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Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning
the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler

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You are a dear soul who plays polo, and I am a poor Pole who plays solo.
- Ignacy Jan Paderewski

For a solo work I need a definite idea.
For the present I have none.
- Alfred Schnittke

By the time I did that third solo album,
I'd finally learned how to do it, but I'd also learned
that I liked being in a band.
- Tommy Shaw

 

I have always wanted a solo career, deep in the darkest pit of myself,
but I didn't dare admit it to myself even.
It took me a long time to confront my fears.
- Geri Halliwell

Chris Jericho is a great guy.
He's beyond hysterical.
He's good people.
They're really good.
Chris wanted me to throw down a solo.
He sent it to me and I knocked it out.
- Zakk Wylde

My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself,
after all it is a solo effort.
- Adrian Belew

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It just felt like the right time to focus on solo material.
- Robin Gibb

In the absence of that, I am happy to play solo,
but I don't think there is any comparison.
- Derek Bailey

Everything that Eddie has said about me is the total
opposite of what really happened.
Eddie says I wanted to be a solo artist.
No, Eddie wanted to be a solo artist.
- Sammy Hagar

Around New York, our group had become known as 'Dee
Dee and her girls' because we were used on everything,
so going out on a solo career wasn't as much a big deal to me.
- Dee Dee Warwick

I am more of a solo bass player and he needed somebody who would keep the role.
- Miroslav Vitous

I've been solo since 1996, so I've been doing it for a while now.
- Sebastian Bach

As long as I know what key the solo is in,
I try to kind of empty my mind and not think about anything.
I just play without thinking.
- Ace Frehley

There is no earthly reason why a solo string instrument or voice,
having the possibility to play or sing pure intonation,
should want, or try, to be tempered.
- Lara St.
John

If a band is really good and the chemistry is unique,
it should continue.
But I guess David is just very happy doing his solo career.
He's got a different band every time he goes out.
- Chris Frantz

My most favourite gigs that ever happened were solo,
before The Monkees ever happened.
- Peter Tork

I think the solo playing, the decision to start playing solo,
came out of having discovered what lay behind the doors
that that technique opened for me.
- Evan Parker

Solo concerts are murder, I find; I don't like doing them.
- Derek Bailey

Even if it is difficult playing with other people -
sometimes it's great,
sometimes it isn't, but that is kind of the point of it.
It loses its point playing solo.
- Derek Bailey

The only time it dominates is during a solo,
or when we play a low blues and I put figures in behind Eric's vocals.
There's never any real problem fitting guitar and organ together.
- Alan Price

After all my years of doing instrumental music I still
like just a simple instrumental song with a nice catchy
melody and an opportunity to play a solo over a harmonic structure.
- Stanley Clarke

Not everybody likes or understands a drum solo,
so I like to bring in effects and sounds to keep their interest.
- John Bonham

I'll play with a hundred pieces or do a solo job.
- Teddy Wilson

I had a number of very strong personalities in my family.
My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini.
- Francis Ford Coppola

You know, I'm the 1st black solo MC from Detroit.
I didn't do the 50 Cent sales but hey...
I got a long career, I'm still young and I'm trying
to bring really good music.
- Obie Trice

In college I had a weekend gig at a restaurant,
a solo thing that was the best practice I could have ever had.
That's where I learned to coordinate my singing and my piano playing.
- Norah Jones

I'd done three solo albums in a row,
and that's quite narcissistic.
- Bjork

I only do solo albums when songs are screaming at me
to be let out of my mind.
- Graham Nash

All my songs were solo voices.
Just me singing.
In fact, that was the gimmick - no gimmick.
Just singing straight with not too much background.
- Bobby Vinton

I've performed solo for 20 years now,
but I don't do much of it, because if you only play alone,
you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music.
- Steve Lacy

Lauren Hill, I always have her solo CD nearby.
I have Coldplay, Radiohead, just a mix.
- Taryn Manning

Mick Jagger can't even make a successful solo album,
and the Stones are the biggest rock group that ever was.
- Don Henley

The good thing about flying solo is it's never boring.
- Steve Fossett

Just because you know umpteen billion scales,
it doesn't mean you have to use them all in a solo.
- Kirk Hammett

The band projects just took natural priority.
I didn't really have a solo career, just wanted to
share the music in another way and to learn more about writing,
recording, etcetera.
- Ken Hensley

No, I do it all, but I do love to play solo.
- Bruce Hornsby

Both Neil and I had done solo projects where we were
the boss and I just thought that if he was willing to get into it,
it would really be a good experience for him.
- Alex Lifeson

Woo means the ability to entice someone or something to get what you want.
My first solo album was called: All the Woo of the Universe,
which was titled by George Clinton.
- Bernie Worrell

Becoming a solo singer is like going from an eau de toilette to a perfume.
It's much more intense.
- Geri Halliwell

Since I was the solo artist as well as the writer for the songs,
I figured I had enough credits on it already.
- Cy Coleman

When I was 15, I made a solo record.
It made Artie very unhappy.
He looked upon it as something of a betrayal.
- Paul Simon

If you put all the songs together that I've written on band records,
and put it up next to my solo record,
there's definitely a different kind of feel than Billy's songs.
- James Iha

Now my main goal is my solo career, so I want to keep doing that.
- Paul Taylor

This is a Solo Flight, but I want aviation enthusiasts
and adventurers everywhere to join me in the endeavour.
- Steve Fossett

I think playing solo is a second rate activity,
really.
For me, playing is about playing with other people.
- Derek Bailey

The way I look at a solo project is,
I create what I want with whoever I want.
- Sebastian Bach

The other saxophones, except as solo instruments,
really don't have much point in the orchestra.
- Gerry Mulligan

When you have 13 horns, and one is soloing,
you have 12 people to play the richest,
fullest chord you could ever imagine behind that solo.
- Carla Bley

It's a huge responsibility being a solo act.
- Robbie Williams

My primary lesson, however, was that I'm a solo writer,
happiest when I'm making all the executive decisions.
I've always been willing to rise or fall on my own merits.
- Sue Grafton

On those long notes behind the trumpet solo,
if anyone lets his mind wander for a minute he is dead.
- Don Ellis

You have to remember now, I was not being terribly
successful at going solo.
- John Sebastian

My first solo was in church when I was five.
- Suzy Bogguss

I remember in the early days when we played six nights
a week for a month and I was doing my long drum solo every night.
My hands were covered in blisters.
- John Bonham

I'm not going to do any more solo touring.
- Bruce Dickinson

As a solo artist, I just felt cemented in front of the mike stand.
There was very little time to play with the audience and be a band member.
- Tommy Shaw

I think it would be nice to sell 15 million albums as a solo artist.
I'd have to deal with all the repercussions of that,
but that wouldn't be too bad.
- Glenn Frey

I'm the 1st black platinum artist in Detroit,
solo artist in Detroit.
- Obie Trice

You don't make solo albums to have hits.
- Ron Wood

I thought I'd do everything on four-track,
and then I'll record every instrument myself in a studio,
and then I'll have a solo album released by spring.
- Kim Deal

I had to get out of my record deal that I signed with
my previous band and get a full solo record deal going so,
with all of the paperwork that, that entails it did take a while.
- Sebastian Bach

Doing the stereotypical solo bores me.
- Adam Jones

I could see us doing solo material in the future.
- Nicole Appleton

I cannot exist as a solo artist.
- Courtney Love

I'm taking one thing at a time.
With the children and launching my solo career it would
drive me to a nervous breakdown if I tried to organise
a wedding on top of that.
- Natasha Hamilton

Wherever I went, crowds appeared again,
and I started making solo albums for the first time in my career.
- Howard Keel

In a certain sense, aspects of my solo playing were
developed in order to test the theory about how long
particular elements could be,
as parts of so-called free improvisations.
- Evan Parker

It's the group sound that's important,
even when you're playing a solo.
- Oscar Peterson

I like working solo and it was a lot of fun joking
around with the audience,
saying things.
I'm only just learning how to do certain things.
- Art Garfunkel

Nobody told Don Henley or me that we were going to make it as solo artists,
but I can speak for Don when I say that we are both
really happy now that the band is not together.
- Glenn Frey


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