George Shearing Quotes

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George Shearing Quotes

Can anybody be given a great degree of creativity? No. They can be given the equipment to develop it-if they have it in them in the first place.
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In Braille you write your flat sign first and then your note.

— George Shearing

All my musical foundations go back to the age of 3. My family tell me that I used to listen to the old crystal set, then go to the piano and pick out the tune that I just heard.

— George Shearing

Teddy Wilson, I think, said a little while ago that it's much easier to come in and play whatever comes into your mind, without obeying any of the laws of bass line and harmony and so on.

— George Shearing

The way it works: The orchestra plays a few selections of its own and I terminate the first part of the programme on piano, usually with a movement from a Mozart concerto.

— George Shearing

I think in certain areas the demand is greater than it has ever been, and my business is better than it's been in 30 years. The music business is so precarious, as you know-you've got to make it while you can make it, and that's exactly what we're doing.

— George Shearing

We're travelling for about nine-and-a-half months a year.

— George Shearing

I haven't written an awful lot recently, but I think I probably will start again very shortly. Being so much on the road, when you have a couple of weeks off, you're likely to avoid sitting at the piano, and taping, and giving yourself more work to do.

— George Shearing

Learn the rules and then break them in such a way as to exercise good taste.

— George Shearing

I always tell people, it took me 10 minutes and 35 years in the business. I get tired of playing it ["Lullaby of Birdland"], but not of collecting the royalties.

— George Shearing

If you establish an identity, you build a monster-and thats right, youve got to live with it. Of course, you can enjoy it, too.

— George Shearing

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