Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Search for the Perfect Musical Quote

My newest post for the MTH blog is up, entitled Personalize Your Music Teaching Website with Favorite Quotes. The article looks at how to change the pre-loaded quotes on MTH music teacher websites, places to find them, and the importance of using a quote to influence the perception of your site in the first few seconds of viewing. 

By the way, what's your favorite musical quote?

[Update 9:47pm] 

This quote is from @musicformedia: B Sharp, don't B Flat, always B Natural :)


  1. Anonymous11:22 PM

    i had a tee shirt with this logo on it when i was little, except it was slightly more symmetrical (we should appreciate those poetic aspects as collaborative pianists, right?):

    sometimes B-sharp, never B-flat, always B-natural!

  2. Anonymous2:00 PM

    "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
    --Hunter S. Thompson

  3. Anonymous2:03 PM

    Frank Zappa's historical keynote address to the American Society of University Composers (ASUC) entitled "Bingo, There Goes Your Tenure" is loaded with great quotes:

  4. Anonymous2:08 PM

    “Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.” ... Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990).

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  6. Anonymous2:10 PM

    “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” --Leonard Bernstein

  7. Anonymous3:21 PM

    “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music” --Sergei Rachmaninov