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Musical Quotation Required

Nfkfiddler 09 Jun 04 - 05:32 AM
jack halyard 09 Jun 04 - 05:36 AM
greg stephens 09 Jun 04 - 05:46 AM
s&r 09 Jun 04 - 05:59 AM
Sttaw Legend 09 Jun 04 - 06:23 AM
Sorcha 09 Jun 04 - 09:17 AM
Nick 09 Jun 04 - 09:24 AM
mooman 09 Jun 04 - 09:41 AM
Nfkfiddler 09 Jun 04 - 11:30 AM
Uncle_DaveO 09 Jun 04 - 11:40 AM
el ted 09 Jun 04 - 11:44 AM
The Villan 09 Jun 04 - 11:46 AM
Amos 09 Jun 04 - 11:46 AM
Jim Dixon 09 Jun 04 - 11:50 AM
Lynn W 09 Jun 04 - 12:10 PM
Micca 09 Jun 04 - 12:20 PM
C-flat 09 Jun 04 - 12:37 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 09 Jun 04 - 02:48 PM
jeffp 09 Jun 04 - 02:59 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 09 Jun 04 - 03:09 PM
jeffp 09 Jun 04 - 03:16 PM
Little Robyn 09 Jun 04 - 03:34 PM
Nfkfiddler 10 Jun 04 - 09:34 AM
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Pooby 10 Jun 04 - 10:27 AM
TS 10 Jun 04 - 11:50 AM
GUEST,noddy 11 Jun 04 - 05:05 AM
Dave Bryant 11 Jun 04 - 10:51 AM
Marion 11 Jun 04 - 10:52 AM
Amos 11 Jun 04 - 11:01 AM
Marion 11 Jun 04 - 12:50 PM
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Subject: Musical Quotation Required
From: Nfkfiddler
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 05:32 AM

Striking one item from my wish list I have ordered myself a reproduction wooden Victorian music stand. A quotation can be carved on the music 'sloop'. I'd appreciate suggestions.   No prizes but perhaps we can have a giggle with a few humorous ones as well.


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: jack halyard
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 05:36 AM

I have, on a guitar handpainted by my old mate Terry White, a quote from an Incredible String Band song ; "Music is so much less than what you are."


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: greg stephens
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 05:46 AM

"It's not as bad as it sounds" (said by someone famous of Wagner's music, I believe).


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: s&r
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 05:59 AM

"Music, moody food of us that trade in love" Wm Shakespeare


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 06:23 AM

"You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you've got music" Sid Vicious


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 09:17 AM

Tune It or Die!


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Nick
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 09:24 AM

"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself."
--J.S. Bach

"We cannot expect you to be with us all the time, but perhaps you could be good enough to keep in touch now and again."
--Sir Thomas Beecham to a musician during a rehearsal


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: mooman
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 09:41 AM

Don't play what's there, play what's not there - Miles Davis

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Nfkfiddler
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 11:30 AM

Thanks guys but just how big are the music stands you folks own?   I think there has to be a ten word limit as the area is only 75 x 450mm.   I rather like "Hear the music, before the song ends"   from a poem by a terminally ill young girl.   But keep them coming.........


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 11:40 AM

What instrument(s) is/are to be played? This might affect what quotation would be appropriate.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: el ted
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 11:44 AM

"What's a key?" - harpmaker.


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: The Villan
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 11:46 AM

Stand and Deliver


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Amos
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 11:46 AM

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
--Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.
--John Keats

There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.

--M. Aumonier

Look at the stars sometimes. They are only notes They are music.
--Pat Conroy

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.
--George Jean Nathan

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.
--E.Y. Harburg (Edgar Yipsel) (1898 - 1981)

Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
--Anais Nin

Music that gentlier on the spirit lies Than tired eyelids upon tired eyes.
--Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Mandolin is the bottom four strings of the guitar, backwards...so a person with dyslexia has no problem learning to play the Mandolin.
--Steve Goodman

It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
--Joan Baez

Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever.
--June Masters Bacher

Without music, life is a journey through a desert
--Pat Conroy

Do I listen to pop music because I'm miserable or am I miserable because listen to pop music?
--John Cusack (Rob Gordon) High Fidelity

Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.
--Yehudi Menuhin

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
--Igor Stravinsky

I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'
--Bob Newhart

Approach your guitar intelligently, and if there are limits, don't deny them. Work within your restrictions. Somethings you can do better than others, some things you can't do as well. So accentuate the positive.
--Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 - June 30, 2001) Mister Guitar in Zen Guitar

It takes a lot of devotion and work, or maybe I should say play, because if you love it, that's what it amounts to I haven't found any shortcuts, and I've been looking for a long time.
--Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 - June 30, 2001) Mister Guitar in Zen Guitar

It is only by introducing the young to great literature, drama and music, and to the excitement of great science that we open to them the possibilities that lie within the human spirit -- enable them to see visions and dream dreams.
--Eric Anderson

I been doing the same things as in my younger days, when I was coming up, and now here I am, an old man, up there in the charts. And I say, well, what happened? Have they just thought up the real John Lee Hooker, is that it? And I think, well, I won't tell nobody else! I can't help but wonder what happened.
--John Lee Hooker (1917-2001)

I improvised, crazed by the music. . . . Even my teeth and eyes burned with fever. Each time I leaped I seemed to touch the sky and when I regained earth it seemed to be mine alone.
--Josephine Baker (1906-1975) French dancer

The trouble with real life is that there's no danger music.
--Jim Carrey from "The Cable Guy"

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
--J.S. Bach

Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.
--Unknown

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
--Albert Schweitzer (01/14/1875-1965)

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
--Victor Hugo

Where words fail, music speaks.
--Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) Danish short-story writer, poet

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
--Maya Angelou

All the sounds of the earth are like music.
--Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960)

It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike. In fact you could say music is another way of thinking, or maybe thinking is another kind of music.
--Ursula K. Le Guin

In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain.
--George Szell

never Bb never B# always Bnatural (with little natural sign)
--Unknown

You are the music while the music lasts.
--T. S. Eliot

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
--Beverly Sills Chairman of the Board, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., and opera singer

My dear fellow, my whole life is moved by the principle that the one thing which is more important than peace is music. It is because I believe that I am poor.
--Tempest-Tost, by Robertson Davies


Regards,

A


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 11:50 AM

"Wagner's music is better than it sounds." --Mark Twain
"If it sounds good, it IS good." --Duke Ellington
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing." (song title) --Duke Ellington

I always rather liked "Exuberance is beauty." --William Blake


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Lynn W
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 12:10 PM

So many tunes, so little time!


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Micca
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 12:20 PM

"If music is the food of Love, prepare yourself for indigestion"


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: C-flat
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 12:37 PM

Last night I played Mozart,....................Mozart lost!



C-flat.


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 02:48 PM

One quote which is from Gaelic and is translated into English as :

"The World May End, but Love and Music Endures Forever".

If you want the Gaelic, let me know.


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: jeffp
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 02:59 PM

I'd like the Gaelic, please.

jeffp


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 03:09 PM

Sure.

Thig Crioch air an t-saoghal ach mairidh gaol is ceol...

Literally, "Will Come An End On the World, but Will Endure Love and Music


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: jeffp
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 03:16 PM

Thank you very much indeed. It's a grand saying.

jeffp


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Little Robyn
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 03:34 PM

I know it's too long and I can't remember where I found it, but I wrote this quote in my song folder back in 1964:
'If all things were eternal,and nothing their end bringing,
If this should be, then how should we here make an end of singing.'
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Nfkfiddler
Date: 10 Jun 04 - 09:34 AM

Thank you all.   George's Gaelic is a possibility if there is room.
Lynn's so appropiate for an old fiddle player.   Amos', from so many, is the likely choice. "Where words fail - music speaks".   Great - I shall keep them all.


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 10 Jun 04 - 10:25 AM

"Remember who's performing here"

"You pass by this way only once...do it well"

"If it's all you've got..give it all you've got".

" I'm O.K, you're the one who's tense"


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Pooby
Date: 10 Jun 04 - 10:27 AM

"Had I learned to fiddle, I would have done nothing else."
(Samuel Johnson)

"Without music, life would be a mistake."
(Friedrich Nietzsche)


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: TS
Date: 10 Jun 04 - 11:50 AM

"What key, or note, or chord, or whatever the hell you guys call it, is this song in?...(often muttered by an anonomous Bodhran player)


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 05:05 AM

rome burns while nero fiddles.


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 10:51 AM

Try all things in life except Incest and Folk Dancing

Variously attributed, but musically to composer Arnold Bax - Beecham later pinched it.

If you play for a dance band, another suitable one would be:
That made the buggers hop
Beecham - after conducting a ballet at an extra fast tempo, because he had an after performance dinner-date.


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Marion
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 10:52 AM

"Why do we make music?

We make music for the same reason that the whales call, that the orchids bloom, that the crickets chirp, and that the salmon leap upstream: because we want to have sex."


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Amos
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 11:01 AM

Marion:

It is just possible it is the other way to -- we have sex in order to make music!

A


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Marion
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 12:50 PM

Nfkfiddler, you might also find something you like in this thread: Favourite music quotations

Good luck, Marion


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: GUEST,Orxy
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 01:21 PM

The famous Morecombe and Wise scetch:

Eric Morecombe playing a grand piano and making an awful noise. André Previn said to him "You're playing all the wrong notes", to which he replied "I'm playing all the right notes, not necessarily in the right order".


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: greg stephens
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 02:27 PM

Dave Bryant: the Beecham quote, the way I heard it, was not"That made the buggers hop". He was actually conducting for the visiting Russian ballet company at the time, and Nijinsky was the star. And what Beecham said was "That made the little bugger hop"..Nijinsky being short, and also the other thing as well.


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 09:21 PM

"Laughter is the Music of the Soul"


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Subject: RE: Musical Quotation Required
From: Helen
Date: 13 Jun 04 - 01:06 AM

"Never mind the tune, just get on with the song"

And another quote I heard from the same person:

"Never let the truth get in the way of a good story".

Both sayings were, I believe, common among the bushwalking fraternity here in Newcastle & Hunter Region, on east coast Oz. The bushwalkers had a lot to do with the early Newcastle folk music scene too, because of all those sing-songs around the campfires after a long day of walking around in the bush (aka "forests": for you Northern Hemisphericals) .

Helen


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