Jacobs Quotes is a project to carry on the pedagogical legacy of Arnold Jacobs through tweeting his quotes.
I was introduced to the teachings of Arnold Jacobs as a student at Northwestern University in the mid-90's. I had the privilege of attending a few of his master classes and of having one private lesson with him before he passed away. I have also spent a good deal of time in the Northwestern Library pouring over VHS tapes of his master classes over the decades. He has had a profound impact on my career as both a player and teacher.
The @JacobsQuotes project is a tribute to him and his pedagogical insights. Thank you, Mr. Jacobs!
"Instead of hard blowing, move toward a bigger sound based on the buzz of the embouchure."
"In musical studies, devote equal time for absorbing and imparting information."
"Take an acting class to study presentation and to play the role of the presenter."
"Establish quality in the mid-dynamic range and keep the quality in the louder and softer dynamics."
"Great music may be made without the specific knowledge of body mechanics."