Quotes by Barry Mann

Barry Mann

American songwriter and musician

Alive from: 1939-

Category: Music | Writers (Contemporary)

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    A guitar riff played on a piano doesn't come close to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I faked it enough to get by.
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    Cynthia's lyrics always expressed the feelings people felt but they couldn't express themselves.
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    If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today.
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    If we were the team that won out, then life was good and we felt that we were worth something.
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    It's amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive.
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    It's very hard to teach someone how to write a song if to begin with there's no creative crop to harvest.
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    It's very important, at least for me and for Cynthia, to get outside input.
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    One other thing, if it's possible, as songwriters, you should also develop yourself as record producers.
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    Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability.
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    The real danger of writing a great song when you're on something is that it might get you thinking that the only way to repeat that is by only writing when you're high.
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    There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are.
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    You have certain writing tools but generally creating something from nothing makes one quite mad and Cynthia and I are quite mad you know.
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