|About the Book|
I have played music my entire life. Most notably, I have taught private guitar lessons to people from age 5 to age 65 for the past 8 years. I have taught old dogs new tricks and young dogs old tricks. I have taught sub-10 year olds more advancedMoreI have played music my entire life. Most notably, I have taught private guitar lessons to people from age 5 to age 65 for the past 8 years. I have taught old dogs new tricks and young dogs old tricks. I have taught sub-10 year olds more advanced music theory concepts than what I learned in college music theory. I focus on getting my students to write their own songs as fast as possible while developing technique using already written songs.When music became my job, it was time to learn a new skill. In the last 5 years I have taken up:• Physics, earning my Bachelors of Physics from University of Washington in just 3 years• Triathlon- even committing to swimming, biking, or running every day for the rest of my life… so far so good• Golf, in 2 years, I went from the 100s to breaking 80• Cooking• Woodworking• Software development• Renewable energy, I co-founded a solar technology company• T-shirt branding• Corporate financeMy approach to each of these skills has been that of a skydiver…jump… take in everything you can and continue to ramp up your speed… reach terminal velocity… maintain your speed until you are able to pull the ripcord and just coast to wherever you want to be in the end. Once you have gone through this process, your experience and understanding of the skill will allow you to enjoy it for a lifetime.I have written this book for people who want to learn music theory in the same fashion.This Book is not for the first time Music Theorist (please prove me wrong). You may need someone with a little more experience to help you before your first solo jump. This is not for people who like to go slow. This is for people who know how to use a search engine and their creative brain engine. It is not likely that you will read this once and know music theory. You should have a paper, pencil, your instrument of choice, and your search engine of choice nearby.