When Music Theory Is Confusing

Feeling demotivated because music theory is complex, there is too much to know, and in the end you find that knowing theory is not so helpful?

Believe me or not, I do know how you feel. I think most musicians have been in this kind of rut and I am not an exception.

What I found out, though, is that there are a few facts you want to have on top of your mind to get out of that negative place:

* Knowing everything is not necessary, at the same time...

* ...the more you study theory, the more creative you become (yup, you heard me well)

* And more likely than not, you know already how to write a song (if you think you don't, then watch the video below and find out how)

The thing is that music theory is supposed to work for you and your music, and not be something in your way. To learn how to make that happen, watch this video:

This video was made as an answer to a question posted on Music Theory For Guitar's Facebook page. If you have questions of your own, write them in the comments here or on my FB page / YT channel. Enjoy!

Tommaso Zillio is a professional prog rock/metal guitarist and composer based in Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Tommaso is currently working on an instrumental CD, and an instructional series on fretboard visualization and exotic scales. He is your go-to guy for any and all music theory-related questions.

Tommaso Zillio