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Harmony is an obscure and difficult musical science, but most difficult to those who are not acquainted with the Greek language; because it is necessary to use many Greek words to which there are none corresponding in Latin.
~By Marcus V. Pollio ~


I listened to the rock music of that time, but as you know and can easily hear: my music of that era had nothing to do with the common music of this era. I was experimenting, I was searching for something new.
~By Klaus Schulze ~


We're also passionate about music and very critical about the music that we listen to.
~By Will Champion ~


I can write music but I'm not much for words.
~By Jim Diamond ~


However, very recently I have come to an understanding that complex music is not necessarily pleasant.
~By Nobuo Uematsu ~


Sondheim writes the music and lyrics, and because he's so smart and goes so deep with his feelings, there's a lot to explore, get involved with and learn about.
~By Bernadette Peters ~


Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion.
~By Malcolm Arnold ~


If one uses music that one does not really love, then one will not succeed in making it one's own.
~By Lukas Foss ~


The conception of background music is changing. You use less and less of it these days.
~By Satyajit Ray ~


I think that's given inspiration to other musicians. I know, particularly through the 90s, a lot of bands would cite Rush as an influence. I don't think it was so much our music, but more the way we really stuck to our guns.
~By Alex Lifeson ~


So what I'm trying to say is from a musical aspect for anybody to say that whatever they're doing in Florida is not Hip Hop or whatever they're doing in LA is not Hip Hop, who are these people to say that?
~By Grandmaster Flash ~


I think hopefully we've got enough brain cells left to decide if our music is really worth something.
~By Will Champion ~


The music industry over there seems to treat America like it's one territory even though they got offices in different parts of America - they're still quite sort of 'America is the territory.'
~By Sean Booth ~


Music tells no truths.
~By Philip James Bailey ~


When it comes to musicians, I'm like the daddy of musicians here in Cuba.
~By Compay Segundo ~


The world I was born into was one filled with music.
~By Martha Reeves ~


It's a bummer sometimes but I always believe that great bands and great music always prevail.
~By Steve Brown ~


I really wanted to pursue music, but all those other girls are doing it and it is annoying.
~By Alexa Vega ~


Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle.
~By Billie Joe Armstrong ~


Music is only love looking for words.
~By Lawrence Durrell ~


I talked to ex-wives of musicians of the '70s for research. They're the funniest people in the world, yet there is this sad, beautiful thing in their eyes that says they've seen more than they could ever possibly tell you.
~By Kate Hudson ~


Sometimes I like to play the soundtracks to famous musicals so we can all sing along. South Pacific is one of my favorites. Our neighbors must hate us.
~By Louise Brown ~


Certainly being in California has encouraged a sustained commitment to rethinking the nature, purposes, and relevance of the contemporary arts, specifically music, for a society which by and large seems to manage quite well without them.
~By Brian Ferneyhough ~


When you're artistic director of a program, you present the music you want to present.
~By Stanley Crouch ~


Within reasonable limits, a professional player should keep busy at music.
~By Teddy Wilson ~


The people in Japan know more about the history of jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do.
~By Billy Higgins ~


I'm one of those firm believers that good music will prevail.
~By Pras Michel ~


Sometimes just getting out of the house and doing something you haven't done in a long time (or never done!) can open up the doors to musical inspiration.
~By Ken Hill ~


I think that you have to bear in mind that music is about escape, and it's not unreasonable to think the music business would be based around escapism.
~By Peter Hook ~


The first condition for making music is not to make a noise.
~By Jose Bergamin ~


As you may know my use of Celtic music is extremely simple and short. However there is something about it that will remain in your mind for a long, long time.
~By Nobuo Uematsu ~


We were excited when we sold our first 10 records. I always felt that if we could get the music out there, and if people became accustomed to it, then a substantial number of them would enjoy it.
~By Greg Ginn ~


I worked with three people who were doing video music shows before MTV.
~By Nina Blackwood ~


Make it, not make it? What's the difference? Music is a language, it's a dance of life, and it can be a part of your life without being something that earns.
~By Tina Weymouth ~


City people live the city. We live in L.A., New York, we live in places where it's chaotic and you never know what's gonna happen. And that's the music - you never know what's gonna happen.
~By Alice Cooper ~


Pop music allows you to be who you are without having to wear a social uniform or to conform, which some people find impossible to do.
~By Siobhan Fahey ~


The Smiths was an incredibly personal thing to me. It was like launching your own diary to music.
~By Steven Morrissey ~


When making music I sink myself into the process as deeply as I can and forget all of the success.
~By Enya ~


I think that what is important is that the music be honest and direct and that it is relevant to today. I think music needs to be of its time and speak to that time.
~By Dave Holland ~


So I wanted to sing inspirational music, and that's exactly how I approached it - only the words have been changed to declare my relationship with God.
~By Smokey Robinson ~


For me, the backdrop of half the experiences of life includes music.
~By Amy Grant ~


The only thing I was any good at was music.
~By Don Gibson ~


Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem.
~By Conrad Hall ~


We're five people, five individuals who came together to create something, to make music and to complete each other musically, to form a perfect circle.
~By Maynard James Keenan ~


I think there's something strangely musical about noise.
~By Trent Reznor ~


Stop trying to treat music like it's a tennis shoe, something to be branded. If the music industry wants to save money, they should take a look at some of their six-figure executive expense accounts. All those lawsuits can't be cheap, either.
~By Jeff Tweedy ~


Most recently we've been working in concert situations rather than clubs. because there aren't too many rooms there like Ronnie Scott's, that are pure music rooms, where people come specifically to listen to music.
~By Chuck Mangione ~


I don't like to be labeled, to be anything. I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music, but it's counter-productive.
~By Neil Young ~


But I love how people who are musical, they know how to dress.
~By Amy Sedaris ~


Jazz is the folk music of the machine age.
~By Paul Whiteman ~


The studio is not the place to write. You need to be 75% ready when you go into the studio, and then the music can develop to the next stage.
~By Rick Wakeman ~


My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
~By Bob Marley ~


Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
~By Truman Capote ~


The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead.
~By Igor Stravinsky ~


Most of the music you hear on the radio today is developed for making money. It doesn't feel true or honest. You can feel it in the music.
~By Iris DeMent ~


I honestly don't listen to a lot of music - I spend so much time working at my own music.
~By Iris DeMent ~


I just can't read music.
~By Kate Smith ~


I think the women - Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu - are doing new conceptual things and using their voices to create new American music.
~By Boz Scaggs ~


In aptitude tests, I scored highest in music.
~By Conrad Hall ~


Country Music is great music because it really comes from real life experiences. It is such a great haven for reality.
~By Bryan White ~


I'm asthmatic. I was a lot bigger back then, and I still get winded on stage today. But I've learned how to pace it now. I have musical breaks in there.
~By Meat Loaf ~


Finding a good bus driver can be as important as finding a good musician.
~By Reba McEntire ~


The local music community here was dying for a place to record, so we started doing acoustic, folk and bluegrass and then did rock projects for other bands, as well as for my son Tal and my own work.
~By Randy Bachman ~


I am a classical music lover - not necessarily the contemporary stuff, but the old stuff.
~By Eberhard Weber ~


I'm basically a musician.
~By Tom Jenkinson ~


I want to reach as many people as possible with the message of music, of wonderful opera.
~By Luciano Pavarotti ~


As far as my solo record, I don't want a gold record or anything, I'm happy to be small and to have the people appreciate the music who really like me for being me.
~By John Frusciante ~


Musicians own music because music owns them.
~By Virgil Thomson ~


I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music. I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money.
~By Cat Stevens ~


My training in music and composition then led me to a kind of musical language process in which, for example, the sound of the words I play with has to expose their true meaning against their will so to speak.
~By Elfriede Jelinek ~


Coldplay are just four friends trying to make great music.
~By Will Champion ~


I've never believed in cheapening music by going according to what some people think is public taste.
~By Les Baxter ~


I'm really looking forward to it because it will give me the opportunity to do the whole other kind of approach to the music live that I haven't had a chance to do. and I think is important for me to do.
~By Al Jarreau ~


Who told you I was a musician?
~By Leon Redbone ~


We play melodic music, we play songs, we play all kinds of things and when you improvise you don't just shut out different languages, you use all the languages that you have.
~By Fred Frith ~


At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art.
~By Brian Eno ~


I love to read. I love to stretch. In the morning, I get up, and if I'm not in a hurry, I will lie on the floor on a rug, look through some books and magazines, and maybe listen to music and try to do stretching exercises to tune up.
~By Jackson Browne ~


A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.
~By Frank Zappa ~


I don't use old music.
~By Gyorgy Ligeti ~


The Bee Gees who are brilliant, I just love great music.
~By Michael Jackson ~


I really like listening to music in my car.
~By Aaron Neville ~


I've never really been a traditional country kind of guy. I wanted my music to sound more like the end of the '90s and to have the kind of great music, pop or whatever, that radio will embrace.
~By Bryan White ~


In the back of your mind, when you say you want to write music for the movies, you're saying that you want a big house, a big car and a boat. If you just wanted to write music, you could live in Kansas and do it.
~By Bill Conti ~


My mom listened to the Beatles and Elvis, a lot of different types of music.
~By Travis Barker ~


I wish I could blame it on the choreography, but it's not a musical. I just had a clumsy moment.
~By Delta Burke ~


A voice expressing emotion in a musical way moves on. It's like the finale of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - the world turns in on itself, as a universe unto itself, in the shape of one human being.
~By Dwight Yoakam ~


I only write music for myself, I don't try and appeal to anyone else.
~By Bryan Adams ~


It must have been an extraordinary time. I guess the worrying thing about musical theatre to me, is if you look at the London season this year, mine is actually the only one to have come in.
~By Andrew Lloyd Webber ~


I think my type of personality has all music inside of it, so I am full of music, without even knowing it, without even learning it, without even hearing it.
~By Ziggy Marley ~


We're like old people now playing music. I'm so glad we stuck it out because it's a lot better. I used to feel kind of anxious. Now our apprenticeship is over.
~By Thurston Moore ~


It's all about theme and development anyway. That's what music is about.
~By John Otto ~


Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest way to be heard is to be on the radio, but you should never compromise who you are, your values or your morals.
~By Talib Kweli ~


So the whole basis for jazz music is based on the fact that the bass player could not play his instrument.
~By Miroslav Vitous ~


But I'm not adverse to the idea of Torch Song as a musical. It would just be different. Because the play will always be there exactly as it was, and in a musical you could tell a lot of the story through songs.
~By Harvey Fierstein ~


There's nothing to compare to live music, there just isn't anything.
~By Gloria Gaynor ~


If our main goal is to connect emotionally, we should want to have as many tools as we possibly can to achieve that goal. The more abilities that we have, the more choices we can make musically.
~By Ken Hill ~


Rock 'n' roll music is what gets me off.
~By Joan Jett ~


We all shared an admiration of Debussy both as a musician and as sort of an icon for the 20th century. It seemed like an interesting idea to go right back 100 years to find the source of some new ideas now.
~By Anne Dudley ~


I would call it a comedy variety show. We have some people just doing straight standup. We usually try to have one musical act of sort. So its just people being funny in different ways, not just sketch, not just standup, not just characters, all of those things.
~By Todd Barry ~


There are so many moments and works that influence us in what we do. Movies, music, TV and, most importantly, the profound everydayness of our lives.
~By Barbara Kruger ~

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