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
Now all other cotton candy is just boring.
THIS IS IMPORTANT
This shit’s so common in China, it’s really cool. They just stand around with their carts with little children gathered around watching them handmade simple, but super cool things. And they’re often edible too. You’ve just got to know where to go and these things/people are EVERYWHERE.
Btw, I love the lady in the back that just keeps on insisting on not having so much cotton candy because she can’t finish it, but then she just gets this huge ass flower anyway. No fucks were given that day.
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Startling tricolor rose. These erratic yellow petals are really unusual.
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there’s something really interesting in this passage that I wanted to point out
Trelawney assumes that Harry was born in midwinter because of his “dark hair” and “mean stature” and “tragic losses so young in life”
Tom Riddle was born in midwinter, is describe in CoS as resembling Harry, and his mother died right after his birth
Harry has a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him
that’s why Trelawney made that assumption
I pointed this out in my Harry Potter class today and everyone started yelling and about five people told me to go to hell
this was so confusing when i first read it because i’m australian and in australia july IS midwinter
but hold on HARRY POTTER CLASS?
[GASPS] The tank is clean. THE TANK IS CLEAN.
HOLY FUCK IT’S ‘INCEPTION' THE BOARD GAME.
My tabletop heart went pitter-patter.
Something I find amazing about Inception is that, three years on, so many people still love it enough to fund things like this. The kickstarter has reached its goal of $30,000 (actually gone beyond it), so this game is going to become a reality.
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My 3rd giveaway | 3ds XL PINK GiVEAWAY with fvckmeoppa
(won’t be doing any other giveaways for awhile after this one)
Giveaway ends on April 13th, 2014 (Khmer New Years~) @10pm Pacific time.
International shipping is provided
PLEASE NOTE THE 3DS XL PINK IS FROM NORTH AMERICA, SO YES THERE IS A REGION LOCK. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU AREN’T PART OF THE NORTH AMERICA REGION IT MIGHT BE NOT WORTH IT FOR YOU. SO LOOK UP THE REGION LOCK IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND.
- must be following milkyweii & fvckmeoppa [why? because she’s a twat]
- no giveaway blogs, [ಠ_ಠ we will check archives]
- you can reblog as much as you like & like this post as an entry
- have your ask box open so we can msg you if you win
- you must be willing to give us your address so we can mail you the items if you win, if you’re younger than the age of 18, please have permission from your parents or guardian to give only 1 winner.
How we will choose the winner:
- We will be using random.org to pick the winner~
- We will msg the winner and after 24 hours if there is no reply, We will choose a new winner.
- Tracker will be provided with the package.
If I have extra money by the end of march, i’ll buy you a 3ds game of your choice to go along with the 3ds XL pink.
Links to seals on box;
Good luck ~ (:
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Favorite missing book quotes → Ron’s dueling advice
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