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Re: OT: Music School/Theory
To disagree with my 19-year-old self, I think having more music theory
would help one enjoy music more, but it would probably make that
person more picky about the music they like.
The only experience I can speak from is that when I learned how to do
certain recording tricks (such as backwards reverb, for example), I've
come to enjoy hearing them more in other peoples' music. I often refer
to Jimi Hendrix's "Are You Experienced" as an example in my argument
of "No really - people actually LIKE weird music." If I wasn't aware
of the studio trickery in the song, I certainly wouldn't appreciate it
as much as I do.
On the other hand, it makes me demand more of that production-level
creativity in the music that I listen to. Modern pop-punk bores the
pants off me.
Kevin Cheli-Colando was like:
>> So, a corollary of a question.
>> If knowing too much about music theory isn't a detriment to one's
>> playing (seems to be the consensus that it shouldn't be), is it
>> possible that too much theory, etc., is a detriment to your listening?
>> Has anyone here found themselves unable to enjoy music they could have
>> once upon a time before they knew about the structures of music? Or
>> that they enjoyed things less once they understood the workings (or
>> lack of workings depending on the music)?
>> Just a random question to send you off to the weekend.