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BETTING ON A ROCK BAND
Rock bands with far-out names almost never make it to the top because they usually play music that's equally far-out.
Dean Sheridan, electronics technician and deaf actor, Torrance, California
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 5.2 out of 10 based on 22 reviews
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PLAYING ROCK AND ROLL IN NEW YORK CITY
In New York City, all you need is 45 minutes of original music and your band can play in the bars.
Kid with Mohawk haircut and engineer's boots, overheard in restaurant, Ithaca, New York
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 5 out of 10 based on 23 reviews
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BUYING MUSIC
If you like a new song when you first get it, you'll tire of it in four weeks; if you hate it at first, you'll like it in about six months; if you feel indifferent about it, you'll always feel that way.
Cliff Martin, Eugene, Oregon
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Current Rating: 5.0 out of 10 based on 25 reviews
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BUYING A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
If you're buying a musical instrument for a beginner, spend twice as much as you think you should. The instrument will be better built, easier to play, and it will sound better. And it will have a better resale value.
Jim Willett, musician, Boston, Massachusetts
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Current Rating: 6.7 out of 10 based on 27 reviews
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STORING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
The higher the humidity, the duller and thicker a wooden instrument will sound.
Alan T. Whittemore, YMCA Physical Director, South Deerfield, Massachusetts
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Current Rating: 5.8 out of 10 based on 22 reviews
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APPRECIATING CLASSICAL MUSIC
If a piece of classical music was written after you were born, you are not obliged to appreciate it.
Francis Cooke, composer (born 1910)
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Current Rating: 4.4 out of 10 based on 21 reviews
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AMASSING A MUSIC COLLECTION
You will not tire of your music collection if you have 200 cds or more.
Rusty Cartmill, Athens, Georgia
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Current Rating: 5.2 out of 10 based on 23 reviews
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TIMING A GIG
If your musical engagement is less than two hours long, you will spend as much time setting up and taking down equipment as you will playing music.
Ellen Klaver, musician, Boulder, Colorado
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Current Rating: 5.2 out of 10 based on 19 reviews
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PERFORMING BLUEGRASS
In bluegrass music, the most tasteless licks, especially on the banjo, get the best response.
Ellen Klaver, musician, Boulder, Colorado
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Current Rating: 5.7 out of 10 based on 18 reviews
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TUNING A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
A stringed instrument is less apt to slip out of pitch if the strings are tuned up from flat than it is if the strings are tuned down from sharp.
Robbie Aceto, musician
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Current Rating: 6.5 out of 10 based on 27 reviews
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PLAYING A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
Music played on a high-quality musical instrument sounds better no matter who's playing.
Mark McMullen, accountant, Alexandria, Virginia
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Current Rating: 5.0 out of 10 based on 26 reviews
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