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!
"Suck in air and the brain orders the machine of the body to perform correctly."
"The primary friction of incoming air is at the lips, not in the throat."
"Replacement breaths are the same as the first one."
"Breathe with large movements but with weakness."
"Play known material from memory. Spend time learning to tell a story. Sing the music."