Many of them left our world too early, but in the time when they were here, they left us great things such as classic songs, music styles, and somehow they changed our world whit their point of view in life. Some are still among us and they are great and successful, geniuses and their music still inspire hundreds of young musicians today.
So every day we learn a few things from our best musicians and musicians that left our world but they left their experience and essence of life. Because of that, here are 7 quotes from famous guitarists and musicians that can inspire you.
1. Jimi Hendrix
“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.”
The point is that Hendrix was not the best guitar player, but the fact is that he played more naturally and because of that he was different from others. He was a creative person and he personified the music he played like: he was this music himself.
2. Keith Richards
“Music is a necessity. After food, air, water, and warmth, music is the next necessity of life.”
Like Hendrix, Keith was always innovative and always created many amazing songs and melodies. There is a reason why people are ready to pay a lot of money just to see Richards playing. If you started to think deeply you’ll recognize that Keith was always in the heart of The Rolling Stones sound.
3. Mark Knopfler
“There should be laughter after pain, there should be sunlight after rain, these things have always been the same, so why worry now?”
There are so many metaphors in his songs that just a small group of people who listen to his songs and his melodies can recognize that. He just wants to say that in every difficult situation there is hope, there are some bright spots that can bring you happiness and you do not have to worry about what will happen, but you should worry about what to do in a difficult situation because if you focus only on that it is hard, then you will allow the situation to take over and you are over.
4. Eddie Van Halen
“If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you’ll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually, you’ll get to where you want to be.”
Van Halen’s skills come from the way he plays his guitar. He mastered the technique of tapping to perfection, and he even improved it.
5. Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page has become one of the greatest players of all time with Led Zeppelin. He is also one of the greatest composers and producers in the world of rock, having such an extensive set of songs, solos, and rhythms…Jimmy has easily become one of the titans in the music industry, the same as Mark and other big guitar names.
“I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.”
6. Eric Clapton
“When all the original blues guys are gone, you start to realize that someone has to tend to the tradition. I recognize that I have some responsibility to keep the music alive, and it’s a pretty honorable position to be in.”
Probably we can say the greatest guitar player in the world today… If we go back in the early years of his life we can see that Eric had difficult times, with a lot of depression and pressures. Sometimes life is going against us, but the point is that we go out of those situations.
Only three-time winner of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award, Clapton has revolutionized guitar playing and became one of the most respected musical figures in the era of rock. His style of making music and songs changed over time, but he always was different in his own style and people love that.
7. John Mayer
“I came from the last couple of years in a generation where we didn’t have a computer around so we didn’t waste as much time on the internet as we do now so I had large chunks of time which to devote to doing something.”
If you focus on one thing, you will probably have results…but if you start to do a lot of things at one time, you will get lost around the space and you will never find where you are.