The five contributing elements in musical analysis in Composers' Headquarters Posted 6 hours ago · Edited 6 hours ago by Ken320 5 hours ago, Quinn said: I'd defy anyone to apply any existing analytic techniques to a work like Berio's Omaggio à Joyce. Quoting WKMT-Juan "Intuition might bring you to the same point but it will just take longer." - The Beatles (particularly McCartney) showed that you don't need any sort of academic musical education to write excellent music. Many who do study CPP theory do far worse and struggle to get something together. Haha! One of my professors did a recital playing a piece by Berio during which he blasted out a fff up at the sky with his trombone, then took off his top hat to catch the note as it came back down.