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10-22-2002, 10:56 PM
Any suggestions on instructional videos/DVDs OR written stuff for someone who does NOT know music theory and CANNOT read music who wants to learn how to solo over cerain chord progressions/keys? I want to learn how to do this, but don't know how to start. Your suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

10-22-2002, 11:53 PM
You need to at least learn the 'language' of music theory so you can ask intelligent questions, and read the information that will help get you on the path.
Learn what is meant by a whole step and a half step, then learn how connecting a series of these makes a particular scale.
From there you can learn the terminology to understand the conversations that take place here. I really suggest you learn to read music at least enough to be able to use it as a means of communication, and as a means to understand theory. You may have a good ear but the knowledge you can get by reading and by learning the language can save you many frustrating years of stagnant development. Maybe you should start here by telling us what you do know, so we can help you build on that.