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100days of guitar day 13

Whenever I end up digging into music theory, I also getting this weird feeling that people that teach music theory go out of their way to make it way more complicated than it really is. Not only that, they go out of their way to see how much information that can leave out, thus making it hard to see connections and patterns. Is this some kind of weird defense mechanism to protect their ego? I'm sure all other area of learning probably have the same thing going on; making it look much hard than it is so people can look smart.

All this really means to me, is that when I'm learning any new subject, I should be breaking down what I learn, and not rely on other people to do this as they may be over complicating things to protect their egos. I should Also be looking for ways to visualize concepts in a way that will make it easier to find patterns in the data.

Today I was practicing the box shapes, and then decided to actually make my reference material more useful by showing all the string numbers (instead of just one per box), visually show where the overlaps of the boxes happen, and the note names (instead of just a black box for the root, and you figure out the rest).

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