>i lacked so much creativity i had to resort to learning music theory
i tried once and the results were absolutely disgusting it was years ago and im still trying to forget
you would have to be the most bland generic kind of plebeian to believe that stuff actually helps you
>implying i don't just study STEM because its easy studying math and stuff like that but then still will have no job because of lack of creativity and ability to solve real problems,
More like comparing STEM majors with their expected unpaid overtime and mediocre salary until they decide to study business and management vs jazz snobs who just take it easy with their bohemian lifestyle.
>excellent understanding of music theory from piano lessons taken till I was 18
>never ever use it and just go by ear when writing music
All it did was make me try and over complicate everything I write
>the great artists broke the rules, maaan
>i don't have to learn how to play an instrument
>or put effort into anything
>i just need to break the rules
>that's what great artists do
>Autist needs rigid structure or he can't focus on the task at hand
>Can't name any artists outside of jazz or classical aka any great popular music that came from a theory fag
>i'm so naturally gifted that I can create great music without knowing anything about musical composition
It's a tool to help you. If you don't know music theory, you'll probably just end up writing music that follows basic theory, but take a long time to write it because you don't already have a guide for how to compose an enjoyable piece.
I just want to be a jazz snob so badly and hang out with my other jazz snob friends and listen to Jelly Roll Morton while discussing some latin american boom author on french.
Instead I studied Computer Science and work overtime.
lmao it's 2015 that's what robots are for and if the job requires any human input at all millions of third world country people can do exactly what you do for a fraction of the price why would anyone unironically choose to do stem in 2015
>hmm, I'm stuck with this song. Where do I go with it?
Person who know theory:
>well there's several chord progressions that are commonly used in this scenario. I'll work with those a bit and see if anything works out so that I have a base to build off of.
Person without music theory
>fumbles around endlessly until he stumbles across one of the generic chord progressions that the guy who knew theory tried out right off the bat
Find me the theory guy that writes all the GOAT riffs please.
You know, instead shitting out some extended experimental jazz jam nonsense or if you tried to write "pleb" music and it would just come out like an overcooked Dave Matthews-esque disaster.
>literally all composers ever
>literally all jazz musicians since the 30's
all of these thousands (maybe even millions) of people gave a "shit" about music theory. Most of them are "great" artists.
Okay, Brian Wilson's a good one if that's true.
But no one gives a shit about Jazz, grandpa.
And still the vast majority of great modern writers aren't coming from a theory background.
>I think getting female affection
>I actually think, despite that, I take music seriously
>musicians don't take their craft seriously beyond getting their dicks wet
You best be b8ing m80
a LOT of people gives a shit about jazz, there are many jazz schools filled with jazz musicians all over the world and many jazz musicians of the past can sell out big venues (wayne shorter, herbie hancock, chick corea, etc.)
Btw, even if no one gave a shit about jazz (which is still completely wrong) it doesn't change the fact that it's great music that requires you to have some music knowledge.
Also, Brian incorporates a lot of jazz elements in his music. He taught himself theory so that he'll be able to write more complicated and advanced music.
Then I feel happy for not being trained in music theory, because Death Grips is the worst thing to happen to music.
Not even baiting, if you unironically like Death Grips you are an objectively worse human being than Adolf Hitler, and Kim Jong Un combined.