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!
"Start with musical thought dominating, order excellence in the musical product. Work toward accomplishment as a goal."
"Think like a child and use conditioned reflexes to provide specific stimuli."
"When you observe, sensory nerves send raw data to the brain for evaluation." (3 of 3)
"When you act, the brain sends commands to the motor nerves for performance." (2 of 3)
"The external environment is observed through sensory nerves and affected through motor nerves." (1 of 3)