I buy records from all across the board. I get kind of a hybrid of influences in my own music.— Jason Mraz
Restlessness Musical Influence quotations
Benny Goodman was one of the big influences as a clarinet player. That's why I wanted the clarinet.
I think artists can influence only through making music that challenges people, excites them and flips them out. Music that repeats what you know in ever-decreasing derivation, that's unchallenging and unstimulating, deadens our minds, our imagination and our ability to see beyond the hell we find ourselves in.
Latin music has many international influences - pop, rock, country, Brazilian sounds, and alternative styles.
My dad's Irish music was such a huge influence.
Music is so important. It changes thinking, it influences everybody, whether they know it or not. Music knows no boundary lines.
Yeah, I always listen to both classic and newer folk-influenced music.
Singer-songwriter, alternative music. I also listen to more experimental dance music.
As far as spiritual influences in Christian music, I would say Crystal Lewis - a lot of her songs especially. The ministry she has through her songs has really hit me.
I've always been heavily influenced by classical music, mostly by baroque music.
The Bee Gees were always heavily influenced by black music.
As a songwriter, it's never been difficult to pick up on the changing styles of music out there, and soul has always been my favourite genre.
The holy grail for a music fan is to hear music from another planet, which has not been influenced by us whatsoever. Or, even better, from lots of different planets. The closest we got to that was before the Internet, when people didn't know of each other's existence. Now, that doesn't really happen.
'The Beatles' did whatever they wanted.
They were a collection of influences adapted to songs they wanted to write. George Harrison was instrumental in bringing in Indian music. Paul McCartney was a huge Little Richard fan. John Lennon was into minimalist aggressive rock.
We all, we all good people just trying to escape the negative influence that come around us and that's the story of my life, you know? Trying my best to get around the ills and I bumped my head a few times but I think, you know, music is my savior for right now, for me and my whole group.
Jamaica's probably the most dominant island as far as influence goes, as far as music and dancing and culture.
The only thing I ever really wanted was a Strat .
. I started playing guitar after seeing Jimi Hendrix on TV the day he died...then I got Deep Purples' Fireball album which was also a big influence .. I have a collection of more than 200 of them that includes Strats from every year since March 1954 - the first month the Strat was made
It was not really the external influences that made me a singer.
Music was within me. I was full of it.
I had a lot of classical influences. I had classical music and opera and literature, but I also liked sleaze. And putting it together, sleaze and glamour, it just made sense to me.
I remember when I was very young, I read an article by Fats Domino which has really influenced me. He said, 'You should never sing the lyrics out very clearly.
Great classic music that I've been turned on to has not only inspired and influenced me, but it has had an effect on my songwriting.
After people like Lennon and Dylan, I think David Bowie brought a very modernistic intelligence and the necessity for change. I think he was completely positive, certainly through one and a half decades of completely overriding influence, in the best of popular music, and I take my bloody hat off to him!
Since the age of 12, all my musical thinking has been influenced by Afro-American music.
I believe in free love and that's just how I feel.
It's just my experience of being with different kinds of men and being born without a preference for a certain type of person. For me, that is my story in finding love in lots of different people, and that's been the second biggest influence in my music.
Marijuana is a useful catalyst for specific optical and aural aesthetic perceptions. I apprehended the structure of certain pieces of jazz and classical music in a new manner under the influence of marijuana, and these apprehensions have remained valid in years of normal consciousness.
The holy grail for a music fan, I think, is to hear music from another planet, which has not been influenced by us whatsoever.
I am like a chameleon, influenced by whatever's going on.
If Elvis can do it, I can do it. If the Everly Brothers can do it, me and Paul can. Same with Dylan.
If you wanted to chart new territories and head off over the horizon, you had to make sure you weren't overly influenced by what others were doing ... so it didn't matter what other bands were doing ... we did what we were doing.
As Erykah Badu, it has nothing to do with me, the way I look, my hair wrap, my style, it's about you and what you feel for my music. If I can make you feel like the way that people who influenced me made me feel, that's completion.
... coming to a place like Nashville, which is just music music music, it's always been such an influence on me. And there are so many interesting songwriters out there, and it's such a crazy business and so many people are trying to do it, and it's all right there in Nashville.
I played in a band and attended Grambling University.
I think the Mob style funk music I do was patterned after the big college bands. I was also influenced by groundbreaking efforts of Too Short.
I never wrote music or arranged songs or lyrics when I was under the influence of anything but coffee. That's not gone away.
Gene Autry was the most. It may sound like a joke - Go and have a look in my bedroom, It's covered with Gene Autry posters. He was my first musical influence.
I don't think what I do is influenced by suffering.
I come from a talented people who are prolific in music and dance.
Music, of all the liberal arts, has the greatest influence over the passions, and it is that to which the legislator ought to give the greatest encouragement.
Pythagoras based musical education in the first place on certain melodies and rhythm that exercised a healing, a purifying influence on the human actions and passions, restoring 'Pristine Harmony' of the souls' faculties. He applied the same means to the curing of diseases of both body and mind.
I was influenced when I was younger by the cartoon movies that Disney put out, like Cinderella and what not. I watched those movies over and over when I was younger and the music is ingrained into my head. Nowadays, I'm still humming the tunes. It taught me the fundamentals.