Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.
Music lives in contrasts.
People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.
“I’m not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer.”
“I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust.”
“I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.”
“Practice is a time put aside to work, work, work with dedication and commitment to becoming not only a better player but to realize (in time) what we all strive for, AND, that’s to earn the right to someday be called A MUSICIAN. A most royal title, if you please!”
“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind”