You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.
Your habits in the practice room make you the musician that you are.
The musicians way
I mean, give me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string, I wouldn't get bored anywhere.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
All great achievements require time.
I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Walt Disney Company
It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play.
I believe in singing. I believe in singing together.
When you play, never mind who listens to you.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
Creativity is not linear, just like the earth is not flat….If you keep going long enough you will always get back to where you started from. That is when you have lived a full life. That is the artist’s path.
The big win is when you refuse to settle for average or mediocre.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
A year from now you may wish you had started today.
Music should make you feel good.
Mark James Klepaski
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci
Music can change the world because it can change people.
This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.
The only truth is music.
Try a little harder to be a little better
Gordon B. Hinckley
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.
Ludwig van Beethoven
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.