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Charlie Parker

Charles Parker, Jr. , famously called Bird or Yardbird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. #

8 Quotes

  • Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.

  • When I first heard music, I thought it should be very clean, very precise. Something that people could understand, something that was beautiful.

  • I kept thinking there’s bound to be something else?. I could hear it sometimes, but I couldn’t play it.

  • Master your instrument, Master the music, and then forget all that *!xy!@ and just play.

  • Don’t play the saxophone. Let it play you. `

  • If you don’t live it, it won’t come out your horn.

  • Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.

  • You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.

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