Facts about Andy Summers

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Andy Summers is a famous Musician from England, he/she is 75 years old and still alive, born December 31, 1942.

Our collection contains 29 quotes who is written / told by Andy.

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Famous quotes by Andy Summers (29)


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"What I wanted to do was play the guitar but I don't like instrumental rock. I think it is tripe"
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"If you're a guitarist, you should not be intimidated by using your instrument as a synthesizer, but you shouldn't feel that you have to own one, either"
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"I am pretty embroiled in moving on and moving forward with music"
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"My favorite sounds are the high, spacey ones that are very ambient"
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"More recently, I used guitar synthesizer extensively on the two albums I did with Robert Fripp"
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"It accumulates over the years and I've led so many bands of my own now and forced myself into new situations... You would hope that you play better and better - until you just get too feeble to do it anymore"
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"I like to play with someone who can cover a lot of ground and someone with whom you can discuss the language at a reasonable level; otherwise it gets a bit frustrating"
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"Actually, I think my hands are in the best shape they've ever been in terms of what I can do"
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"The most obvious thing you can't do with a guitar synthesizer is to really sound like a guitar"
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"Of course the playing is important but writing and the establishing of what you are going for is prime too"
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"I'm better for it and I prefer to keep things simple and see what sounds I can get out of my head and hands rather than relying on a sound that someone else created"
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"I think we are coming to a new era where people will record much faster"
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"I don't have a great nostalgia for the past"
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"I actually think I play better now than I've ever played"
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"I think rock records tend to be very expensive"
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"I spend a lot of time working as a painter and in my studio I go from upstairs where I paint to downstairs where I play and record, so I get this thing crossing over"
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"It's been very hard for the guitar as a serious synthesizer to compete with keyboards"
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"If the guitar synthesizer is really going to stand as a synthesizer on its own, it needs to develop a more characteristic sound; I don' think it's gotten there yet"
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"If I'm playing a violin thing, for instance, I tend to respond to that sound with the way I finger"
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"I'm just trying to avoid any sort of generic kind of music - I don't want to do generic jazz or fusion"
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"I would like to play with electronic keyboards again"
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"I was totally into jazz in my teens"
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"I don't like playing standards. I like to do my own cutting edge work"
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"There was a period when I'd just come out of college where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life"
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"It's hard to avoid the past but one goes forward"
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"It is not very practical in today's world when you tour all over the place having a big band"
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"I've got four or five records in my head at a time that I try to work on and I would like to do a guitar trio record next - since The Police I've mostly made records with keyboards"
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"In The Police, in a trio situation - which I've come back to now - it's just so wide open that it does actually provide this arena where you can play with a certain freedom"
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"For me, the guitar synthesizer is a great writing instrument"


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