I do not consider my self as having mastered the flute, but I get a real kick out of trying.

— James Galway

The most revealing James Galway quotes to get the best of your day

Being unprepared heightens nerves.

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...I got to try the bagpipes. It was like trying to blow an octopus.

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Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.

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I have to report to those of you who think diamonds make a difference that I cannot tell what it is. Seriously, as you all know, they make no difference at all. They just make the flute look a little more special.

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I think it is most important for a teacher to play the pieces and studies that are being played by the student.

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It is normal to be nervous.

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Control of vibrato helps your musical expression.

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They are all different and I find it hard to tell what flute suits me best.

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Everyone who plays the flute should learn singing.

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Never just run through a study because you happen to be familiar with it, but use it to see what you can get from it on this new day which has been granted you.

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Scales played in the correct musical way are very exciting and rewarding.

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You cannot prepare enough for anything.

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About James Galway

Quotes 22 sayings
Nationality Irish
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

By the time I got to the Paris Conservatoire I was very good at the scales and arpeggios.

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You can sightread better if you know your scales and arpeggios.

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Yes indeed I have gained a lot out of playing scales and etudes.

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The mind of the performer is a very strange thing.

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I use the traditional Moyse scale books slightly modified.

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I have never received a flute from them for free and I would not accept such a gift from any manufacturer.

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I do not see scales as abstract.

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Taking drugs to overcome nerves is the thin edge of the wedge going in there.

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The quickest way to unlock your talent is to take the flute out of the box.

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