Comic strip: "Hit more weird notes"

Comic strip: RONI: You mean like… this? JOHN: YES! Yeah. That. RONI: OK, so when you say you want me to “hit more weird notes” in my solos, you actually want me to use chromatics to create melodic tension. JOHN: I guess. RONI: (sigh) This would be so much easier if you guys had a strong music […]

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    • RONI: You mean like... this?
    • JOHN: YES! Yeah. That.
    • RONI: OK, so when you say you want me to "hit more weird notes" in my solos, you actually want me to use chromatics to create melodic tension.
    • JOHN: I guess.
    • RONI: (sigh) This would be so much easier if you guys had a strong music theory background.
    • JOHN: Yeah...
    • JOHN: Or, I mean, if you DIDN'T.
I know nothing about music theory. (Which may be apparent.) I am impressed how many musicians on the web put lessons and videos out there for free. Amazing resources out there for folks. I don't play guitar nor am I learning, but I think it's interesting and I love the awkwardness of the videos, so I watch them. Subtext to this one: "This song is so fucking simple and yet the guys who wrote it are millionaires and here I am doing this stupid video for free." Notice how many times he says "it's VERY simple", "that's IT" or "that's ALL" and how inflects those phrases. I also love the comments below the video which juxtapose with this guy's helpfulness. For example: "Seriously, if you need lessons on how to play stuff like this give up" Anyone find any particular site or set of videos particularly helpful (or funny)?

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