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!
“The great endeavor is sound.”
"The clavicle marks the top of lungs, so the clavicle will move up and down slightly on correct inhale and exhale."
"Misapplication (of the respiratory system) during playing may introduce unwanted pelvic pressure or abdominal tension."
"Challenge proceeds development. Be patient with development."
"Suck air through a straw, then two straws, then three, then four. Be sensitive to the movement of air as the opening varies."