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Andres Segovia Quotes and Sayings

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The guitar is a small orchestra.
It is polyphonic.
Every string is a different color, a different voice.
- Andres Segovia

The advice I am giving always to all my students is
above all to study the music profoundly...
music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands,
very beautiful for the flowers and trees.
- Andres Segovia

Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar,
have taken all the sizes and all the shapes,
in order not to be separated from the man.
- Andres Segovia

You know what I think? If I am tired now,
I don't mind, because I have eternity to rest.
- Andres Segovia

 

I've had three wives and three guitars.
I still play the guitars.
- Andres Segovia

Whoever heard of an electric violin,
electric cello or,
for that matter, an electric singer?
- Andres Segovia

The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth.
- Andres Segovia

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Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest,
for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.
- Andres Segovia

When I began, the guitar was en-closed in a vicious circle.
There were no composers writing for the guitar,
be-cause there were no virtuoso guitarists.
- Andres Segovia

When one puts up a building one makes an elaborate
scaffold to get everything into its proper place.
But when one takes the scaffold down,
the building must stand by itself with no trace of
the means by which it was erected.
That is how a musician should work.
- Andres Segovia

My voice is my improvisational instrument,
the melody instrument.
The guitar is harmonic structure.
I'm not a good enough guitarist to improvise on it.
- Paul Simon

There was a period when I'd just come out of college
where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly
realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
- Andy Summers

My whole life is geared to play guitar.
I play what I want when I want and I hope the listener
gets as much pleasure listening to the music as I get playing it.
- Jim Sullivan

The guitar chose me.
- Charlie Byrd

All gut strings.
That's just the first kind of guitar I played,
it was a nylon string guitar.
And to me, it's the purest form of guitar making,
and I just enjoy doing it.
- Guy Clark

Then l learned to play guitar and l started writing
songs and my mother formed for me a publishing business,
so we started publishing and managing artists.
- Tommy Rettig

I have no guitar technique.
- Warren Zevon

I wanted to hear the songs in the way that I had written them,
which was very basic.
All I wanted was drums and another guitar,
and I was just going to sing.
- Thurston Moore

Everyone gets frustrated and aggressive,
and I'd sooner take my aggression out on a guitar than on a person.
- Paul Weller

If you can't play it on an acoustic guitar or a grand
piano then it's not a song.
- Christopher Cross

My grandfather gave me my first guitar,
an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it.
- Dan Fogelberg

I don't play a lot of fancy guitar.
I don't want to play it.
The kind of guitar I want to play is mean,
mean licks.
- John Lee Hooker

If there's a song where there's a possibility of guitar
stuff that would be fun to listen to,
go for it.
Don't worry about what anybody thinks.
- Brad Paisley

I might have a guitar or a piano on set to play something for the actors.
- Mike Figgis

That happens every time I get behind a guitar,
regardless of what I'm saying, 'cause music is freedom
and being free is the closest I've ever felt to being spiritual.
- Ben Harper

I like to play guitar, jam out, play the blues,
go watch movies.
I love movies.
- Dane Cook

So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I'd try it too.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

Experimenting with different sounds is great,
but when it comes down to it, you're still playing a guitar.
- Daisy Berkowitz

And my daddy could play a harmonica and also the guitar,
so I guess I got a little bit from both of 'em,
but I think mostly from my mother's side of the family.
- Mel Tillis

A lot of times, I played bass on songs.
Gene plays guitar on some songs.
- Ace Frehley

I took the rhythm place, which a lot of people didn't
know how to do the way I could,
and this was really the first time that Johnny had a rhythm guitar player.
- Rick Derringer

I had given up the guitar between '75 and '78.
I completely lost interest.
I was sick of hearing other guitar players and I was tired of my tunes.
- Ritchie Blackmore

I never had a real job either.
I sort of fell out of school and ended up playing guitar.
- Vivian Campbell

My first really good guitar was a Gibson J-45.
- Johnny Rivers

I pestered the hell out of everybody I ran into until
I could play the guitar well enough to write and sing with it.
- Don Johnson

I can play rhythm guitar.
I know how to hold a guitar and strum it.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

I taught myself how to play the guitar.
I never studied music.
- Dan Hawkins

I got my first guitar at age of 7 and never laid it down.
Momma taught me G, C, and D. I was off to the races son!
- Jerry Reed

My second record was all about big ideas -
I was trying to make big statements about the culture,
about life.
I think in a certain way, I was a 27 year old kid with a guitar.
- Duncan Sheik

Currently I'm working with Parker Fly on a new Midi
guitar to arrive next year.
- Adrian Belew

I got a guitar when I was about 14, for a Christmas present,
and went from there.
- Robin Trower

Once I picked up an electric guitar,
I lost interest in piano,
and I just wanted to rock.
I studied piano for so long, I got burned out on it.
- Juliana Hatfield

Arranging is the way I put my stamp on my music as
much as my guitar playing.
- Lee Ritenour

I'd like to have a beer-holder on my guitar like they have on boats.
- James Hetfield

I suppose my little Martin acoustic guitar is quickly
becoming a prize possession.
It's a lovely guitar.
I bought it at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2001 before I had cleaned up.
- Graham Coxon

God is playing my guitar, I am with God when I play.
- Link Wray

What I wanted to do was play the guitar but I don't like instrumental rock.
I think it is tripe.
- Andy Summers

I suppose my father was more influential in my starting to play the guitar.
- Andy Partridge

Nobody seems to play Yamaha electrics,
but it's the best guitar I own.
- Daisy Berkowitz

I play piano and guitar.
Acoustic guitar.
I tried studying classical guitar when I was 16 but it got really hard.
I could never play a lead to save my life.
- Kip Winger

I read and write classical piano and percussion,
also guitar.
- Suzi Quatro

I have a little history.
I met Stone Temple Pilots, and their guitar player was a huge Extreme fan.
Somewhere down the road, Extreme made its statement.
- Gary Cherone

Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal,
blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.
- Dick Dale

A lot of the songs are written on piano or guitar,
so I contribute, and I have done so since the beginning.
So it's been good to be involved completely musically as well.
- Caroline Corr

My first love was the sound of guitar.
- Boz Scaggs

A guitar riff played on a piano doesn't come close
to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I
faked it enough to get by.
- Barry Mann

It all comes down to the density of the wood.
Every guitar's different.
- Robin Trower

Every time the guys were knocked out by my guitar playing
and the girls were knocked out by the type of songs I did.
That set us apart from the average blues band.
- George Thorogood

Puberty hit me very hard, and I basically had no use
for school once I discovered the guitar.
- Rick Springfield

My vocation is more in composition really than anything else -
building up harmonies using the guitar,
orchestrating the guitar like an army,
a guitar army.
- Jimmy Page

You should approach a sequencer like you would a Dobro guitar.
- Colin Greenwood

I was playing with steel picks on a steel guitar,
and there was no amplification needed.
- Brownie McGhee

I like jazz, but I could never play it.
You just sit there with a guitar the size of a Chevy on your chest,
wearing a stupid hat, playing the same solo for an hour.
- Dave Mustaine

I was too broke to buy a guitar so I more borrowed guitars from friends.
- Ronnie Montrose

The greatest guitar player in the world today for me is Paco de Lucia,
who is actually Spanish.
- George Benson

If you make it sound too much like a synth,
it will just sound like a guitar part played on a synth.
- Daisy Berkowitz

As a guitar player, it's harder for me to impress somebody
than it is to write a song that they like.
- Brad Paisley

I sit down and create atmospheres, start playing guitar
or piano and just sing whatever comes out of my mouth.
- Martin Gore

My guitar only has five strings 'cause the top one
broke and I decided not to put it back on:
when I play chords I only play bar chords,
and the top one always used to cut me there.
- Brian Eno

It wasn't all spent on practicing, I did do other things!
but the classical guitar means a lot to me so I spend
many hours building good chops and getting a good program together.
- Jim Sullivan

T-Bone Walker was a big influence on just about every guitar player around.
- Johnny Winter


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