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James Galway
December 8, 1939 -
Nationality: Irish
Category: Musician
Subcategory: Irish Musician

Everyone who plays the flute should learn singing.


Yes indeed I have gained a lot out of playing scales and etudes.


Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.


The mind of the performer is a very strange thing.


Being unprepared heightens nerves.


I have to report to those of you who think diamonds make a difference that I cannot tell what it is. Seriously, as you all know, they make no difference at all. They just make the flute look a little more special.


You cannot prepare enough for anything.


I do not consider my self as having mastered the flute, but I get a real kick out of trying.


It is normal to be nervous.


Control of vibrato helps your musical expression.


I have never received a flute from them for free and I would not accept such a gift from any manufacturer.


Scales played in the correct musical way are very exciting and rewarding.


You can sightread better if you know your scales and arpeggios.


I think it is most important for a teacher to play the pieces and studies that are being played by the student.


Never just run through a study because you happen to be familiar with it, but use it to see what you can get from it on this new day which has been granted you.


I do not see scales as abstract.


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