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James Galway Quotes

Being unprepared heightens nerves.

Control of vibrato helps your musical expression.

Everyone who plays the flute should learn singing.

I do not consider my self as having mastered the flute, but I get a real kick out of trying.

I do not see scales as abstract.

I have never received a flute from them for free and I would not accept such a gift from any manufacturer.

I have to report to those of you who think diamonds make a difference that I cannot tell what it is. Seriously, as you all know, they make no difference at all. They just make the flute look a little more special.

I think it is most important for a teacher to play the pieces and studies that are being played by the student.

It is normal to be nervous.

Never just run through a study because you happen to be familiar with it, but use it to see what you can get from it on this new day which has been granted you.

Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.

Scales played in the correct musical way are very exciting and rewarding.

The mind of the performer is a very strange thing.

Yes indeed I have gained a lot out of playing scales and etudes.

You can sightread better if you know your scales and arpeggios.

You cannot prepare enough for anything.