Stewart Copeland quotes

  • In a film score, the last thing you want to do is take people out of the movie. The music is secondary. In opera, the music is the main event.
    -- Stewart Copeland

    #People #Opera #Want

  • I'd rather duplicate it myself. Another of our favourite techniques.
    -- Stewart Copeland

    #Technique #Favourite

  • Ive got Arabic music in my blood.
    -- Stewart Copeland

    #Blood

  • Don't believe everything you see on VH1.
    -- Stewart Copeland

    #Believe

  • Making music has gotten easier; selling it has gotten harder. Making music has been democratized, but the market is in the hands of fascists.
    -- Stewart Copeland

    #Hands #Selling #Fascists

  • People are disappointed when they hear my American accent because they regard 'The Police' as an English band but I've clung to my American-ness all the way.
    -- Stewart Copeland

    #People #Police #Way

  • The great opera composers were so good at their job, that the whole genre came to be built around the concept of the composer's vision.
    -- Stewart Copeland

    #Jobs #Vision #Opera

  • [If] you don't have any soul and you don't have any talent, jazz is what you should do. ... any fool can do it; all you gotta do is practice.
    -- Stewart Copeland

    #Practice #Soul #Fool

  • Drummers shouldn't just think of themselves as drummers. If you're going to be a musician, you should expand your horizons, compose things, and work with other instruments.
    -- Stewart Copeland

    #Thinking #Musician #Horizon

  • That whole thing of replicating what others do is a siren call. The sirens lure you to the rocks of unoriginality.
    -- Stewart Copeland

    #Rocks #Sirens #Whole

  • Music has an immediate effect. If you want to go beyond that and look underneath, film is a good way of explaining.
    -- Stewart Copeland

    #Looks #Want #Way

  • I studied music for my first two years in college. When I went to UC Berkeley, I failed the admission requirements to get into the music school there, so I studied communications and public policy, which actually were a greater engine for my career than a musical education would have been. If I had gotten into the music department at Berkeley, I'd probably be a timpanist in an orchestra right now.
    -- Stewart Copeland

    #Communication #School #College