John Fahey Quotes


28 John Fahey quotes:



"In fact, I would go so far as to say that I am playing emotions and expressing them in a coherent public language called music."
Author: Fahey Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"See my father knew a lot about music, he played the piano and he would do theory and stuff like that, but I didn't learn anything from him, but I played that for him and he liked it a lot."
"From a social perspective, I am looking for friends, not acolytes."
"When I play, I very quickly put myself into a light hypnotic trance and compose while playing, drawing directly from the emotions."
"I know many inferior guitarists who are very proud of the fact that they are as good as they are, when in fact they are only moderately good."
"While I recognize in the back of my mind that I am an occasionally brilliant guitar composer and arranger, innovator and player."
"So I was really composing for full orchestra and of course I didn't know enough chords or harmonies yet but I came up with some interesting stuff."
"How can I be a folk? I'm from the suburbs you know."
"Well folks, that's about it for the show tonight."
"Oh, 1962. The music scene was so bad that several of us decided to come out to Berkeley and take over the folk music scene here."
"As for the source of the music, I believe it comes from the unconscious; that there is no such thing as talent."
Author: Fahey Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"Being worshipped is a horrible experience."
"I just want to be treated like an average guy."
"As soon as the groupie finds out that you make errors in everyday life like everybody else does and that you are human, they turn on you and hate you."
"Early Bluegrass is my favorite kind of music, not to many people know that."
"But I say these things in an objective dispassionate manner because, you know, and I can't explain why, but being one of the greatest guitarists in the world simply is not very important to me."
"Regarding fame, fortune and Oregon I do wish I had more money."
"Well I was on the one hand, the more I played the guitar the more I began to really love the guitar and to love virtually any kind of music that anybody played well on guitar."
"The other thing in composition is opening up the unconscious."
"I also know that I am not a great technician."



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