Authors that match 'melody'.

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Quotations that match 'melody'.

I wasn't writing the music. Ed would write a piece of music. I'd listen to it and come up with a melody and then we would arrange it. We'd put it together and I would write lyrics to my melodies. Sammy Hagar
[ Arrange Come Ed Listen Lyrics Melodies Melody Music Piece Put Then Together Up Would Write Writing]
Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully - love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion. Tony Snow
[ Capture Confusion Experiences Express Fear Generally Good Great Higher Joy Longing Love Lust Melody Mere Moods Most Music Obvious Occupies Ought Plane Politics Powerfully Rage Share Through Triumph Writers Yearning Yet]
There's usually a rhythm and a melody in my head, and that creates an emotional state. Stephan Jenkins
[ Creates Emotional Head Melody Rhythm State Usually]
The thing is, in English I'm able to write the lyrics as I'm making the song, once I'm done with the melody. Utada Hikaru
[ Able Done English Lyrics Making Melody Once Song Thing Write]
For me it's always contingent on getting a sound-the sound always suggests what kind of melody it should be. So it's always sound first and then the line afterwards. Brian Eno
[ Afterwards Always Contingent First Getting Kind Line Melody Should Sound Suggests Then]
It's a combination of melody and lyrics, not one without the other. It's a confluence of these different elements that makes something powerful. Michael Bolton
[ Combination Confluence Different Elements Lyrics Makes Melody Other Powerful Something These Without]
Music is the melody whose text is the world. Arthur Schopenhauer
[ Melody Music Text Whose World]
The first thing I do is lay out that melody and figure out how it has to hold here and then finish to land here, because you know in advance you're going to want the melody to catch four things in the action. Danny Elfman
[ Action Advance Because Catch Figure Finish First Four Going Here Hold How Know Land Lay Melody Out Then Thing Things Want]
The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose metre is one's biography, joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking, a waking island. Derek Walcott
[ Any Biography Body Individual Island Joins Luck Melody Moves Personal Sound Vocabulary Waking Walking Whose]
The only thing that I miss lately in all music is somebody that will put out a melody that you can whistle. It doesn't seem like there's anything happening like that. Merle Haggard
[ Anything Happening Lately Melody Miss Music Only Out Put Seem Somebody Thing Whistle Will]
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. Danny Elfman
[ Bar Because Chords Going Here Melody Music Okay Other Out Pieces Play Really Some Start Structure Through Time Types Which Whole Working]
Essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it, without anything just repeated patterns, musical patterns. Terry Riley
[ Any Anything Contribution Essentially Ingredient Into Introduce Just Main Melody Music Musical Over Patterns Repeated Repetition Western Without]
If I get an idea for a song, I have a melody for it. I'm a musician first. I'm not limited by the fretboard. Brad Paisley
[ First Get Idea Limited Melody Musician Song]
A melody is not merely something you can hum. Aaron Copland
[ Hum Melody Merely Something]
In Hungary all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance. Franz Liszt
[ Dance Destined Divided Hungary Into Melody Music Native Naturally Origin Song]
Music has a poetry of its own, and that poetry is called melody. Joshua Logan
[ Called Melody Music Own Poetry]
Hopefully people can look at our band and see that we're a heavy rock band. We're definitely not a metal band, but we're a band that focuses on meaningful lyrics and melody. Adam Rich
[ Band Definitely Focuses Heavy Hopefully Look Lyrics Meaningful Melody Metal Our Rock See]
My voice is my improvisational instrument, the melody instrument. The guitar is harmonic structure. I'm not a good enough guitarist to improvise on it. Paul Simon
[ Enough Good Guitar Guitarist Harmonic Improvisational Improvise Instrument Melody Structure Voice]
Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous. Yehudi Menuhin
[ Chaos Compatibility Continuity Creates Disjointed Divergent Harmony Imposes Incongruous Melody Music Order Out Rhythm Unanimity Upon]
I get like a melody that comes up and I try to write it down or record it. Hum it into a tape recorder or write it down on some manuscript paper. It could happen at any time, on the road or off the road, but mostly, you know, at home. Paul Taylor
[ Any Comes Could Down Get Happen Home Hum Into Know Manuscript Melody Mostly Off Paper Record Recorder Road Some Tape Time Try Up Write]
I always write lyrics first and the rhythm and the melody come from the lyrics. It always comes from the lyrics: words have rhythm and words have melody. Ken Hensley
[ Always Come Comes First Lyrics Melody Rhythm Words Write]
I really love writing themes and melody. Trevor Rabin
[ Love Melody Really Themes Writing]
By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don't want the rhythm to hog the spotlight. Glenn Miller
[ Arranged Band Being Better Chance Colors Creating Distinctly Feel Full Giving Hog Kick Melody New Patterns Played Public Rhythm Rich Spotlight Successful Time Tone Want Well]
My sense of divine brings with it a strange sound of music with its glories, a marvellous melody sounding like a multitude of flutes. Paul Twitchell
[ Brings Divine Glories Marvellous Melody Multitude Music Sense Sound Sounding Strange]
We human beings are tuned such that we crave great melody and great lyrics. And if somebody writes a great song, it's timeless that we as humans are going to feel something for that and there's going to be a real appreciation. Art Garfunkel
[ Appreciation Beings Crave Feel Going Great Human Humans Lyrics Melody Real Somebody Something Song Such Timeless Tuned Writes]
My buddies worked with me for weeks, and I went up to take my test, and started crying because I couldn't remember the words. I can remember songs. If you put it to a melody, I would have sung it to 'em in a minute. Barry McGuire
[ Because Buddies Crying Em Melody Minute Put Remember Songs Started Sung Take Test Up Weeks Went Words Worked Would]
A lot of Woody Guthrie's songs were taken from other songs. He would rework the melody and lyrics, and all of a sudden it was a Woody Guthrie song. John Mellencamp
[ Guthrie Lot Lyrics Melody Other Song Songs Sudden Taken Were Woody Would]
For me Brazilian music is the perfect mix of melody and rhythm. It just bubbles rhythmically. If I had to pick just one music style to play if would be Brazilian. Herbie Mann
[ Brazilian Bubbles Had Just Melody Mix Music Perfect Pick Play Rhythm Rhythmically Style Would]
Every soul is a melody which needs renewing. Stephane Mallarme
[ Every Melody Needs Renewing Soul Which]
I liked the Beatles because there was so much melody. Jimi Hendrix is still one of my heroes. Robert Cray
[ Beatles Because Hendrix Heroes Jimi Liked Melody Much Still]
Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true. Don Henley
[ Forcing Forget Get Head Melody Notes Onto Precedence Ring Singers Sometimes Songwriters Take Their True Up Will Wind Word]
We knew we wanted to put a lot of melody into it - a lot more than what we did on our first album. John Otto
[ Album Did First Into Knew Lot Melody More Our Put Than Wanted]
I don't really have time to sit down and write. But when I think of a melody, I call up my answering machine and sing it, so I won't forget it. Britney Spears
[ Answering Call Down Forget Machine Melody Really Sing Sit Think Time Up Won Write]
I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie. Conor Oberst
[ Because Comes Cries Cuts Each Else Everything Eyes Girl Her Into Just Know Lie Melody Note Now Out Pouring Practices Pure She Sounds Then Violin]
Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember. Burt Bacharach
[ Ashamed Melody Never Remember Write]
I still have a passion for the music, which is such a beautiful thing. I still wake up in the middle of the night out of a dream and have a melody in my head, and run to my piano. Teena Marie
[ Beautiful Dream Head Melody Middle Music Night Out Passion Piano Run Still Such Thing Up Wake Which]
I would go visit my mom on Sundays, and my brother was working on stuff. I'd go in there and sing a little melody, then we started working with words and the next thing you know it was just born organically without really trying. Taryn Manning
[ Born Brother Go Just Know Little Melody Mom Next Organically Really Sing Started Stuff Sundays Then Thing Trying Visit Without Words Working Would]
Sometimes my boyfriend would write the lyrics and I would write the melody, and other times I would start from scratch. Or sometimes I would take a local poem and put that to music. Carly Simon
[ Boyfriend Local Lyrics Melody Music Other Poem Put Scratch Sometimes Start Take Times Would Write]
Not every song I write is ecstasy. And it can happen only one time. After that, when you sing the same melody and words, it's pleasure, but you don't get wiped out. Paul Simon
[ After Ecstasy Every Get Happen Melody Only Out Pleasure Same Sing Song Time Wiped Words Write]
As long as I can say what it is that I need to say, then I'll fit whatever I'm trying to say around a melody. Alanis Morissette
[ Around Fit Long Melody Need Say Then Trying Whatever]
In the past, I'd sort of know before Ozzy sang something, what he was going to sing. I'd know what sort of way a melody was going to go 'cause of the way he'd approach it. Tony Iommi
[ Approach Before Cause Go Going Know Melody Ozzy Past Sang Sing Something Sort Way]
Great melody over great riffs is, to me, the secret of it all. Steven Tyler
[ Great Melody Over Riffs Secret]
Music is about textures as well as melody. Ken Hill
[ Melody Music Textures Well]
Nobody heard records of you playing whatever the melody was on those low strings. It worked out good, you know, about 25 or 26 million records later. I guess it worked out alright. Lee Hazlewood
[ Alright Good Guess Heard Know Later Low Melody Million Nobody Out Playing Records Strings Those Whatever Worked]
Vivid images are like a beautiful melody that speaks to you on an emotional level. It bypasses your logic centers and even your intellect and goes to a different part of the brain. Steven Bochco
[ Beautiful Brain Centers Different Emotional Even Goes Images Intellect Level Logic Melody Part Speaks Vivid Your]
There's two facets to writing a song. There's you sitting in your room writing the sentiments of the song; the lyrics, the melody and the changes, and then there's the part where you go into the studio and you put clothing on it. Nuno Bettencourt
[ Changes Clothing Facets Go Into Lyrics Melody Part Put Room Sentiments Sitting Song Studio Then Two Where Writing Your]
But when you get to a song, not only do you have to do a vocal melody, you have to write words and not be redundant and make some semblance of a story. Glenn Danzig
[ Get Make Melody Only Redundant Semblance Some Song Story Vocal Words Write]
Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission. Lion Feuchtwanger
[ Answers Asking Author Composer Expecting Historical History Melody Novels Provide Radio Teach Transmission]
I'll have the music, and then I'll just turn the microphone on, press Play and Record and sing. And whatever comes out ends up being the melody. Phil Collins
[ Being Comes Ends Just Melody Microphone Music Out Play Press Record Sing Then Turn Up Whatever]
After playing now for 60 years, it's still very challenging for me to play a simple melody and have it clean and touch the reed at the proper time in the proper way. Lee Konitz
[ After Challenging Clean Melody Now Play Playing Proper Reed Simple Still Time Touch Very Way Years]
Melody is a form of remembrance. It must have a quality of inevitability in our ears. Gian Carlo Menotti
[ Ears Form Inevitability Melody Must Our Quality Remembrance]
I probably belong to a type of composer of songs who keeps thinking about melody... I am old fashioned. Toru Takemitsu
[ Am Belong Composer Fashioned Keeps Melody Old Probably Songs Thinking Type]
Composers in the old days used to keep strictly to the base of the theme, as their real subject. Beethoven varies the melody, harmony and rhythms so beautifully. Johannes Brahms
[ Base Beautifully Beethoven Composers Days Harmony Keep Melody Old Real Rhythms Strictly Subject Their Theme Used Varies]
A good idea for lyrics and a melody to expand on. Gordon Waller
[ Expand Good Idea Lyrics Melody]
I found a sound that people really liked - I found this basic concept and all I did was change the lyrics and the melody a little bit. My songs, if you listen to them, they're quite a lot alike, like Chuck Berry. Buck Owens
[ Alike Basic Berry Bit Change Chuck Concept Did Found Liked Listen Little Lot Lyrics Melody Quite Really Songs Sound Them]
After all my years of doing instrumental music I still like just a simple instrumental song with a nice catchy melody and an opportunity to play a solo over a harmonic structure. Stanley Clarke
[ After Catchy Doing Harmonic Instrumental Just Melody Music Nice Opportunity Over Play Simple Solo Song Still Structure Years]
They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that. Audie Murphy
[ American Any Could Freedom French Melody Singing Understand Were]
The composition of a single melody is born out of a bit of text, perhaps the first line, but it can also be the entire strophe; it can even be the poem's overall form. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
[ Also Bit Born Composition Entire Even First Form Line Melody Out Overall Perhaps Poem Single Text]
If you listen to a lot of the songs that are popular now, there's very little melody in there. People love the beat. But to musicians, it's melody, because we understand how elusive it is and how hard it is to hold. Branford Marsalis
[ Beat Because Elusive Hard Hold How Listen Little Lot Love Melody Musicians Now Popular Songs Understand Very]
Here is how I work: when I think that a film needs to have a principal theme, I search for a melody. Michel Legrand
[ Film Here How Melody Needs Principal Search Theme Think Work]
I write a lot of music in my time off and I compose most of the songs on guitar. I've actually gone into the studio and recorded a few things, but it's tough trying to sell a song. It's all about finding that hook, that melody. Scott Patterson
[ Actually Compose Few Finding Gone Guitar Hook Into Lot Melody Most Music Off Recorded Sell Song Songs Studio Things Time Tough Trying Write]
There is a lot of melody and things that sound familiar in hundreds of songs. Wayne Coyne
[ Familiar Hundreds Lot Melody Songs Sound Things]
I'm not one for walking the beaches humming a melody. I love the discipline of sitting in the studio, writing and listening. That is my domain. Enya
[ Beaches Discipline Domain Humming Listening Love Melody Sitting Studio Walking Writing]
I'm the kind of person who can hear that stuff. If you sing along to the radio and you're not going to sing unison with the melody, but find the harmony, I find that pretty easy to do. Art Garfunkel
[ Along Easy Find Going Harmony Hear Kind Melody Person Pretty Radio Sing Stuff Unison]
Because if you've got the wit, you can make anything into a melody, ultimately. Gerry Mulligan
[ Anything Because Got Into Make Melody Ultimately Wit]
I try to incorporate melody. Even though I'm screaming, I still like to think I bring melody into screaming. Tom Araya
[ Bring Even Incorporate Into Melody Screaming Still Think Though Try]
I'll just start laying out the melody exactly where I want it to fall. And then I'll go back and fill it out. Whereas, in other pieces I'm really just going a couple bars at a time. Danny Elfman
[ Back Bars Couple Exactly Fall Fill Go Going Just Laying Melody Other Out Pieces Really Start Then Time Want Where Whereas]
I would listen to something on the radio and try to tap out the melody, then the harmonies. Michel Legrand
[ Harmonies Listen Melody Out Radio Something Tap Then Try Would]
So, essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it, without anything just repeated patterns, musical patterns. Terry Riley
[ Any Anything Contribution Essentially Ingredient Into Introduce Just Main Melody Music Musical Over Patterns Repeated Repetition Western Without]
From a very early period of my life I have derived the highest enjoyment from listening to music, especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition. James Nasmyth
[ Composition Derived Early Enjoyment Especially Form Highest Life Listening Melody Most Music Period Pleasing Very Which]
Doing the instrumental thing, you're really looking for the power of the melody to carry the record. Michael W. Smith
[ Carry Doing Instrumental Looking Melody Power Really Record Thing]
Hunter can write a melody and stuff like that, but his forte is lyrics. He can write a serviceable melody to hang his lyrics on, and sometimes he comes up with something really nice. Jerry Garcia
[ Comes Forte Hang His Hunter Lyrics Melody Nice Really Serviceable Something Sometimes Stuff Up Write]
If you're going to start with melody you'll need some tympani, I think. Gene Krupa
[ Going Melody Need Some Start Think]
My mother came from St. Thomas. I heard that melody and all I did was actually adapt it. I made my adaptation of sort of an island traditional melody. It did become sort of my trademark tune. Sonny Rollins
[ Actually Adapt Adaptation Become Came Did Heard Island Made Melody Mother Sort St Thomas Trademark Traditional Tune]
The heart of the melody can never be put down on paper. Pablo Casals
[ Down Heart Melody Never Paper Put]
We knew that we wanted to play heavy music but I hadn't gotten into melody and things like that. Adam Rich
[ Gotten Hadn Heavy Into Knew Melody Music Play Things Wanted]
Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm. Like with jazz. You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it. And the riffs are about timing. Kathy Acker
[ Basic Basically Jazz Just Melody Off Rhythm Riff Riffs Then Think Time Timing Well Writing Your]
I always begin to compose the melody first. Nobuo Uematsu
[ Always Begin Compose First Melody]
In 1973 we moved to the British Isle of Man, and I put my first band together for one year, named Melody Fair. Andy Gibb
[ Band British Fair First Isle Man Melody Moved Named Put Together Year]
I really believe in melody. Aulis Sallinen
[ Believe Melody Really]
The musicians recommend that I sing a sing the way it is written the first time and then start to look for other notes that aren't in the melody. Margaret Whiting
[ First Look Melody Musicians Notes Other Recommend Sing Start Then Time Way Written]
The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting, any more than it has any reason for ending. Igor Stravinsky
[ Any Becoming Ending Endless Had Melody More Music Never Perpetual Principle Reason Starting Than]
We cling nervously to the melody, but we don't handle it freely, we don't really make anything new out of it, we merely overload it. Johannes Brahms
[ Anything Cling Freely Handle Make Melody Merely New Out Overload Really]
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. Albert Camus
[ Carry Chord Ears Escape Eternally Even Melody Never Notes Occasionally Our Perceive Quiet Same Silence Sounds Those Us Vibrations Which World]
Writing a simple melody can take weeks to get it right where I want it, but I do quite enjoy it. Trevor Rabin
[ Enjoy Get Melody Quite Right Simple Take Want Weeks Where Writing]
We stuck the record head so it kept on recording over and over on top of itself and played keyboard notes into it to create this ghost repetition melody. Colin Greenwood
[ Create Ghost Head Into Itself Kept Keyboard Melody Notes Over Played Record Recording Repetition Stuck Top]
You always will be singing a song or humming a line or a melody. Dennis Brown
[ Always Humming Line Melody Singing Song Will]
All my music is very simple in that melody is usually clearly stated. Carter Burwell
[ Clearly Melody Music Simple Stated Usually Very]
I do a so-called trip into myself: I sit down at the piano and the melody might start to evolve from my playing or then I might start to sing it. Enya
[ Down Evolve Into Melody Might Myself Piano Playing Sing Sit So-Called Start Then Trip]
The writing of a melody is an emotional moment; success doesn't make it easy. Enya
[ Easy Emotional Make Melody Moment Success Writing]
One of the dumber things my manager said was, Stick to the melody. But I can't. Shawn Colvin
[ Dumber Manager Melody Said Stick Things]