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!
"Strive for flexibility by directing the air away from your body."
"Although the audience may hear long phrases, the artist creates phrases note by note."
"Be a storyteller with friendly authority speaking word by word."
"Speak through the instrument, and deliver a message to the audience."
"When performing, teach the audience how a beautiful first note should sound."