. I remember having plans to at least attend the nearby community college, start investing my time into...
    WardenChult WardenChult 18-21, M 2 Responses May 15

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    I grew up on hip hop so that's what I know best. Anything from Grandmaster Flash to Cannibal OX. Recently for the past year I've been trying to broaden my music by exploring new...
    KingWithNoCrown KingWithNoCrown 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I believe in the hollow earth theory.
    PigMonkeyHybrid PigMonkeyHybrid 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    Dance, yes! Love, next! Nobody knows what I'm feeling inside. I find it so stupid; So why should I hide; That I, love to make love to you baby. So many ways wanna touch you...
    FelicitySmoak FelicitySmoak 31-35, F May 2

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    I am trying to learn how to dance the Uptown Funk dance they do in the music video.
    RealTreeGirl90 RealTreeGirl90 22-25, F May 13

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    It's not a theory. It just hurts to love the wrong person.
    endlessl0ve endlessl0ve 26-30, F 1 Response May 20

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    I f I didn't, I wouldn't be here. Let me start off by saying I love and appreciate all types of music, but personally I am a metal head! I have been for 30 years and going through...
    dtdwc dtdwc 36-40, M a week ago

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    I definitely accept the theory of evolution because there is substantial evidence to support it. I do not believe in so called "creation science" which is not science at all or it...
    virtuosity virtuosity 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    1. Not sure I can finish this list lol 2. I have a birthmark 3. I love running 4. I do cross country running and track 5. I love to sing 6. Sometimes I feel like my brother hates...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 4 Responses May 1

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    Nujabes - changed how I looked at rap music - too bad like many others, I only learned about him after he already left us... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGfguhnvECc