double french

The Best Solos
  • Piccolo: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. 3
  • Flute: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, Aviary
  • Oboe: Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, Serenata
  • English Horn: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8, Mvmt. 1
  • E-Flat Clarinet: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, Mvmt. 2
  • B-Flat Clarinet: Offenbach: Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Bass Clarinet: Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
  • Bassoon: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade, Mvmt. 2
  • Contrabassoon: Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • French Horn: R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche
  • Trumpet: Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 1
  • Trombone: R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • Tuba: Gershwin: An American in Paris
  • Percussion: Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Mvmt. 2
  • Violin: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 2
  • Viola: Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Mvmt. 2
  • Cello: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Mvmt. 2
  • Double Bass: Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals, L'Elephant
replace every vowel in the orchestra with oob and you get the


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and dont forget the soobxoobphoobnoob

I am a Musician. You are a Musician

I am a musician. I have to work harder and harder everyday to improve who I am, and to make sure I become what I want to become.

Let me tell you something, sugar. Music isn’t easy. Music is probably one of the hardest careers out there, and before you start telling me about something that’s harder, read the rest of this.

In the music industry, you will never be ‘the best’. There is no way around it. You will never be the best, and you have to accept that. Somewhere, there’s someone with more experience and more time under their belt than you. They will be better.


There will be a point where you will be one of the best. Not ‘the best’, but pretty dang close. YOU will be the person that a young boy or girl looks up to as they force themselves to play their scales over and over until they are in tune because they know that YOU practice your scales. They know that you didn’t give up on what you loved, and they’re looking at you now, hoping that one day they may stand on the same stages as you. Play with the same orchestras as you. Play the same pieces as you.

One day, you’ll be watching an interview of a musician in their late twenties/early thirties, they will be asked a question along the lines of ‘Who do you look up to most?’, then they will smile, look into the camera, and say your name. Why?

Because you are a musician.


Warnant prize revolver

Manufactured by J. Warnant in Liege, Belgium for a shooting contest in Saumur, France c.1877 - serial number 5109.
11mm73 six-round cylinder, top break double action, star ejector.
This revolver was won by Marie Joseph Chatelain, a future WW1 French general. Marksmanship contests were very common during the Belle Epoque, and gave rise to a number of fancy small arms being made in standard issue calibers - like the revolver 11mm73 round for the MAS Mle1873 revolver - to be won in them.


MAS Mle1892 4th type ‘pump action’ revolver

Made by the Manufacture d’Arme de St-Etienne sometime between 1892 and 1924 to about twelve units.
8mm French revolver six-round cylinder, double action/single action with rebounding hammer, blued with some nickel plated parts, likely an officer model.

A few different models of the MAS Mle1892 were made that did away with the Abadie system and its loading-gate-like cylinder release. This example features a cylinder axis sleeve which, much like a pump action shotgun, is pulled towards the frame to work the action of the gun, in that case releasing the cylinder.

moriartysneezes  asked:

Hello! I wondered if you could explain the difference between a french horn and a double french horn? Is one of them better/easier..? I'm no horn player, just curious. Horns are such mysterious instruments. Anyway, have a nice day!

Yes of course!

What makes the double horn different from the single horn, is that it has an extra trigger and almost twice the amount of tubing. So basically 2 single horns in 1.

Single horn on the left, double horn (with more piping) on the right:

Double horns are in both Bb (fingerings w/ trigger) and F (w/out trigger). Single horns are just in F.

Single horns are what beginners usually start out on since there aren’t as many fingerings to memorize.

BUT the double horn is easier due to the trigger. When a hornist presses the trigger while playing, it sends their air through a shorter set of tubes. Since the distance from the mouthpiece to the bell is shorter, it is easier to play more accurately and easier to have a clearer sound, especially when playing low. It also helps a ton when playing high.


Fauré Lepage Mle1866 2nd type revolver

Manufactured by Lepage in Paris, France c.1873~75 - military school shooting competition prize.
11mm73 six-round swing-out cylinder, double action, side ejector lever.

Fancy guns for fancy people. The Lepage house was founded in the 18th century, with a long history of making high-end long guns for Parisian hipsters.

orchestra according to the flutes
  • flute: so wonderful, what a blessing, we are incredible always
  • piccolo: where are the earplugs
  • oboe: thank fuck the person we need to tune to is right next to us bC WE CAN’T HEAR OURSELVES
  • clarinet: all these flute solos are revenge for you taking all the wind band solos tbh
  • bassoon: woah, we have a bassoon? didn’t notice…
  • contrabassoon: who the fuck farted in the back row while the double basses were playing...
  • trumpet: why do you exist and why is your instrument shinier than mine
  • french horn: um rude, you can’t have the angry AND the beautiful solos choose one and give the other to ME
  • trombone: nyoooOOOOOM
  • tuba: i think I found who was farting in the back row…
  • violas: eh
  • cello: so beautiful, too good for this world, too pure
  • double bass: such majestic elephant sounds, but we’re jealous that you only play 3 different notes most of the time