[quote]Rational Gaze wrote:
This is one of the most exceptionally arrogant and foolish things I’ve read about music.
What makes you think that learning to play an instrument and learning musical theory are disjoint?
It is.Learning an instrument is learning how to move your finger and learning musical theory is learning how music works.
And why would learning an instrument properly, with tuition, preclude someone from writing their own music?
I never said you can’t play and write. It is 2 different things
If playing what other people have written is worthless, then why do people buy new recordings of classical music, or attend concerts? lol…Now we are talking about listening, not executing or creating. 1. Someone imagines the music, write little dots on paper (You don’t create music by agencing little dots), then someone is paid to play it for someone to listen to it
Why do bands perform covers? There is more to music than what is on the page, and interpreting the music is as important as playing it correctly.
The idea that people can only write music that is somehow fully conceived in their heads is nonsense, LOL sorry to burst your bubble that’s how it works buddy
that might be how Mozart did it, Mozart,Mozart that the only thing I ever hear. How about Varese, Stravinski, Penderecki, Bartok, Faure,…you don’t know those guys? Still you know how music work
but for most people it is something that must be worked at, and practised. If you have given up doing this because it is too hard, then fine, but please don’t discourage other people who are prepared to put in the work.
there is hard work and there is talent. But If you love what you do it is not just your work it’s your hobby and your relaxation