Playing Music Quotes
Most popular playing music quotes
I am not handsome, but when women hear me play, they come crawling to my feet.
There are no difficult pieces. Either you can play it, or you can't.
Take a chance. If you miss it, it will hurt only once.
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.
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.
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.
For 37 years I've practiced 14 hours a day, and now they call me a genius.
When it starts getting tough, make faces.
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.
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.
A violin should be played with love or not at all.
Intonation is like being pregnant. You are not more pregnant, or less pregnant. Either you are or aren't.
If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.
I do not always play in tune, I just fix it quicker than anyone else.
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.
Become part of the violin and make it sound beautiful, is always the maxim which I preach to young players wherever I go.
Playing bop is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.
Piano playing, a dance of human fingers.