Music theory is the framework on which music rests. It’s like the algorithm or language that explains music. It’s not necessary to play music to understand music theory. Like all other arts and sciences, theory, experiment, and application go hand-in-hand.

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Brian Eno Invented Ambient Music Myth

Brian Eno didn’t invent ambient music, but he did coin the term and popularize the genre drawing from underground experimental music and the work of Erik Satie.

432 Hz is Better than 440 Hz Myth

It’s theorized that using a starting pitch of A=432 Hz and a “just intonation” tuning method (scientific tuning) is more natural and mathematically symmetric than using A=440 Hz and “equal temperament” tuning (concert tuning).

A Synthesizer Always Has a Keyboard Myth

A synthesizer is an instrument that uses electronics to produce sound. Sounds produced by a synthesizer are commonly triggered by a keyboard, but not always.