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1849537062
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Inspiration and Motivation for Musicians

Inspiration and Motivation for Musicians

by Tamsin King

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Overview

"Music is your own experience . . . If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."  —Charlie Parker

This colorful little book of uplifting quotes and tailored tips delivers motivational sparks and creative signposts for musicians. Read it, play to it, use it as a makeshift percussion instrument—whatever you do it, the aim is simple: to get you making music!



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ISBN-13: 9781849537063
Publisher: Summersdale
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Series: Inspiration and Motivation Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tamsin King is the author of Music Festivals: An Essential Pocket Guide to Surviving in Style.

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Inspiration and Motivation for Musicians


By Tamsin King

Summersdale Publishers Ltd

Copyright © 2015 Summersdale Publishers Ltd
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-78372-538-0


CHAPTER 1

MUSIC, ONCE ADMITTED TO THE SOUL, BECOMES A SORT OF SPIRIT AND NEVER DIES.

EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON

You are the master of your achievements.

Truly there would be reason to go mad were it not for music.

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

Emotion can be a source of inspiration. Write music about how you respond to certain events and scenarios. Keep a journal of how different scenarios made you feel and then draw on this when you come to writing music.

THE DAY YOU OPEN YOUR MIND TO MUSIC, YOU'RE HALFWAY TO OPENING YOUR MIND TO LIFE.

PETE TOWNSHEND

Make music a part of your everyday life. You could try:

• writing a new melody or lyrics;

• music practice;

• performing in a show;

• listening to music.

A MUSICIAN'S OR ARTIST'S RESPONSIBILITY IS A SIMPLE ONE, AND THAT IS, THROUGH YOUR MUSIC TO TELL THE TRUTH.

TOM MORELLO

Every musician has a reason for playing – what's yours?

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Play for an audience as you would like to be played for.


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