Playing Music Quotes

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Piano playing, a dance of human fingers.
When it starts getting tough, make faces.

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A violin should be played with love or not at all.

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Take a chance. If you miss it, it will hurt only once.

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Playing bop is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.
There are no difficult pieces. Either you can play it, or you can't.

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I do not always play in tune, I just fix it quicker than anyone else.

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For 37 years I've practiced 14 hours a day, and now they call me a genius.

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I am not handsome, but when women hear me play, they come crawling to my feet.

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If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.

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Intonation is like being pregnant. You are not more pregnant, or less pregnant. Either you are or aren't.
Become part of the violin and make it sound beautiful, is always the maxim which I preach to young players wherever I go.

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Music is the thousandth of a millisecond between one note and another; how you get from one to the othere-that's where the music is.

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To play the piano, you need the nerves of a bullfighter, the vitality of a night-club hostess, and the concentration of a Buddhist monk.

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Playing Ysaÿe is a bit like the Grand Prix or Formula One. You have to know all the turns and curves, and even then it's not really safe.

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It's easy to play any musical instrument — all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
Criticism does not disturb me, for I am my own severest critic. Always in my playing I strive to surpass myself, and it is this constant struggle that makes music fascinating to me.

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A violinist should always be happy when he is playing. If he is playing well, he should be happy that he is playing well. If he is not playing well, then he should be happy because it will soon be over.

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