contrabass

Growing Up German
  • Always getting a free slice of sausage at the butcher
  • Hearing stories where people violently died as bedtime stories
  • Closing your eyes when the Sandmännchen throws his sand so you don’t have to go to sleep
  • Making your own ice cream with Fruchtzwerge yoghurt
  • Benjamin Blümchen Cake
  • Singing a song about chinese people playing contrabass
  • “Fisher Fisher how deep is the water?”
  • “Don’t throw snowballs, one time a girl got a snowball with a stone in it in her eye and she went blind!”
  • “Charlie Chaplin went to Frankfurt…”
  • A depressed bread called Bernd
  • Knowing like 2 people who can pronound the English “th” properly
  • Humilating unathletic students in front of the whole school a.k.a. Bundesjugendspiele
  • “My grandma rides a motor bike in the hen house.”
  • Toggo Tour was like Coachella for German kids but you could never go cause they never came to your town
  • “cat toilet, cat toilet, yes that makes the cat happy”
  • “Space Taxi to the sky!”
  • “Now in every 7th egg!”
  • “Get [insert stupid ringtone here] in the Jamba Sparabo!”
  • Is it der, die or das Nutella?
  • Having friends in other states is difficult cause they’ve got school holidays when you’re still in school and vice versa
  • “Of course with the Mouse and the Elephant”
the members of an orchestra
  • violins I: we're the superstars fuck everyone else its all about us
  • violins II: why do we always get the boring parts
  • flutes: we're so lonely
  • piccolo: lol fk your ears
  • french horns: and im not even french hONHONHON BAGUETTE
  • oboes: IM SORRY I TUNED BEFORE I SWEar
  • violas: evERYONE ALWAYS FKUCING FRORGETS ABOUT US
  • trumpets: wats 'p'
  • trombones: wats quiet
  • cellos: im either boring af or exciting af and there is no in between
  • bassoons: im so posh but i really just honk like a truck
  • clarinet: *squeaks*
  • timpani: EVERYONE LOVES ME BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM
  • bass clarinet: lol where am i
  • tuba: *waits for a wagner piece to do something exciting*
  • harp: im just a more sophisticated piano
  • piano: FUCK YOU HARP I GET CONCERTOS WRITTEN FOR ME SCREW EVERYTHING WHO NEEDS AN ORCHESTRA WHEN YOU CAN PLAY EVERYTHING ON ME IM THE STAR OF EVERYTIHNG
  • english horn: im literally only useful for dvorak's 9th like what am even i doing here
  • basses: semibreves, tied to a semibreve, tied to a minim, tied to a crotchet, oh wait a quaver wow exciting ok back to semibreves
  • cornets: trumpet wannabe
  • cymbals: BOOM CRASH CRASH CRASH CRASH IM SRO HAPYP CRASH CRAHS
  • xylophones: am i meant to be here?
  • triangles:
  • bass drum: MY TIME TO SHINE FUCK YOU ALL
Band Instruments and Vocal Ranges

Piccolo: Soprano on helium and crack

Flute: Soprano

Oboe: Soprano with a sore throat

Bassoon: Bass on helium

Clarinet: Mezzo-soprano

Bass Clarinet: Bass with a really nice voice

Contrabass Clarinet: Sleep-deprived bass on xenon

Alto Saxophone: Altos in musicals

Tenor Saxophone: Baritenor :)

Bari Sax: Baritone having a rough day

Trumpet: Low altos and high tenors

French Horn: Alto who can sing some high notes

Trombone: Baritone that sings too loudly and has no idea what they’re doing

Baritone: Exactly what it says on the tin

Tuba: Bass on sulfur hexafluoride

Percussion:????

Can you guys reblog this if you’re a:
-instrument blog
-musician blog
-Orchestra blog
-Band/DCI blog
Or anything along those lines. I’m obsessed with these types of blogs lately and I want more to follow!

Japanese Music Vocabulary ・音楽についての単語

I re-watched my favorite anime, Nodame Cantabile. The feels and obsession are real, like the heaps of music-themed vocabulary I learned from it! Here you are! EVERYONE, WATCH NODAME CANTABILE, I AM SERIOUS!  (のだめカンタービレ)

「楽しい音楽の時間だ」

The nice thing about music vocabulary is that there are some Kanji that keep appearing again and again, making the words easier to remember (the readings)


General Stuff

音楽・おんがく・music

弾く・ひく・to play (an instrument)

楽器・がっき・Instrument

楽譜・がくふ・sheet music

クラシック・classical music

演奏・えんそう・performance

演奏旅行・えんそうりょこう・tour

手中・しゅちゅう・concentration

奏法・そうほう・way of performing, playing

公演・こうえん・performance

Some instruments

ピアノ・piano

バイオリン・violin

オボエ・oboe

ティンパニ・tinpani

ファゴット・fagott

トランペット・trumpet

フルート・flute

ギター・guitar

チェロ・cello

コントラバス・contrabass

ビオラ・viola

ピッコロ・piccolo

ドラム・drum

マンドリン・mandolin

Compositions

作曲・さっきょく・composition (also a する verb)

楽曲・がっきょく・composition

器楽曲・きがくきょく・instrumental piece

練習曲・れんしゅうきょく・étude

交響曲・こうきょうきょく・symphony

協奏曲・きょうそうきょく・concerto (eg. ピアノ協奏曲 piano concerto)

狂奏曲・きょうそうきょく(yes, the same as in concerto)・rhapsody

曲名・きょくめい・title 


Artists and Ensembles

音楽家・おんがくか・musician

奏者・そうしゃ・player, musician

指揮者・しきしゃ・conductor

デュエット・duet

室内楽・しつないがく・chamber music

オーケストラ・orchestra


Music Theory

音楽理論・おんがくりろん・music theory

器楽・きがく・instrumental

長調・ちょうちょう・major key

短調・たんちょう・minor key

和音・わおん・accord

協和音・きょうわおん・consonant accord

不協和音・ふきょうわおん・dissonant accord

小節・こぶし・measure

音符・おんぷ・note

休符・きゅうふ・rest, pause (playing)

絶対音感・ぜったいおんかん・perfect pitch

楽想・がくそう・theme

作品・さくひん・opus number (e.g. 作品18 - op. 18)

楽章・がくしょう・movement (e.g. 第1楽章 - first movement)

The Instruments if they were Pokémon

Piccolo: Fairy/Flying type, Evolves to Flute with High Friendship.

Flute: Fairy/Flying type, Evolves from Piccolo and Mega-Evolves into Hyperbass Flute.

Clarinet: Dark type, evolves from E flat Clarinet with high friendship, evolves into Bass Clarinet with a dusk stone.

Bass Clarinet: Dark/Steel type, evolves from Clarinet, Mega-Evolves into Contrabass Clarinet.

Oboe: Fairy/Grass type, Evolves into English Horn at level 18.

English Horn: Fairy/Psychic type, Evolves into Heckelphone with a sunstone or into Bass Oboe with a moonstone.

Bassoon: Fighting/Grass type, Evolves into Contrabassoon at level 32.

Contrabassoon: Fighting/Grass type, Evolves from Bassoon, Mega-Evolves into Contraforte.

Saxophones: All Fighting/Steel type. Alto evolves into Tenor at level 16, Tenor evolves into Bari at level 32, Bari Mega-Evolves into Contrabass.

French Horn: Dragon/Electric type. No evolutions.

Trumpet: Dragon/Fairy type. No evolutions.

Trombone: Electric/Fighting type. Evolves into Bass Trombone which Mega-Evolves into Contrabass.

Baritone: Electric/Ground type. Evolves from Alto Horn with a Thunder Stone.

Euphonium: Electric/Ground type. Evolves into Tuba at level 50.

Tuba: Electric/Ground type. Mega-Evolves into Sousaphone.

Mallets: All Grass/Psychic type. Xylophone evolves into Vibraphone at level 16, Vibes evolve into Marimba at level 32.

Snare Drum: Steel/Rock type. Evolves into Bass Drum at level 46, or into Timpani when traded holding the Metal Coat.

Violin: Normal/Psychic type, Evolves into Viola with a moonstone. Comes in 2 forms: 1st and 2nd Violins.

Viola: Dark/Psychic type, Evolves into Cello at level 17, or into Bass if traded holding the Cracked Rosin.

Cello: Fairy/Psychic type, Evolves from Viola.

Bass: Dark/Psychic type, Evolves from Viola, Mega-Evolves into Octobass.

Piano: Normal/Dark type. Comes in many different forms: Upright, Honky Tonk, Grand, Toy, and Electric. Evolves into Organ at level 70. Basically the Pikachu.

Guitar: Normal type. Has an Alolan Form (Hawaiian Guitar) Evolves from Ukulele.

The Signs as Music Hoe Aesthetics
  • 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