Billy Sheehan - Quotes

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Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.

Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.

I didn't follow the standard rules of bass playing, and many musicians on many different instruments who became noteworthy for their unique or particular style did a very similar thing. ---->>>

Be honest with yourself and the way you act when you hear music. That way, when people watch, they'll see something from your heart and soul, and as a result will communicate your feeling and thought much better. ---->>>

It was also important for me to have a burning desire to achieve something worthwhile on that instrument, and I devoted many many many hours with little or no compensation to perfecting whatever I could, because I loved it so much. ---->>>

I think the future looks great for music, musicians, bass players, and all we love about music. ---->>>

I gave up a lot of things in exchange for my success. ---->>>

Very often I suspend my musical sensibilities to enjoy music as a fan. ---->>>

What people think of me and my playing is up to them, not me. ---->>>

And no again: My studio is not a first or any step toward becoming any type of businessman on my part. ---->>>

I love a lot of reggae, but I've never had the opportunity to play with any reggae guys. ---->>>

I try to do my absolute best for the people who come see me play. ---->>>

I believe the best persona to be onstage is the one that comes naturally. ---->>>

I listened to many different types of instruments and music, and have always tried to look at the bass as an instrument as opposed to only a bass. ---->>>

History has repeated itself many times througout the ages. ---->>>

I plan on doing a lot more work on my own, and discovering and doing more. ---->>>

My home studio is my private instrument for me only. It's not intended to record anyone but me. ---->>>

I'm a fan of many different styles of classical and symphonic music. ---->>>

It is never easy for anyone to have success in music.

It is never easy for anyone to have success in music.

I've been an amature inventor for a long time. ---->>>

If I had to do it over, I wouldn't change a thing. ---->>>

We'll see some simplistic players for a while, who'll then get into more complicated things and evolve with their instruments. This is a cycle that happens over and over again in music. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 03-19, 1953
Occupation: Musician

William "Billy" Sheehan (born March 19, 1953) is an American bassist known for his work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin, and The Winery Dogs. Sheehan has won the "Best Rock Bass Player" readers' poll from Guitar Player magazine five times for his "lead bass" playing style. Sheehan's repertoire includes the use of chording, two-handed tapping, right-hand "three-finger picking" technique and controlled feedback (wikipedia)