Quotes, from Alabama with discipline

Here’s the drill. I’ll give you three quotes: one general, one musical, and one from or about trumpets. Today’s theme is effort/practice/discipline. Oh–and all are from my home state of Alabama!

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”
Helen Keller

“We mostly work on songs we don’t play every night, but people are sometimes surprised to hear that we also rehearse tunes like ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ or ‘Miss You,’ but it’s not because anyone needs to learn them.
––– Chuck Leavell

Life is like a trumpet – if you don’t put anything into it, you don’t get anything out of it.
––– W.C. Handy

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New post category for Trumpet Journey: Quotes

I thought I would introduce a new kind of post for August. I will be sharing thought-provoking quotes that are of general, musical and trumpet interest–one of each per post during this month (and occasionally afterwards). They may be centered around a theme (or maybe not). These will be simple posts, but I think it will be a nice “vacation” from the pedagogical ones. If you like the quotes, please feel free to comment–especially with a quote of your own.

Quote Post #1

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” –Benjamin Franklin

“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”
― Plato

After I learned the piano, I went on to learn percussion, the tuba, b-flat baritone, French horn, trombone, trumpet, most of the instruments in the orchestra. Trumpet was my instrument. –– Quincy Jones


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