Originally Posted by Bart Hodge
You DO need to be able to read music to be a musican.
There are too many exceptions to this for it to stand. Dennis Chambers is the best exception I can think of in the world of drums. And what of the great blind musicians - Stevie Wonder, Art Tatum? Bearing in mind that Art Tatum was one of the greatest musical talents the world has ever seen, are we to refuse him the status of 'musician' because he learned by ear?