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Re: OT: Music School/Theory

I think it's definitely possible. It somewhat happened to me. After 
getting into a classical song that I learned for piano, I suddenly found 
myself looking down on dubstep and other electronic music i previously 
loved. I've managed to, with hopes and prayers, force myself back in love 
with electronic music and now I have a broader appreciation for many music 
genres. So yes it think its definitely possible to degrade your favorites 
after learning theory but if you can remind yourself that music doesnt 
have to be complex or text book you will regain that joy but in a more 
knowledgeable state.


On Feb 17, 2012, at 4:02 PM, Teddy Kumpel <teddykumpel@mac.com> wrote:

> quite the opposite is true for me
> On Feb 17, 2012, at 6:59 PM, Kevin Cheli-Colando wrote:
>> So, a corollary of a question.
>> If knowing too much about music theory isn't a detriment to one's
>> playing (seems to be the consensus that it shouldn't be), is it
>> possible that too much theory, etc., is a detriment to your listening?
>> Has anyone here found themselves unable to enjoy music they could have
>> once upon a time before they knew about the structures of music?  Or
>> that they enjoyed things less once they understood the workings (or
>> lack of workings depending on the music)?
>> Just a random question to send you off to the weekend.
>> Kevin