Buddy Rich Quotes

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Buddy Rich Quotes

I play a percussion instrument, not a musical saw; it needs no amplification. Where its needed, they put a microphone in front of the bass drum. But, I dont think its necessary to play that way every night.
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I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums, and never mind about the tunes. Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting up there playing the solo. And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today.

— Buddy Rich

Almost everything I've done, I've done through my own creativity. I don't think I ever had to listen to anyone else to learn how to play drums. I wish I could say that for about ten thousand other drummers.

— Buddy Rich

I think it's a fallacy that the harder you practice the better you get.

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If he's a true symphony artist, he knows better than that because he knows that the only truly creative musician is the jazz musician.

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But primarily, the drummer's supposed to sit back there and swing the band.

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I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence, in every way.

— Buddy Rich

If you think you stink, you probably do.

— Buddy Rich

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