quote by Joe Strummer

When I started, they told me I only needed 3 chords and the truth... It turned out I could manage with 2 and some vague ideas.

— Joe Strummer

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The heart is like a musical instrument of many strings, all the chords of which require putting in harmony.

Jazz is my adventure. I'm after new chords, new ways of syncopating, new figures, new runs. How to use notes differently. That's it. Just using notes differently.

Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.

Anyone who used more than three chords is just showing off.

You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.

The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord.

I'm not joking around when I've said occasionally, trying to learn how to play a D chord properly has been a very big thing for me.

To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together.

One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz.

Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.

When we appeal to the throne of grace we do so through Mary, honoring God by honoring His Mother, imitating Him by exalting her, touching the most responsive chord in the sacred heart of Christ with the sweet name of Mary.

Most beginners want to learn lead because they think it's cool .

. consequently, they never really develop good rhythm skills .. since most of a rock guitarists time is spent playing rhythm, it's important to learn to do it well .. learning lead should come after you can play solid backup and have the sound of the chords in your head

Well the country songs themselves are three-chord stories, ballads which are mostly sad. If you are already feeling sorry for yourself when you listen to them they will take you to an even sadder place.

Country music is three chords and the truth.

No chord in populism reverberates more strongly than the notion that the robust common sense of an unstained outsider is the best medicine for an ailing polity. Caligula doubtless got big cheers from the plebs when he installed his horse as proconsul.

My guitar only has five strings 'cause the top one broke and I decided not to put it back on: when I play chords I only play bar chords, and the top one always used to cut me there.

Rock & Roll is feeling, and after you know most of the basics .

.. chords, rhythm, scales and bends ... getting that feeling is just about the most important aspect of playing guitar

Every once in awhile I'll call up Eddie (Van Halen) and ask, Found that fourth chord yet?

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

Once I could play what I heard inside me, that's when I was born.

There are no chords in modernist architecture, only lines - lines that may come to an end, but that achieve no closure

Actually, because I'm so small, when I strike an open A chord I get physically thrown to the left, and when I play an open G chord I go right. That's how hard I play, and that's how a lot of my stage act has come about. I just go where the guitar takes me.

I went to my friend's house one day, and he had an electric guitar he had just bought with a tiny little amp. I turned the volume up to 10 and I hit one chord, and I said, I'm in love.

I don't like no fancy chords. Just the boogie. The drive. The feeling. A lot of people play fancy but they don't have no style. It's a deep feeling-you just can't stop listening to that sad blues sound. My sound.

I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.

Now I've heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord But you don't really care for music, do you? It goes like this the fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah

There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say.

The words just jolly it along. It's always been my way of expressing what, for me, is inexpressible by any other means.

I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line, and by the right harmonic progression, I could play what I heard inside me. That's when I was born.

Pete Townshend used to crash chords and let the guitar feed back. He's overrated.

A friend of mine, that I had known for some time, came up one day with an old guitar. I don't know where he got it, I don't know how long he'd had it, but he knew about two chords on it. He proceeded to teach them to me, and then we proceeded to go crazy over music.

You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the chords that come through your fingers, out of the keyboard.

Will none of the powers that be realize what Brian Wilson did with the chords.

Deftly taking from all sources, old rock, Four Freshman, he got in his records a beautiful hybrid sound - Let Him Run Wild, Don't Worry Baby, I Get Around, Fun, Fun, Fun - 'and she had fun, fun, fun 'till her daddy took her T-bird away.'

Have you ever heard the earth breath?

There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.

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