Me and my dear friend Jasmina went to Kangasniemi for one week, to study the secrets of double bass.
During that interesting week, we met literally everybody who lives there, and damn! Ofcourse we had fun like the local people do!
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside of us.
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
...regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going ...
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosphy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.
... music is an immediate art; it's always happening right now ...
Bach gave us God's Word. Mozart gave us God's laughter. Beethoven gave us God's fire. God gave us Music that we might pray without words.
Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best.
The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking,
"Is there a meaning to music?"
My answer would be,
"Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?"
My answer to that would be,
Music is an outburst of the soul.
There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.
Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics.
Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.