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binfordtools
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binfordtools
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Joined: 06/15/05
Posts: 37
11/10/2005 5:25 pm
I can play a little but only because:
a. I take lessons
b. I look up tabs on the internet and play them

Honestly, I have no idea what a root is, or what a 5th is, or even what the chord names mean. My teacher is cool, but he is teaching me songs not theory. I feel that I need to get the basic music language down before I can progress much further.

I can play some open chords, I can even play a few songs but everything else is like reading another language! Where can I read up on the basics? I have looked on-line at various sites and they all seem to start at a level that I do not understand. Again, I need the basics. If I read something like Csus7 or Dmaj9 it’s like I’m reading German! I have no clue what I am looking at. I want to be able to understand this.

Thanks for the info.
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