Scales Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Scales Quotes from famous persons: George M. Whitesides, Joey Santiago, James Galway, Gregory Benford, Allan Holdsworth. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Scales Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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One of the issues in electronics is that we work only in two scales – transistors and collections of transistors – and that’s the device. But to take full advantage of nano, we’re going to have to think about that full hierarchy of levels of structure.
George M. Whitesides
I’m not technical. When I listen to music, I gravitate more toward the sonic aspect of it. The technical stuff of it, I get bored with it. These long solos? OK, already. You know your scales, big deal. I know it, too, but I don’t want to do that.
Joey Santiago
You can sightread better if you know your scales and arpeggios.
James Galway
To us large creatures, space-time is like the sea seen from an ocean liner, smooth and serene. Up close, though, on tiny scales, it’s waves and bubbles. At extremely fine scales, pockets and bubbles of space-time can form at random, sputtering into being, then dissolving.
I knew if I wanted to improvise over chord changes, I’d have to figure out all the scales that went with all those chords.
Scales always lie. They don’t make a scale that ever told the truth about value, about worth, about significance.
If I pick up a guitar, I don’t practise scales. I never have. I come up with something I haven‘t done before, new approaches to chord sequences, riffs, rhythms, so it becomes composition. It’s not like the music I’m doing is just a single thread.
Songs that are just a vehicle for a guitar solo are very empty, just an excuse for a guitarist to show what scales he practiced last month.
We’ve managed to motion-track the silkworm’s movement as it is building its cocoon. Our aim was to translate the motion-capture data into a 3D printer connected to a robotic arm in order to study the biological structure in larger scales.
The scales of reckoning with mortality are never evenly weighted, alas, and thus it is on the shoulders of the living that the burden of justice must continue to rest.
The concept is basically; that the pieces we know and love are made up of scales, arpeggios, and the like.
Whether the medium is ready for consumers is better judged by those consumers. I sometimes read online – but not often. The stigma is attached to pay scales. Much online publication is no pay or small pay.
Gene Wolfe
As an astronomer, I get to ignore the details of the things that we don’t understand. There’s a lot of work that we can do on scales that we do understand, and there is actually a finite size that I can associate with a super massive black hole.
I make documentaries from time to time to remind myself of reality. It’s like musicians doing scales to keep their fingers working: when you’re in the street, listening to people, you’re forced to be in the service of your subject.
Agnes Varda
If historians don’t tell stories at the scales of creation myths, someone else will.
In traditional 3D printing, the gantry size poses an obvious limitation for the designer who wishes to print in larger scales and achieve structural and material complexity.
A whole trout is the ultimate Sunday table centrepiece to replace a hearty roast. It looks a little retro with the radish and cucumber scales, but this also adds freshness and acidity.
To practice your scales, so to speak, in order play the symphony, is what you have to do as a young poet.
Pick up a sunflower and count the florets running into its centre, or count the spiral scales of a pine cone or a pineapple, running from its bottom up its sides to the top, and you will find an extraordinary truth: recurring numbers, ratios and proportions.
It seems like I always had to work harder than other people. Those nights when everybody else is asleep, and you sit in your room trying to play scales.
We do scales, vocal exercises every day. I run the voice up and down, get as high as I can and as low as I can. I work on breathing, too.
I don’t play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul.
As a kid, I took piano lessons, and I didn’t like it. It wasn’t cool. I was into Duran Duran and rock music. I didn’t have any interest in piano. I did it for three years, and because of piano, I learned percussion. I learned scales. I learned how to sing. Piano gives you all of the basics of those things.
I’ve only ever had one doubt about music. It came when I was 11. I hated playing scales.
Scales played in the correct musical way are very exciting and rewarding.
James Galway
People in Michigan are good at separating fact from fiction. They know, better than most of the country, what happens to the economy and jobs when the scales are tipped too far in favor of one group over another.
I returned from my last L.A. visit to find myself tipping the scales like Homer Simpson when he tries to gain enough weight to qualify as disabled to be allowed to work from home. All I was missing was his kaftan and Fat Guy Hat. So, I decided it was time to diet.
We will cut programs, we will try to rein in the size of the bureaucracy. We will bring federal pay scales that have become so exaggerated into line with market rates.
We benefit, intellectually and personally, from the interplay between different selves, from the balance between long-term contemplation and short-term impulse. We should be wary about tipping the scales too far. The community of selves shouldn’t be a democracy, but it shouldn’t be a dictatorship, either.
I don’t have the slightest idea of how to do vocal exercises or scales or anything like that, but I did always know to breath properly from the stomach. I’m a pop singer and never really felt I needed more.
There’s this idea that because I’m a heavyweight, I’m not supposed to be in condition, that I should take advantage of the fact that I can eat. But I train and eat well, and it shows when I step on the scales.
I’m a huge Cure fan. I love the Cure. The scales being tipped to when they weren’t on a major label compared to when they were seems pretty meaningless. I had the good fortune of having them go before me and seeing their careers, musically at least, lose something. Like a novel written by a dead hand.
When I first started playing guitar, I would sit in my room for hours and learn scales.
If you’ve stacked on the weight over time, and if you don’t have any health issues, you don’t realise. So you’ll see yourself in the mirror and, yes, you know what the scales say, but you don’t actually see what other people see.
Barry O’Farrell
I cannot say that I know a lot about scales, but I can write songs.
Self-delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
Paul Sweeney
Nothing scales quite the way a sci-fi feature does, I mean, you can always add more visual effects; you can spend a lot of money on the visual fidelity alone.
Normal is fading away. Governments and industries and schools like normal, because it’s easier, it scales and it’s profitable. But people don’t like it – we want to be who we are, not who some marketer tells us to be.
I don’t sing operatically, and I sing very intimately, but I still do the scales, and I think in terms of intonation and making sure that I’m hitting the notes right on the head… and having it appear quite effortless.
Don’t get stuck in a rut. If you started yesterday‘s practice playing arpeggios, start today‘s with scales. Also, try to make a song out of what you’re practicing to help break the tedium.
In the grave should be buried the prejudices and passions born of conflict. Charity should hold the scales in which are weighed the deeds of men.
I didn’t have to apply my mind to the aspects of scales and playing, and instead, I focused on creativity. I wrote music, but I didn’t ‘practice’ it. So yeah, you can always get better and improve your technique, but hopefully, that comes through being a musician and composing and being a creative individual.
When you are in deep conflict about something, sometimes the most trivial thing can tip the scales.
When I practise scales I will play four notes on one string. If I’m playing a C major scale, starting on F, I’ll play the F, G, A, and B on one string and the C will be on the A string, etc, etc. Because I found not only was it good for my hands but it was really good for interconnecting things.
I’m a natural piano player. So all the practicing I do at this point is in my head. If I don’t play for a year, my chops aren’t going to get any worse. I’ve spent my time playing scales, and I don’t necessarily want to play any faster than I play. So everything I do at this point is more philosophical.
If you have a native monetization system where the atomic unit of content is the ad unit, that scales down all the way to a small screen experience. That’s why Twitter is performing so well on mobile.
A system is in equilibrium when the forces constituting it are arranged in such a way as to compensate each other, like the two weights pulling at the arms of a pair of scales.
Perhaps the biggest myth about cynicism is that it deepens with age. I think what really happens is that experience painfully rips away layers of scales from our eyes, and so we do indeed become more cynical about many of the things we naively accepted when younger.
I was a late bloomer, but I realised that people really liked it when I played blues scales and, with the piano, I had that insatiable need to prove myself.
Playing pentatonic scales over orchestral music is not something I want to do or listen to.
I play the piano. I bought an upright piano that is actually electric, so I can practice my scales with headphones on and not make my neighbourslives hell!
If you can say something special on the guitar, then you’re going to perk my ears up. But if you’re just gonna run through all the scales, then I can always find something else to listen to.
I’m very serious about what I do. I practice every day for three hours. I work on my scales; I work on my tone. But otherwise, I like to have fun.
Yes indeed I have gained a lot out of playing scales and etudes.
James Galway
The mission of NASA‘s Kepler telescope is to lift the scales from our eyes and reveal to us just how typical our home world is. Kepler operates by measuring the dimming of stars as planets pass (‘transit‘) in front of them. It has found thousands of previously unknown worlds.
In the history of physics, every time we’ve looked beyond the scales and energies we were familiar with, we’ve found things that we wouldn’t have thought were there. You look inside the atom, and eventually you discover quarks. Who would have thought that?
The only thing that really scales up apart from nuclear is solar power from other people’s deserts.
I’m not the type of player to sit home and practice scales and work on runs.
Dave Navarro
What that book does for me is give me the tools in the same way that I had the tools when I learned the regular scales or the alphabet. If you give me the tools, the syntax, and the grammar, it still doesn’t tell me how to write Ulysses.
David Baker
I didn’t take lessons, and I don’t know my scales.
America doesn’t have the moral authority or weight to tip the scales in this fight between moderate Islam and less tolerant Islam. Muslim communities and Muslim nations need to be leading edge of this fight.
Well, Steve Vai joined my dad‘s band right around the time when I actually started playing guitar. So he gave me a couple of lessons on fundamentals, and gave me some scales and practice things to work on. But I pretty much learned everything by ear.
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
I listen to Prince on my iPad. And I use a Chords & Scales app to warm up before performing.
IBM existed a good 50 years before mainframes – we started with scales.
Our computers double in capability on time scales of only a few years. It’s hardly outrageous to believe that we will successfully develop thinking machines within a handful of decades, or at most a century or two. If that happens, these artificial sentients will quickly leave us behind.