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So, practice, particularly after you've attained a job,
by Buddy Rich

So, practice, particularly after you've attained a job,
any kind of job, like playing with a four piece band,
that's...
an opportunity to develop.
- Buddy Rich

There were so many individual styles thirty or forty years ago.
- Buddy Rich

I think it's a fallacy that the harder you practice the better you get.
- Buddy Rich

It takes us about four or five days to get an album out.
- Buddy Rich

 

But I think that any young drummer starting out today
should get himself a great teacher and learn all there
is to know about the instrument that he wants to play.
- Buddy Rich

I can think of a lot better things to do with my hands
than to cut them up on the rim of a drum.
- Buddy Rich

And, you know, I think the original recording of Ravel's Bolero,
probably whoever played percussion on that,
will never have It played better than that.
- Buddy Rich

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But, when you have to resort to turntables,
trick lights, flashing lights, fire and all that,
you're actually saying, I need this because what I
do is not all that together.
- Buddy Rich

But primarily, the drummer's supposed to sit back there and swing the band.
- Buddy Rich

I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence,
in every way.
- Buddy Rich

Every drummer that had a name, had a name because of his individual playing.
He didn't sound like anybody else, So everybody that I ever listened to,
in some form, influenced my taste.
- Buddy Rich

So, to come In with a set routine it's something I've never believed in.
It should depend on how you feel, because you play what you feel.
- Buddy Rich

They're simply following what was laid down in front
and they play the same thing.
So, there's no great challenge In being a classical drummer.
- Buddy Rich

I can't sit down long enough to absorb any kind of learning.
- Buddy Rich

Well, I never really practiced because I never had
the opportunity to practice.
- Buddy Rich

If he's a true symphony artist, he knows better than
that because he knows that the only truly creative
musician is the jazz musician.
- Buddy Rich

You only get better by playing.
- Buddy Rich

I play a percussion instrument, not a musical saw;
it needs no amplification.
Where it's needed, they put a microphone in front of the bass drum.
But, I don't think it's necessary to play that way every night.
- Buddy Rich

But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a
drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't
create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays
everything that's written,
he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom.
- Buddy Rich

Almost everything I've done, I've done through my own creativity.
I don't think I ever had to listen to anyone else to learn how to play drums.
I wish I could say that for about ten thousand other drummers.
- Buddy Rich

I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums,
and never mind about the tunes.
Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting
up there playing the solo.
And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today.
- Buddy Rich

And, well of course, Count Basie, and I think all of
the black bands of the late thirties and early forties,
bands with real players.
They had an influence on everybody, not just drummers.
- Buddy Rich

To have everything written for you...
It's not really creating.
That's why I think symphony drummers are so limited.
They 're limited to exactly what was played a hundred
years before them by a thousand other drummers.
- Buddy Rich

I think at one time every drummer wanted to play like
Krupa or wanted to win a Gene Krupa drum contest.
This is the big inspiration for drummers and naturally
it has to be the same way for me.
- Buddy Rich

I mean, I think I liked every band I ever played in
because each band was different,
each band had a different concept, and each band leader was different...
different personalities and musical tastes.
- Buddy Rich

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

Consider adopting the ongoing practice of zero-based gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness ...
letting go of the past,
and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Practice does not make perfect,
perfect practice makes perfect.
- Vince Lombardi

Practice makes perfect.
- Anonymous

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

The practice of forgiveness is our most important
contribution to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

Today Is My Day To Practice Whimsey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to practice whimsey,
skip on the beach, and play with the waves,
watch wondrous cloud animals parade your story,
find a magical white bunny down every rabbit hole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must be free not because we claim freedom,
but because we practice it.
- William Faulkner

I practice keen awareness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Manage through the uncertainties.
Practice appropriate actions and participate in healthy choices.
Value and celebrate the loyalty of the individuals around you:
celebrate their competencies and successes, as well as your own.
Build up your circle and reinforce it at every opportunity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A great part of courage is the courage
of having done the thing before.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today is my day to practice whimsey,
skip on the beach, and play with the waves,
watch wondrous cloud animals parade my story,
find a magical white bunny down every rabbit hole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar -
a practice which is still continued.
- Helen Rowland

Teach and practice, practice and teach - that is all we have;
that is all we are good for; that is all we ever ought to do.
- Ernest Holmes

One does not need buildings, money, power,
or status to practice the Art of Peace.
Heaven is right where you are standing,
and that is the place to train.
- Morihei Ueshiba

He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere.
Make sure you eat a variety of foods,
get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Sasha Cohen

My father taught me that the only way you can make
good at anything is to practice,
and then practice some more.
- Pete Rose

The art of medicine was to be properly learned only
from its practice and its exercise.
- Thomas Sydenham

If you're asking your kids to exercise,
then you better do it, too.
Practice what you preach.
- Bruce Jenner

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice there is.
- Yogi Berra

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls,
if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
- Dogen Zenji

Society has always seemed to demand a little more from
human beings than it will get in practice.
- George Orwell

Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do "practice"?
- George Carlin

If you do a practice and train your attention to hover in the present,
then you will build the internal capacity to do that as needed -
at will and voluntarily.
- Daniel Goleman

To get the feel of how the slider should roll off of your index finger,
use this grip and practice at half speed and roughly
half the distance to the mound.
- Steve Carlton

That's my fun time so, to me, doing my homework,
studying on what I do, watching the movies,
listening to music, all that inspires me so I focus
a lot on that and practice.
- Christina Milian

Love and magic have a great deal in common.
They enrich the soul, delight the heart.
And they both take practice.
- Nora Roberts

One day of practice is like one day of clean living.
It doesn't do you any good.
- Abe Lemons

Practice meditation regularly.
Meditation leads to eternal bliss.
Therefore meditate, meditate.
- Swami Sivananda

Getting a chance to practice six months against my own teammates,
who I consider the best soccer players in the world,
there's no way I couldn't improve.
- Lorrie Fair

Here's good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature;
she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee.
- Martin H. Fischer

I began taking liberties a long time ago;
now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

Since 1985, I have written about contemporary Jewish
practice and the Jewish community.
- Anita Diament

Did they preach one thing and practice another,
these men of God?
- Roald Dahl

Those who have virtue always in their mouths,
and neglect it in practice, are like a harp,
which emits a sound pleasing to others,
while itself is insensible of the music.
- Diogenes

I wouldn't accept losing as a team, wouldn't accept losing as my team.
It's like a war every practice.
I think it helped us a lot.
- Peter Forsberg


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