Viola Sectionals

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angel-of-the-sass:

This right here is a fucking hundred twenty-eighth note or semihemidemisemiquaver or quasihemidemisemiquaver notes. Beethoven decided to just go ahead and invent these little shits which you play 1/128 the length of a whole note. In non music terms, hella fast. Like 10x the speed of fuck. Not even that, these fuckers were only used in one piece by Beethoven and rarely show up in any other music. So they’re the most useless fuckers ever also. NOT ONLY THAT but they do actually use 132 note rests(rarely), which shouldn’t even be counted. You can pretty much skip it. Its like playing a note super staccato. They are the most fucking useless rests ever. Wtfg Beethoven. You created the most useless fucking note on the planet. I hope your mother’s proud(not that you could hear her if she was).

(via havanaise-in-e)

composers: a summary

  • bach: I FKN HATE PARALLEL FIFTHS
  • vivaldi: 3 billion concertos hhaha
  • cpe bach: who am i
  • mozart: sunshine and smiles
  • haydn: i basically invented every single genre lol
  • beethoven: ANGST ANGST ANGST and triplets and going deaf
  • chopin: my soUL
  • paganini: hahhaha noobs
  • liszt: AHAHAHHAHA noobs
  • alkan: fck ur fingers lol
  • brahms: cLARA
  • schubert: im a mushroom
  • wagner: have a twenty year long opera lol and leitmotifs
  • tchaikovsky: boom boom cannons
  • rachmaninoff: HANDS
  • debussy: sevenths and modes and whole tones awww yiss
  • ravel: bitch please ninths elevenths quadrillionths
  • holst: who needs stringed instruments ha anD I HATE THE PLANETS
  • prokofiev: lol get out of my way conventional tonality i will modulate in one measure to f double fuckflat minor and stay there for a page
  • shostakovich: anGST ANGST ANGST FUCK YOU STALIN
  • cage:
  • reich: rrrrererreeepepeepeppppeeeaaaeaeaeaeeaaaatattatttt
  • stravinsky: da da da da da DA da da
  • schoenberg: (/79jjsOO##jksi&@'
  • satie: im funny

eggeworth:

i wore a cheap iron man mask for the heck of it during the summer orchestra camp i was mentoring at but i dIDNt know they were gonna bring in professional photographers do u know what its like finding a pic of urself in a foam mask on the internte that u didnt post there urself

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it’s wicked HELLA awesome

(Source: targents, via like-a-million-suns)

A MORNING WITH THE COMPOSERS

  • Bach: Guten (guten) Tag (tag)
  • Beethoven: Gu-guten TAAAG! Gu-guten TAAAG!
  • Brahms: *smashes wall with a piano* *waves hand* Guten Taaaag!
  • Gershwin: Good morning, sunshine!
  • Grieg: For God's sake, don't make me say that.
  • Ivor Cutler: Good morning how are you SHUT UUUUUP.
  • Mozart: Guten TaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAag!
  • Mussorgsky: ...who set the moon of fire?
  • Philip Glass: Good, good, good-good, good, morning good good morning.
  • Rachmaninov: It is never a good morning.
  • Schoenberg: Guten Tag (x12)
  • Shostakovich: Dobroe (I hate Stalin) utro.
  • Strauss: *waltzes into room* Guten Tag!
  • Stravinsky: Good morning *kills off virgins* Ah, what a wonderful day
  • Tchaikovsky: DOBROE *cannons* UTRO! *more cannons* <3

Desk Partners

trumpetangst:

To me there seem to be 3 distinct types.

1. The serious types who might say hi to each other but ultimately spend rehearsal like this:

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2. The pair involving one person who takes band/orchestra very seriously and another who is a complete goof:

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3. This:

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(via violaboss)

violaboss:

danisnotonfjre:

giftedbuttwisted:

At a 4 hour concert you burn about 1600 calories. 

In a typical PE/Gym class you burn 375.

the choice is yours

how do you burn 1600 calories
your ass must be on fire

Typical Practice Day

  • Me: Yeah PRACTICE. Gunna get better gunna win auditions gunna have a future gunna get a job not gunna starve MUSIC
  • Me: looooong toonnneeessss
  • Me: Wow that sounds terrible
  • Me: Oh wait no it's good again
  • Me: Nevermind
  • Me: scales scales scales scales
  • Me: Articulation sucks
  • Me: Full range scales are against my religion
  • Me: Fuck yeah Mozart so classy
  • Me: I hate Mozart
  • Me: nvm Mozart ilu
  • Me: ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS YEAH
  • Me: Why is this so hard
  • Me: Beethoven why would you write that you cruel human being
  • Me: I just played that to feel good about myself didn't I
  • Me: Wow I suck at practicing can't focus
  • Me: What am I gunna do tonight
  • Me: I am hungry
  • Me: Wow I am a loser focus
  • Me: But I am so hungry
  • Me: Bach doesn't care if you're hungry