I was singing about six notes higher than I had to, in a range that kept me up in a bubblegum sound.
I like to play in the deep register. I was never a high-note specialist. My range goes from the bottom of the horn up to around C or D. High D is about it for me ... about two-and-a-half octaves, I think. But in these two-and-a-half octaves, I can say everything I have to say.
I have a box of things from Becca, my high school girlfriend, and Vanessa; and each one of them was love. I have the notes, the valentines, 20 mixed tapes, all of it. It's important to keep that stuff.
When I give notes on a script, I say, 'Guys, I may drift, but it's part of the process.' So I'm aware that I'm drifting, but I'm grabbing a lot of stuff.
He's a dream. He's the greatest. We shoot about 14 pages a day, which is maybe seven different scenes, which is a lot for a TV show. And I don't think we ever work over 12 hours. But that's because we don't really rehearse. We don't. We get some notes and maybe Denis changes this bit of writing or that. He's so present. He has a special talent in that he's so truthful. Working with him, you just fly with the material. He's very centred and very generous.
The waiters' eyes sparkled and their pencils flew as she proceeded to eviscerate my wallet – paté, Whitstable oysters, a sole, and a favorite salad of the Nizam of Hyderabad made of shredded five-pound notes.
S. J. Perelman
Every concert I've finished with the knowledge I've played a fistful of wrong notes.
I dont like to waste notes, not even one. I like to put the right note in the right place, and my influences have always been those kinds of players. Keith Richards comes to mind, and I really like Nils Lofgrens soloing, because hes so melodic. I love John Lennons rhythm playing, and George Harrison was an incredible guitarist.
Notes are tricky in an audition, because I find, more often than not, my instinct is right.
Who am I, if I'm not this singer with big high notes? I identify with my voice. But I'm more than just the acrobatics.
I can hold a note and I know I'm not ugly so, in ways, that's enough.
Interplay and interaction are the integral parts of music - they're as important as the notes.
Mahavishnu John McLaughlin