Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Dweezil Zappa Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I really want younger audience members to see kids in their early 20’s playing Frank’s music and to be inspired to take things to a higher level themselves.
I know my name gets used illegally all the time all over the internet. You know, it is a trademarked name, so it will be something that we always have to deal with. I never needed to change it. It was always fine with me. It is a strange name; that’s for sure.
The thing with food is that you can give 20 people the same recipe and the same ingredients, and somebody’s going to make it better than somebody else, and that’s the creativity of it. It’s like music. You could have a bunch of people playing the same piece, and somebody’s gonna play it better.
It was spontaneously composed as I was playing it. And then I added a couple of other overdub textures on top of it after the fact. But it’s one of those things where I wouldn’t be able to sit down and specifically write that. That’s just what came out.
There are so many things that are misunderstood or not recognized about my father’s music because they’ve been filtered by people who work for magazines like Rolling Stone.
I mean, no offense, but I don’t really see why, like guitar players from Creed, or something like that, are on the cover of guitar magazines. Almost anybody can sit down and learn to play those songs.
Music can be so disturbing and frustrating. I mean the business side of it. The actual making music part is fun, but the business side of it is just so out of control, has nothing to do with anything.
I would love to expose multiple younger generations to Frank’s music. It’s not an easy task because It’s not ever going to be plastered all over the radio for the masses.
I feel that through my father’s music I’ve found my own voice in my own playing.
I’m game for anything fun.
I didn’t really hear any other music other than what my dad was working on until I was 12. My recollection of hearing other music was that I liked some things that I heard but I always thought, ‘Where’s the rest of it?’ It didn’t have the same amount of detail or instrumentation or imagination in the arrangements.
Frank’s bands could play the hardest stuff and make it seem like no big deal.
And, you know, my dad would show me some things sometimes, but the best things that I got to do were to actually see really good players play up close. That gives you an idea of fingering and technique and what not.
We will have close to 3 months of rehearsals to learn about 30 songs. Frank usually rehearsed a band for at least 3 months. If it took him that long to be comfortable we probably would need double the amount, but It’s just not financially possible to do so.
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.