Edmunds who is best-known for the 1970 hit, I Hear You Knocking says he believes the best musicians learn their instrument by ear and discounts the use of sheet music as an obsolete way of recording.
In his words, Thats what they used before they had recording devices. But while it marks out the pitch and intervals, its very difficult to write out feel, although they try to do it with latin words.
While Edmunds thinks reading music is a bunch of sheet, hes not against tradition.
In fact, his new CD, Alive And Pickin, features him reviving a thumb pick guitar style inspired by Chet Atkins and Scotty Moore.
As he puts it, Its a very difficult style to master. Ive seen some young pickers try and do it but theyre few and far between because its a hard way to make a living.
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