k-bird wrote:I don't know if you remember this: music theory is intimidating as hell to the uninitiated.
It depends on how it's taught. Driving a car is intimidating to someone who has never done so before, but if you proceed slowly, step-by-step, then what seems complicated at first becomes second nature in no time.
k-bird wrote:taking away the intimidation factor by making a few convenient simplifications and omissions.
I have nothing against simplifications and omissions - as you say, sometimes they are necessary.
But that's not all you're doing, you're actually teaching something which is wrong. Not simplified, wrong. There is a big difference.
k-bird wrote:i find it kind of hilarious that you're telling me i shouldn't even be trying to write a guide to music theory unless i'm going to be completely serious about it.
I never said that. You can be as light-hearted as you like, it's not the lack of seriousness that I object to, it's the lack of accuracy.