Neil did USE it to write music with an orchestra in the 2001 Australian Parrables, Secret & Lullabies colloboration with cartoonist Michael Lenuig and Richard Tognetti.quote:Originally posted by SevenWorlds:
[qb]I suspect Neil probably knows the basics of reading music but I doubt very much whether he USES it these days.
So I do suspect he knows HOW to read / write music very well, otherwise why would you be working with opera, choirs & orchestras if you didn't know it COMPETENTLY. That project was an expensive one - only highly trained musicians would be logically hired for it ala Neil Finn.
Also he did AMAZING renditions of Sexual Healing and Billie Jean. That means he had to study the orginal notes of it to do his wondefull acoustic version.
Neil does many piano versions of his guitar songs and vice versa. That would need utmost skill and knowledge in transcribing the musical notes. For example he does different rock versions of I Got You, piano of Faster Than Light (originally guitar on TWT record), grunge/acoustic version of Private Universe etc etc.