- Music Theory helps us memorise our music.
- Music Theory helps us express the music through the analysis of harmony and form.
- Music Theory helps us to understand the “hidden backbone” of music. The architecture and beauty of art and thought in sound.
When a trained musician looks at a manuscript what they see is different from an untrained musician. We see patterns, students see notes. We see chords, chord progressions, phrases, texture, context, similarities and differences with repeated ideas, form and structure. Students see notes. I could go on. In short training brings understanding, understanding brings insight, insight brings joy to the musician and the listener.