Sunday, 14 February 2010

POST # 281 Coleman Hawkins on Mistakes

If you don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying. - Coleman Hawkins

Saturday, 13 February 2010

POST # 280 George Fullerton on the first players of Fender Guitars

“I don’t have a favorite, there are so many. Sons of Pioneers of course I know and still am friends with them all. Eddie Dean (cowboy/western actor and singer) I also liked. Western Music has always been my favorite. In fact, if it weren’t for C&W music, Fender NEVER would have gotten off the ground. It was Nashville people like Jimmy Bryant who were the first players to start playing and really took to Fender. This pulled them into Nashville – and Nashville became their biggest selling place in the world. And we give them credit for the quick success we had.” - George Fullerton

( Now played all over the world! - Ed )

Friday, 12 February 2010

POST # 279 B B King on Idols

“We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so.” B B King

( Become your own idol! - Ed )

Thursday, 11 February 2010

POST # 278 Abraham Maslow on being a musician..or poet..or aritst

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
—Abraham Maslow

( Pickup your guitar and write your masterpiece today! - Ed )

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

POST # 277 B B King on Stevie Ray Vaughan

“I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie [Ray Vaughan] missed on both counts, but I never noticed.” B B KING

( You hear with your ears not with your eyes! - Ed )

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

POST # 276 The Edge on Guitar Heroes

"I suppose ultimately I'm interested in music. I'm a musician. I'm not a gunslinger. That's the difference between what I do and what a lot of guitar heroes do." - Edge

( The Edge...Guitar PEDAL Hero? - Ed )

Monday, 8 February 2010

POST # 275 Keith Richards on the Blues

If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music. - Keith Richards

( Here in its all undiluted glory with Buddy Guy. - Ed )

Sunday, 7 February 2010

POST # 274 Herbie Hancock on Radio Stations

Creativity shouldn't be following radio; it should be the other way around.
- Herbie Hancock

( Herbie Hancock's guitarist Lionel Loueke talks about different tunings and guitar pedals in his setup and plays a bit. Mesmerizing! - Ed )

Saturday, 6 February 2010

POST # 273 Barney Kessel on Devloping skills as an Improviser

It's not just a matter of learning formulas that will work and then applying them to the guitar. Remember, though, I'm talking about developing skills as an improviser, not as an overall guitar player. I think that first, the music has to be you. Then you look at the guitar as a tool to try to find out how this piece of machinery can help you manifest what it is you already hear - to bring out what you have inside. - Barney Kessel

( Let the guitar play YOU! - Ed )

Friday, 5 February 2010

POST # 272 Neil Young on Music Videos

Back then people closed their eyes and listened to music. Today there's a lot of images that go with the music. A lot of music is crap and it's all commercial and the images are all trying to sell the record. - Neil Young

( Always ready to give the establishment the middle finger! - Ed )

Thursday, 4 February 2010

POST # 271 Otis Rush on his Inspirations

I was staying with my sister and messing around with the guitar every day for my own amusement. Then she took me around and introduced me to Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, and the first time I saw that onstage, it inspired me to play. I thought that was the world. - Otis Rush

( Imagine Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers and Little Walter on stage blowing people's socks off! Love the solo in the Otis Rush clip below composed, controlled and smouldering, dig the way he does that sweeping thing over wide fingering over 5 frets. - Ed )

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

POST # 270 Keith Richards on Recording Rock'n'Roll

To make a rock'n'roll record, technology is the least important thing.
- Keith Richards

( Rock'n'roll should be loud and messy!! Vibe wins over perfect quality every single time. - Ed )

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

POST # 269 Andres Segovia on the Guitar

Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar, have taken all the sizes and all the shapes, in order not to be separated from the man. - Andres Segovia

( That's why we all have damn G.A.S. ! - Ed )

Monday, 1 February 2010

POST # 268 Duke Ellington on Playing

There is no art when one does something without intention. - Duke Ellington

It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something. - Duke Ellington

( Or commit adultery in this beautiful collaboration between Ellington and Coltrane. - Ed )

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