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Old 05-18-2012, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
I don't think you need to know any theory to be a "musician," but if you can't be bothered to learn a few things about music, you better have a darn good ear and a clear way of explaining things...

Really, theory is only necessary for certain musicians...but some that stuff seperates the men from the boys--whether they know the stuff through formal training or intuitively...
I agree. There are a number of very talented musicians who don't "know theory", but they are generally the exceptions and in all cases they have a ton of experience. Anyone in the beginner to intermediate range who considers themselves a guitar player and not a musician should learn theory if they are interesting in changing that. Theory is the fastest and easiest path to becoming a musician. Lots of things start making a lot more sense after a person learns theory.

A person with a good grasp of theory is almost always a musician.
A guitar player may or may not be a musician.
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