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Midge Ure Quotes and Sayings

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But the guitar is my favorite, first and foremost instrument.
- Midge Ure

I start with the subject matter I want to write about.
Then I make a musical base for that and create an atmosphere with the music.
Once I've done that, the lyrics come last.
- Midge Ure

In the music industry, you meet some not very nice people,
some very strange characters.
- Midge Ure

You think that religion is a thing that is there to
help you and to see you through life,
and then you wake up one morning and find the entire Irish situation,
the civil war that's based on religion.
- Midge Ure

 

So I concentrated on the rhythmic side of things,
and therefore left a lot of holes.
I didn't want to use big pad chords everywhere.
All of the songs are built up of small melodies and
counter melodies all played very rhythmically.
- Midge Ure

You are talking to a man who can only play a plastic keyboard.
Give me anything weighted and I've had it.
I haven't got the strength in my fingers to push them down.
So I don't get a lot of expression on the keyboard.
- Midge Ure

At the beginning of this album I discovered the computer
and had great fun playing with the thing.
And I realized that, not being a good keyboard player,
I could write things in very small sections,
give them a certain feel and mess about with bends on the keyboard.
- Midge Ure

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

I approach playing acoustic guitar more of as a percussive instrument.
It's fragile.
I don't have a lot of finesse when it comes to my guitar playing.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

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

James Brown is the reason I play guitar.
- Kevin Eubanks

An uncle of mine emigrated to Canada and couldn't take his guitar with him.
When I found it in the attic, I'd found a friend for life.
- Sting

I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming.
- Courtney Love

Everybody would grab a guitar and listen to somebody
else and call themselves a folk singer.
When they didn't know no more songs,
they'd run out of them.
- Brownie McGhee

I did play every little note on the guitar on that record.
- Lita Ford

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

I just hate to be in one corner.
I hate to be put as only a guitar player,
or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer.
I like to move around.
- Jimi Hendrix

I'm a bass player from way back and Paul is a guitar
player and we've been in many bands.
- Adam Jones

I still play the guitar and piano, but hardly ever in public.
- Michael Storm

I had a good guitar, and I was a young,
young kid.
- Warren Zevon

We decided to do some of Merle's things with modern instrumentation.
We used a flute, a bass clarinet, a trumpet,
a clarinet, drums, a guitar, vibes and a piano.
- Tennessee Ernie Ford

Guitar players in the nineties seem to be reacting
against the technique oriented eighties.
- Kirk Hammett

I've got four or five records in my head at a time
that I try to work on and I would like to do a guitar trio record next -
since The Police I've mostly made records with keyboards.
- Andy Summers

I don't put myself on Jeff Beck's level,
but I can relate to him when he says he'd rather be
working on his car collection than playing the guitar.
- Ritchie Blackmore

I've played piano and guitar when I was younger.
- Debra Wilson

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

It's hard to say this about a guy like Eddie Van Halen,
one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived,
but he's really limited to a style and they're locked into it.
- Sammy Hagar

That's pretty much why I went into show business because
I wanted to have a guitar and sing unaccompanied,
that was like my fantasy of the perfect life.
- Victoria Jackson

I wanted to be able to play guitar.
I wanted to be able to make music hurt.
- Alexis Korner

Because I don't play guitar any more,
African harmonies and rhythms have been an inspiration to me.
I love the raw origin of the sound.
It complements my voice and words naturally.
- Cat Stevens

There was just no way I could leave this little Martin
guitar in my apartment overnight or even in the afternoon,
and expect to find it there when I got back.
- Steve Forbert

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

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

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

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

While I was with Procol Harum, the only time I'd see
my guitar was either when I walked onstage or in the studio.
- Robin Trower

Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band.
- Tony Visconti

My first guitar was a Gibson Challenger.
- Juliana Hatfield

My dad wanted me to play when I was a kid,
so I learned to play the guitar.
I pursued a career in music because I love it so much
and I enjoy what it does to those who hear it.
- Randy Travis

I mean, I can sit down with a guitar,
and in fact, we do two, three songs with just guitar and percussion.
- Jackie DeShannon

Every time I listen to Jeff Beck my whole view of guitar changes radically.
He's way, way out, doing things you never expect.
- Brian May

When we moved back to the US, folk music was all the rage.
So I traded in my banjo for a guitar.
- Michael Storm

The invention of Bob Dylan with his guitar belongs
in its way to the same kind of tradition of something meant to be heard,
as the songs of Homer.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Yes, I took up the guitar when I was about 14 or 15,
in high school.
- Beau Bridges

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

The first 12-string guitar I bought was probably around 1957.
- Roger McGuinn

The guitar was my weapon, my shield to hide behind.
- Brian May

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

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

Well I was on the one hand, the more I played the guitar
the more I began to really love the guitar and to love
virtually any kind of music that anybody played well on guitar.
- John Fahey

So I started to learn guitar right away.
- Piper Perabo

I had a big background in listening to classical music
and I started trying to compose,
like I was playing the guitar but I heard an orchestra in my head.
- John Fahey

I'm starting to play all the melodies with kind of
keyboard sound but playing it from the bass guitar.
- Tom Jenkinson

If I'm playing with Ozzy it's just a guitar thing.
But with the vocals I feel like I'm studying for the SATs.
- Zakk Wylde

I never felt so close to a guitar as that silver one
with mirrors that I used on stage all the time.
- Syd Barrett

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

I was a drummer and I played the guitar.
- Jam Master Jay

I play, like, 12 instruments.
Guitar, piano, harmonica, African drums...
I'm working on mastering the accordion.
- Lucas Grabeel

I don't recall getting a first guitar.
- Ronnie Montrose

I just go where the guitar takes me.
- Angus Young

If you've got a guitar and a lot of soul,
just bang something out and mean it.
You're the superstar.
- Krist Novoselic

I think it gets boring (for the audience) for the lead
singer to have a guitar hanging on them all the time.
- Lita Ford

Nobody could understand why a guy would love his guitar,
then all of a sudden turn around and try to destroy it.
Jimi was just different.
- Bobby Womack

Being a songwriter, singer, and a great part of a unit
is more important than being Joe Guitar Hero.
- Vivian Campbell

My guitar was loud as hell, and I had no sympathy for anybody else.
- Brownie McGhee

I learned to tune a guitar by ear.
That method has served me pretty well.
- Charley Pride

My dad didn't want me to play guitar.
He played piano, so I chose that.
And I ended up loving it.
- Gavin DeGraw

Pete Townshend used to crash chords and let the guitar feed back.
He's overrated.
- Ritchie Blackmore

The voices on the record, that was trying to treat
my voice like guitar players treat guitar tones.
- Gary Cherone

I always use the same guitar; I got this guitar years
and years ago for nine pounds.
It's still got the same strings on it.
- Brian Eno

I get to play a scorching lead guitar,
and there's not much that's more fun than that.
- Peter Tork


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