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the contrabass saxophone is such an absurd instrument

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talk dirty to me

Have ya’ll seen the double contrabass flute before???

reblogging my own post because what in the fuck

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i give you the contrabass tuba. Why is it real. I dont know.

Know what’s even better?

HYPERBASS FLUTE

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my counter:

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Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.
The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”
And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:
[stifled giggling]
[reeeeeeally deep breath]
[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]
The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.
In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”
FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 
Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit


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Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 

Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.

On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.

The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”

And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:

[stifled giggling]

[reeeeeeally deep breath]

[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]

The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.

In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”

FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 

Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

image

which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

image

that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit

Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share

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Guardians of the Galaxy.

koromons, sorry, but now we HAVE to see it together.

Guardians of the Galaxy.

koromons, sorry, but now we HAVE to see it together.

Well, it was empty.

There are now 5 racist teenage boys sitting two rows behind me.

Big turn out.

Big turn out.

Some Even Better Questions

  • 1 What do you regularly do before bed?
  • 2 Who would you say is there for you when you really need them?
  • 3 If given the opportunity, where would you time travel and who would you bring with you on the adventure knowing that you're not going to alter anything in the present?
  • 4 Is there anyone you miss a lot?
  • 5 Favorite drink? (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • 6 Do you smoke weed or cigarettes?
  • 7 Would you help the last person you called/texted hide a dead body?
  • 8 What would you take as a weapon if you were to go into a building to assassinate a crime lord that killed your family? Would you be discrete or go in and start killing people until you get to him?
  • 9 What are three norms that you absolutely hate?
  • 10 Who are your top three idols?
  • 11 If you could go back to any point and time and do things differently, where would you go and why would you change things?
  • 12 Your Pokemon team consists of six Pokemon, which six Pokemon would you choose to be on your team?
  • 13 You have the opportunity to meet any musician, dead or alive. Who would you meet and why?
  • 14 What was a constant thought that passed your mind today?
  • 15 Are you going to school? What are your classes like/what's your major?
  • 16 Favorite video game?
  • 17 Something you know you shouldn't have done, but did anyway?
  • 18 What is a television show that makes you want to strangle someone?
  • 19 Most fucked up situation you have ever been in?
  • 20 The last time you were hugged and you cried?
  • 21 Who is your favorite character from a film?
  • 22 Is there a film you can watch repeatedly and never get tired of it?
  • 23 Make a list of bands/musicians that you recently started listening to.
  • 24 Do you think you would do well in a zombie apocalypse?
  • 25 If the world was ending and you had two hours before the Earth was destroyed, what would you do?
  • 26 What was your first kiss like?
  • 27 Favorite curse word(s)?
  • 28 Who do you think would visit you if you were in the hospital?
  • 29 What do you think of most when you're falling asleep?
  • 30 If you had to choose between immortality, wealth, or any six concert tickets with the opportunity to go to any of those concerts from any time period, which would you choose?
  • 31 What do you wish you could be doing right now?
  • 32 Who is your favorite person in the world right now?
  • 33 What do you think it would be like to have been born with a tail?
  • 34 Do you like your name?
  • 35 What would you do if two strangers started fighting in a convenience store full of people?
  • 36 What are you looking forward to in the near future?
  • 37 If you had to use three songs to define yourself, which three would you use?
  • 38 HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CAPITALIZATION LIKE THIS!?
  • 39 How do you feel about humanity?
  • 40 What's the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
  • 41 Do you have a Tumblr crush? What would you do if you had the chance to hangout with them?
  • 42 What do you want to do with your life?
  • 43 Which of your friends is the funniest?
  • 44 Where do you go when you feel like shit?
  • 45 What is holding you back from doing something you really want to do?
  • 46 What state do you live in?
  • 47 Would you ever hangout with someone you met on here?
  • 48 When was the last time you got home and actually fell asleep withing ten minutes of making contact with your bed?
  • 49 What really turns you on?
  • 50 What is a memory that you're very fond of?

Thank you for staying alive today

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This was recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia in an experiment where all the members of the orchestra would swap instruments with each other and attempt to play them to the best of their ability.

favorite things about this

  • literally all the brass starts to get the hang of it and then the crescendos happen and everyone is like FUCK FUCK FUCK??? FUCK. JUST. BLOW RLY HARD.
  • the strings are lazy but also the same. like u can tell a lot of the ppl w/ the stringed instruments may already basically know how to play stringed instruments. like there’s definitely a section at the beginning where you hear a good portion going “oh yeah this is like. a smaller/bigger version of what i do.”
  • all you hear of any woodwinds is just “pffffttt??? pFFFTTTT???? PFFFFFTTTT I SAID PFFFFTTTT!!!!!” bc woodwinds are fucking HARD and you hear after like the first crescendo half of them just give up. they give up. they’re done. fuck this it tastes weird and my lips hurt.
  • that trumpet. that person is fucking TRYING man they fucking GOT this. they may not have figured out notes but they figured out LOUD and they GOT this.

I JUST DIED

I SEARCHED THIS POST FOR AGES OH MY GOD

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