Articles and Quotes

This page is for music students and musicians to find articles on a wide variety of music subjects such as practicing techniques, performance techniques, improvisation, memorization, the creative process and many other music related subjects. I am also including a section of quotes about music that I have found to be funny, inspiring or thought provoking.

I hope that you enjoy these thoughts!

Articles

Why Do We Transcribe?
An article on the importance of transcription

Quotes

“Amateurs practice until they can do something right. Pros practice until they can’t do it wrong!”
New York City choreographer

“Practice isn’t about having fun or not having fun. Practice isn’t a good or a bad thing. It’s just what you do. You put the hammer to the nail.
David Liebman

“…are defeats necessary?
Well necessary or not, they happen. When we first begin fighting for our dream, we have no experience and make many mistakes. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”
- Paulo Coelho