Jackson couldn't read or write music at all. Contrary to received wisdom, he could play instruments a bit – he's credited as playing keyboard, synthesizer, guitar, drums and percussion on 'HIStory' – but none proficiently.
Michael Jackson was a child prodigy, a musical genius and remains one of the most idolised artists on Earth. But for all his fame and legions of fans, Jackson lived as a virtual recluse since he was acquitted in 2005 on charges of child molestation and plotting to kidnap his young accuser.
Although Jackson was actually able to play multiple instruments (keyboard, synthesizer, guitar, drums, and percussion), the core of his ability lies in his voice. Jackson had several incredible skills, like beatboxing, singing falsetto, and a perfect pitch.
Michael Jackson did indeed write his own music, but not like any ordinary musician. While performers such as Stevie Wonder or Prince are instrumental geniuses, MJ did not play any instrument particularly well, though he was able to play a little bit of a variety of musical instruments such as drums, piano and guitar.
In the days following the broadcast of Leaving Neverland, a four-hour documentary uncovering detailed allegations of child sexual abuse against Jackson, the question was posed repeatedly online. For diehard fans, however, it seems the answer is very much yes.
Alain Branchereau, professor of vascular surgery at Timone University Hospital, Marseilles, has claimed in a book called Michael Jackson: The Secret of a Voice that the singer was chemically castrated at the age of 12 using the synthetic anti-male hormone drug cyproterone.
Contrary to received wisdom, he could play instruments a bit – he's credited as playing keyboard, synthesizer, guitar, drums and percussion on 'HIStory' – but none proficiently. He didn't have any formal composition training, though one could say he was trained harder than any other performer by his father.
The Beatles have the most No. 1 hits of all time: 20. Though unclear for how long, the Beatles still reign supreme as the artist with the most No. 1 songs of all time.
The seventh octave is the range of notes between C7 and C8. It is easier for very high coloratura sopranos to sing in this octave, but some people who are capable of singing in the bass range (like singers Adam Lopez, Virgo Degan, Nicola Sedda or Dimash Kudaibergen) can do it.
The tone is pure, perfectly pitched, and decorated with her idiosyncratic breathiness and well-controlled vibrato. You'll hear she has impeccable control.
Michael Jackson didn't use auto-tune, because he couldn't have used auto-tune, because auto-tune was nonexistent for over 30 years during his career.
While he couldn't read or write music and had no formal lessons, he was a natural musician and played everything by ear. He could often hear a song, pick up an instrument, and play. He often played an instrument in his recordings, and always produced his own music.
Reports of Michael Jackson's IQ are unreliable. However, he is purported to have had over 10,000 books in his reading collection and to have been an avid reader. His interviews reveal a person who was very eloquent and well spoken.
Michael was more than a music genius. He was a guardian angel of music and he always will be. He wrote great music that a lot of people love and inspired many other artists. The man was a great, awe-inspiring, and beautiful singer and he will always be the best singer and musician of all time.
Not only he left this world with good music, but also good.. and strange car collection. In 1981, Michael Jackson had his driving license – at the age of 23, which is unusual for a star with plenty of money. Michael was once tossed in jail because he had an outstanding ticket after a police officer pulled him over.
While The Moonwalk was performed by Michael, another move known as the backslide was performed before this popular dance. In fact, it was the backslide inventors, or popularisers, who taught it to Michael for him to make his own.
His name was Kuba Ka, and he called himself the “God of Pop”—having allegedly been handpicked by Michael Jackson's manager as his successor.
In 2005, Court TV's Diane Dimond said Jackson actually had a 'big, deep' sound. “Somewhere in there, especially if you bring him bad news or if you make him mad, his voice gets very, very deep," she told Access Hollywood.
Justin Bieber is the biggest pop star in the world for the second month in a row. His new album “Justice” is a huge hit on Spotify, where fans listened to his songs more than 500 million times last month.