No, Music Theory Won't Ruin Your Personal Style
 
Learning theory is incredibly helpful, but can it also hurt? Can studying the rules make it harder to find new, exciting things? Well, no, but it's not unreasonable to think that it would. Many self-taught musicians worry that, if they get too much of an academic background, it'll mess with their individual style, but in my experience that's just not true. Learning theory is the best thing you can do as a songwriter, and this week I'd like to get all philosophical for a bit and talk about why!