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!
"Flood the brain with positive examples of music making."
"Mentally replay your best performance."
"Mentally rehearse the music using solfege or a text. Sing the music in your brain."
"Blow out matches; watch a strip of paper move in the stream of the wind. Externalize the air movement."