I’m a music producer with a decent knowledge of music theory willing and really motivated to learn harmony.
At first I was thinking about grabbing a book about scales and modes and just memorize everything but a discussion I just had with a friend made me understand that it doesn’t really makes sense as I need to understand all the logic behind it and practice with exercises.
What would be the best way https://showbox.bio/ https://tutuapp.uno/?
I’m considering lessons (I live in NYC) but I think I need books too.
I read through that sub about the Open Music Theory and had a look at it but I cannot learn that way, reading on a screen or watching youtube videos isn’t an option for me.
What are your suggestions?
Hey, you’re in the wrong place, luckily this community attracts a wide variety of creators.
You are totally correct. Memorization won’t take you far in understanding music theory. In my opinion, its not as complicated as some make it out to be.
The logical patterns are there, and the relationships between scales, chords, modes, frequencies and how they are perceived by humans, etc., all makes a little too much sense after a few “ah ha” moments. I learned music theory through looking at common diagrams that show these relations, such as the circle of fifths (a diagram that is so magical, I would get a tattoo of it.).
Spend enough time trying to find the connections between everything, and you’ll find them. Pair that with a new instrument to learn, and it can be quite motivating.
That’s just my two cents. But hey if things don’t work out musically you could pursue animation instead, in which case; we’ll see you soon.
Best of luck in your search for Harmony.