Music Theory and Composition Questions

<p>Do you have to be advance in an instrument to learn how to compose?
I know you should know the basics of music theory, but how good do you have to be?</p>

<p>Also, can you guys recommend any sites, books, or anything that can help me?</p>

<p>You should know how to read music and hopefully understand scale structures.</p>

<p>I can do both :)</p>

<p>So I don't have to be ABRSM level x,y, or z to compose (good music)?
But the better I am, the better the composition would be?</p>

<p>Music Theory isn't about composing good music, it's about composing music that follows the rules you're given (which incidentally tends to be good).</p>

<p>ah okay.</p>

<p>I see, thank you TCBH!</p>