Aries:The slight rumbling you feel on the floor when you sit in front of the percussion
Taurus:the sound of the orchestra tuning, and you already feel your heart beating faster from a simple concert A
Gemini:The low chatter of anticipation from the audience before the performance
Cancer:Music torn at the edges with pencil writings scrawled all over the notes, a testament to somebody's time and passion
Leo:The feeling of playing a piece memorized; not just thinking about the notes but letting the music and your fingers work their magic
Virgo:The bright reflective lights on the keys of woodwinds and brass in the shining concert lights
Capricorn:When a person is so into the music that they start to dance and become a fluid structure, free and unbridled and emotional
Sagittarius:The feeling you get when you are in concert black with all of your friends, kind of like being a blurry smoke cloud in the night that moves together, breathes together, and performs together
Scorpio:when the string players are so into their music that their bow hairs start to fray and unravel and it's a mess of blurry lines moving like liquid silver
Libra:the conductor's arms, especially in staccato/scherzo moments, where movement is light and graceful and just there, showing its presence but not forcing it on
Aquarius:The adrenaline rush of playing a solo in a piece and the honor of standing up after it ends, where you have those few seconds just for you and only you
Pisces:The last note ringing around the air and the heavy, almost tangible silence which occurs for a microsecond afterwards
Me playing in an acoustically terrible room:have I always sounded this bad??? Is this real??? Have I only imagined six years of practicing??? Help???? Do I deserve to have this instrument?? Why is my tone so dry and flaky like the bald scalp of an old white man???
Me playing in an acoustically excellent room:FUCK YES nobody can stop me now!!1!1 I can play hot cross buns in here and I bet New York Phil would beg me to come be principal. Hear that tone. That smoothness. Smoother than a baby dolphin. I'm unstoppable nobody will notice any of my mistakes time to show off and intimidate the freshman
beginning musician:canon in d is such a beautiful song. I love it! :)
intermediate musician:canon in d is starting to get boring, tbh.
advanced musician:canon in d is the epitome of all that is wrong with classical music, and is the reason that the majority of the population has a disgusting bias against the entire genre. it has such a boring rhythm, is in a boring key, has very little room for interesting variation in dynamics, the cello part for most of the typical arrangements is literally just half notes, LIKE 8 UFCKING HALF NOTES REPEATED OVER AND OVER. CANON IN D CAN GO DIE IN A HOLE. WHY CAN'T WE LISTEN TO SHOSTAKOVICH MORE? BECAUSE WE'RE BUSY LISTENING TO CANON IN FUCKING D. SEE YOU IN HELL, PACHELBEL.
I love when musicians say things like “I am a violin” rather than “I play the violin.” and we do it so casually, too. “you’re a viola. you wouldn’t understand.” “oh, her? she’s an oboe.” it makes me so happy that we call ourselves the instruments we play and that it’s perfectly normal to do so