double bass player

Which Orchestra Section Should You Fight?
  • Flute/Piccolo: You know you want to, those high notes nearly killed your eardrum. Be warned, though, flutes can double up as good stabbing weapons.
  • Oboe: Hmmmm… be cautious about that one. The oboe is angsty and tense, you do not know when they will lash out and you will never know when they will strike.
  • Clarinet/Bass Clarinet: As a clarinetist, I can assure you that we are weak, mostly harmless, but WEIRD. You may not be the same after fighting us.
  • All Saxes: All bark and no bite. No brains either. Just fight them, they show off too much for their own good.
  • Bassoon: NO! Do not fight the bassoon, they are an endangered species and we must protect them.
  • French Horn: What do you have against them, you can't even hear them. The french horn didn't do anything to you. The french horn is peace and chill, let them be, you have no reason to fight them.
  • Trumpet: YAAASSS! FIGHT THAT TRUMPET! PUNCH THEM WHERE IT HURTS- IN THE EGO!
  • Trombone: Are you stupid you'll get knocked out with the slide you silly person
  • Euphonium/Tuba: DO NOT FIGHT! Their instrument is heavy and metal and WILL give you a bad concussion.
  • Percussion: Nope. Uh uh. Bad idea. They whack stuff. They move big, heavy instruments. They own numerous instruments that could double up as a weapon. Do you want your eye poked out with a mallet?
  • 1st & 2nd Violins: YOU'LL BE SWARMED DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MANY THERE ARE???!!!???!!!!!!
  • Violas: Yeah, you may as well fight them. But you've already hurt them by calling their instrument a violin, so I don't know why you'd want to cause them further pain. But sure, go ahead. You have nothing to lose.
  • Cellos: Make sure to get them after a long, tiring rehearsal, that way their legs will be weak from sitting down for so long and they'll be close to an emotional breakdown. Just be careful, you don't wanna get hit their instrument.
  • Double Basses: Best not. Carrying around an instrument like that, they probably have SOME muscle.
  • Conductor: HOW STUPID CAN YOU GET??? NOOOOOOO!!!!! YOU DO NEVER FIGHT THE CONDUCTOR! DO NOT FIGHT THE CONDUCTOR! IF THEY DON'T MAKE YOU PLAY THE PIECE ALL THE WAY THROUGH AGAIN, THEY WILL POKE AND JAB YOU WITH THEIR BATON THEN THEY WILL FENCE YOU WITH THEIR BATON AND BEAT YOU AND THEN THEY WILL USE THEIR BATON AS A HARRY POTTER WAND AND AVARDA KEDAVRA YOU OKAY? DO NOT FIGHT THE CONDUCTOR! YOU WILL DIE! THEY ARE MAD AND UNPREDICTABLE AND NOT TO BE FOUGHT.

Hey there! My name is Adam, and I have decided to start a Studyblr! I decided to start a blog so that I can get a whole bunch of inspiration from all you great people, and I also reckon my notes could look a lot nicer. 

So, here are some things about me:

  • I’m a total freak for maths and Netflix.
  • I’m from South Africa
  • I’m 14
  • Instead of Spanish, or French, I study isiZulu at school. (I also study Latin)
  • I’m a Double Bass player, I only started this year, so I’m not that good, but I really love it!

Some things I love:

  • All musicals produced in the last 3 years
  • Rupaul’s drag race
  • Marina and the Diamonds
  • Stationery
  • Candles

Some Studyblrs I like:

@studyign | @milkyjournals | @jiyeonstudies | @yume-studies | @mermaidstvdies | @purplesters | @maggiestudies | @jwstudying | @sentimental-studies | @fizzilizzi | @kuroristudies | @studyquill@logicallylearning | @studygraycee

anonymous asked:

Hi. It's the string quartet anon again with a correction. I forgot the viola, and for some reason added in the double bass to make four players. I am sorry. Jeffs is obviously first viol, Mads second, Burr VIOLA and Monroe cello. Please, string players of Tumblr, forgive my ignorance. D:

anonymous asked:

Being condescended to when someone should really know that you are capable is super frustrating. I started taking piano lessons and my teacher, who knows full well that I've played clarinet for 9 years and saxophone for 6 and that I am directing my church choir, says to me, "knowing theory will help you with sight reading. What key is this in?" *points at sheet music* "... E flat major," I say. Twenty minutes later he mansplains IMSLP to me. (I know u don't care just let me vent Richard)

You know those high school superlatives things which America loves to do? My school recently adopted the idea (which I wasn’t amazingly pleased about. yes let’s publically rank our students. ok) and we had several questions, not including “most likely to become a musician”, although including similar ones. There’s a girl in my grade who’s quite annoying but does some music, and she said in English class, which we have together, without a shadow of sarcasm, “I wish we’d had most likely to become a musician because I would’ve won it”. Now I don’t like being up myself or in any way immodest, so I didn’t say this out loud, but I play 3 instruments, 2 of which at ABRSM grade 8 distinction level, and if voice counts, a fourth at AMIS International High School Honour Choir level, I’ve been first chair clarinet in 2 years of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in the highest level band, as well as first, second and seventh chairs in 3 years of AMIS High School Honour Band, I’ve composed 2 symphonies (and a rejected one before that so technically 3) and several other large-scale as well as chamber works, I’ve been in many musicals with solo roles, I’ve conducted our school concert band for an entire concert, and I’ve won 3 composing competitions and I’m predicted a clean sweep 7 in IB Music HL (i.e. 7 in the composition, 7 in the performance, 7 in the MLI and 7 in the paper). This girl, no offence wait yes offence she’s annoying, plays amateur ukulele, used to play violin (quite badly; failed to keep up with our quite shit orchestra), recently picked up piano and I think then ditched it immediately, and sings beautifully until she reaches the break and then she sounds a bit like a goose. She’s predicted a 4 in IB Music HL and she tries to be relatable in class and say she’s shit at reading music. No, that’s not relatable, we’re better than you. Shut it.
I’m not saying I’d win this award; there are some great musicians in our grade (ED, classical soprano with an angelic voice and pretty good double bass and piano player. TJ, percussionist, pianist and vocal bass with a great sense of musicality. KC, guitarist and singer-songwriter who has improved his voice one thousand fold since I first heard him sing A Team in grade 9 and everyone cringed) but I’m saying if this girl were to win a “most likely to become a musician” I would actually gouge my eyes out reeEEEEEEE

Sonate pour Violoncelle en Sol Mineur, Op. 5 No.2 - Allegro molto piu tosto presto
Heinrich Schiff, Till Fellner
Sonate pour Violoncelle en Sol Mineur, Op. 5 No.2 - Allegro molto piu tosto presto

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827).

The Cello Sonata No.2 (Op.5) was written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1796, while he was in Berlin. While there, Beethoven met the King of Prussia Friedrich Wilhelm II, an ardent music-lover and keen cellist. 

The second Sonata of Op 5 was the subject of an amusing incident in the spring of 1799. Domenico Dragonetti, as legend has it the greatest double bass player in history, was passing through Vienna on his way from Venice to London. He soon met Beethoven, as an English friend, Samuel Appleby, recalled:

“Beethoven had been told that his new friend could execute violoncello music upon his huge instrument, and one morning, when Dragonetti called at his room, he expressed his desire to hear a sonata. The contrabass was sent for, and the Sonata, No 2 of Op 5, was selected. Beethoven played his part, with his eyes immovably fixed upon his companion, and, in the finale, where the arpeggios occur, was so delighted and excited that at the close he sprang up and threw his arms around both player and instrument.”

story time

so today in orchestra the double bass players were retaping their fingerboards with rainbow tape so they could better place their fingers on the strings. the tape at the top was red, a little lower was orange, a little lower was yellow, etc. but one of the bass players was complaining to the orchestra teacher “the tape’s all crooked!” and I said “well of course the rainbow ones aren’t straight” in front of the entire class asdf;laksdjf

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Hoseok: the extremely enthusiastic percussion player who’s always out of time, but no one has the heart to tell him. Has extreme attachment to his timpanis.

Taehyung: One time, the piece they were playing needed saxophones so he got recruited for a few rehearsals. But he liked it so much he decided to learn the clarinet so he could become a regular. Likes to crack dirty instrument jokes and is always losing his reeds.

Jimin: The oboe player who used to take practice really seriously but ever since Tae joined (who sits next to him), he and Tae just giggle all the time and talk about how woodwinds are the best and most underrated section ever.

Jungkook: Violin player and the only junior to be in the orchestra because he’s a musical genius. He already got his first solo and all the other violinists are jealous of him. Always polishing his violin, always tightening his bow, always stoically looking at his music.

Namjoon- Double bass player who never shuts up. Is always spouting general knowledge about the piece they’re currently playing during rehearsal like “hey guys, did you know Brahms wrote this-” Constantly snapping his bow or tripping over people’s instruments when he tries to sneak off to go to the bathroom.

Jin: Viola player, half the girls in the orchestra are in love with him but he’s kind of oblivious. Can be found constantly bitching about how the violas never get the main melody and how namjoon keeps stealing his Rosin.

Yoongi: French horn player, is always late to practice or just doesn’t turn up at all but he never gets in trouble. Falls asleep a lot during practice but no one notices anyway because French horns are pretty soft and his fellow French horn players don’t want to die by waking him up.