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Re: OT: Music School/Theory

it is certainly possible to get caught in the trap of thinking simple 
music is now boring because you know how scales and chords work... true

after you graduate from that part of your knowledge... i.e. you know it 
enough to forget it... thankfully, there's a whole world of soul music to 
sooth you after the pain of that stance.

On Feb 17, 2012, at 7:18 PM, Gmail wrote:

> I think it's definitely possible. It somewhat happened to me. After 
> getting into a classical song that I learned for piano, I suddenly found 
> myself looking down on dubstep and other electronic music i previously 
> loved. I've managed to, with hopes and prayers, force myself back in 
> love with electronic music and now I have a broader appreciation for 
> many music genres. So yes it think its definitely possible to degrade 
> your favorites after learning theory but if you can remind yourself that 
> music doesnt have to be complex or text book you will regain that joy 
> but in a more knowledgeable state.
> Kaylon
> On Feb 17, 2012, at 4:02 PM, Teddy Kumpel <teddykumpel@mac.com> wrote:
>> quite the opposite is true for me
>> On Feb 17, 2012, at 6:59 PM, Kevin Cheli-Colando wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> Kevin