Is Music Theory Required To Learn Guitar?


The study of music theory sounds scary to majority of beginner to intermediate guitar players...


The general idea of music theory is built around a lot of things like scales, arpeggios, chords, intervals etc.


Most teachers also focus too much time in teaching these concepts in isolation, which makes it boring...


This approach makes it overwhelming, and the biggest challenge is to figure out what to learn and in what order...


I myself had taken a similar approach as a beginner musician and found that I was lacking somewhere in quickly understanding and applying Music theory on guitar, to create the music that I wanted...


Then I began to wonder that, "When music is a result of the integration of various different elements, why do we approach studying music theory concepts in Isolation"?


Moreover, "why is it that we only study music theory as concepts, and not apply it on the guitar to make music" ?


This lead me to design methods to easily understand music, which I use with my students, where the concepts are not just taught in isolation, but also applied creatively on guitar to make them better musicians faster...


This approach makes learning and enhancing musical knowledge a fun process for students, one that you will look forward to... especially when you realize the benefits of it...

Guitar as an instrument has a distinct advantage, that you don't have to understand music in order to play guitar we