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Musicians Who Can't Read Music?

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siriuslives0731 Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
I am writing a paper for a music class I am taking and I need to find a list of famous musicians who can't/couldn't read music. I've searched through Google for something, anything that would help, but no such luck.

Does anyone here know of any famous musicians who were not able to read written music?

Thanks!
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Necro thread.



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:iconwarhammer89:
Warhammer89 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Jimi Hendrix.
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:iconmladen:
mladen Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
Django Reinhardt.
Very famous jazz guitarist raised in the 'Gypsy' tradition of learning music.

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ausgebombt Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
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Google ftw. It's jazz musicians though.
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:iconliojen:
Liojen Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Prince can't read music

Nobuo Uematsu is very slow to read it

As far as I know, most pop stars can't read.
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:iconallie-m:
Allie-M Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
put me up! :lol:

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...^^;
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:iconundefined22:
undefined22 Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
James Taylor and Tommy Emmanuel.
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:iconklausio:
klausio Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
I know that the following musicians are self-educated:

Elvis Presley
Saul Hudson (Slash)
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)
Jimi Hendrix

I hope this can help you!
greetings
klausio
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vagabond-otaku Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
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
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Tome89 Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
I can't. :aww:

Well Aphew Twin neither.
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