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#2937329 - 07/11/18 09:13 AM OT: Music Theory Joke
Eric Iverson Offline
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Something I heard today, in another context:

Music theory?? You can't teach music theory in school, because IT'S ONLY A THEORY AND HAS NEVER BEEN PROVEN!!

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#2937333 - 07/11/18 09:20 AM Re: OT: Music Theory Joke [Re: Eric Iverson]
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Good one............................................
Only marred by the presumption, made by most ppl, that "theory" denotes speculation when, in fact, the word "hypothesis" = speculative & "theory" = tested & accepted as fact.
Sorry, man, but that misapplication always makes my teeth grind! HeadPop
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#2937351 - 07/11/18 10:35 AM Re: OT: Music Theory Joke [Re: d]
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That was actually the POINT of the joke, that some people don't understand what 'theory' means in a scientific context; and say you can't teach certain things in school because it's "only a theory".

I'll spare you all the details - gets into religion/politics and all that.

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#2937354 - 07/11/18 10:37 AM Re: OT: Music Theory Joke [Re: Eric Iverson]
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facepalm

OOOPS on me then, pally ! twothumbs cheers
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#2937393 - 07/11/18 01:47 PM Re: OT: Music Theory Joke [Re: Eric Iverson]
Larryz Offline
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Originally Posted By: Eric Iverson
That was actually the POINT of the joke, that some people don't understand what 'theory' means in a scientific context; and say you can't teach certain things in school because it's "only a theory".

I'll spare you all the details - gets into religion/politics and all that.


I have seen the same comments with regard to improvisation. How can you teach one to improvise? Never mind learning the scales and intervals that matter in theory... cool
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#2937413 - 07/11/18 04:23 PM Re: OT: Music Theory Joke [Re: d]
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Originally Posted By: d
Good one............................................
Only marred by the presumption, made by most ppl, that "theory" denotes speculation when, in fact, the word "hypothesis" = speculative & "theory" = tested & accepted as fact.
Sorry, man, but that misapplication always makes my teeth grind! HeadPop
grin


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#2937487 - 07/12/18 04:16 AM Re: OT: Music Theory Joke [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Yeah, well too, EVOLUTION is supposed to be a "theory", but it being "taught" caused a lot of uproar. You can't really learn or prove or disprove an idea without KNOWING what the idea is to begin with, can you?
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