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Old 2nd September 2009
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Originally Posted by musikwerks View Post
Narco, my comment was directed at the statement that it takes an untrained person 'longer' to understand things than a trained person. Simply not true and totally un-quantifiable.
true. It certainly doesn't take longer. Musical theory does enable shortcuts though - it teaches you a whole load of history and reasons why certain things work - rather than the trial and error approach. Self taught is as valid as training though - and self taught takes longer in process - but once you're there, you're there !