“The mind wanders here and there.
It’s thoughts are persuasive.
It’s ramblings seem impressive.
But when one’s mind becomes still, ah, then the music begins!”
“Our only defense in this world, which features seemingly random barriers and cruelties is to develop self love and determination from within. This is difficult, to be sure, but possible to the one who earnestly seeks it. If one practices without the mania of needing to be good, but with patience and a self love that’s not dependent on how good you play, one can steadily upgrade their playing in all areas.
Enjoy the progress but never forget to enjoy your playing now. Don’t hold your joy hostage to future growth.”
Kenny Werner – pianist