I kinda hate that though :c
'specially,when my friends ask me to play something
I look at the paper and am like wth is this
and then I go: can you sing a few notes,maybe I know it and'll
find the music he he...
ummmm, i think kirk hammet couldnt read sheet so he just read tab so that technically noit being able to read music, and micheal ammott of arch enemy just couldnt read it at all until he got training after like 2 years after starting as a gutiarist
I wasn't aware she didn't know how to read music. I would have thought she'd be the first ones on this list of music readers, seeing as piano is such a big part of her music. That's very interesting. Thanks for replying!
There are a few who are well known as technically adept but cant read a note: bassist Mick Karn, composer/singer Danny Elfman couldn't for years as well as pianist Dave Brubeck. John Lennon and Ringo Starr of the Beatles, Wes Montgomery, and Buddy Rich among many others.
It isn't that simple. What it lacks in key changes (unless you are doing strictly Timpani or some other tuned percussion) it makes up for in covering things like ghost strokes, changes in feel (straight, shuffle), accenst, and unlike strings, brass and woodwinds, which generally have fixed constructions, a drumkit can vary wildly.
I am quite sure some of the stuff Terry Bozzio writes is not transferrable to a 4 piece Gretch kit and a hi-hat.
I actually can't read myself, at least not in any way that allows me to play at the same time...I can parse out a figure and then attempt to play it based on complexity; but some of the music strikes me as non-trivial, unless all you are supposed to do is play straight time with little in the way of changes or complex fills.
Irving Berlin couldn't really read music. He only wrote songs in the key of F sharp, because it was the only key he could play in since he only knew the black keys on the piano. When he wrote songs, he actually used a special piano and a transcriptionist to help him.