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Old 05-31-2019, 05:39 PM
Mandobart Mandobart is offline
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For me, yes definitely worth it. I am a classically trained violinist, and contrary to what many self-taught musicians post here and elsewhere, you don't really need any "theory" to be a classical musician. You just need to be able to read music and be technically proficient to pull good tone from your instrument. When I branched out to jazz, bluegrass and Americana, I found it very helpful to understand intervals, degrees, chord structure, etc. because I learned everything by ear. When you play by ear it is so much smoother when you know the song's actual structure. Transposing is simple (and you don't even need a capo). But it doesn't matter what I think or what my experience has been - if you've decided its too hard or not worth it, then that's the way it is for you, right now, at this stage, however long you decide to be here.
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