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Inspiration is on the way!

Sometimes at the end of the semester, it’s difficult to find the energy to practice.  Who wants to learn notes, words, and fingerings after being sleep-deprived for so long?  Besides, didn’t we all just learn a ton of music?

Does this sound familiar?  I have felt this way many times.

Being consistent about practicing has its good points, though.  For one thing, it’s so hard to start over from nothing.

Hence the following.

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Quotations:

~ Winston Churchill

British Government - This is photograph HU 90973 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.

British Government – This is photograph HU 90973 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.

When Winston Churchill was asked to cut arts funding in favour of the war effort, he simply replied “then what are we fighting for?”

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~ Martha Graham

Martha Graham mit Bertram Ross in Visionary recital, aufgenommen von Carl van Vechten am 27. Juni 1961.  Source:  Wikimedia.  Public domain.

Martha Graham mit Bertram Ross in Visionary recital, aufgenommen von Carl van Vechten am 27. Juni 1961. Source: Wikimedia. Public domain.

“We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.”

“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”

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~ Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein, half-length portrait, seated, facing right Inscribed on mat: Mrs. Eugenie Meyer zum Andenken an ihren Besuch in Caput [i.e. Caputh] am 15.VIII.31. Albert Einstein.  Source:  Wikimedia.  Public domain.

Albert Einstein, half-length portrait, seated, facing right Inscribed on mat: Mrs. Eugenie Meyer zum Andenken an ihren Besuch in Caput [i.e. Caputh] am 15.VIII.31. Albert Einstein. Source: Wikimedia. Public domain.

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

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~ Beverly Sills

Beverly Sills sings “All The Things You Are” by Jerome Kern

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

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~ B.B. King


“There are so many sounds I still want to make, so many things I haven’t yet done.”

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Or we could all try this!

~ Artur Schnabel

Artur Schnabel (* 17. April 1882 in Kunzendorf (Lipnik) bei Biala; † 15. August 1951 in Axenstein, Schweiz). Scan from Spemanns goldenes Buch der Musik. Stuttgart: W. Spemann , 1906.  Source:  Wikimedia.

Artur Schnabel (* 17. April 1882 in Kunzendorf (Lipnik) bei Biala; † 15. August 1951 in Axenstein, Schweiz). Scan from Spemanns goldenes Buch der Musik. Stuttgart: W. Spemann , 1906. Source: Wikimedia.

“When a piece gets difficult, make faces.”

(My personal favorite!)

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And there you have it.  

What do you do for inspiration?

 

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