music is art
my humble advice is to not worry about memorizing the intervals. just having a decnet picture or idea of the scales and theory is more than enough. i have lost some of my innocence on the piano and would hate to lose it on the guitar. when you are playing around with a song or tune and not know but feel what the next note is. of course there's a scientific name for the interval, but the science can't make you feel that interval. i really respect theory and am going to take quite a bit soon. i am both scared and excited. music is an art, but can be studied in a scientific sort of way. but the Perfect note or Perfect chord or Perfect melody or harmony can never be reached by science, it's all feel and soul. mind is chained by science and perception and laws of illusion, it's only the unseen eye that's free. let it see an seek freedom. this is music
now in retrospect, i am not so sure because to think of it from the point of view of pytaghoras or something is unreal to have such physics and insight and science into something so beautiful. i am conflicted by these dualities and seeking the perfect balance, oh well.
i would love to see replies on the issue of music as an art, science, theory, feel, perception, and stuff like that. let's get some philosophy up in this
if there is a gap between the finite (us) and the infinite, music at least makes one believe not only that there is an infinite, but that he can reach it -- for he can feel it. fire, bliss, and conviction are the plants arising from seeds of music. music is a beautiful, beautiful thing.