Ok, heres the deal. The drummer i play with all the time, is going to LA Tech to take their Music Theory class. and he wants me to come. I want to go, i did not know that tech had these music classes. it would of course not be bass related (well in a way) just music theory, sight reading, all that mess. i belive. they say the teacher is crazy, and thats a good thing for a theory teacher I was hopeing that learning theory would expand my mind al little more so that i could express myself without so much effort from my mind, to the bass. Ok,,, thats the good stuff, here the bad side I was planning on moving out soon, getting a job, and marrying my girlfriend,,, but, if i starting taking theory classes, i would have to stay at home a little longer than i hoped, and would be broke, even if i wasent living on my own, paying for the course. well, maybe not broke,,, but pretty darn close. it starts sometime in the beganing of next year. and the whole "getting married and living on your own" thing would be shot to hell for a year or more. What are your thoughts? the good out way the bad? i want the theory NOW more than any time, i thought about waiting,,,, but ....i really want the training. and what better time to go than with my friend and drummer..... What do you guys think? What did YOU think about learning theory when you took classes? should i try to find a bass teacher? i know there won't be one around here. And more than theory is involved. it's really for composing your own music. So, thoughts? you like theory school? you hate it? should i learn on my own (yeah right) or shell out money and time for the theory classes? music is my life, and there's almost nothing more sacred to me than it. Wow that was long... it's been BUGGING THE MESS OUT OF ME Thoughts?