Why Invest the Time and Effort in Learning Theory?
Theory is the structure of the language of Music.
When we choose to communicate through spoken language, we often find it most effective if we can also communicate through its written form. Often, having the privilege of speaking directly to another is beyond reality, so we turn to the written word to relay and share our ideas and stories.
Music is no different.
When we wish to communicate through the language of Music, and find ourselves not in the position to relay those thoughts in person, we need an alternative method of expressing our thoughts; we accomplish this through sharing our Music in written form. Just as grammar explains the structure of our spoken word languages, theory explains the structure of music.