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:
[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.
More like Julius Fuckit
So, note sheets for Heavy Metal look like this?
THE WORLDD IS FUCKGIGN INCREDIBLE IM NOT GOGIGNT O CONTINUE THIS MY BRAIN IS ALREADY EXPLODGN FROM WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED AS A HUMAN RACE
IM VERY HAPPY ABOUT THE NOTES ON THIS
BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2
TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I
CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS
MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE
MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST
BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
I couldn’t resist.
need new guardian?
kidnap him and toss him in a sack
Swiggity swag Guardian in the bag
That’s the show.
remember when a girl from my school wore a dress the same color as the green screen at prom
her date did too
That is actually kind of awesome.
Excuse me, Marvel?
Yes hi. Big fan. Really. But um, could you maybe, you know:
- Black Widow put her in everything okay
- More Falcon even if it’s like he shows up and eats pizza and tells everyone to believe in themselves
- Like a lot of Hawkeye movies at least four Hawkeye movies
- Take care of Chris Evans he’s special to me
- Bucky okay like let him cry on screen that’d be nice please
why the hell did we all learn the exact words
"the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell"
#steve is like what #someone’s playing galaga #wait i don’t know what galaga is #shit what if it’s important #is it a sport #is it a band #is it a board game #like monopoly #(thank god they still have monopoly) #god i’d better just look #it’s behind me isn’t it #there is nothing behind me #GOSH DARN IT 21ST CENTURY
I like how many parts of the movie you realize Thor, Steve, and Loki really do not know what the fuck is going on.
I just want a movie with Thor, Steve and Loki attempting to figure out this century. LIke, no action, no adventure, no explosions. Just wifi.
And then every so often Tony shows up and just rolls his eyes as Loki screams at the toaster, demanding for it to surrender his breakfast.
You guys really just want an Avengers sitcom, don’t you
T H E B I G F O U R
it also doesn’t mean he’s not allowed to express what he loves…. go Russell, quote away if you feel like it!!!
He can express whatever he wants - but it stands that merely loving something doesn’t necessarily mean that you are going to be good at it.
UUGGGHHHH shut UUUUUUUUUUUUP literally NOBODY cares everyone reblogged this because they love russell crowe and they love how passionate he is about javert, nobody cares that you’re bitter about a performance you didn’t like so just simmer the fuck down buddy!!!
You care so little that you took the time to fantasise about the inner workings of my head, make a couple of (misguided and inaccurate) assumptions about what you would find there, and reblog with the addition of a drawn out phonetic teenager style rant.
Protip: if the words you are saying are “no-one cares”, they are a lot more believable if you don’t shout them.
Hey, I’ll throw in a freebie. The same goes for the phrase “I’m not going to dignify that with a response”. If you say it(other than remarking to another person), you just did.
hey friend i think you might be a little knew to (a) fannish discussion and (b) knowing how not to be a douche about a performance you don’t dig.
you see, it’s pretty widely considered bad form to bad-mouth a performance on a post you haven’t originated, especially if you do it on a post that’s clearly positively inclined to the thing you’re bad-mouthing.
literally everyone who has been in this fandom for more than like, three days, knows that people get pissy about crowe’s javert, because yeah, he’s not a great singer.
but people like his performance anyway, because he understands the character. he brings a quiet humanity to the character that can be difficult with the medium of stage — i’ve only ever seen one stage javert who i feel expresses as much emotion as russell crowe does, and he’s just a genuinely nice man in his public persona offscreen.
if you don’t like his performance, and you feel like talking about that, okay sure, you have an opinion. make a post about it.
but don’t do it on a post where people are clearly appreciative of him. it’s impolite, and leads to discussions like this, which god knows we don’t need any more people to tell us that crowe is an inferior singer.
Totally not in the Les Mis fandom at all, but this is EXACTLY how I feel about Christian’s Jack Kelly.
"I’m not going to do this" I say to myself as I do this
I made an Appa Kigurumi yesterday. I seriously can’t stop wearing it. So comfy >.<
Awesome! I drew Korra in a similar outfit before.