- From: Tinker <MikeMandaville@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 14:00:22 -0700 (PDT)
On Jul 24, 12:29 pm, Pt <pea...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I read several times that Lennon and McCartney (and Harrison) and
Hendrix did not know how to read or write music.
But somehow they managed to write hit after hit.
How could they write a song if they did not know what chords are in a
How did they know how to phrase songs to fit with verse, verse,
chorus, verse etc?
Many of the Beatle songs have diminished and augmented chords in them
that stay in key with the music.
How did they do that?
Then there were songs with time changes to create tension like She's
How could they do that with no knowledge of music and song writing
All of these musicians obviously could read and write music. They
just didn't see the need for doing so any faster than they did. And
this has nothing to do with "talent". The word "talent", in-and-of-
itself, explains nothing. Either you want to read and write, or you
don't. Nil, of course, is not satisfied with his own efforts, but he
wants me to qualify for him. The same goes for Tony now, it seems.
That Nil and Tony are now agreed that I might be full of bullshit
means that I must be doing something right. This matter of
credibility is a two-way street, people.
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