Exploring Music Theories
Many courses teach you the theory first and then (maybe) let you practice using them in carefully controlled situations to do things that teachers expect you to be able to do. If you are expected at all to apply the idea in the messy arena of the real world, it is only after you have finished the approved learning. As discussed in detail below, learning-by-doing turns this traditional approach on its head. It assumes that the best way to begin learning about theoretical concepts is to use them to do things in the real world that you want to or need to do. The end result may be that you know the theory less thoroughly (so learning by doing may not be ideal if you need a thorough conceptual background), but you understand the most useful concepts more deeply and can use them in the real-life situations that matter to you.