I was always told that peoples' art reflects a part of who they are, music included. However, the more I learn about music, and all the 'rules' of music, which help me improve in music, I begin to doubt if the music I would write or play would somehow reflect a part of who I am.
For instance, since I first learned my blues scales, I improvised a lot of melodies in blues sclaes and made bluesy, funky kind of music. Since I first learned my minor scales, I played a lot of melodies in the minor key, and produced a more sad or creepy style of music.
Obviously, lyrics can reflect more of who you are, but I'm referring to the music - the melody, harmony and rhythm.
Do you believe your music reflects a part of who you are, or do you play what you play, and write what you write, because of sheer knowledge and experimentation, and believe your music does not reflect a part of who you are?