65 Acoustic Quotes On Success In Life

These acoustic quotes will inspire you. Acoustic, relating to sound or the sense of hearing.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging acoustic quotes, acoustic sayings, and acoustic proverbs.

Best Acoustic Quotes

  1. “I approach playing acoustic guitar more of as a percussive instrument. It’s fragile. I don’t have a lot of finesse when it comes to my guitar playing.” ~ Billie Joe Armstrong
  2. “Going to high school in rural Florida, we always partied down in the woods. Somebody – one of the rednecks – would leave class and mow a path out to a field, and we’d drive out there. Dude, every party I went to was lit by a bonfire. Acoustic guitar.” ~ Miles Teller
  3. “The best way to do that is to pick up a new instrument or an instrument that you don’t typically write on and see where it takes you. Whether it’s using an acoustic guitar, or piano, or electronics as tools, all of these lead to creating different types of songs and I used all of these methods for this record.” ~ Serj Tankian
  4. “If you play acoustic guitar you’re the depressed, sensitive guy.” ~ Elliott Smith

  5. “Like, when I write a song, the song comes first before production. Everything is written on an acoustic guitar so you can strip away everything from it and have it be equally as entertaining and good without the bells and whistles.” ~ Taylor Momsen
  6. “In certain ways I still feel like I’m finding my way. I feel pretty comfortable playing acoustic guitar and singing, but then I feel pretty good sitting on a reggae groove as well.” ~ Colin Hay
  7. “You know, there’s times when you should play and there’s times when you gotta hold back.” ~ Steve Vai
  8. “You know, there’s times when you should play and there’s times when you gotta hold back.” ~ Steve Vai

  9. “I have pictures of me sitting in the racquetball court in my pajamas with an acoustic guitar, and Wolfgang is probably just two-and-a-half-feet tall. I’ll never forget the day I saw his foot tapping along in beat! I knew then, I couldn’t wait for the day I’d be able to make music with my son. I don’t know what more I could ask for.” ~ Eddie Van Halen
  10. “What resonates with me now is the acoustic guitar and piano.” ~ Delta Goodrem
  11. “After months of playing air guitar to ‘Free Bird’, what really got me into guitar was watching a documentary about Jimi Hendrix and picking up the Woodstock soundtrack. Listening to his version of ‘Star Spangled Banner’ and ‘Purple Haze.’ My brother played acoustic guitar and, idolising him, I thought, ‘I’m going to get a guitar.'” ~ Kirk Hammett
  12. “In the pun, two strings of thought are tangled into one acoustic knot.” ~ Arthur Koestler

  13. “I like those older theaters – the acoustics are perfect, I mean, you just have that feel of there’s been a thousand shows in there and now you get to be one.” ~ Billy Gardell
  14. “It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters.” ~ Helen Slater
  15. “When I was a teenager, I really didn’t like loud rock music. I listened to jazz and blues and folk music. I’ve always preferred acoustic music. And it was only, I suppose, by the time Jethro Tull was getting underway that we did let the music begin to have a harder edge, in particular with the electric guitar being alongside the flute.” ~ Ian Anderson
  16. “I tried when I was 13, when my grandparents gave me an acoustic guitar, and I tried for a year. It hurt so much to play. I mean, the fingertips hurt so much, I gave up.” ~ Eric Clapton

  17. “I play these sort of comical instruments I invented, like the electric rake and the electric plunger. I do a lot of almost stand-up comedy material. Just the juxtaposition of the different styles in itself sometimes is funny. Like, I do sort of an acoustic version of ‘Purple Haze’ that has some bluegrass licks in it.” ~ Eugene Chadbourne
  18. “I do the protest stuff. I do country and western. I play both acoustic and electric guitar in a lot of different styles, from loud, psychedelic stuff to quiet finger-picking.” ~ Eugene Chadbourne
  19. “I quite like American music, like The Fray – I’m a massive fan of them – and The Killers. I also like more acoustic stuff like Ed Sheeran; I like this English songwriter James Morrison and another singer called Ben Howard.” ~ Louis Tomlinson
  20. “I’m still driving along on the pop freeway of life. Thinking even further into the future, I definitely want to make an acoustic record. I want to try lots of different things.” ~ Katy Perry

  21. “The mall tour was right off of my second record, before it came out. It was very different. I did an acoustic performance every day in a different mall! One interesting thing I remember is playing “My Happy Ending” a lot, and that song was so new that I remember getting emotional when I would play it.” ~ Avril Lavigne
  22. “When I write a song, I always start on acoustic guitar, because that’s a good test of a song, when it’s really open and bare. You can often mislead yourself if you start with computers and samples and programming because you can disguise a bad song.” ~ Martin Gore
  23. “For what I can imagine and feel and think and hear, I can hardly do anything on the acoustic bass. It used to be just pure frustration of imagining so much more and being able to get to a certain level of execution.” ~ Esperanza Spalding
  24. “I prefer to sing in the shower because the acoustics make you sound great, baby.” ~ Naima Adedapo

  25. “Did Muddy Waters play an acoustic? Well of course he did. But did he turn his back on being able to plug it in and play louder? No, he plugged in and turned it up and got miles and miles ahead of the game in one fateful act of just plugging in.” ~ Billy Gibbons
  26. “If you can’t play it on an acoustic guitar or a grand piano then it’s not a song.” ~ Christopher Cross
  27. “I suppose my little Martin acoustic guitar is quickly becoming a prize possession. It’s a lovely guitar. I bought it at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2001 before I had cleaned up.” ~ Graham Coxon
  28. “I just didn’t expect an acoustic version of Rock’n’Roll All Nite.” ~ Ace Frehley

  29. “On acoustic guitar I tend to stay in the key of D for some reason. On electric guitar I keep basic: C, G, D, and A. The key of D minor is also real good for me.” ~ Tommy Shaw
  30. “If you play the very subtle jazz tunes with acoustic pianos, acoustic bass and it’s a dead standard, you are going to play very differently. It depends on the music.” ~ Lee Ritenour
  31. “This band – because this is myself on electric and acoustic guitars – we’ve done three tours together now and I really, really like it which is why I did the DVD as well.” ~ Joan Armatrading
  32. “At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y’all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time” ~ Gregg Allman

  33. “When you have an acoustic bass in the ensemble it really changes the dynamic of the record because it kind of forces everybody to play with a greater degree of sensitivity and nuance because it just has a different kind of tone and spectrum than the electric bass.” ~ David Sanborn
  34. “Any effects created before 1975 were done with either tape or echo chambers or some kind of acoustic treatment. No magic black boxes!” ~ Alan Parsons
  35. “I’m pursuing soundtrack work in the southern California area and down the line I plan to make a moody, intense acoustic album. Not all acoustic, but an acoustic – oriented guitar record that I’ve already written most of the material for.” ~ Ronnie Montrose
  36. “One thing I’m doing on the new Titanic recording is actually bringing in different acoustic spaces.” ~ Gavin Bryars

  37. “Amplifying acoustic instruments more than a little is really cheating, and everything becomes a compromise.” ~ Richard Thompson
  38. “When you stand up acoustic in front of an audience, you really are a man without any clothes on. And that can be fun – it depends how much of an exhibitionist you are, I suppose. I quite enjoy it.” ~ Richard Thompson
  39. “I play piano and guitar. Acoustic guitar. I tried studying classical guitar when I was 16 but it got really hard. I could never play a lead to save my life.” ~ Kip Winger
  40. “Sometimes we drop in and do an acoustic set somewhere, and that’s really fun to take all these insanely loud songs, and to do them quiet. It’s really a sight to see… or to hear!” ~ Michael McKean

  41. “Playing acoustic and line drawings are the two things I’m most competent at.” ~ Robyn Hitchcock
  42. “Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar. That was part of the concept from the beginning, that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid-tempo.” ~ Jules Shear
  43. “I prefer to sing in the shower ’cause the acoustics are really, really good, I mean, when you’re singing against the tile walls then you really hear yourself, hear your voice, you know, throwing itself back at you.” ~ Thia Megia
  44. “I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter, quicker, and quieter.” ~ Bill Bruford

  45. “My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it” ~ Dan Fogelberg
  46. “How do I explain Neil Young? Great question! I explain Neil Young as I would kill to see his acoustic shows.” ~ Bob Mould
  47. “I love the subtlety and tonal range of the acoustic guitar.” ~ Dan Fogelberg
  48. “Linguistic sounds, considered as external, physical phenomena have two aspects, the motor and the acoustic.” ~ Roman Jakobson

  49. “I’m making a record that’s half stripped down acoustic which is the way I perform a lot and half of it is very produced. It’s really hard to keep music simple but I was trying to keep it simple and focus on one or two instruments and vocals.” ~ Lisa Loeb
  50. “I was down with Lucinda Williams and Mary Chapin-Carpenter. We did an acoustic tour, just the three of us, three chicks and three guitars” ~ Rosanne Cash
  51. “Beyond the Thunder is the closest I’ve recorded to an acoustic thing.” ~ Neal Schon
  52. “It is at least 10 times more difficult to get a good synthesizer sound than on an acoustic instrument.” ~ Giorgio Moroder

  53. “So I played the acoustic guitar and harmonica and stomped my foot and I think I was right in assuming that Greenwich Village would be the best place to perform my own material and possibly get some attention, move on to making records and all.” ~ Steve Forbert
  54. “In the early 1970s. 1971, ’72. The rooms were closing down, record labels weren’t signing acoustic acts any more. Although they had been pretty much been getting out of that for some time before that.” ~ Dave Van Ronk
  55. “Before, I was terrified on stage. I only play guitar during the acoustic songs. After a while, you can elicit certain responses from the crowd, like Elvis.” ~ Andy Gibb
  56. “I really think the acoustics that Gibson’s been making for the last ten years or so are as good as any the company has ever produced and that’s saying a lot.” ~ Bill Mumy

  57. “I mean, there’s times to rock and roll, and I love that too. But I think my first love is acoustic music.” ~ Graham Nash
  58. “To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity.” ~ Richard Thompson
  59. “I’m not good enough to be playin’ much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right; I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers.” ~ Johnny Winter
  60. “Artie travels all the time. The rehearsals were just miserable. Artie and I fought all the time. He didn’t want to do the show with my band; he just wanted me on acoustic guitar.” ~ Paul Simon

  61. “Up till now, I wrote the songs on my acoustic guitar alone with the Lord. Then I would take the song and share it with my family and then we all would figure out instrumentation together.” ~ Daniel Smith
  62. “One of the ideas behind doing this acoustic record is that I didn’t want to have to produce it by committee.” ~ Robyn Hitchcock
  63. “To me, Bill’s musical heart is in Earthworks, in the jazz they are playing, in the acoustic kit.” ~ Robert Fripp

  64. “In 1996, I was in was in an acoustic kind of rock band, we were called Feeble. We were just playing locally.” ~ Travis Barker
  65. “Or like in the early 70’s when we had the reaction against acid rock and all the fuzz tone, and feedback, and the noise. And you had James Taylor and everyone went acoustic and that.” ~ Lester Bangs

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