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Music theory question regarding the rest of the course

I’m taking the beginner banjo course and I’m starting with music theory with Mr. G. Do I have to understand the music theory concept to be able to understand the rest of the course?

No, but not knowing it will slow your progress. Learn it, embrace it, apply it, you won’t regret it.


Hi Nikolai! Welcome to the forum. No, you don’t need to know theory to learn the banjo tunes. What I’ve done is work on song lessons at home, then listen to the theory lessons as I drive around town. That way, I’m not wasting valuable practice time on something I can do while multitasking.