Re: It's official...you don't need to read music
Sometimes you have to remember that our limits are what makes define us as artists though. I agree, self-improvement is important, but my inability to do certain things means that my work-arounds are creative. Nowhere is this more true than in the World of production - when something just isn't possible (which isn't a common occurrence today) the manner in which you achieve the desired result can lead you down whole new avenues of discovery. Serendipity and 'happy accidents' have a lot to do with that.
My lack of theoretical knowledge does limit me. And I am rectifying that in the coming months - I won't claim to be a music theorist, but just occasionally my lack of knowledge can produce interesting results. On the other hand, it can be a frustrating limitation and now particularly, I'm getting into harmonies with regards to composition. So I'll be learning theory.