Aside from a guitar lesson or two back in Middle School, I’ve got no music education whatsoever. It can be frustrating at times, like now I’m learning saxophone and have to start from like nothing, but it’s also not been a huge problem.
I experiment with a lot, trying to find out what I don’t know, and then reading as much as I can. It’s so helpful to know what you’re looking for, rather than trying to figure out where to start with a topic. Right now, I’m reading up on typographical kerning, trying to understand all I can. Dry stuff.
If you have friends that make music, and you like what they do, work with them! Or pick their brains. Nothing is more valuable to me than the time I spend working on music with great people. You just absorb so much watching someone process vs. dictate or present. It’s such a hard thing for people to explain, but they don’t really have to. Watch them do their thing.
Is there something in particular you’re looking for resources on? I’m hoping I’d have something to point you at