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It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
When you play a violin piece, you are a storyteller, and you're telling a story.
Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
The violin is my mistress, but the guitar is my master.
I have a very simple philosophy. One has to separate the abilities from the disabilities. The fact I cannot walk, that I need crutches or a scooter or whatever it is, has nothing to do with my playing the violin.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it.
You know, if you really want to fiddle the old-time way, you've got to learn the dance. The contra-dances, hoedowns. It's all in the rhythm of the bow. The great North Carolina fiddle player Tommy Jarrell said, 'If a feller can't bow, he'll never make a fiddler. He might make a violin player, but he'll never make no fiddler.'
Love is not love, without a violin playing goat.
The violin sings.
I wasn't making it with the violin because I was playing all of the 'long hair' stuff.
If you put your hand on the piano, you play a note. It's in tune. But if you put it on the violin, maybe it is, maybe it isn't. You have to figure it out.
I hope I will always have the chance to play the violin.
As a young child, I played the violin. I think that that started the spark.
I was classically trained. But more than just the fact that I play violin, there's a lot of classical elements in the way I write, in the way I hear chords. A lot of times, I think of my songs as a symphony made out of electronics rather than instruments. And I love to do orchestral arrangements of my songs after they're done.
I always find that there is a real communication between voice and violin.
I'm a pretty good drummer. I'm pretty good at guitar, bass and piano. I can play accordion; I'm not virtuoso. I've played cello before. My sister played it, and I know how to play it, but I'm not the best. Violin is kind of the same thing.
I usually listen to the same thing over and over again: Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major. And Leonard Cohen.
When I attained my seventh year, my father, whose ear was unmusical but who was nevertheless passionately fond of music, gave me my elementary lessons on the violin; in a very few months, I was able to play all manner of compositions at sight.
The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.
I actually wanted to play the violin before I had polio, and then afterwards, there was no reason not to.
Fundamentally I feel that there is as much difference between the stage and the films as between a piano and a violin. Normally you can't become a virtuoso in both.
Even in classical music, the cello doesn't get a lot of respect because the piano and the violin get it all.
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