Welcome to my first music theory blog! I began learning theory before I realized that that’s what it was. If you started with piano lessons, like I did, then you experienced the same thing. We learned to read music, and it wasn’t even a question of whether or not it would happen. If you stuck with it long enough, you started to play bass lines and chords along with the melody, and maybe you learned to talk about it in those terms. How about you? Did you ever have someone explain what you were/are playing in musical terms? Is so, do you find it helpful? If not, *could* you find it helpful?