Omg I’m dying this is so cute! This little girl recreates celebrity outfits with construction paper and tape!
That little girl is going places
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 five years ago, we were playing Born to be Wild. The drum part for the bass drum is ridiculously loud, so my friend was smacking his bass drum part loudly. The ending is the loudest, a triple forte, which is average in loud pieces for our level now. But anyways, he goes in, swings, and I guess he didn’t know the power of his own strength because he screamed, the bass drum fell over, and there was a gaping hole in the bass drum.
Lesson learned: Don’t follow dynamics. Ever.
I don’t think you guys understand okay I play bass clarinet and it is basically a wind tuba but they do shit like have you play a lw E flat [which is the lowest note on the instrument] at triple p and then do 32nd notes which are 32 notes in one measure. basically, fuck composers
And then the soul of every child watching withered and died.
if this wasn’t the worst moment of your childhood then we can no longer associate with each other
Just hearing Pikachu in my head with his sorrowful “Pika-Pi” brings back so many emotions…
It’s the greatest night of that pizza delivery mans life
Just in case people don’t know - that’s Andy. Ellen always dresses him up in ridiculous costumes and gets him to do ridiculous things on her show all the time. Although Andy was probably still super excited.
can i have a fork
do you have a metal one
i planned this for days guys why wont you love me
Why is the gap between the middle prongs up higher it’s making me uncomfortable
oH MY GOD I FUCKING LOVE THIS SCENE
David and Billie had far too much fun with this
nominated for 4 academy awards
someone mentioned april fools today, and it reminded me that last year a couple of radio DJs got taken off the air and almost faced felony charges because they told their audience that the local water supply was contaminated with “Dihydrogen Monoxide” and alot of people panicked
Dihydrogen - (two hydrogen)
Monoxide - (one oxygen)
some guys almost got arrested for telling people there was water in their taps.
friendly reminder that this piece of shit right here
went to Eton, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
and this little shit over here
went to Harrow School, University of Manchester and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts
probably two of the most intelligent people in Britain, everybody
TOO MUCH HOT NOT TO REBLOG
Mistakes were made
He’s just mad because he can’t acquire all the apple juice that I’m acquiring. (x)
A few outrageous cosplays