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Old 17-04-2018, 09:57 PM   #16
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Re: Going beyond music theory into pure expression?

Music theory is just a tool. A person who has studied all of western music has many choices and styles to help pick from. When in this “flow” state people have go to patterns and little things/ tricks they like to use with ease by something like muscle memory. This can be from something small like note to note ideas, intervals, rythemic ideas. Up to chord progressions. And all the way up to arrangements and what not.

I guess what I’m trying to say is music therory is a tool that can be practiced and be used to your advantage. Just because you don’t know music theory doesn’t mean your “flow” is a more pure expression then some one who study’s music therory.

It’s almost like coming up with your own language to write your own type of book, most likely it won’t communicate well. Practicing music therory will help understand musical grammar.

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