Streisand music method
I was listening to an interview of Barbara Streisand on NPR as I drove to work this morning. Streisand does not read sheet music. Never has. Never learned to. When asked how she learns her music she responded that she listened to a song over and over until she learned the melody and the words. Then she made the song her own.
I will never own a Barbara Streisand album, but my opinion of her went up a notch. She missed her calling as an Irish musician.