I feel like you have no idea what studying music at a high level at a University is like. Or maybe anything at a University. I mean you’re way, way off. I learned by ear and was playing professionally when I took earnings from playing to go back to school. Nothing I’d done up to that point had prepared me for the musical madness that was to come. I’ve no need for any encyclopedia of scales or theory. It was all about getting down to the nitty gritty. Right down to studying the physical science of sound. I wanted to know why, and there are answers. None of this is “just because it sounds good”. Or your personal opinion. There are reasons. And it was madness. The cast of characters I studied under; the unbelievably intense requirements; the countless hours living in an entirely theoretical space in my head. It was insane and the players I met on the road were not on the same planet as the musical minds I’ve met through universities.