I hear this often from students and guitar fans.
And I am into a 2nd Venti at Starbucks.
I am Venti-ing.
I get very disturbed when a young student tries to “shirk” away from the work because one of his or her heroes can’t read music.
Often, accomplished musicians who can’t read music will “put down” musicians who can read – and bolster their own position of illiteracy with the voodoo of…
I know something’ because I don’t know nuthin…and if I learn too much, I might lose the sumthin’ I gots….
I have played with many great musicians who thought their illiteracy made them special.
It’s their musicality that made them special – not their inability to read!!!
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