The former Beatle and prolific songwriter, Paul McCartney is yet another legendary musician that does not read sheet music. What is this? Describing it like ‘dots on a page,’ he said the other Beatles couldn’t read it either. They came up with the sounds together and didn’t feel the need to write them down.
Did Paul McCartney learn to play piano?
McCartney’s father was a trumpet player and pianist who led Jim Mac’s Jazz Band in the 1920s. He kept an upright piano in the front room, encouraged his sons to be musical and advised McCartney to take piano lessons. However, McCartney preferred to learn by ear.