Yes, that's a good point! Giving that music theory actually is a fix, a workaround... a shortcut! Someone pointed out that folk music can be very complex and yet doesn't require performers to master theory to play it. That's because for those players that music isn't "complex" but part of their cultural heritage. Someone from another part of the world might still need theory to pull off pieces in that tradition. Greetings from Sweden Per Boysen www.perboysen.com http://www.youtube.com/perboysen On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 2:57 PM, joy_top top <email@example.com> wrote: > When I hear the various opinions about music theory, I ask myself if the > same holds true for other things, such as base 10 numbering systems, > octal, > hex, tri-state, and of course binary. > Then I think it isn't so much a theory, but a structure to hold musical > thoughts.