Monthly Archives: April 2011

Gustav Mahler

“If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.”

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Shinichi Suzuki

Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart. … Continue reading

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Benny Green

“A Jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.”

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Berthold Auerbach

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

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Leopold Stokowski

A painter paints pictures on canvas.  But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

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Charles Mingus

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”

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Johannes Brahms

“It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table.”

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Johannes Brahms

“Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind’s eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration.”

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Patrick Sheridan

Good air -> good buzz -> good sound. Bad air -> bad buzz -> bad sound. Quantitative: More air-> more buzz -> more sound.

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Patrick Sheridan

Air makes buzz makes sound.

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