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Piano Quotes

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I would be happy at a piano bar, singing.
I just want to home in on being the best singer I can be.
- Debby Boone

I'm going to have classical piano lessons next.
- Colin Greenwood

I played piano for about two years when I was a kid.
I didn't play long enough to be really great.
- Joanna Newsom

I still have a passion for the music,
which is such a beautiful thing.
I still wake up in the middle of the night out of a
dream and have a melody in my head,
and run to my piano.
- Teena Marie

 

The piano is kind of my second instrument.
- Bill Bruford

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

Mozart has written opera, symphony, sacred and chamber music -
not to mention his piano and violin concerti.
- Neville Marriner

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

I have always studied my parts with the orchestral
score and not with the piano reduction.
- Placido Domingo

I totally related to Cole Porter's magnetic pull to
any piano that was in the room,
which he was famous for doing, as was Gershwin.
You couldn't drag them away from a piano.
- Kevin Kline

We're gonna release a studio album probably a year
from now and we've got these recordings that we did
with Coco Taylor and Johnny Johnson,
who was Chuck Berry's piano player.
- James Young

Life is like a piano.
What you get out of it depends on how you play it.
- Tom Lehrer

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'm sorry to say that no, I do not play the piano.
- Roger Moore

When I was recording from '70 to '82,
I always played piano and laid the tracks down.
But I used to talk to the other musicians while the track was playing.
- Roy Ayers

I started playing in the band and learned to play piano by ear.
- Kevin Richardson

Frank liked me because I went nuts on the piano using feet,
head, whatever I could find to bang on the piano.
- George Duke

I never saw my grandfather because he had died before I was born,
but I have good memories of my grandmother and of how
she could play the piano at the old house.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Nimbus is doing a great service with these excellently
produced transformations of piano roll recordings.
- Harold Bauer

My first big break came with Lauryn Hill on a track
called Everything is Everything,
I played piano on that track way back in 1998.
- John Legend

Without a piano I don't know how to stand,
don't know what to do with my hands.
- Norah Jones

Bud Powell's probably the biggest influence on my piano playing.
- Matthew Shipp

But when I first fell in love with the piano,
I knew it was me.
I was dying to play.
- Alicia Keys

I play the piano and have been playing since I was 7,
mainly classical Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart.
- Kiana Tom

My mother also had us take piano lessons,
and this had a similar effect.
I hated those lessons, but I now play regularly for
pleasure and have even tried my hand at composing.
- Robert B. Laughlin

I'm very fond of piano players.
- Michael Parkinson

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

I was coerced into taking piano lessons in the early '50s.
It was a quite unpleasant experience.
- Robert Quine

I don't put boundaries on myself when I sit at the piano.
- Vanessa Carlton

I know what my job is: I write the songs,
I sing them, I play them on the piano.
- Fiona Apple

I played, like, a year of piano until I learned the Pink Panther theme.
That was my goal.
Once I was good enough, I quit.
Now my music has to have some rock.
- Jack Black

I played piano as a kid; I still play a little bit.
- Bobby McFerrin

I was blessed to work with The Jazz Messengers when
the two piano players were Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.
- Chuck Mangione

Eliminating the piano means that I've always worked
closer with the bass than most players.
- Gerry Mulligan

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

The primary one being, like I said, I don't like rock 'n' roll piano.
- Warren Zevon

The first time I met Ray, I was going to school around
the corner from his house.
One day, he was playing the piano.
I eased up on the porch to listen to him.
- Billy Preston

The way it works: The orchestra plays a few selections
of its own and I terminate the first part of the programme on piano,
usually with a movement from a Mozart concerto.
- George Shearing

They were keen for me still to play the piano,
which I was going to, but 45 minutes of piano would be extremely boring.
I like a bit of light and shade.
- Keith Emerson

Conducting has more to do with singing and breathing than with piano-playing.
- Colin R. Davis

Bill Evans is a real serious jazz pianist who,
in my book, crossed over boundaries in terms of color.
He used the piano as his canvas.
- Roberta Flack

I hear a lot of bad TV commercials that try to sound like Where It's At.
That pretty much turned me off from using the electric
piano for a lot of years.
- Beck

You have to really concentrate on piano or acting.
You can't do both.
- Alicia Witt

If I'm going to Hell, I'm going there playing the piano.
- Jerry Lee Lewis

I played piano, I learned a lot about music.
- Maximilian Schell

Oh yeah, we all write.
That's what's great about when you have basics in piano.
- Caroline Corr

Those edges and turns teach control and discipline,
just like finger exercises on the piano.
- Barbara Ann Scott

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

It won't be long before we'll be writing together again.
I just hope they have a decent piano up there.
- Frederick Loewe

It's part of what I do at my piano -
the hymns.
And then I write.
- Jessi Colter

In my piano concerto I developed this polyphony to much higher complexity.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

The piano has been drinking, not me.
- Tom Waits

I cannot write music.
I cannot play the piano.
- Jayne Meadows

I guess, you know, if I didn't make it with the piano,
I guess I would've been the biggest bum.
- Thelonious Monk

I play guitar, piano, bass and percussion.
- Teena Marie

I prepared five songs, I sang them, and he hired me.
I started working about a month later at the piano bar.
- Bobby McFerrin

In junior high, I sang in madrigals,
men's' and women's' choir.
I played piano too, but then I got out of it.
- Travis Barker

Yes, I was forced to take piano lessons for 8 years as a child.
- Jim Coleman

No other acoustic instrument can match the piano's expressive range,
and no electric instrument can match its mystery.
- Kenneth Miller

I started formal piano training when I was 4.
From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons
of every sort and description,
and painting lessons.
I had German.
And shorthand.
- Twyla Tharp

I went straight in.
Fade in, one...
whatever.
He's playing the piano in the radio station.
- Ronald Harwood

I think any parent that makes their kid sit at a piano
against their will and practice,
they're going to have a kid that's not going to want to play the piano.
- Debbie Gibson

I stepped back from being out front to playing bass.
So we started switching: I'd play bass on one song,
we'd switch on the next song; I'd play piano...
we'd play mandolin.
- Bob Livingston

My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player
in a whorehouse or a politician.
And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.
- Harry S. Truman

I have a piano and a guitar, and I tend to switch back
and forth between those two instruments to help me get inspired.
- Sean Lennon

With my personal preparation at the piano,
I can afford to hum at half voice.
- Placido Domingo

There's individual turntable setups devoted to piano,
bass, drums and a set for soloing as well.
We like to try and explore the gamut of what a turntable can do.
- Eric San

FOr a while, I'd never had the opportunity to prove
on TV that I could play the piano.
- Maurice Gibb

I got started when I was 3 years old because my father
was a music teacher and my lessons were free.
Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano.
- Carla Bley

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

My aunt played the piano and I used to sit and listen to it.
- Dick Dale


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