August 23, 2013 - submitted by Chris, United Kingdom

Q. What songs does Chris Martin plays when he was a teenager? How did he learn those songs because that time, there's no internet? Thanks!


The Oracle replies:

Some people are lucky enough to play by ear. Not literally of course but it means you can work it out by just listening. My Gran couldn't read music but that's how she played the piano - brilliantly too.
Before the Internet there was (and still is) sheet music so if Chris could read music - which he can't - he could have just used those.
I haven't a list of songs he played but he loved U2, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and many more...