Some quotes about learning music

Here I have gathered some quotes about learning music.

“The concept that music express something is generally accepted. However, chess does not tell stories. Mathematics does not evoke emotions. Similarly, from the point of view of pure aesthetics, music does not express extramusical.” — Arnold Schoenberg, Fundamentals of Musical Composition

“I don’t believe in talent. I don’t believe that anyone is born with a natural sense of colour, or with a natural sense of design.” — Paul Foxton, Painter, Learning to See.

“You just have to learn that. The first few hundred scores I wrote were terrible, but know that you get better at it and you learn from your mistakes.” — Hans Zimmer, Quora

“Your first hundred or so pieces are going to be terrible, so don’t get too hung up on them. Just finish them, share them with the world and keep moving” — Ethan Hein, Doctoral Fellow in music education

“The most important thing to realize is that composing is first and foremost a craft. You have to become an artisan before you can be an artist. The sooner you forget the romantic idea of the artist as a divinely inspired madman, the better off you will be…
… You will need to have a positive attitude about your own music, especially while you are a beginner: Your first pieces can’t be perfect. But it is very important to complete them anyway…” — Alan Belkin, Composer and pedagogue