I practice more than ever ... mostly scales and arpeggios ... and anything I can't do.— Julian Bream
Helpful Music Practice quotations
If I don’t practice for a day, I know it.
If I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it. And if I don’t practice for three days, the public knows it.
I never practice my guitar. From time to time I just open the case & throw in a piece of raw meat.
The most efficient way to memorise a piece is to use the one which proceeds in an error free manner
A good DJ is always looking at the crowd, seeing what they’re like, seeing whether it’s working; communicating with them. Smiling at them. And a bad DJ is always looking down at what they’re doing all the time and just doing their thing that they practiced in their bedroom
I practice my saxophone three hours a day.
I'm not saying I'm particularly special, but if you do something three hours a day for forty years, you get pretty good at it.
If practice makes perfect, and no one's perfect, then why practice?
Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what's inside you, to make your soul grow.
Among other things, neuroplasticity means that emotions such as happiness and compassion can be cultivated in much the same way that a person can learn through repetition to play golf and basketball or master a musical instrument, and that such practice changes the activity and physical aspects of specific brain areas.
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.
I practiced two or three hours, sometimes none, sometimes six. It was very varied.
I tried practicing for a few weeks and ended up playing too fast.
When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win.
If you have fun when you practice, you may also learn more and perform better
Failing to remember is the primary reason for most performers' poor practising habits.
We cannot doubt that animals both love and practice music.
That is evident. But it seems their musical system differs from ours. It is another school....We are not familiar with their didactic works. Perhaps they don't have any.
All musicians practice ear training constantly, whether or not they are cognizant of it. If, when listening to a piece of music, a musician is envisioning how to play it or is trying to play along, that musician is using his or her 'ear' - the understanding and recognition of musical elements - for guidance.
The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious, if only because it demands ears, finger, consciousness and intellect.
If you sound great in the practice room, you're practicing the wrong thing.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically gaurantee hit records.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom.
If we taught music the way we try to teach engineering, in an unbroken four year course, we could end up with all theory and no music. When we study music, we start to practice from the beginning, and we practice for the entire time.
Man, there's no boundary line to art!
I sometimes tell students the only guarantee you've got is the music and no-one can take that away from you. Only you can take that away from you-by not practicing and not putting in enough elbow grease. The more you put into your music, the more your passion for it will grow.
Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.
There will never come a time when you don't have to practice
As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.
I used to practice piano for hours, and now, with a synthesizer, you can input the music and the machine perfects the song. That's why we have so many people in the music business who should be plumbers. They don't really understand music because they haven't been trained.
You have to practice improvisation, let no one kid you about it!
Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
It's one thing to just play a tune, or play a program of music, but it's another thing to practically create a new language of music, which is what 'Kind of Blue' did.
What singing means to me, I never did consider myself a singer, I just let people watch me feel music and how it comes through me. I've worked on it and practiced a lot. I mean, music, I dance to it, and singing is just one way of getting it out of me.
Robotic correctness is the last thing judges want to see or hear
I played music practically my entire life.
But the first time I ever really played music was with John and Robby and Jim That's where it happened. it was an epiphany, a moment of profound clarity