tiffcheese wrote:I'm a half step away from looking up Music Theory For Dumbasses
Rusty the Scoob wrote:There's no "dumbassness" involved... most of us learn theory by being taught one way or another, a very lucky few like McCartney/Lennon have such good ears and brains that they absorb it just by listening but most of us have to study.
Javalina's post above is good and informative, although it's very tough to read or teach theory by words alone.
Start with the Major scale and learn all the diatonic chords and how they interact harmonically. Reading about the Circle of 5ths will help a lot. Once you grasp that, expanding your thinking to the other modes will become a lot easier.
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