There’s no thread dedicated to just music theory - so, from the most basic theory questions, to the most analytically deep musings, anything goes here. In B2B, it seemed like anything related to this was almost taboo - the sort of thing that, well, we quickly have to learn a little, so hold your nose, till we get back to the more “fun” things.
For me, I enjoy it. But not always. There are times I turn my nerd brain on, and find it fascinating. Other times, nerd brain off, I’m just into the music, and playing, and I just don’t care about the “why” behind it.
There’s some real wisdom in a lot of threads that may get lost, so, gonna consolidate some of it here, feel free to add more:
@joergkutter , in recapping some great stuff on modes and chords “I might also be overthinking the whole thing, but the resulting occasional eureka moment makes up for that”
" @Gio 's Rule" , to keep in mind, regardless of what the theory says: REMEMBER THE GOLDEN RULE OF MUSIC - THE ONLY RULE OF MUSIC: IF IT SOUNDS GOOD… THEN IT IS ALLOWED.
@JoshFossgreen 's book recommendation: (I’m almost all the way through it, and it’s a great read. Would recommend completing B2B first though, as the book assumes some knowledge)
Hope for some juicy theory discussions here at some point! But, if the crickets are chirping on this thread, it’s all good too. I think music theory is one of those places where the artistic mind collides with the intellectual mind, and, it’s not always a pleasant thing. And, yes, there are plenty of musicians who know very little theory, but are absolutely brilliant. (Though, I suspect, they may not be able to verbalize and use the vocabulary of music theory, but, they have internalized its concepts in some way to a high degree.)