- May 4, 2023
Not really a refresher as such. I never bothered to learn this stuff. I justified in my mind that if I could play what I wanted to hear, I didn't need to know the theory behind it, just needed to know what to play. So there are many things that when they are explained out don't mean much to me. Then I go try them and hear what they mean and I already "knew" how to get that, just didn't know the technical term for what I was doing.Chord theory refresher?
For example, when I'm playing with the group I sometimes play with, there are 3 guys in the band who know ever version of every chord. They'll say some crazy chord name and to me, initially, it means little. But it it starts with G, it only takes me a second to figure out which version of a G chord that I know, is the one they are referring too.
In my mind, if I can play what I want to hear, I don't need to know or understand the theory behind it. There is nothing wrong with knowing the theory, and I'll never say that there is, nor would I ever say that it couldn't be helpful to know it. But not knowing it has never held me back.
I guess that's the blessing of being a hack.