Music is so much more than notes on paper. Some of the greatest musicians of our time – Jimi Hendrix, jazz drummer Tony Williams, Stevie Ray Vaughan, famed composer Danny Elfman, Kanye West, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Eric Clapton and just about every folk musician ever – never learned how to read or notate music, and yet consistently wrote earth-shattering and face-melting music.
Most people think of music as a chore because of how it’s taught. It isn’t. That’s not how it should be.