Some people wonder why learning music theory is so useful.

It’s a good question to ponder for sure.


I do not believe anyone should learn anything for the sake of it.

Many people teach things because that’s just the norm (but that’s a topic for another day).

Anyway, today I want to talk about the benefits of learning music theory, why it can save you a tonne of time, and the mistakes people make when learning theory.

Plus, why it’s pretty much nonsense when pro players say they have never studied theory (it’s not that they are fibbing, but they are not fully explaining one key thing when they say this).


I’m talking about all this in the Acoustic Asylum podcast today.

Inside, I share some little snippets of music, including some cool chord progressions and even how theory can help you avoid creating hideous sounds on the guitar (which sound like the ‘Gatekeeper’ serenading his bride!).

Listen today, enjoy, and it will give you more clarity on how best to learn theory from my own playing and teaching experience.


You can check it out below if you have an Apple or iPhone device.

Listen to the Acoustic Asylum

…Or if you don’t, you can listen in a variety of other ways HERE.


Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. If you enjoy theory or you want to learn it, you may want to check out this page where you get a special free gift for trying out The Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy


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