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Back Peddling Violinist

Dutch violinists learn their music backwards and forwards

Back Peddling Violinist thanks to Idske Mulder, The Netherlands

Busking from town to town in The Netherlands

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Music is the soundtrack of your life. - Dick Clark

Canned music is like audible wallpaper. - Alistair Cooke

Music is a means of rapid transportation. - John Cage

The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune. - Irish Proverb

Music is a higher revelation than philosophy. - Ludwig Van Beethoven

Music is spiritual. The music business is not. - Van Morrison

I hate music - especially when it's played. - Jimmy Durante

Love is not love without a violin playing goat. - Julia Roberts

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. - Ronald Reagan

Get up from that piano. You hurtin' its feelings. - Jelly Roll Morton

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. - Gloria Steinem

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable. - Samuel Johnson

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen. - August Rush

Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell. - W H Auden

Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail. - Luciano Pavarotti

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. - Groucho Marx

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. - Kin Hubbard

The main thing the public demands of a composer is that he be dead. - Arthur Honegger

Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power. - Joan Didion

There are eighty-eight keys on a piano and within that, an entire universe. - James Rhodes

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. - Mary Kay Ash

I'm a producer for fun. I'm not a professional schooled musician or anything. - Afrojack

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. - Victor Hugo

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann

If you're in jazz and more than ten people like you, you're labeled commercial. - Herbie Mann

When she started to play, Steinway came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano. - Bob Hope

Great music is as much about the space between the notes as it is about the notes themselves. - Sting

Love is a piano dropped from a fourth story window, and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. - Ani DiFranco

Whatever music sounds like, I am glad to say that it does not sound in the smallest degree like German. - Oscar Wilde

He is a rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a hog that could fiddle, or a singing owl. - John W. Rochester

In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me. - Billy Corgan

What sounds to you like a big load of trashy noise... is in fact... the brilliant music of a genius... myself. - Iggy Pop

Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpoints to hack post-horses. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays. - Oscar Wilde

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. - Frank Zappa

You write to become immortal, or because the piano happens to be open, or you've looked into a pair of beautiful eyes. - Robert Schumann

Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common. - Sarah Dessen

You can imagine me as a kid growing up in redneck Texas with ballet shoes, tucking the violin under my arm. I had to fight my way up. - Patrick Swayze

If you like the outdoors, Colorado is a big adventure playground for adults: it's great for skiing, cycling, climbing, and hiking. - Tyler Hamilton

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. - Franz Liszt


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