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I have recently started learning theory. I have been playing guitar for about a year though . I need help on how to go about theory ... I mean where should I start from ? like by learning all the notes on the guitar or by learning the standard notation first ? i want you guys to tell me bout how you learned theory and stuff. I think that would be a great help!

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closed as too broad by Meaningful Username, American Luke, SeuMenezes, Dom, Shevliaskovic May 4 '14 at 16:22

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

There is no single right way to learn theory and stuff, so I guess you will not get an answer you need. To improve your chance, I think you should clarify your question, like: What parts of theory do you already know (after 1 year)? What next big thing do you want to accomplish? Which type of guitar? – anatolyg May 4 '14 at 7:28
As for learning where the notes are on the fretboard, or learning standard notation, there best approach is likely to do them at the same time. – Meaningful Username May 4 '14 at 8:34
i know intervals and stuff ... i basically didnt care for theory before but i want to learn it now . I m a metal guy so... electric guitar . – user5398 May 4 '14 at 8:58

This is a very very big question. Too big for here as it stands. Trouble is, on guitar, there are multiple places to play the same note. Take top E, for example. There are at least a dozen different places to play that exact note on a guitar.Maybe start to read music, but it may get confusing. Find out about chords - how they fit notes together, how the voicings work. This is only a bit of an answer.

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