Over the months and years I have been browsing around various composition forums I have noticed various observations and misconceptions made about composers and how they have learned their skills, either self taught or through formal training.
So I ask you these questions;
What are some of the misconception you have heard or have been told about the method of learning you went through on your compositional journey?
Where do you think these misconceptions come from?
What are a few of the truths that contradict these notions?
And if you have an opinion;
What method of learning you do feel is more beneficial?
Do you feel the both methods are equally effective? Why are Why not?
I ask these question mainly to help clear misconceptions about how people learn composition, to help younger and newer composers make a better informed choice in there compositional journey, and mostly, out of curiosity of my fellow composers and musician’s opinions.