quote by Fanny Crosby

Sometimes I need to reject the music proposed for my songs because the musicians misunderstand that the Fanny Crosby who once wrote for the people in the saloons has merely changed the lyrics. Oh my no. The church must never sing it's songs to the melodies of the world.

— Fanny Crosby

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My school life was very much a wandering experience.

I was having trouble in school and I was not making a lot of friends. So coming home and actually improvising on the piano and just coming up with melodies was an escape for me.

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.

After all my years of doing instrumental music I still like just a simple instrumental song with a nice catchy melody and an opportunity to play a solo over a harmonic structure.

I have never doubted the importance of melody.

I like melody very much, and I consider it the most important element in music, and I labour many years on the improvement of its quality in my compositions.

By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don't want the rhythm to hog the spotlight.

Oh my luve's like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June;

Oh my luve's like the melodie That's sweetly played in tune.

I sat down at the piano and my hands began to browse over the keys.

Thensomething happened. I felt as though I could reach out and touch God. I foundmyself playing a melody, one I'd never heard or played before, and words came intomy head - they just seemed to fall into place.

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.

My plea therefore is this: Let us get our instruments tightly strung and our melodies sweetly sung. Let us not die with our music still in us. Let us rather use this precious mortal probation to move confidently and gloriously upward toward the eternal life which God our Father gives to those who keep his commandments.

My whole trick is to keep the tune well out in front.

If I play Tchaikovsky, I play his melodies and skip his spiritual struggle.

O passing angel, speed me with a song, a melody of heaven to reach my heart and rouse me to the race and make me strong.

I was in Paris at an English-language bookstore.

I picked up a volume of Dickinson's poetry. I came back to my hotel, read 2,000 of her poems and immediately began composing in my head. I wrote down the melodies even before I got to a piano.

Essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it, without anything just repeated patterns, musical patterns.

I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leapt with the sound.

I found a sound that people really liked - I found this basic concept and all I did was change the lyrics and the melody a little bit. My songs, if you listen to them, they're quite a lot alike, like Chuck Berry.

Sometimes melody and sometimes lyrics.

It depends on the tempo and feel of the song. Slower pieces usually begin with melody and faster ones with lyrics. I write for the song and it leads me to my conclusion.

I play until my fingers are blue and stiff from the cold, and then I keep on playing. Until I'm lost in the music. Until I am the music--notes and chords, the melody and harmony. It hurts, but it's okay because when I'm the music, I'm not me. Not sad. Not afraid. Not desperate. Not guilty.

My sense of divine brings with it a strange sound of music with its glories, a marvellous melody sounding like a multitude of flutes.

I love the melody of an unknown language, the strange food, all the surprises of a strange town, and my own impatience and curiosity ... I love traveling as others love the gaming table; I anticipate a new place as others anticipate the next number to come up.

I feel my spot is somewhere between a bass player and a rhythm guitar player.

I play with a pick. I play very aggressively. I always have a distortion pedal in line, and I play less melodies and do more stuff against the guitars that create melodies.

In 1973 we moved to the British Isle of Man, and I put my first band together for one year, named Melody Fair.

From a very early period of my life I have derived the highest enjoyment from listening to music, especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition.

I like to write about the way things used to be and paint pictures of my memories with beautiful words and melodies.

I do a so-called trip into myself: I sit down at the piano and the melody might start to evolve from my playing or then I might start to sing it.

My mother came from St. Thomas. I heard that melody and all I did was actually adapt it. I made my adaptation of sort of an island traditional melody. It did become sort of my trademark tune.

I think more influential than Emily Dickinson or Coleridge or Wordsworth on my imagination were Warner Brothers, Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons.

My voice is my improvisational instrument, the melody instrument.

The guitar is harmonic structure. I'm not a good enough guitarist to improvise on it.

My purpose is to create music not for snobs, but for all people, music which is beautiful and healing. To attempt what old Chinese painters called 'spirit resonance' in melody and sound.

But my role is to just apply the skills I've learned over the years: you listen to the guitar, you listen to the vocal melodies, you listen to the rhythm, and you come up with something that helps you take the song somewhere.

I don't really have time to sit down and write.

But when I think of a melody, I call up my answering machine and sing it, so I won't forget it.

I still have a passion for the music, which is such a beautiful thing.

I still wake up in the middle of the night out of a dream and have a melody in my head, and run to my piano.

One of the dumber things my manager said was, Stick to the melody. But I can't.

Brazilian music has many of the ingredients that I strive for in my own music: Strong melodies and a disciplined but intense rhythmic concept, and interesting harmonies.

I'm not just making rhymes and making melodies. I'm expressing my true life force, energy.

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