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Unread 04-25-2005, 11:08 PM   #1
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do you think that as long as a band plays good music, and they now nothing about theory, scales, etc, they will be good, or "accepted" in the music life. i mean its really about the music right?

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Unread 04-26-2005, 12:33 AM   #2
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do you think that as long as a band plays good music, and they now nothing about theory, scales, etc, they will be good, or "accepted" in the music life. i mean its really about the music right?

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ehh.? sure i guess. i think that most bands that make good music know about the theory, scales, etc. they might not be able to explain it or name it, but they intrinsically know what it is.
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Unread 04-26-2005, 06:18 AM   #3
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Good Music is Good Music, whether You know the thechnical theory or not!!!
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Unread 04-26-2005, 06:19 AM   #4
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If you are playing in a band you know more than you think. Don't worry about someone asking you questions on theory just play.
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Unread 04-26-2005, 09:55 AM   #5
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Yeah, if you're playing in a band, wether you know it or not you are using theory, otherwise well...it just really wouldn't gel together like we expect music to today...like was said before, you may not be able to name what you're doing in music theory language, you're still using it.....kinda like how when a toddler falls over, their using the theory of gravity and know that things usually move toward the ground but they can't be like "I was falling down at 10 m/s"
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Unread 04-26-2005, 12:09 PM   #6
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Well the Beatles and the Monkeys both didn't know the technical side of music, so you are not in bad company.
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the monkees were...uh...kinda made.
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A lot of famous bands started on very little technical knowledge. The riff from U2's first single, I Will Follow, came about because they could only get their B and high E strings in tune.

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Unread 04-26-2005, 12:39 PM   #9
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From what I've heard, The Edge still can't read music. It hasn't stopped U2 from becoming what they are today.

However, music theory is still a good thing to know.

As far as being "accepted" in "music life," you don't even have to be able to play good music for that (see: every popular rap artist).
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alot of good musicians can't read music...but they still understand it.

Ben Folds is a self-taught pianist. occasionally people make sheet music versions of his songs, which he looks at, but cannot play what's on the page...he doesn't know if it's right or wrong.
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Unread 04-26-2005, 01:45 PM   #11
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Yeah, I can read music, as i've been playing piano for most my life, but when it comes to transfering it to guitar, I can't do a thing.
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From what I've heard, The Edge still can't read music. It hasn't stopped U2 from becoming what they are today.

However, music theory is still a good thing to know.
Exactly. Theory is not necessary, but I've found it very helpful. My playing has increased multiple times over since I've learned my scales, etc.

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do you think that as long as a band plays good music, and they now nothing about theory, scales, etc, they will be good, or "accepted" in the music life. i mean its really about the music right?

sry if i wanst more specific.
If I like the music a band makes, I don't care if they know their theory and scales. I think that's the mindset of most people.

But nobody should use this as an excuse to slack off.
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Unread 04-26-2005, 03:15 PM   #14
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me and my band have really good music, i can give you guys some clips as soon as we can record our stuff.

yea, some people were talking about how you cant be a musician unless you really know what it is, or some jazz like that.

i always thought being a musician is loving what you play, in this case, the guitar.
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Unread 04-26-2005, 05:14 PM   #15
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Eric Clapton doesn't know much theory. Kurt Cobain knew even less. I dunno how many drummers out there either that really have a good sense of music theory.
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