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
The Lion Soaking: Lioness takes no chances as she carries nine-week-old cub across fast-flowing river
Her jaws clamped firmly around the scruff of her tiny cub’s neck, this plucky lioness is taking no chances as she tackles a risky river crossing. As her nine-week-old youngster dangles beneath her, the mother skips gingerly between impromptu stepping stones. These stunning images capture the heart-stopping moment the lioness braved choppy waters, clasping her little one’s nape, as she made her way to join the rest of the pride on the other side of the river. Amazingly, the cub escaped with only a sodden coat as its mother safely negotiated the fast-flowing waters of the Ntiakitiak River in Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve. Greek photographer Kyriakos Kaziras managed to capture the moment during a trip in December. Paul Goldstein, another photographer and owner of Kicheche Bush Camp, where Mr Kaziras was based, said: “Kyriakos and his guide had spent early morning with the large Enkoyanai pride. There had been plenty of rain and the Ntiakitiak River, normally a trickle, was a swollen torrent. The bulk of the pride were on the east bank and the mother had to take the momentous decision to carry her nine-week-old cub to join them. The risks of such a journey were very real, particularly as the cub was at least a month older than normal ‘carrying age’. I have photographed lions carrying cubs and seen them crossing rivers, but the combination is unique and has never been seen, let alone recorded.”
Via Daily Mail
Guess who has the stomach flu
Aw, get better. I’ll pick up the slack while you’re indisposed~
NO I can totally still fight don’t worry about the slack
No you can’t. Go back to bed.
Saltines and ginger ale is on its way
you had better be in that bed when I get there
Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Pudding Cookies
Possibly the best cookies in the world!
I adore pudding cookies, they’re so much softer and fluffier than regular cookies, the pudding keeps them nice and light despite all the chocolate and peanut butter that’s packed into them! And in terms of chocolate these cookies have it all; cocoa powder, chocolate pudding mix, chocolate chips and chopped chocolate.
There is a petition right now that asks the US government to recognize non-binary genders on all legal documents, but it has just over 2 weeks left and only has nearly 27,000 signs, but we need to get to it 100,000 immediately for it to pass.
I know this is different from the usual blog content here, but I thought maybe you could help spread the word, since this petition applies to many people who follow or submit photos to this blog. here is a link to the petition, please please please sign/signal boost!
GUYS I KNOW ITS ANNOYING TO MAKE AN ACCOUNT AND TAKE TWO MINUTES OUT OF YOUR LIFE DOING SO BUT SERIOUSly. reblogging something and thinking “oh others will sign it i don’t need to its only one less signature it won’t hurt them” is baD LOGIC BECAUSE IF EVERYONE THINKS THAT THEN NO ONE WILL SIGN IT AND IT. WONT. PASS. this kind of thing needs signatures. so pleaaase take the two minutes out of your life and sign!