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    Default "Eruption" sheet music written by EVH

    I was surprised to see this item for the first time:

    http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...ps1b028a37.jpg

    It shows not only does Eddie know how to write music, he knows how to write pretty sophisticated sheet music. Transcribing "Eruption" is not easy (I'm not talking guitar tab, but actual music).

    This really goes again many things he has said during various interviews, so I was quite surprised when seeing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    I was surprised to see this item for the first time:

    http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...ps1b028a37.jpg

    It shows not only does Eddie know how to write music, he knows how to write pretty sophisticated sheet music. Transcribing "Eruption" is not easy (I'm not talking guitar tab, but actual music).

    This really goes again many things he has said during various interviews, so I was quite surprised when seeing this.
    Sorry, dude..but EVH signed the standard notation thingy in 1988. I really don't think that EVH wrote it yet someone else did. Either way, it's not original from EVH.
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    Ed can't read music. Doubt he can write it.
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    Heh. He missed that 64th rest note.

    What a douche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVHWolf View Post
    Ed can't read music. Doubt he can write it.

    Ed took piano lessons. Based on that I would imagine he could read music at some point.
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    Ed said numerous times that he faked reading music when taking piano lessons and just played by ear. He could not read music and still can't. Therefore, he can't write music notation.

    It's not his writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftyVanHalen View Post
    Ed said numerous times that he faked reading music when taking piano lessons and just played by ear. He could not read music and still can't. Therefore, he can't write music notation.

    It's not his writing.
    He can't sight read, meaning he can't just sit down at a piano in front of any music and play the piece.

    He can damn sure read music, though. That's not even debatable.
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    I've read various comments online that it is his transcription, which he later authenticated by signing it.

    Yes, the issue here is the various things Ed has said over the years vs. the truth.
    In all those interviews, it gave you the impression of someone just having fun. But to reach that level, a lot of people have since guessed a lot of tedious, dedicated work must have gone into it. It just might not have played out well in interviews, it was cooler to say "I improvised everything, I was just like falling down the stairs and landing on my feet."

    Whereas if you really research it, many of the solos were carefully composed and not improvised. They're still awesome, it doesn't change their impact. Just interesting to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVHWolf View Post
    Ed can't read music. Doubt he can write it.
    There are some interviews floating around where he talks about a music theory class he took in junior college, in which he had to write a piece of music. The professor said something like, "you aren't following the rules of music theory," and Eddie replied, "but that's why it's not called 'music fact.'"

    He may not read and may have faked his way through piano lessons, but he understands way more than he likes to let on.

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    Not to make a big deal about it, but Ed can read music fine.

    A) You don't win piano recitals without being able to sight read. Period. They hand you a sheet of music you have to play unrehearsed.

    B) Ed in an interview about Diver Down talks about playing Big Bad Bill and how he had to have the sheet music up so he could play it since it has so many different chords in it.

    That was just one of the many little falsehoods they told to promote themselves, like their ages.

    Not a big deal as I said, but Ed can read and write music notation just fine I am sure.
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    All speculation your honor, but my bet is Ed can't sit down on a piano or guitar and play a difficult song by site reading without struggling.

    However, he could probably take a look at the chords, etc and hang in there with his creativity. I would prefer that over somebody who looks at sheet music and plays it perfectly...there are plenty of folks who can do that.

    Our organist at our wedding site read Cathedral for us. Sure he hit all the notes, big deal. Dime a dozen.
    Right here I say....

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    I'm not sure what difference it makes : /

    One thing is for sure, Ed was a first class bullshitter when he was being interviewed as a young man. I'd take anything he said in the early days with a colossal grain of salt.

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    Are you telling me he really doesn't boil his strings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVHWolf View Post
    Ed can't read music. Doubt he can write it.
    He also can't count off the beat either. Somehow, he just knows where and when to play what.

    I seriously doubt that EVH transcribed the above notation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Not to make a big deal about it, but Ed can read music fine.

    A) You don't win piano recitals without being able to sight read. Period. They hand you a sheet of music you have to play unrehearsed.

    B) Ed in an interview about Diver Down talks about playing Big Bad Bill and how he had to have the sheet music up so he could play it since it has so many different chords in it.

    That was just one of the many little falsehoods they told to promote themselves, like their ages.

    Not a big deal as I said, but Ed can read and write music notation just fine I am sure.
    That pretty much settles it. And to make it even worse, he won the piano recital more than once!

    I first started noticing his bending the truth on this subject in the 90s when he claimed in one interview that he didn't even know what augmented and diminished meant. ....Yeah...pull the other one, Eddie.

 

 

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