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!
"When performing, teach the audience how a beautiful first note should sound."
"Remember to breathe to expand, not expand to breathe."
"At the end of the breath add a little more air flow to compensate for dwindling air supply."
"Start a conditioning program of playing even simple music for others."
"Play as a storyteller. Play different roles using different equipment to fully explore your potential."