There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind.
More quotes by Louis Armstrong
If I don’t practice for a day, I know it… for two days, the critics know it… three days, the public knows it.
More quotes about Music
You may be sitting in a room reading this book. Imagine one note struck upon the piano. Immediately that one note is enough to change the atmosphere of the room – proving that the sound element in music is a powerful and mysterious agent, which it would be foolish to deride or belittle.
I hope my recordings of my own works won’t inhibit other people’s performances. The brutal fact is that one doesn’t always get the exact tempo one wants, although one improves with experience.
It’s always been a gift with me, hearing music the way I do. I don’t know where it comes from, it’s just there and I don’t question it.
I asked my mother could I have an instrument. She said, ‘Well if you go out and save your money.’ So I went and got – I made me a shine box. I went out and started shining shoes, and I’d bring whatever I made.
Listening is more important than anything because that’s what music is. Somebody is playing something and you’re receiving it.
I have no elitist concepts about Jazz. I would not be the musician I am today without experiencing invaluable music styles that are at the roots of African American black life and culture.
Through Dizzy and Bird I began to learn about musical structures and the more theoretical aspects of music.