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  1. I am in my second term of theroy. We are doing composition in SATB. I hate this. True, it is making think about chord inversions etc. and cadence but I just want to become a better guitar player. I have to beleave that its all good and it all has value. I am putting alot of time and energy into this and I don't feel like I am getting a good bang for my buck. Somebody tell me it will all be worth it in the long run:mad:
  2. Kudos for hanging in there. What species are you guys working on? We just started 4th species. It is all just the tip of the iceberg type of stuff. Alot of little rules and alot of work. I don't mind because it makes me think more about everything that is going on as the notes relate to each other. Soo much to learn! When the light bulb finely comes on its great!
  3. Thanks everyone. Went to class today and was sure that the homework I was going to get back would be all wrong. About 80% of it was done correctly! I was very happy and could hardly believe it. Todays work went smooth and I think I am getting it. Strange how things can change from one day to the next. Pracitice time.
  4. I am 55 and retired last year. I have been playing guitar for the last 10 years or so and have been taking private lessens for 3 years. I went back to school this year at our local community college to take some music classes to help me become a better player. I did OK the first term. Music theroy 1 and keyboarding. This term I am taking music theroy 1 second term. We are barely one week in and I am having trouble. The pace of the class seems very fast. We are working on counterpoint and it seems like most of these kids already know this stuff. I am beginning to wonder if I belong here. I want to keep going but if I have to do nothing but study 24/7 I don't see the value or the fun in it. The first time I went to college 30 years ago I worked a full time job and was a full time student and had a wife and two kids. I studied environmental tech and kept a 3.5 GPA. Why can't I keep up with this one class? Is music theroy that hard or is my age a factor? I am going to talk to the teacher. Maybe I am not the only one.
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