Excuse me.. I'm sorry, this is not on topic.. I occasionally browse these forums because of all the intelligent conversation one might find.. At any rate, I've noticed that most of the musicians here seem to posesse a vast knowledge of the theory found behind music, so I thought I may as well ask one of you a few questions..
I wish to obtain a degree in Jazz or classical theory.. I play a guitar for my instrument.. I have heard that most of the people who begin their degree in this field already have a strong grasp of the basic concepts of musical theory.. I lack this knowledge, I have never had any lessons and only possese a mediocre level of technique. (I've played 5 years now with near dilligent practice)
So my question is.. What do I need to learn before I can begin, is it reasonable for me to have this knowledge by spring, assuming I work hard at it?
Again.. I'm sorry that this not even -remotely- in the correct forum.. but it seemed like a good place to ask none the less.. I appreciate any positive feedback I may recieve, and thank you.