Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing - if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail.
If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
This is what I want in heaven... words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies.
Sometimes that's a year, sometimes it's 18 months, where all I'm doing is taking notes. I'm reconstructing the story from the back to the front so that I know where the front is.
You've got to realize. In the western world, regardless of what color you are, what title the music is, it's all played by the same notes.
A lot of young filmmakers bring their movies to my dad because he always gives lots of good editing ideas and notes. He'd be a good film professor.
The notes are right, but if I listened they would be wrong.
I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing - it wasn't enough to play other people's notes: I had to write notes too.
Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well. I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes. But there's nothing like writing about it right away.
It's impossible to play a run with as much feeling as a single note. I've never been so much into runs as making single notes cry.
Right now, my voice is better than ever. It changed. I have better low notes than I had before.
We all do 'do, re, mi,' but you have got to find the other notes yourself.
Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
Session work makes you more strict. You can't hit notes all over the place. You've got to make each one really count.
That's what it is that you rehearse - the making of music, not the playing of notes as abstractions.
Christina can sing all the notes, but Britney is just hot!
Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.
I can't even read notes. But I can teach someone how to make a guitar smoke.
Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.
Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.
Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed.
It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes. I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts.
I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
I am certain that the Lord, who notes the fall of a sparrow, looks with compassion upon those who have been called upon to part, even temporarily, from their precious children.
I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line, and by the right harmonic progression, I could play what I heard inside me. That's when I was born.
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