#43 - Music Theory: Helpful or Hindering? (Jeff's Songwriting Pt. 2)


03-06-2022 • 19 min

Does music theory always help with songwriting, or can it sometimes become a hindrance to the process? Is good songwriting essentially a matter of theory, luck, or talent?

Here are some of the topics that we go over in this episode:

  • Is a lot of good songwriting just comprised of clever "illusion" and proper "compensation"?
  • Who is Nigel Godrich and who has he produced?
  • What is the reason why people like hit songs, despite their catchiness and tendency to be annoying?