Musical Instruments for the Signs

Aries  - Snare: This is a great way for you to use up your physical energy and really lay down some sick beats in style

Taurus - Tuba: This is a great one to play if you want to sit in the back row and play stuff that is usually not too complicated and the band director won’t hastle you too much.

Gemini - Xylophone: You get to play percussion and get all that nervous energy out of your hands and still play versatile tunes and stand out.

Cancer - Clarinet: You don’t always have to shine when you’re playing the clarinet, but when you do get the chance, your solos are elegant and sweet.

Leo - Trumpet: It is impossible to not hear this gorgeous sound above the rest of the band, even when you don’t have the melody. Thankfully though you get to shine more than anyone else in the band with plenty of regal sounding melodies.

Virgo - French horn: This is also a challenging instrument to hit the right pitch on since all the embouchures are so close together. But if anyone can perfect this instrument it is you Virgo. 

Libra - Flute: Small, dainty, and cute with plenty of complex solos. You’ll always be heard over the rest of the band playing the most sweet melodies. 

Scorpio - Timpani: A completely unique percussion instrument that only one person in the entire band usually get the honor to play, and obviously you are the best at everything and crush the competition, so you have the honor of playing the subtle, yet unique sounds of the timpani. 

Sagittarius - Saxophone: You get to really lay on the smooth jams and you’re completely versatile in your sound. Choose from the baritone sax, soprano, or the alto. 

Capricorn - Guitar: Because you can either play in the band or solo and still rock. Either way you want to be in control and no matter what you play you are going to e one of the best.

Aquarius - Trombone: The challenge of finding the sweet spot for that slide is fun. And the fact that you don’t normally have to carry the melody means that you don’t usually have to practice religiously, which gives you time to do more fun things.  

Pisces -  Oboe: This isn’t the easiest instrument to master, which is perfect for you to really spend hours bonding with your unique instrument and get good. Not too many other people choose to play the oboe, which makes you special when you are usually the only kid in band with an Oboe. Which also means less stressful competitions for first chair. And whenever you do get a solo (usually in any Danny Elfman music in a Tim Burton movie), it sounds hauntingly beautiful.

okay, so my sister is this little tiny 11 year old who is going into middle school this September. And she’s joining band. 

Up until recently, she’s been REALLY wanting to try out to learn percussion. But then I was talking about it with her and she said that it was pointless because only boys are drummers. 

and that sort of broke my heart. I tried to say that there were lots of girls who were on drumline. but then I remembered that there really wasn’t. The only female percussionist I knew really just stuck to the bells and marimba. And my sister is thinking more snares and bass drums. 

I wish that I could at least have someone to point at and say “look! she’s playing drums, you can too!” but I can’t. 

Hi my name is Abby. I’m 17 years old (turning 18 in November). I love cats, netflix,tumblr,and performing arts. I’m in marching band, and play clarinet. I love to cuddle and meet new people. Orange is the New Black is my favorite show. I love tattoos and piercings and cant wait to get many. I’m also a big hippie and love to longboard and I live in TN.



Homeless Man Plays Styx’s ‘Come Sail Away’ on Outdoor Piano

Watch Donald Glaud play a beautiful rendition of Styx’s ‘Come Sail Away’ on one of the six outdoor pianos in Sarasota, Florida.

Gould, a 51-year-old Marine veteran, learned to play the piano as a child, studying music at Spring Arbor University in Michigan. He also played the clarinet in the Marine Corps. After his wife passed away in 1998, he developed a substance abuse problem and has been on and off the streets for the last 6-7 years.

anonymous asked:

i'm a clarinet omg. we don't really start drama w the rest of the band, just within ourselves. it's great because half of the section is super queer (im a lesbian, 2 ppl are bi, and one is trans) and the others are super homophobic. obviously that's not good, but it's good that if it gets serious enough we're allowed o tell an adult w/o it being us "just complaining". but yeah, we all basically hate each other.

Yikes, that sounds like sectionals are awkward.

anonymous asked:

(I play clarinet) I'm starting bass clarinet soon for a 2nd class of band (for fun) and I'm scared Imma sound like absolute crap... Any tips??

Bass clarinet is so much easier than clarinet. You’ll sound great!

anonymous asked:

So I'm in high school and I play oboe but I double on clarinet because I'm thinking about being a woodwind doubler as a career. My clarinet teacher is encouraging me to take a few lessons on flute, just to understand the basics of the instrument and how it's played. Do you have any tips on how to start out on flute like this?

Start out just on the headjoint for sure, and find a teacher.  If you just want beginning flute it shouldn’t be too expensive to find a teacher for a few lessons.  Flute is very different from all the other woodwinds, so try to forget everything you know about playing, there will be no back pressure and the embouchure is much more relaxed than you’re used to.

Music Shuffle

Tagged by my Boonie Belle blocdydean <3

You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your ipod, phone, itunes, media player etc. and write down the first 20 songs, then pass this on to 10 people. One rule: no skipping!

  1. Brandenburg Concerto #1 in F, BWV 1046 - 3. Allegro - J.S. Bach
  2. Concerto in A Major for Clarinet and Orchestra, K622: II. Adagio - W.A. Mozart
  3. One Night - Elvis Presley
  4. There’s Gonna Be Some Rockin’ - AC/DC
  5. We Are What You Say - Dead Sara
  6. My Generation - The Who
  7. I Hung My Head - Johnny Cash
  8. Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
  9. Chloe - Louis Armstrong
  10. Don’t Let Me Down - Twisted Sister
  11. Funiculi - Funicula Rhapsody for Concert Band - WSMA Honors Band (fun fact: this is a recording of my state honors band concert from this fall, so I’m actually in this recording)
  12. Hidustan - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
  13. Headknocker - Foreigner
  14. Eminence Front - The Who
  15. Switchin’ to Glide - The Kings
  16. Heat of the Moment - Asia
  17. They All Laughed - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  18. Blueberry Hill - Louis Armstrong
  19. Hard Headed Woman - Elvis Presley
  20. Spoonful - Etta James & Harvey Fuqua

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anonymous asked:

My concert bass clarinet is Bernard and my marching bass clarinet is Benyard. I know it's really cheesy, but I love it.

Omg that’s amazing and I love it!!!!

Hehehe Benyard, that’s just awesome 

anonymous asked:

Yesterday we had our 4th of July Parade, and I live an hour away from the town where I go to school, so after I assembled my bass clarinet I realized that I left my neck strap at home and I had to march the entire 2 mile parade with no neck strap.


My sympathy is with you

Calling all clarinetists!

If you play any sort of clarinet, please ‘like’ this! If you have already been added to the directory, go ahead and reblog so other clarinetists can see this and join! If you would like to add information (how long you’ve been playing for example) message me!

The Signs as Spongebob Quotes
  • Aries:Plankton// "F is for fire that burns down the whole town, U is for uranium... bombs! N is for no survival!"
  • Taurus:Mr. Krabs// "I smell the smelly smell of something that smells... smelly."
  • Gemini:Spongebob// "Well, it is no secret that the best thing about secrets is telling someone else your secret, thereby adding another secret to your secret collection of secrets, secretly."
  • Cancer:Mr. Krabs// "I didn't want to tell you infront of Patrick... but that hat makes you look like a girl." Spongebob// *googily eyes* "Am I a pretty girl?"
  • Leo:Patrick// *talking to a fire hydrant* "Are you Squidward?" *long pause* "It's OK, you can take your time."
  • Virgo:Spongebob// "Squidward, I used your clarinet to unclog my toilet!"
  • Libra:Spongebob// *shoelaces untied* "I'm ready-- *falls*-OOF. I'm ready--OOF. I'm ready--OOF."
  • Scorpio:Spongebob// "This isn't your average everyday darkness. This is... ADVANCED darkness."
  • Sagittarius:Spongebob// "You don't need a liscense to drive a sandwich."
  • Capricorn:Patrick// "Sometimes we have to go deep inside ourselves to solve our problems." *jumps into Spongebob's mouth*
  • Aquarius:Spongebob// "Remember, licking doorknobs is illegal on other planets!"
  • Pisces:Spongebob// "We don't need television. *forms rainbow with hands* Not as long as we have our imagination."
When you steal each section's instrument
  • Flute/Piccolo:probably cries and asks their parents to buy a new one
  • Clarinet:freaks out because their parents will d e s t r o y them
  • Oboe:"oh thank god"
  • Bassoon:"arE YOU SERIOUS THAT COST $66642069"
  • Bass clarinet:shrugs
  • Saxophone:doesn't notice and starts playing on their friend's sax
  • Trumpet:pulls out their other 3 trumpets
  • Horn:gathers clues as to their instrument's whereabouts, looks for it for hours, then gives up and goes to sleep
  • Trombone:buys a p-bone. when you return their instrument to them they refuse to play it
  • Euphonium:plays on a marching euph. hopes no one notices
  • Tuba:has to bring their instrument from home in order to play in band. falls over at least 3 times in the process
  • Percussion:"lmao it wasn't mine anyway"
  • Violin:cries because they're scared they'll get demoted to second violin
  • Viola:throws a party. they're free
  • Cello:waits for you to return it, watches netflix
  • Double bass:"how the fuck did you steal a double bass"

Band blogs, will you help me out? :)