At 11/30/12 10:19 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
No amount of knowledge can make up for a lack in creativity and/or inspiration.
This is what I have against music theory. You can be a grand master in music theory knowledge, and still not be able to put together a song that people enjoy.
I got the creativity, but I have trouble translating my thoughts to a page or a program. Thats why im in music theory. I want to be able to write down my ideas, and in the end im hoping i'll learn some better fundamentals.
For example im trying to learn some really basic scales and such, just to build my confidence abit. I try playing the great fairy fountain theme. I go one whole up and up and up, it doesn't sound anywhere near that beautiful harp. *sigh*
Then I see a how to video and their fingers end up in places I wouldn't even THINK to go. Who knew you had to go F# at one point?
Hearing it all I hear is going up 4 whole tones but its so much more complex in the end. Theres so much I dont get I just hope music theory can help with, only then do I feel I can begin creating content.
Or maybe I just suck at using trackers, who know.