In this post, you will find great Notes Quotes from famous people, such as Sally Mann, Ritchie Blackmore, Chord Overstreet, Pete Townshend, Jon Brion. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
When The Who first started, we wereplayingblues, and I dug the blues and I knew what I was supposed to be playing, but I couldn’t play it. I couldn’t get it out. I knew what I had to play; it was in my head. I could hear the notes in my head, but I couldn’t get them out on the guitar.
With seven boys and one sister, there was always a lot of music in the house. A few of my brothers were playing instruments, so it was from hearing that, coupled with discovering early rock, which triggered me to pick up a guitar and try to pick out the notes.
After my husband died, I could not write much – I could not concentrate. I was too exhausted most of the time even to contemplate writing. But I did take notes – not for fiction, but for a journal, or diary, of this terrible time. I did not think that I would ever survive this interlude.
‘Pootie Tang’ may be raw and slovenly – hey, it often is raw and slovenly – but it succeeds as a laugh getter because of the spot-on satirical notes. You might say that the moviewalks it like it talks it; I’m not sure what Pootie would say.
I’m not somebody who carries around a notepad and writes songs all day long. I don’t imagine everything I think of is worth being in a song. So I tend to collect notes, and I set time aside to go to work and write songs.
With proper acting, I don’t know what I would play – I got sent a script for a play, and it said in the notes that my proposed character was ‘hideously fat and ugly‘. That made my day. I mean, I do know I am no oil painting.
Pretty much, the writer‘s in charge in theater. Of course you’re in charge with the director, but no one can change your words. People can give you notes, but you don’t have to take them. In Hollywood you take them and you cash your check and that’s your job. It’s very different.
When I play the first few notes of a song and people start screaming, I think: ‘That’s why I did this. That’s why I wrote this song. That’s a good job.’ And it is a job.
I was really sickened with people passing on comments that I have nasal touch while singing. Naturally, when anyone sings with high-pitched octaves, some notes may slight get in touch modalities with nasal, and that doesn’t actually mean ‘nasal singing.’
When I first got married to my husband, he had boxesfull of photos of my two stepsons, ages 5 and 8 at the time, and I put them together in some little albums and wrote notes about how happy I was that they were a part of my life.
A commission and an original are two different things, and both have their virtues and vices. A commission is a bit more collaborative, in that you outline the story that you think should be told, and then you write it. And then, there are notes and you change it, in the conventional studio system.
When I was 5 years old, I saw people dancing in my head. In college, I would choreograph for the culturalshows, and in my notes, I would actually create formations of people. It was how my whole brainworked.
I make notes about things I see in films that really affect me, like the ending of ‘Jules and Jim.’ I think about how I can utilize things in my work. And I have a team of people who keep me down to earth.
I feel like the great filmmakers who have a true voice, yeah they take the notes, they understand the notes, but it’s really about the notes underneath the notes. When you do a test screening and somebody says, ‘Well, I didn’t like the love story,’ but it was probably just too long.
Some of the first infographics I did started off as notes to myself: trying to plot out, for instance, how IP addresses are allocated. After a while, I thought, ‘This is a neat thing I can share with people, and they can follow me along in that process of understanding.’
When I drive, I check out everything I see, and just taking in all those observations helps me think. So I draw and write a lot as I drive, and I know that’s dangerous, but I manage to do it off to the side, with my notes on the seat.
My real name is Chord Overstreet. I actually got my name because my dad is in the music business as a songwriter. I was the third one in my family born, and there are three notes in a chord, so that’s how they came up with my name.
Whenever I get an idea for a song, even before jotting down the notes, I can hear it in the orchestra, I can smell it in the scenery, I can see the kind of actor who will sing it, and I am aware of an audience listening to it.
I have a journal of everything I’ve ever climbed since 2005. For the entry about free soloing Half Dome, I put a frowny face and added some little notes about what I should have done better, and then underlined it. Turns out that is one of my biggestclimbingachievements.
I was always playing the Hammond Organ back to front even during the days of the Nice, going back to 1968. Really what I was doing there, was choosing notes at random and trying to make some sense of them, improvising back to front.
I carry a small spiral notebook with me at all times and have been doing this for many years. There’s a shoe box in my closetfilled with these notebooks, each riddled with notes and impressions, ideas, schemes, and souprecipes.
I’m trying to get my head in the game, think about the questions I wanted to ask, breast milk is flyingeverywhere – over my notes – and I – how do you ‘lean in’ at that moment? What is the equivalent of that for Wolf Blitzer or Joe Scarborough?
And, so, when I picked up the guitar, suddenly, just playing a couple of notes really, really spoke to me. It was almost like I should have been doing it prior to that. You know, it was something that just felt really natural.
I look at some young commentators who sit down with piles of notes, and of course, what are you going to do if you’ve spent hours preparing all this stuff? You’re going to bloody well read it out. Boring!
So I have probably 1,200 little bits of paper with notes, which when the Ambien really starts to kick in, don’t really make much sense. Say what you like about prescription drugs, but they do help when you’re sequencing a record.
Music is the language of the angels. You can hear just one or two chords, one or two notes of a song, and bam – you’re right back there, you’re right back in that moment, you’re back in that day, you’re back at that prom, you’re back in the car.
I do write long, long character notes – family background, history, details of appearance – much more than will ever appear in the novel. I think this is what lifts a book from that early calculated, artificial stage.
I have this nook at Milk Bar that’s my office, and my desk was just full of every box of Kellogg’s cereal, and at different times during the day, I would open up a box, eat a bowl of cereal, and I live in a world of Post-it notes, so I would leavetasting notes on all the cereal.
To me, the newspaper business was a way to learn about life and how things worked in the real world and how people spoke. You learn all the skills – you learn to listen, you learn to take notes – everything you use later as a novelist was valuabletraining in the newspaper world. But I always wanted to write novels.
When you unbox a My Little Pony or a Strawberry Shortcake doll, you were hit with a sweet, impossibly perfect fragrance of fresh, machine-made plasticoftentimes infused with floral and fruity notes to bring the toy to life. That third dimension of sensory experience made the toy so real to me.
It’s impossible to play a run with as much feeling as a single note. I’ve never been so much into runs as making single notes cry.
I used to get very angry as I was getting older, because my voice was breaking. So I’ve trained my voice so religiously through my teenage years, because I wanted to be able to hit the notes that those females hit. And I can, which is great.
Christopher Hitchens and I were not friends or even acquaintances. We never met or spoke on the phone, just exchanged occasionalbrief letters – notes, really – hand-written and snail-mailed at first, e-mailed later.
You can criticize any news staff in some ways, but the one thing that you couldn’t call the Village Voice staff was a staff of stenographers, taking notes from public figures and just passing them on.
I don’t think I’m a singer that likes to flex my vocals. I’ll do some runs and a bunch of high notes, but that’s it. I really pride myself and I really work on just trying to sing. Like emotions. Just using my voice, not doing anything extra.
People think I’m not polite. But, what I have to say to people seems so unnecessary. I can’t be forced. I’d rather just be what I feel. Even when I sing I try to imagine I’m all alone, there’s nobody out there listening. I play with the notes, with the feeling. Each time the song is different for me.
I’d like to think that my mentors, I’ve had the highest of education and one thing I’ve always noted, they were always writing stuff down, taking notes.
I like the two worlds coming together in the Internet space, which is so up for grabs… It all struck me when I heard about Twitter and Instagram, how it’s like notes you pass in class. If someone’s passing you a note, you really should be doing something else, and instead you’re like, oh, ‘What are you doing?’
I won’t say if nerd is the right term, but I’m a big, big cricketfanatic. I just cannot stop thinking, talking cricket. I do carry notebooks and make notes to look at improving and developing my own game.
I have 800 books of just Samuel Beckett’s work, tons of his correspondence, personal letters that he wrote. I have copies of plays he used when he directed, so all of his handwritten notes are in the corners of the page.
I can play songs that I hear from a movie and just play it a few times on the keyboard. I will hit all the notes on the keyboard until I find the right key, and then I will play the rest of the song.
When I start getting close to the end of a novel, something registers in the back of my mind for the next novel, so that I usually don’t write, or take notes. And I certainly don’t begin. I just allow things to percolate for a while.
My mum sent me to an open audition for ‘Notes On A Scandal‘ so I could see quite how many other girls wanted to do this. And I queued up, and I got the job. That was my first-ever audition, and my second was ‘Atonement.’
I’m not one of those people that’s like, ‘I’m about to serve on this Whitney Houston song at like 2 A.M.’ No. Karaoke? I’m just like, ‘Live your best life.’ We’re not worried about those notes, we just living.
I don’t make notes for myself because I eitherlose them or they make no sense to me at all. I once found a piece of paper with the note: ‘everything.’ Apparently I made a note to myself not to forget everything!
I love finding out how authors work, because it can either go full Carrie in ‘Homeland,’ with loads of Post-it Notes and string on the wall and they know everything that’s happening in the plot – or they let the characters tell them where they want to go and what happens next.
The guitar is a funny instrument because you have bendable strings and distortion – there’s a potential for noise. It is more exposing. Actually controlling the instrument, using proper vibrato, bending notes in tune, not fretting too hard, controlling the noise is a skill in itself that takes many years.
I always want to pick songs that are really crazy rangy, and sometimes those low notes aren’t there. But I started taking it way more seriously after a certain point, and I started doing vocal warm-ups every day, even when I wasn’t singing, sometimes twice a day.
I am stupidly passionate about music; it has become a bit of drug. I buy tons of CDs and spend days listening to each and every one, putting notes on every song to know which tracks are good so that when I do my little MP3 collection, I know which songs to include.
That’s what I used to enjoy so much: Bringing a record home, having it arrive in the mailbox. Having the whole experience of hearing it as you’re holding it and looking at it and reading the liner notes, if they’re anything.
When I listen to my favorite songwriters, they have such simple melodies and chords. I occasionally manage to stop at the right time, but all too often I keep on going until I have way too many notes and words. But that’s just what I do.
I took some lessons as a kid but trained myself by ear. I did it the way jazz musicians used to learn years ago, which is to play records and slow them down to figure out the notes. At first I tried to imitate Red Garland, who was my favorite jazz pianist.
I think a lot of people, in general, have whatever mechanisms they have in order to go through the day. For me, I do just literally have post-it notes and other little messages to strengthen me on hard days, or just on regular days, to remind me – to remind ourselves – of our dopeness.
I’m a visual person, so it always starts with a picture, and then I get obsessed with the idea, sometimes too much. I have these blank books in which I take notes, and I add postcards and other physicalitems.
Faith is reason plusrevelation, and the revelation part requires one to think with the spirit as well as with the mind. You have to hear the music, not just read the notes on the page.
I dedicate some of my power to MikeTyson. I watched a lot of film on Mike Tyson. Then we started taking notes on Muhammad Ali. We took notes on Sugar Ray Leonard. What was that fighter known for? Why was he so difficult to beat in his time, in his era and, you know, why was he at the top?
My scripts, they’re pretty serious. I basically just describe stuff. I don’t put too many notes and letters to the editors. But when I wrote ‘KGBLT,’ in parentheses I wrote, ‘Well this is the best thing I’ve ever written. It will all be downhill from here. I’m so sorry for the rest of my career.’
In the early 60s, you read your essays to your supervisor rather than hand them in. I was both lazy and clever, and realised I didn’t need to write essays at all, I could simply talk with some notes in front of me.
They will be given as gifts; books that are especially pretty or visual will be bought as hard copies; books that are collectible will continue to be collected; people with lots of bookshelves will keep stocking them; and anyone who likes to make notes in books will keep buying books with margins to fill.
That’s how I make work. Along the way, I take notes, I read about history and popular culture. Sometimes I act out things in the studio. I go back to my mother’s hair salon so I can hear three voices going all at once. I pullinspiration from everything.
I liken movies to playing a piano: Sometimes you’re playing the chords and different notes with unresolved cadences and playing all major chords that are all over the place, and you’re enjoying yourself with a great, simple melody.
I could stop and say, Well that was a D minor, G seven, but I really don’t want to know that. I just want to know that there’s a combination of notes that makes a sound.
I avoid listening to too many people‘s comments about my script. I have learned to take in what is of use. It’s too frustrating looking at somebody’s notes who didn’t get what you were doing. If somebody says, ‘This stinks, and here are all the reasons,’ that’s not going to help you.
Eric Clapton was such a great player. He sounds like he’s Freddie King or someone like that. He plays the roots of blues and Delta blues. He really affected me with the way that he plays, because he never really plays that many notes.
Music is an important thing of energy. And there are a lot of wonderful aspects that come with it and vibrations, the physical vibrations, the movement of notes through an instrument and creating a wave that resonates into our spirit.
The film ‘The DivingBell and the Butterfly,’ based the book of the same name, has a line that enlightens and comforts me. The protagonist, who has lost all ability to move except one eye, discusses his role as a father. He notes, ‘Even a fraction of a father is still a father.’
When people hear I have six kids and 16 grandkids, they think, ‘Oh, boy, you must get a lot of stories from them.’ I don’t. It’s not like I’m behind the sofa in the living room taking notes while the grandkids carry on.
When I’m in the car and somebody comes on the radio singing the high notes, I try to sing along.
I had kept notes during my cancertreatment, but I wasn’t sure what my outcome was going to be. A part of me wasn’t sure if I would make it into a book. If it was going to be morbid, I wouldn’t want to tell it.
I live in this apartment building, and everybody who lives there thinks of me as a housewife. People drop their babies off with me. Or I get notes: ‘I’m going to be gone for three days. The keys are under the mat; take care of the cats.’ Because they all think I’m home all the time.
I love classical music, but I hatedclassical guitar. But I like flamenco, because there was something else there going on. It wasn’t just the notes being thrown at you. And there were certain kinds of jazz that I really liked and other kinds that just went right over my head.
It’s a magical thing, the guitar. It allows you to be the whole band in one, to play rhythm and melody, sing over the top. And as an instrument for solos, you can bend notes, draw emotional content out of tinymovements, vibratos and tonal things which even a piano can’t do.
Spamfilters are supposed to block e-mail scams from ever reaching us, but criminals have learned to circumvent them by personalizing their notes with information gleaned from the Internet and by groomingvictims over time.
Sometimes I write less than I’d like but do research. Other times, editor’s notes or a copy-edited manuscript or page proofs for a forthcoming novel mean that I need to put my attentions elsewhere for a day or two, but I always come back to writing.
People always send me notes saying they’d love to be a speaker, but they could ‘never speak as well as you do!’ I’m like, ‘Girl, of course you won’t. You’re just starting out… everyone stinks when they start!’
I can almost see the music. It comes in the form of colors – colors jump out at me, and that translates into notes. They come fully formed: the orchestration parts, not just the melodies. Even though they’re not always the right ones to use, the initial idea comes like that.
I would encourage anyone to keep a pad of post-it notes by their bed and write down small, achievable goals and celebrate those successes and that will give you confidence to create bigger ones and achieve them.
I think whenever you’re around Kanye, you gotta take notes. The advice is taking notes, because everything he does and everything he says is very detailed and very up front. He’s always one hundred what he says.
What’s great about stand-up is that you can say whatever you want and go around the country, and sometimes the world, and work on it and see how people react. You don’t need Standards & Practices or notes from lawyers or producers to tell you what’s funny.
But at the same time, never having final cut before, I really learned an interesting thing for any studio executive who is reading this: that if a director has final cut, it’s actually easier and more interesting to listen to notes.
When an attacker fails with one person, they often go to another person. The key is to report the attack to other departments. Workers should know to act like they are going along with what the hackerwants and take copious notes so the company will know what the hacker is trying to find.
I wrote a lot of stuff quickly: pages and pages of notes that seemed pretty incoherent at first. Most of it was taken from the radio because -suddenly being a parent- I’d be confronted by the radio giving a news report every hour of the day.
I’m always writing; I’m always jotting things down on paper or making notes in my iPhone. Then I’ll make myself sit down and kind of shape it up, but there’s really no other way to practice other than onstage.
I type my sermon notes into my BlackBerry, then I upload my sermon notes to my blog, my Facebook page and some of the information to my Twitter account. That’s 100,000 people I’m sharing the Gospel with by the virtue of typing it into my BlackBerry as opposed to writing it down. That is being efficient with my time.
I started realizing that music is the one area where I’ve always let go. When that saxophone goes into my mouth, I get into a space where I never think about the notes I’ve already played or anticipate the notes ahead.
My favorite artists are able to take things to the edge or just over the edge. MilesDavis and Duane Allman, for example. It’s about not playing too many notes. Those guys had lots of phases to their careers, but they always played with economy and intelligence.
A scale is just the notes that are in a chord played one at a time instead of together. That’s what has allowed me to go through the possible notes that work with a chord and make choices about which ones I like best. I go through by ear; you can do it by theory too, but the best way is to learn by ear.
I remember Pavarotti telling me, ‘Oh, Neil, after seventy, the voice is going to go.’ But I’ve been lucky. You almost have to learn how to sing all over again. You use your diaphragm more. You have to choose the notes and pace yourself.
Generally, my notes and outlines comprise more words than my novels. I suppose that’s one reason I’m a comparatively slow writer, something that has always bothered me given the fact that other authors can turn out a book every six months while I usually take about two years.
Calling ‘Instagram’ a photo-sharing app is like calling a newspaper a letter-sharing book, or a Mozartgrand era symphony a series of notes. ‘Instagram’ is less about the medium and more about the network.
In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test. Students are told to get out their notes and open their books. There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the teacher or another student for help.
I must tell you I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it. If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake. Never be afraid to dare.
It doesn’t matter where we are. We can be marching down the streets of New Orleans, or we can be onstage in front of 15,000 people. As long as I know that I’m about to put my horn to my mouth and play some notes, that’s what I most look forward to.
Sometimes I will click on a random sequence of notes- not to actually use it in a song, but to see if I can find maybe a simple pattern that I can build off of.
Color is a big part of what I do. It’s like music. There are only so many notes in the scale, but there are endless permutations; there’s no limit to the number. Color on the walls or furniture can reflect back and distort the reality of the true colors of lipsticks and eye shadow.
There are seven notes – Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni no one is original in the world. We have to play around the notes and make our own stuff.
I have short hands. That’s why I have to bend up to notes; I can’t always reach the frets.
I worked during summers on the foreign exchange desk as a dollar/yen broker for Noonan, Astley & Pierce. I used to write the chairman notes about how he could improve his business. And I met Bernie Cantor through this job.
My third day playing saxophone, I was in front of a congregation. I still didn’t know the names of all the notes. I was playing by ear, following along, but it was such an encouragingenvironment, I couldn’t fail. It was all, ‘Yeah baby, you sound real good’ no matter what you play. It was a great way to learn.
No ideas are harmed in the making of my books, by the way. All I do with my best ideas is run with them, fast as I can, taking notes and occasionally suggesting a left hand turn rather than the right hand one which might have taken us both over a precipice.
I like kind of natural, woodsy earth tones. I like patchouli. I like tobacco. I like sandalwood. I like tree resin. I’m not a huge fan of citrus – I like things that are kind of moodier and… more deeper base notes.
I write everything down. I e-mail the second I think of something, or I write notes in my BlackBerry calendar. I set up reminder alerts on my phone. And I have a notebook by my bedside so I can write down any last-minute ideas.
Why take notes? The obvious reason is to remember. Visual note-taking translates what we hear into pictures that give context, color, and meaning. By addingsymbols, visual metaphors, likenesses of people, and room layouts, we add several dimensions.
We use convertible notes a lot at our fund – 8VC – so often that we just call them ‘notes’ to save time.
As much as I appreciate people putting me in the category of these very acrobatic belters, I feel like my strength is my… interpretation and my truthfulness with songs, and I don’t want young people to think it’s all about the high notes that they have to hit.
I write in longhand and assemble lots of notes, and then I try to collate them into a coherent chronology. It’s like groping along in the dark. I like writing and find it challenging, but I don’t find it easy.
I don’t sing operatically, and I sing very intimately, but I still do the scales, and I think in terms of intonation and making sure that I’m hitting the notes right on the head… and having it appear quite effortless.
Searching for music is like searching for God. They’re very similar. There’s an effort to reclaim the unmentionable, the unsayable, the unseeable, the unspeakable, all those things, comes into being a composer and to writing music and to searching for notes and pieces of musical information that don’t exist.
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.
Be serious. You’ve got to do the job you were hired to do well, but there’s always more you can do. When I was an assistant, I would say to myself, ‘You may not be an executive, but act like one.’ I would volunteer for any creative assignment – read scripts, do ‘coverage,’ write notes.
I didn’t have to wait six years to get my show on the air, worry that someone else had a similar idea, or wait around for notes that took my voice out of the show.
‘Where The Wild Things Are,’ I think I could have written on my own. When I brought Dave Eggers on, I already had 60 pages of notes. I technically could have, but I don’t think I was ready to. I needed him to be there and help me.
The kids of today have taken over the music business – most of them very young. Simply because they write and jot down a few notes, they have the idea that they can write songs.
When goods are exchanged between countries, they must be paid for by commodities or gold. They cannot be paid for by the notes, certificates, and checks of the purchaser’s country, since these are of value only in the country of issue.
In improvising, you’ve got your scale; you’ve got the notes that are going to sound good with other notes, the intervals that are going to sound good. But you’ve also got all the chromatic possibilities, the possibilities of sounding dissident, of being unexpected.
When I’m sniffing around new territory, I often choose, rather randomly, one general book and then follow its bibliography and notes to other, more specialized works and to the primary source material.
Recording a Hindi song takes me around 40 minutes whereas a Kannada song takes me about two hours. The music isn’t a problem, since the notes used are universal. The language is the problem. I try my best to get it right, as I’m sensitive about respecting every language, since all of them are sacred in my heart.
Sometimes I work purely 8-12 shifts, banging stuff into the computer. Other times, my office is like a scene from a detective movie, with Post-it Notes, plans, photographs all stuck on the walls and arrows going everywhere, and it’s 4 A.M.
When I became more involved in music, I had to give up some of my writing in the literary sense. However, on occasion, I would write something for my own pleasure or I would write notes and introductory remarks in the songbooks I put together.
Conceptually, I am open to mistakes – errors, actually. I do play lots of wrong notes while I am making some music, and a mistake or a wrong note is like a gift for me: ‘Oh, wow, an unknown sound or an unknown harmony. I didn’t know about this.’
I don’t make any notes, but I do know where to find things. Suppose I need to know where Wexford first talked about his love of the countryside or where he quotes Larkin or what was the beginning of his hatred of racism or where he first encountereddomesticviolence; I would be able to find it straight away.
Sometimes the director will want you to write about the character, sometimes he’ll want you to live in the location that the character is from or something like that, but I don’t usually make a lot of notes or anything like that.
The way I build stuff in my mind, it’s sort of like a puzzle for me. I always talk about it like, when I’m writing a scene there’s a certain feeling I’m trying to create. I’ll have my list of scenes and it’s more like feelings, these notes I want to hit.