did not go into the unpopular opinions thread intending to go that deep, sometimes you start articulating your feelings on a couple of voicebanks and end up holding the whole industry at gunpoint you know
Personal mission: Finding ordinary songs that sound close to a stereotypical Vocaloid songs
In another universe I think this could have been a Gumi English original:
hmu if you have any contributions for this genre
When I was a beginner, I liked being told 'You don't need to learn music theory', because what I heard was, 'You don't need to do this extra work'. In reality, music theory turned out to be a cheat sheet. You can use trial and error to figure composition out on your own, or you can ask other people what techniques they've learned. Their knowledge is music theory. Rather than being extra work, it saved me time.
Sometimes I think when we tell beginners 'You don't need to learn music theory', we unintentionally make their journey more challenging. Music theory isn't a walled path that forces you in one direction, music theory is the map that tells you where you are. I think it's pretty handy.