Expressive Theory: The Value of Knowing Music Theory

What is the value of learning and knowing music theory? Tri-tone Substitutions. Upper Structure Triads. Secondary Dominants. These terms go beyond basic music theory. If you’re familiar with them, I trust they’ve helped you to more easily and effectively express whatever music it is that you play. Myth: Theory & “Feel” Cannot Co-Exist For the …

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Self Expression: Playing With Feeling

There has been a long-standing debate on whether a so-called “shredder” is just showing off, or actually expressing something of him/herself. Personally, I love fast and flashy playing and I believe it to be as legitimate a form of self-expression as a standard blues lick. This article will explain why. A Reflection of Personality It …

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