I have this ability to find this hidden talent in people that sometimes even they didn't know they had.— Berry Gordy
Strong Musical Talent quotations
It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.
Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed.
Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.
If 'Pygmalion' is not good enough for your friends with its own verbal music, their talent must be altogether extraordinary.
Talent works, genius creates.
Ry Cooder for me is a master, a great master that has a wonderful feel for Cuban music. He's also paid tribute my talent a bit, even though I don't know half of what he knows.
I really like Alan Jackson, in Country Music. I think he's really very, very talented along with George Jones, and Merle Haggard, the same old favorites.
Composers today get a TV script on Friday and have to record on Tuesday.
It's just dreadful to impose on gifted talent and expect decent music under these conditions.
I've never heard anything Wynton [Marsalis] played sound like it meant anything at all. Wynton has no voice and no presence. His music sounds like a talented high-school trumpet player to me... he's jazzy the same way someone who drives a BMW is sporty.
The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.
What I think we need to do is infuse everyday and every action with the kind of values we hope will be in the future, with kindness, with nurturing, with dreams, ambition, using your talents, not resorting to violence, other forms of conflict resolution, with humor, with poetry, with music.
I just want everybody to know my music and get to know my squad, Remy Boyz;
just to show people New Jersey. New Jersey got talent, too. I mean, everybody sleeps on us, and they put us as the underdog.
Don't die with your music (stories/talents) still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul.
To be honest, I was unaware of the huge frat-rap scene that was taking over the blogosphere until I found myself right in the middle of it. But there are really a ton of talented dudes out there doing this, and I'm just having a great time making music and being a part of it all.
Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection.
I firmly believe that we have more latent musical talent in America than there is in any other country. But to dig it out there must be good music throughout the land, a lot of it. Everyone must hear it, and such a process takes time.
I lived in Italy for a number of years and I was really digging around trying to get my hands dirty, trying to learn about Italian music. And what I ended up gravitating towards was this stuff from the '50s and '60s and maybe early '70s, where there were these incredibly talented pop singers that weren't using pop bands.
Real talent doesn't always win championships, like real music doesn't always win Grammys.
I do more writing by myself than with anybody else.
My best thing is sitting...around somewhere with a guitar, and having an idea. You never know where it'd come from. Songwriting is a God-given talent.
I only knew classical music, which to me was the only true music.
The only way I could survive at the bar was to mix the classical music with popular songs, and that meant I had to sing. What happened was that I discovered I had a voice plus the talent to mix classical music together with more popular songs, which at the time I detested.
Basically, at some point, one day maybe you can expect to hear some of my music.
I haven't really done that yet because my younger brother is a musician and really talented and I want him to come out with his music first.
An artist is somebody that puts themselves in a room, they're a wee bit self-indulgent and you know, sink into their music and it [will] be a very personal experience. An entertainer was somebody that took their God-given talent and shared it with people. And I've always wanted to be an entertainer.
To me gender is not physical at all, but is altogether insubstantial.
It is soul, perhaps, it is talent, it is taste, it is environment, it is how one feels, it is light and shade, it is inner music.
I believe that traditional wisdom is incomplete.
A composer can have all the talent of Mozart and a passionate desire to succeed, but if he believes he cannot compose music, he will come to nothing. He will not try hard enough. He will give up too soon when the elusive right melody takes too long to materialize.
I have come to the definite conclusion that musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed.
Everybody has a different kind of talent and a different timetable as to when they develop.
They had all this talent, and they had no instruments.
So they started rap music. They rhymed on their own. They made their own sounds and their own movements.
I don't think what I do is influenced by suffering.
I come from a talented people who are prolific in music and dance.
Some people say we're (Coldplay) talented and some say we're the worst thing ever to happen to music, and it's a bit confusing being in the middle of that.
I have no musical talent at all. I was banned from music classes and told I would never be able to understand anything. I still don't think I can sing, but somehow I get away with it.
I don't know whether it was his (Charlie Christian's) melodic lines, his sound or his approach, but I hadn't heard anything like that before. He sounded so good and it sounded so easy, so I bought me a guitar and an amplifier and said now I can't do nothing but play! Really, welding was my talent, I think, but I sort of swished it aside.
We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.
And whether you're drawn to gospel music or church music or honky-tonk music, it informs your character and it informs your talent.
I am thinking of George Michael's family, friends and fans.
He was so loved and I hope he knew it because the sadness today is beyond words. Devastating. What a beautiful voice he had and his music will live on as a testament to his talent. I can't believe he is gone. I hope the Buddha will hold him in his arms. NMRK.
As minorities, it is always our dream to merge our cultures and showcase to the world the talent that comes from both Latin music and Hip-Hop, .. I hope that together,we can create a new cultural movement that unites these audiences.