There is no Disability in music. We are all equal

Last Revised: Monday, December 10, 2012


I've always admire these musicians and I feel they should deserve our utmost respect. Although disabilities may affect their daily life in one way or another, but in the musical world they are certainly the "superhuman". Their passion for music will always glow.

My 3 favourite Superhuman artist...

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) | Tinnitus

It is usually a misconception that he was a deaf baby. Beethoven was not born deaf. He started losing his hearing at age 30 around the period of 1801. And by the age of 41 he started communicating using notebooks.

Below is a popular excerpt of Beethoven's Symphony No 9.. Ode to Joy
Beethoven was a total deaf when he conducts this symphony and was known that one of the soprano soloist had him turn around to accept the applause.

Ray Charles (1930-2004) | Glaucoma

One of the greatest legendary artist in soul music. Charles's sight begin to deteriorate when he was five. And at the young age of seven he completely became blind. But never once did he gave up on music.

Another great song that I like

"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys,my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water" - Ray Charles.

Derek Paravicini (1979- ??) | Blind and Autistic 

Unlike the two I had mention earlier in this post. Paravicini was born prematurel. In order to improve his chance of survival the high dose of oxygen had cause his retina to be damaged. He is one of the few people I know have absolute pitch.

After watching/listening and learning about these famous musicians don't you feel motivated and hope to learn more about music!!You are never too late nor too old to learn music, needless to say if you are a able-bodied person!

Feel free to share with me your favourite Superhuman musician I know there are quite a few of them..

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