Quotes of Chord

“ One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three and you're into jazz. ”

- Lou Reed

“ 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. ”

- Earl Hines

“ You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you're got music. ”

- Sid Vicious

“ That's when I began to understand what a chord is. So I learned theory to find a shorter method to take things off a record. ”

- Herbie Hancock

“ When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, an opening quotation is a symphony precluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ 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. ”

- Napoleon Bonaparte

“ Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness. ”

- Unknown

“ Country music is three chords and the truth. ”

- Harlan Howard

“ Chords that were broken will vibrate once more. ”

- Fanny Crosby

“ The secret of love is seeking variety in your life together, and never letting routine chords dull the melody of your romance. ”

- Jill Jones

“ Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. ”

- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

“ Playing octaves was just a coincidence. And it's still such a challenge, like chord versions, block chords like cats play on piano. There are a lot of things that can be done with it, but each is a field of its own. I used to have headaches every time I played octaves, because it was extra strain, but the minute I'd quit I'd be all right… ”

- Wes Montgomery

“ People listen to the music and sense what it is about. Sometimes they know exactly what the songs are about, sometimes they interpret their own meaning to the music, and that's great when this happens because it shows it's striking a chord. ”

- Enya

“ A lot of the guys in that band were older, and they taught me what I should and shouldn't do as a musician. Taught me to be proud of being a musician.They didn't stop me from seeing the bad things, but they taught me to come to work with a tie on, shoes shined and to know the chords and such of the songs. ”

- Jerome Richardson

“ I don't know that many chords. I'd be loaded if I knew that many. But that's not my aim. My aim is to move from one vein to the other without any trouble. The biggest thing to me is keeping a feeling, regardless what you play. So many cats lose their feeling at various times, not through the whole tune, but at various times, and it causes them to have to build up and drop down, and you can feel it. ”

- Wes Montgomery

“ I think string instruments in general were something I felt an affinity for. I liked the bass. I was a rhythm guitarist and the bass seemed a more interesting thing to do than play chords. It didn't have the high profile of the lead guitarist, but I wasn't really ready for that at the time… ”

- Dave Holland

“ I grew up in the Midlands area of England around the Birmingham area and when I was four years old, my uncle, who was living in the same house that I was living in, had as a hobby, playing the ukulele. At four years old, I was interested in this instrument already and he taught me a few chords on it… ”

- Dave Holland

“ I've done a lot of movies other than Ghost. It's amazing. I get sick of it. I mean, I'm grateful for it. But I think it's one of those movies that struck a chord in the consciousness of people and they watch it over and over again. It's weird - I haven't seen the movie in 10 years! ”

- Tony Goldwyn

“ If you think about the way a composer would go in a room and score, let's say, the oboe's gonna play this note, the bassoon's gonna play that note, the french horn will play that note, the resultant sound, the combination of those notes makes kind of a chord, and I'm doing the same thing with color. ”

- Chuck Close

“ There are so many younger acts. It's hard to distinguish the differences between them all. I don't want people to hear the record and go, 'Can you believe she's only 18?' I want them to say, 'Wow, this is a well-written song with good chord changes.' It's better if you hear the record and love it, than find out I'm 18. ”

- Michelle Branch
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