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  • Band teacher: See, in sheet music, 99% of the time, a crescendo will follow a fortepiano. It's the 1% where it doesn't that throws us off.
  • French horn player: We are the proletariat. We are the 99%.
  • Trombone player: Eat the rich.
September 2014
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fictional-and-alive:

Clarinets can make two distinct sounds:

1. The most beautiful and heart stopping and angelic music ever known to mankind

2. God awful screeching with cats giving birth to spawns of satan in the background

September 2014
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2014 Bad Joke No. 257

365badjokes:

A group of students wearing matching uniforms and carrying musical instruments walk into a bar.

The landlord says “You’re band”.

September 2014
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What about your violin/trumpet?

 - My mom when talking about my trombone in Spanish. (via doggiepawslm)
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fuck

 - the number one most used word during a marching band’s first performance (via goofedagain)
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bilbobaggingyourmom:

that’s just unnecessary :(

bilbobaggingyourmom:

that’s just unnecessary :(

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sun-floraa:

strong brass sections in music give me life

September 2014
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goodnight lovelies

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keyofdminor:

blood-sweat-and-dci:

keyofdminor:

galleryavocado:

the fuck is this

it’s graphic notation.you can play the chimes in whichever way you interpret the lines.for example, you could see it as high points being forte dynamics, and low points being piano dynamics.but in this case, it looks like the composer just wants you to sustain the sound of the chimes after hitting an accent with them.it looks weird, yeah, but thankfully you don’t have to overthink this.

Nah, I don’t think that’s right

really? this one from 1975 for a percussionist must be totally wrong too!


or how about something a little newer than that? like, 1985? does body drumming sound interesting? fuck yeah it does! I’ll even throw in the instructions for how to read this! it’s totally wrong (and in French!), but…



we’ve been so wrong since the 1950’s, it’s absolutely crazy to think that composers like this guy was wrong:



…as well as this Stockhausen fella:


or even this guy:


"but it’s 2014! no one writes like that anymore!"


um.

keyofdminor:

blood-sweat-and-dci:

keyofdminor:

galleryavocado:

the fuck is this

it’s graphic notation.

you can play the chimes in whichever way you interpret the lines.

for example, you could see it as high points being forte dynamics, and low points being piano dynamics.

but in this case, it looks like the composer just wants you to sustain the sound of the chimes after hitting an accent with them.

it looks weird, yeah, but thankfully you don’t have to overthink this.

Nah, I don’t think that’s right

really? this one from 1975 for a percussionist must be totally wrong too!

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or how about something a little newer than that? like, 1985? does body drumming sound interesting? fuck yeah it does! I’ll even throw in the instructions for how to read this! it’s totally wrong (and in French!), but…

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we’ve been so wrong since the 1950’s, it’s absolutely crazy to think that composers like this guy was wrong:

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…as well as this Stockhausen fella:

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or even this guy:

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"but it’s 2014! no one writes like that anymore!"

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um.