CB – I play tenor sax in a ska band here in the States, nothing fancy, just a few friends looking for something to do. Two Madness songs in our (short) set right now (OSB and NBC, but I plan on adding In The City this week). ANYWAY – here’s the question: Does everybody in the band read music or do some play by ear? My guess is that it started off with more ear players, but after Liberty I can’t image you’re not all writing scores.
None of us can read music very well. I can’t at all, I think Bedders can, maybe Woody, Mike can a bit and Thommos just a bit. I have a tune I work out the chords and with stuff like Logic to write it in it’s quite easy. Logc can print scores too.