Sir Paul McCartney says he can't read or write music!
Dubai, Nov 9 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney, who is one of the greatest musicians of all time, has revealed that he cannot read or write music,
But it is not something he feels embarrassed about as even without traditional notation skills under his belt he has the record of 60 gold discs, 100 million single record sales in the UK, 31 No 1 hits in the US and a listing in Guinness World Records as the 'most successful musician and composer in popular music history'.
McCartney admitted that he did take music lessons when he was a kid but found it too boring.
"I took music lessons as a kid but it was all like [breaking into song] "da, di, da, di, da, da, di, da, dah - oh no, da, di, dah, di, dah, da, di, da, dah - this is boring," Gulf News quoted him as saying.
"I couldn't stand it so there was no hint I was going to like music."
"But rock and roll came along and I just loved it. I got in a group, which became The Beatles, and it was something which just became a passion, you know?"
The former Beatle has worked on a number of classical works including Liverpool Oratorio, but Ocean's Kingdom was his first attempt at ballet.
"I like to do that. Life can get a bit boring if you just keep doing the same thing all the time. I just said yes."
"Then I suddenly thought what have I bitten off here. I mean I still can't read or write music. But I did it. And it was brilliant."
"It's just a bigger group of people really," he added.
McCartney has also asserted that he does not have answers to many of the musical questions he's asked in fact, to almost anything he's asked.
Instead, he says it's all about living life truthfully and wearing your heart on your sleeve.
"You write it from your heart and you get lucky," he said.
"Music is something I believed in. I suppose if it lasts it's because it was something that really thrilled me and hopefully that thrill communicates itself. It doesn't always come easy."
"I've learned to just leave it alone when that's not happening. Go for a ride on my bike. But when you are in the mood,.. listen to your heart because it always listens back," he added. (ANI)
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