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[Quote] Lebron James on Mastering the Musical Long Game

Save to “My Favorites” [Tuesday Quotes] are short explorations of music, life, and the daily endeavor of practicing classical guitar. Enjoy!] “Play hard, have fun, and stretch.” Lebron James A childhood friend of basketball icon Lebron James gave him the advice to “Play hard, have fun, and stretch.” And he swears by it to this […]

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[Quote] Mark Twain on Comfort and Self-Approval in Practice

Save to “My Favorites” [Tuesday Quotes are short explorations of music, life, and the daily endeavor of practicing classical guitar. Enjoy!] “A man cannot be comfortable without his own self-approval.” Mark Twain One of the reasons we play music is to have a better life. We want to study and grow. We relish meaningful work. […]

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[Quote] James Patterson on Emotion and Character in Music

Save to “My Favorites” [Tuesday Quotes are short explorations of music, life, and the daily endeavor of practicing classical guitar. Enjoy!] “Am I tough? Am I strong? Am I hard-core? Absolutely. Did I whimper with pathetic delight when I sank my teeth into my hot fried-chicken sandwich? You betcha.” James Patterson Throughout our days, we […]

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[Quote] G.K.Chesterton on Staying Fresh in our Music

Save to “My Favorites” [Tuesday Quotes are short explorations of music, life, and the daily endeavor of practicing classical guitar. Enjoy!] “The things we see every day are the things we never see at all.” G.K. Chesterton “Scales are boring…” “I already know that…” “I think I’m playing it pretty well…” Classical guitar music is […]

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[Quote] Kourosh Dini, MD, on creativity in music practice

Save to “My Favorites” [Tuesday Quotes are short explorations of music, life, and the daily endeavor of practicing classical guitar. Enjoy!]   “Creativity is a guidance of play in resolving a vision.” Kourosh Dini, MD In improvised music, the creative element is obvious: choosing notes and rhythms. But in practicing composed music, the notes and […]

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[Quote] Heraclitus on Meaningful Play

Save to “My Favorites” [Tuesday Quotes are short explorations of music, life, and the daily endeavor of practicing classical guitar. Enjoy!]         “Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.” Heraclitus (535–475 BC) One of the luxuries of childhood is the lack of logistics. Grown-ups […]

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[Quote] Ayn Rand on Getting Scared in the Learning Process

Save to “My Favorites” [Tuesday Quotes are short explorations of music, life, and the daily endeavor of practicing classical guitar. Enjoy!] “If you don’t know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.” Ayn Rand To learn a musical instrument is to know failure. Each and every practice, if it’s a […]

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[Quote] Stephen Hawking on the Enemy of Knowledge

Save to “My Favorites” [Tuesday Quotes are short explorations of music, life, and the daily endeavor of practicing classical guitar. Enjoy!] As humans, we’re always seeking status. And not only in the outward, obvious ways, but anywhere we can find it. We feel elevated in status when we’re the most __ (accomplished, victimized, attractive, zealous, […]

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[Quote] Violinist Leopold Auer on Musical Understanding and Style

Save to “My Favorites” [Tuesday Quotes are short explorations of music, life, and the daily endeavor of practicing classical guitar. Enjoy!] Leopold Auer (1845–1930) was one of the most renown violin teachers in history. He was guide to many of the biggest and best in the classical violin world. His students could do anything, technique-wise. […]

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[Quote] Michelangelo on mastery, perception, and daily practice

Save to “My Favorites” In our culture, we love to idolize “The Greats”. We put them on a pedestal and think of them as somehow non-human. But no one was born knowing how to tie their shoes, much less how to paint or play guitar. Any master of anything got that way through hard work […]

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[Quote] Sun Tzu on the Strategy and Tactics of Classical Guitar Practice

Save to “My Favorites” [Tuesday Quotes are short explorations of music, life, and the daily endeavor of practicing classical guitar. Enjoy!] While Sun Tzu wrote this two and a half millennia ago about war, it holds true still today for guitar practice. The first half of this statement, “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route […]

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[Quote] Walsch on Looking Ahead and Staying Encouraged in Guitar Practice

Save to “My Favorites” [Tuesday Quotes are short explorations of music, life, and the daily endeavor of practicing classical guitar. Enjoy!] The web app “Momentum for Chrome” displays a beautiful new landscape every day as a screensaver. All these lovely places, ripe with adventure and new experiences! Like in Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll […]

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[Quote] von Franz on Balancing Realism and Idealism in Guitar Practice

Save to “My Favorites” [Tuesday Quotes are short explorations of music, life, and the daily endeavor of practicing classical guitar. Enjoy!] As musicians, we balance on a razor’s edge. We toe along on a wire suspended between two chasms. On the one side, we imagine what could be. We hold grand visions for our music. […]

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