- Since in music we deal with notes, not words, with chords, with transitions, with color and expression, the musical meaning always based on those notes as written and nothing else - has to be divined.
[ Always Based Chords Color Deal Divined Else Expression Meaning Music Musical Notes Nothing Since Those Transitions Words Written]
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- Pete Townshend used to crash chords and let the guitar feed back. He's overrated.
[ Back Chords Crash Feed Guitar Overrated Pete Used]
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- We have a set of sensible policies that are appropriate for the 21st century and which strike a chord of appeal with the silent majority. Perhaps that is why we are welcoming new members every week who have never before been involved in politics.
[ Appeal Appropriate Been Before Century Chord Every Involved Majority Members Never New Perhaps Policies Politics Sensible Set Silent Strike Week Welcoming Which Why]
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- I like chords that are very lush with all the lush parts taken out.
[ Chords Lush Out Parts Taken Very]
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- When you have 13 horns, and one is soloing, you have 12 people to play the richest, fullest chord you could ever imagine behind that solo.
[ Behind Chord Could Ever Fullest Horns Imagine Play Richest Solo Soloing]
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- For some reason, the concept of writing with swing chords was intimidating.
[ Chords Concept Intimidating Reason Some Swing Writing]
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- I've been playing swing chords for a long time.
[ Been Chords Long Playing Swing Time]
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- 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.
[ Artist Chords Draw Harmonies His Love Loves Musician Out Power Sounds Violin]
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- Sometimes you stumble across a few chords that put you in a reflective place.
[ Across Chords Few Place Put Reflective Sometimes Stumble]
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- There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It's always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means.
[ Along Always Any Been Chords Everything Expressing Inexpressible Jolly Just Means Melodies Other Say Want Way Words]
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- All you needed was a couple of instruments and a few chords and you could be on an indie label.
[ Chords Could Couple Few Indie Instruments Label Needed]
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- We'd hold a chord for three hours if we could.
[ Chord Could Hold Hours Three]
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- The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.
[ Carry Chord Ears Escape Eternally Even Melody Never Notes Occasionally Our Perceive Quiet Same Silence Sounds Those Us Vibrations Which World]
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- Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
[ Action Chord Eternity Every Lives Our Some Touches Vibrate Will]
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- I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe?
[ Anyone Branches Breathe Chord Detect Ear Earth Else Ever Heard Major Minor Music Sharpened Spheres Strikes Subtleties Tree Tuned Upon Wind Wonder]
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- I'm definitely responsible for coming in with some basic chord changes, or ideas. Everybody in the band looks to me to come up with the basic seed, so it's not very productive to come in with nothing.
[ Band Basic Changes Chord Come Coming Definitely Everybody Ideas Looks Nothing Productive Responsible Seed Some Up Very]
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- Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.
[ Broken Chords More Once Vibrate Were Will]
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- A friend of mine, that I had known for some time, came up one day with an old guitar. I don't know where he got it, I don't know how long he'd had it, but he knew about two chords on it. He proceeded to teach them to me, and then we proceeded to go crazy over music.
[ Came Chords Crazy Day Friend Go Got Guitar Had How Knew Know Known Long Mine Music Old Over Proceeded Some Teach Them Then Time Two Up Where]
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- Those three chords were part of my life - G, F, Bb - yeh, it is, it is, and I can't help noticing it. But there have been other things nearly as close to it which people haven't noticed, other things we have done.
[ Been Chords Close Done Haven Help Life Nearly Noticed Noticing Other Part Things Those Three Were Which]
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- We wanted to guide the musicians, so we could create our own sound. We would never let the band just go in and play the chord sheets. We were very focused on what we had in mind for these productions.
[ Band Chord Could Create Focused Go Guide Had Just Mind Musicians Never Our Own Play Productions Sheets Sound These Very Wanted Were Would]
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- In some types of music I'm working out all the chords one bar at a time - the whole structure, because it's about that. And there are other pieces which are really about - okay, the melody is going to start here and play through to here.
[ Bar Because Chords Going Here Melody Music Okay Other Out Pieces Play Really Some Start Structure Through Time Types Which Whole Working]
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- I got bored with the old way - it came too easy. I worked until I could play and chord changes at any tempo in any key, and then said 'What else is there?' Now I'm finding out.
[ Any Bored Came Changes Chord Could Easy Else Finding Got Key Now Old Out Play Said Tempo Then Too Until Way Worked]
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- My guitar only has five strings 'cause the top one broke and I decided not to put it back on: when I play chords I only play bar chords, and the top one always used to cut me there.
[ Always Back Bar Broke Cause Chords Cut Decided Five Guitar Only Play Put Strings Top Used]
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- So I learnt a few country western songs, I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff, which nobody else did that, I don't know why.
[ Away Book Bought Chord Country Did Else Few Know Learnt Nobody Own Right Songs Started Stuff Western Which Why Writing]
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- I went to my friend's house one day, and he had an electric guitar he had just bought with a tiny little amp. I turned the volume up to 10 and I hit one chord, and I said, I'm in love.
[ Amp Bought Chord Day Electric Friend Guitar Had Hit House Just Little Love Said Tiny Turned Up Volume Went]
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- Except for a few guitar chords, everything I've learned in my life that is of any value I've learned from women.
[ Any Chords Everything Except Few Guitar Learned Life Value Women]
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- I write the music because I can't really write lyrics. But I can write chords like Robin's never heard of. So I provide the music for them to add the lyrics to.
[ Add Because Chords Heard Lyrics Music Never Provide Really Robin Them Write]
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- The real beauty of it - key to my life was playing key chords on a banjo. For somebody else it may be a golf club that mom and dad put in their hands or a baseball or ballet lessons. Real gift to give to me and put it in writing.
[ Ballet Banjo Baseball Beauty Chords Club Dad Else Gift Give Golf Hands Key Lessons Life May Mom Playing Put Real Somebody Their Writing]
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- I tend to like songs that are very emotional, that strike a chord with me emotionally.
[ Chord Emotional Emotionally Songs Strike Tend Very]
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- If you play more than two chords, you're showing off.
[ Chords More Off Play Showing Than Two]
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- Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched.
[ Been Best Chords Motherhood Sympathy Tender Touched]
Topic: Mom
- Other, far fewer, directors are more like the composer - conceptualizing the piece, scoring it, distributing its musical lines among a range of registers, chords, and instruments.
[ Among Chords Composer Directors Distributing Far Fewer Instruments Lines More Musical Other Piece Range Registers Scoring]
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- I didn't know that you were supposed to tune the guitar to an open chord, and I learned to play slide with a normal tuning. I think it's a little more melodic that way and doesn't sound so bluesy. Of course, if I could play like David Lindley or Ry Cooder, I'd be a happy man!
[ Chord Could Course David Guitar Happy Know Learned Little Man Melodic More Normal Open Play Slide Sound Supposed Think Tune Tuning Way Were]
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- Since I was doing all of it myself, I had to decide where I wanted to go with the songs, how to proceed with the chords, if the sound was alright, and all that detail on my own.
[ Alright Chords Decide Detail Doing Go Had How Myself Own Proceed Since Songs Sound Wanted Where]
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- I don't think I think when I play. I have a photographic memory for chords, and when I'm playing, the right chords appear in my mind like photographs long before I get to them.
[ Appear Before Chords Get Long Memory Mind Photographic Photographs Play Playing Right Them Think]
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- Country music is three chords and the truth.
[ Chords Country Music Three Truth]
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- But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that's where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives.
[ Chords Courage Decided Decision Funk Gamble Got Having Just Lives Mix Music Our Power Really Started Stick Take Up Us Where]
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- I used to help Viv with the chords and melodies sometimes.
[ Chords Help Melodies Sometimes Used Viv]
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- Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords - philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather.
[ Art Chords Compared Conversation Love May Philosophy Poetry Scandal Seven Weather]
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- Sometimes I think that I want to do something strictly basic, really simple. Just with a few chords. But I won't have anything more than two or three sentences in my head. That kind of evaporates once I start playing and then it goes off in whatever direction.
[ Anything Basic Chords Direction Evaporates Few Goes Head Just Kind More Off Once Playing Really Sentences Simple Something Sometimes Start Strictly Than Then Think Three Two Want Whatever Won]
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- I tried several times to get the song right. The tune and the chords that I started with, there really wasn't anywhere else it could go. I stopped fighting it and let it take me away.
[ Anywhere Away Chords Could Else Fighting Get Go Really Right Several Song Started Stopped Take Times Tried Tune]
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- When I was on the air a lot my throat and vocal chords got tired. If you don't vary your tones you can't get pretty tired of your own voice.
[ Air Chords Get Got Lot Own Pretty Throat Tired Tones Vary Vocal Voice Your]
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- I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.
[ Chord Desk Did Four Frets Guitar Had Hidden Just Kept Neck Practice School Seriously Shapes Strings Take Under Which Would]
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- Yes, basically, like you said, I'll work out a chord pattern and work out the lyrics over that.
[ Basically Chord Lyrics Out Over Pattern Said Work Yes]
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- I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?
[ Americans Chord Complex Emotions Europeans Experiencing Handle Happiness Hear Jazzy Major Minor More Need Seventh Sophistication South Take Their Tragedy Understand Why]
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- I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing. I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music. The chord progressions are obvious references.
[ Chord Different Folk Informed Music Obvious References Songs Thing Think Wanted Which Write]
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- It's really weird to be playing chords again. Haven't played chords for a long time. I realised I haven't played chord changes since OK Computer and stuff like that.
[ Again Changes Chord Chords Computer Haven Long Ok Played Playing Realised Really Since Stuff Time Weird]
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- Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
[ Action Chord Eternity Every Lives Our Some Touches Vibrate Will]
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- I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line, and by the right harmonic progression, I could play what I heard inside me. That's when I was born.
[ Born Chords Could Harmonic Heard High Inside Line Melodic Notes Play Progression Realized Right Using]
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- I use a lot more chords than most organists and I'm careful to phrase them with the guitar.
[ Careful Chords Guitar Lot More Most Phrase Than Them Use]
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- I'm not joking around when I've said occasionally, trying to learn how to play a D chord properly has been a very big thing for me.
[ Around Been Big Chord How Joking Learn Occasionally Play Properly Said Thing Trying Very]
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- If it has more than three chords, it's jazz.
[ Chords Jazz More Than Three]
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- Sometimes when you make a film you can go away for three months and then come back and live your life. But this struck a much deeper chord. I don't have the ability yet to speak about it in an objective.
[ Ability Away Back Chord Come Deeper Film Go Life Live Make Months Much Objective Sometimes Speak Struck Then Three Yet Your]
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- I learned some chords and I started watching anybody I could, once I really got into it.
[ Anybody Chords Could Got Into Learned Once Really Some Started Watching]
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- There's a difference between the blues of the New Orleans guys and anyone else and the difference is in a chord, but I can't figure the name of it. It's a different chord, and they all make it.
[ Anyone Between Blues Chord Difference Different Else Figure Guys Make Name New Orleans]
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- I'm still disturbed if a chord isn't together, but your priorities change as you get older.
[ Change Chord Disturbed Get Older Priorities Still Together Your]
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- The jazz chord substitutions in a country song... that was another thing that bent people's ears. I guess that my favorites are the unique ones. It's not how fast you play. It's that unique blending of different stuff I'm most proud of.
[ Another Bent Blending Chord Country Different Ears Fast Favorites Guess How Jazz Most Ones Play Proud Song Stuff Thing Unique]
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- It was more fun trying to figure out I Want To Hold Your Hand than to take lessons. By this time I knew basic chords.
[ Basic Chords Figure Fun Hand Hold Knew Lessons More Out Take Than Time Trying Want Your]
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- I'd have these weird experiences where I'd just be walking down the street with this chord progression in my head, this happened more than a few times, and I'd walk home and find a fax in my machine and it would match the music in my head.
[ Chord Down Experiences Fax Few Find Happened Head Home Just Machine Match More Music Progression Street Than These Times Walk Walking Weird Where Would]
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- I think one of the best things you can do, no matter what you play, is to take up piano. Music is based on chord changes and harmonies, and you can get 'em more out of an instrument like piano, where you can hear all the notes at once.
[ Based Best Changes Chord Em Get Harmonies Hear Instrument Matter More Music Notes Once Out Piano Play Take Things Think Up Where]
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- I just like simplicity. I like simple songs, I like simple chords, simple vocals, simple lead guitar. I just like simplicity. That's just the way I like it.
[ Chords Guitar Just Lead Simple Simplicity Songs Vocals Way]
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- It's like a piece of music; you never lose sight of the theme. Each scene pushes off to the next like music builds and you can almost hear the next chord progression, so it has a strict structure, which is very compelling.
[ Almost Builds Chord Compelling Each Hear Lose Music Never Next Off Piece Progression Pushes Scene Sight Strict Structure Theme Very Which]
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- We are the kind of people who obsess over one word... but we have only one shot to get it right in concert. It was hard the first time I practiced with them. I was so nervous that my vocal chords were paralyzed for about a half-hour.
[ Chords Concert First Get Half-Hour Hard Kind Nervous Obsess Only Over Paralyzed Practiced Right Shot Them Time Vocal Were Word]
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- I do remember actually learning chords to Beatles songs. I thought they were great songwriters.
[ Actually Beatles Chords Great Learning Remember Songs Songwriters Thought Were]
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- I had to learn chord shapes. I bought books with chord charts. I used to listen to all kinds of pop music.
[ Books Bought Charts Chord Had Kinds Learn Listen Music Pop Shapes Used]
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- I don't know about five guys against the world. It's more like five guys against these three chords, and we're gonna wrestle 'em down no matter what it takes.
[ Against Chords Down Em Five Gonna Guys Know Matter More Takes These Three World Wrestle]
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- So I concentrated on the rhythmic side of things, and therefore left a lot of holes. I didn't want to use big pad chords everywhere. All of the songs are built up of small melodies and counter melodies all played very rhythmically.
[ Big Built Chords Concentrated Counter Everywhere Holes Left Lot Melodies Pad Played Rhythmic Rhythmically Side Small Songs Therefore Things Up Use Very Want]
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- Talking about covers, whether visually or sonically, if a particular combination of notes struck a chord in your heart in a way that you want to be a part of it by covering that song, then there's nothing wrong with it.
[ Chord Combination Covering Covers Heart Notes Nothing Part Particular Song Struck Talking Then Visually Want Way Whether Wrong Your]
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- You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you're got music.
[ Chord Go Got Just Music Pick Twang Up]
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- I don't need to hear Bill to go through a song. I need to hear Keith to go through a song. I know Bill will be playing what I'm playing anyway. I need to hear Keith because it's all there: the time, the chord changes, and all the licks you have to follow.
[ Anyway Because Bill Changes Chord Follow Go Hear Keith Know Licks Need Playing Song Through Time Will]
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- You treat the air as a canvas and the paint is the chords that come through your fingers, out of the keyboard.
[ Air Canvas Chords Come Fingers Keyboard Out Paint Through Treat Your]
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- I don't look at a knife the way I used to. I'm more aware of what it is. I think twice. This is a key finger. It's in every chord.
[ Aware Chord Every Finger Key Knife Look More Think Twice Used Way]
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- You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.
[ Always Chord Cream Enough Filled Giraffe Rely Say Sometimes Ugly Want Whipped Write]
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