Oh, it's entirely possible....but you need people who actually want a discussion. But we have a problem with not only the mods but mod alts now. Lol. The denial and self accountability is so low, so stifled, that the reaching to justify bad behavior is beyond comical.
The same way I can ride a motorcycle all over the U.S. and not be a biker.
That doesn't require any special talent or training.
Obviously, you don't ride much.
Pop's Icehouse, Sunday Lobellos in Huffman, Sunday Bubba's on Washington ave Monday House of Blues Tues dec 4 Wed, Americana. Bingle and Kempwood Puffabellys & Blue Giraffe. Old Town Spring. Thursday Friday, Litehouse Icehouse.
Up until last year when I sold my last bike, oh yeah I used to be a biker and I know everything about it. 20yrs, yep that makes me an expert... posta-pozer-pleeze. Ive been riding since 71' my current bike has over 113k miles and still runs and rides like it was new. Yes. It does take special skill and experience. There is no training for that. Does not mean it requires any. bob.
How can you claim to be a musician but not read music.
The same way that Lionel Richie, Dave Grohl, Michael Jackson, Pete Townshend, Slash, Eric Clapton, ALL of The Beatles, Robert Johnson (arguably the most influential blues singer) Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elvis Presley, Eddie Van Halen, and Jimi Hendrix can't/couldn't read and/or write music, yet call themselves musicians.
What? You going to imply that they aren't real musicians? Because YOU don't understand music and think that one isn't talented or successful unless they have some sort of formal training behind them?
Other musically illiterate musicians include Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra.
My drummer son played at Fitzgerald's yesterday, covering Rage Against The Machine, LIT, Foo Fighters, and Weezer and couldn't read a sheet of music to save his life. Some of the best musicians are self taught and play by ear. I play bass (for fun) and can't read music.
Slash: "No, I can't read music, I play by ear. I try to make what I hear (sometimes just in my head) come out my hands into the guitar. When I write music, I usually write on my own at least to start."
Eddie Van Halen: Eddie could never read music, and he learned by watching and listening, as told in an interview. After hearing his brother play the drums at a performance, he changed from playing a drum-kit to a guitar. Listening to recitals of Bach and Mozart, he tried to reproduce them without any practice.
Eric Clapton: "I felt so nervous, because I couldn't read music, and they were all playing from music sheets on stands." in response to an event with Aretha Franklin
Jimi: He followed the songs of Elvis Presley and learned music by ear. As his biography mentions, his inability to read or write music made him focus better on the music he heard. His praise in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 'arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music', qualifies him to be the most influential musician emerging to fame in a short span of just four years.
The Beatles: Paul has repeatedly said that he intentionally didn't learn how to read music, as he thought it would interfere with his "melodic creativity."
When Bob Dylan was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he said it was such a thrill because he couldn't read a note of music.
Adrian Belew (discovered by Frank Zappa, played with Tom Tom Club) is a Grammy winner for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 2006 and can't read music.
Tom Morello, one of the greatest guitarists of our time, couldn't read music for a very long time.
Being able to read music has zero bearing on one's ability to play music, and play it well. NONE.
I learned to play guitar by watching YouTube videos to learn chords. Learning to play music is just about learning to do different things with your fingers. Ive been in three different bands. One of them toured Texas, with a stop in Austin being particularly memorable. The band im In now plays a few gigs around Houston every month.
My brother wanted to play drums. At Riverwood, after trying out, the music teacher told him he couldnt do it because he didnt have the talent for it. My brother bought a drum set anyway. He never thought he was good enough to play in a band. I tried to get him to join my bands but he never did. Now that he moved to Austin, some coworkers that had been in several bands asked him to try out for a funk band they were trying to start up. My brother made the cut and has now played several gigs with them. He says he keeps with it because his band mates have described his drumming as legendary. Now he wants to see where it goes.
Neither one of us expect it to go anywhere. Its just a fun hobby.
Now that we are talking music. My good friend, Sara Grace from Houston has made it to the final 10 artist on The Voice. Another round tonight at 7PM. She is now 16. Check her out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0EVbbChL_I
Here she is at Texans game couple weeks ago for Thursday night game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc5WuY-_sKc