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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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Inspiration and Motivation for Musicians
By Tamsin King
Summersdale Publishers LtdCopyright © 2015 Summersdale Publishers Ltd
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MUSIC, ONCE ADMITTED TO THE SOUL, BECOMES A SORT OF SPIRIT AND NEVER DIES.
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.
Make music a part of your everyday life. You could try:
writing a new melody or lyrics;
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.
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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