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Top 45 Quotes About Buddy Rich

#1. I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums, and never mind about the tunes. Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting up there playing the solo. And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#2. In 2007, I studied with Peter Erskine because I was doing a Buddy Rich tribute concert, and I wanted to take my big-band drumming up a level. I went over to Peter's house with my sticks, feeling like a 13-year-old again. - Author: Neil Peart
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#3. No, I don't like recording. It's a bore. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#4. Listen to the lyrics - we're singing about everyday life: rich people trying to keep money, poor people tying to get it, and everyone having trouble with their husband or wife! - Author: Buddy Guy
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#5. I can't sit down long enough to absorb any kind of learning. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#6. If you have any requests. keep them to yourselves. we don't play requests! - Author: Buddy Rich
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#7. I think it's a fallacy that the harder you practice the better you get. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#8. If you can play, you can play anything. I don't like classifications. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#9. But, when you have to resort to turntables, trick lights, flashing lights, fire and all that, you're actually saying, I need this because what I do is not all that together. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#10. I can think of a lot better things to do with my hands than to cut them up on the rim of a drum. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#11. I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence, in every way. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#12. But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that's written, he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#13. Average band with a great drummer sounds great, great band with an average drummer sounds average. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#14. But I think that any young drummer starting out today should get himself a great teacher and learn all there is to know about the instrument that he wants to play. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#15. And, you know, I think the original recording of Ravel's Bolero, probably whoever played percussion on that, will never have It played better than that. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#16. People like Art Blakey and Buddy Rich, you look at them playing music, and it's just like looking at a heavy metal drummer. I mean, they're playing with the same amount of ferocity. It's not to say all jazz is like that. - Author: Damien Chazelle
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#17. If he's a true symphony artist, he knows better than that because he knows that the only truly creative musician is the jazz musician. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#18. I don't like drum solos, to be honest with you, but if anybody ever told me he didn't like Buddy Rich I'd right away say go and see him, at least the once. - Author: Charlie Watts
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#19. To have everything written for you ... It's not really creating. That's why I think symphony drummers are so limited. They 're limited to exactly what was played a hundred years before them by a thousand other drummers. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#20. I think at one time every drummer wanted to play like Krupa or wanted to win a Gene Krupa drum contest. This is the big inspiration for drummers and naturally it has to be the same way for me. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#21. I play a percussion instrument, not a musical saw; it needs no amplification. Where it's needed, they put a microphone in front of the bass drum. But, I don't think it's necessary to play that way every night. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#22. And, well of course, Count Basie, and I think all of the black bands of the late thirties and early forties, bands with real players. They had an influence on everybody, not just drummers. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#23. There were so many individual styles thirty or forty years ago. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#24. Do you want to be rich or not? Let's get focused on that, buddy - Author: Kevin O'Leary
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#25. If drummers are 'anti-solo,' that's up to them. They're musicians, and they can play whatever they want. But my inspirations early on were people like Buddy Rich, seeing him on 'The Tonight Show', or Gene Krupa. - Author: Neil Peart
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#26. So, to come In with a set routine it's something I've never believed in. It should depend on how you feel, because you play what you feel. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#27. Buddy Rich was one of the most incredible technicians in the world, on this planet, but the only people he could really impress, who knew what he was doing was another musician or another drummer. - Author: Dick Dale
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#28. A great musician is just a thief who doesn't get caught - Author: Buddy Rich
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#29. As Buddy Rich, for instance, broke into the business at the age of three, I think it was, on drums, so indeed did I break into the business at the age of four as a singer. - Author: Mel Torme
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#30. As regards my feelings about drummers - there's Buddy Rich, and then there's everybody else. - Author: Mel Torme
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#31. You either swing a band or don't swing a band and that's what's lacking today.. There aren't any guys who get back there and play with any kind of guts. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#32. Well, I never really practiced because I never had the opportunity to practice. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#33. So, practice, particularly after you've attained a job, any kind of job, like playing with a four piece band, that's ... an opportunity to develop. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#34. But primarily, the drummer's supposed to sit back there and swing the band. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#35. I mean, I think I liked every band I ever played in because each band was different, each band had a different concept, and each band leader was different ... different personalities and musical tastes. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#36. They're simply following what was laid down in front and they play the same thing. So, there's no great challenge In being a classical drummer. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#37. Every drummer that had a name, had a name because of his individual playing. He didn't sound like anybody else, So everybody that I ever listened to, in some form, influenced my taste. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#38. There are only two types of music.good and bad. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#39. As far as music school goes, I walked through Berkelee one time. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#40. You only get better by playing. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#41. It takes us about four or five days to get an album out. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#42. If you think you stink, you probably do. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#43. Almost everything I've done, I've done through my own creativity. I don't think I ever had to listen to anyone else to learn how to play drums. I wish I could say that for about ten thousand other drummers. - Author: Buddy Rich
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#44. Buddy Rich is one of a kind; he's a genius, and that's all there is to it. - Author: Mel Torme
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#45. I guess like my good buddy Jesus said "it really is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle dude, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, so go for it, YOLO. - Author: Cristian Matheson
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