anonymous asked:

I work as a church musician and get paid "per gig" - a stipend per service and per rehearsal. I'm constantly having to find kind and firm ways to tell people "I don't get paid for that." Organize the new choir room? I'd love to, but I don't get paid for that. Seek out musical people in the church and convince them to perform special music? Sounds great... but I don't get paid for that.

anonymous asked:

Hi do you have a link to the video where bts react to their performance of am I wrong + 21 century girls? Preferably with eng sub? I can't find any of their music show performance reaction videos :(

all of their music reaction videos will be on this channel, all subbed

Anonymous said:Hello there gorgeous 🤗 I’ve been a shy follower for a very long time but finally had the courage to drop by say that your blog and gifs are what gives me life 💜💜 Bless you, your blog and your beautiful soul ✨ Shy anon.

thank you so muchhh!! you are so nice ;; please dont be shy and thank you for following me still!!

Anonymous said:HiQ this is random but I saw a gif of namjoon with a stuffed llama and I also say a photo of jin holding it as well and I was just wondering what photoshoot it’s from or a video of the behind the scenes of it?

i think that’s from seasons greetings 2015

Anonymous said:Do you have a gif set of Jimin’s solo dance to Lie on the Bangtan Bomb short film special? 💗

hello! i dont think i made any that day because i was working but here are a few sets that other blogs made, i hope that’s okay! 1 2 3 4 5


170723 《Comeback Special》 EXO - 전야 (前夜) (The Eve) @인기가요 Inkigayo 20170723

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm going to be a sophomore next year in High School, and I don't know if I'm practicing enough to be able to pursue music performance in college. How long should someone practice at my level? I practice a hour a day 5-6 times a week

they say three hours is a good target, but depending on the instrument, that could be a recipe for death. but I personally think a lot can be accomplished in an hour as long as your practice is focused, so you’re doing pretty well


170723 EXO ‘The Eve’ + ‘Ko Ko Bop’ at Inkigayo

Is music an escape from the world or the key to it? Over and over, when we began considering the best music of the first half of 2017, politics seemed to intrude, whether in moments that echoed headlines or ones that spoke individual truths too often drowned out by that other, noisier machine. Maybe that’s the case every time the calendar turns over. Probably not.

Rather than attempt to come to a consensus about the best albums or songs from the first six months of the year, we opted to select music that was meaningful to us as individuals, music that washed away all the background noise, songs and albums and performances that made sense to us, whether or not they made sense of the world. Moments like that are blessings, not to be taken for granted. Here are nearly four dozen blessings selected by NPR Music staff and our partners from around the public radio system. Let’s count them.

NPR Music’s Essential Songs, Albums, Performances And Videos Of 2017 (So Far)

Photo: Bob Boilen/NPR

NU’EST saved themselves by joining Produce 101: From almost disbanding to the top of the charts

OK but I don’t think people understand enough how much impact pd101 has had on NU’EST?? For fucks sake for almost 2 years all that non-japan loves had to look forward to was  “NU’EST schedule- empty” because Pledis is shit. All we had was everyone calling NU’EST flop nugus saying they should disband. All we had was mistreatment and zero promotion for their 2016 albums when Pledis finally released them from Japan.

All we had was comebacks getting cut-short because of bad sales and music shows cutting NU’EST performances bc they weren’t “famous” enough. All we had was Music shows giving them the lowest quality mics and equipment and never uploading their performances onto their Youtube channels but managed to upload the more famous groups.

All we had was 10 months of waiting after Canvas, wondering if NU’EST will ever come back again and when. All we had was Instagram updates keeping us alive. All we had was the whole kpop fandom roasting NU’EST alive when they went on pd101 calling them cheaters. All we had was seeing NU’EST members, even the ones who never cried once in 5 yrs (Baekho) break down.

All we had was the members look straight at the fucking camera on produce 101, and admit that they failed and that their disbandment was near. Let me tell you on that die I fucking wanted to die right then when I found their reality. How many fans get to hear that?? Their idol, loves of their life, the group who you would be dead without, look so defeated and say right to your fucking face it’s over for him and your ultimate group of 5 years is almost disbanding because their company screwed them over like NO OTHER. Don’t underestimate what we’ve been through.

We had to sacrifice Minhyun in order to gain new fans. He had to tear himself away from his family in order to save NU’EST. I just . .  i need new loves, pd101 stans and everyone to really understand the importance of NU’ESTs come back and all this activity.

I want you all to know I feel overwhelmed right now with all this NU’EST activity. I want you to know how I feel. I want you to know this isn’t normal what NU’EST is going through, this is what you would call a miracle. I want you to know that the member did this all on their own, and everything single activity they have now is so fucking important. I need to know the reason why NU’ESTs thankfulness to fans might seem even excessive at times. Because they know how it’s like to have almost nothing so every single fan and every success (even small) means everything to them.

Originally posted by hello-yeri

Thank you to old loves who stayed and thank you to new loves who joined. Without NU’EST my life would not be worth living and I would have nothing. I need you to know I am so bloody thankful for anybody who supports these 5 talented people.

From the bottom of my heart thank you so much.

im so stressed out exo has things NON STOP day after day hour after hour…….. three more members’ teasers, SMTOWN in japan (2 days), digital release of the album, release of the MV, a VAPP only 2hrs after that, then on the next day, physical release of the album, eating vapp, then music show performances……………. my hair? gone. healthy sleeping schedules? dead. my heart rate? high.

  • FIND YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM. What I mean by this is find a group of people that will catch you when you fall. Or a people. It really doesn’t matter how many there are or where they’re from. They can be your studio mates, professors you really click with, other people in your year, whatever. Hell, tumblr alone has roughly a million music majors. Just find people who will support you, because you will need it.
  • ALSO FIND PEOPLE WHO WILL BE HONEST WITH YOU. Hopefully, these two groups will overlap. It’s incredibly important to find people who won’t just tell you how great you are. You need people who can tell you what to work on, as well.
  • PLAY IN MASTER CLASSES. Jesus H. Christ, play in master classes. You will hate it. It will probably one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of your life. But if you can play in front of a large group of your peers (particularly the ones that play your instrument), you can play in front of anyone. Seriously. Trust me on this.
  • TAKE EVERY PERFORMANCE OPPROTUNITY YOU CAN. Literally the best way to get better at performing is to do it a lot. After you do it enough, you’ll figure out a system or a ritual or something to calm the nerves. Just remember- no one wants you to fail. Everyone in the audience wants you to do well. Nobody is out there just waiting for you to mess up. They are there to support you. They will love you even if you screw up. We’re musicians- it’s what we do.
  • GO TO CONCERTS. Go to master classes that aren’t necessarily for your instrument. Go to lectures. Learn things. That’s why you went to college.
  • ONE BAD PERFORMANCE DOES NOT DEFINE YOU. Neither does one bad practice session, or lesson, or jury. What matters is how you bounce back. You auditioned and got accepted into your major for a reason. You can do it. I promise.
  • FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, SLEEP. Drink water. Eat real people food. Take care of yourself. Do not be like me and go to rehearsals on the brink of death. Your health> just about anything. Take it from the girl who went to a rehearsal while her ears were full of fluid and ended up with a double ear infection that kept her out of classes for a week and a half.
  • TALK TO PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF YOUR STUDIO. For that matter, try to talk to people outside of the music department/school. Otherwise you’ll forget that there is life outside of the practice rooms. I understand social anxiety, so if talking to people in person is too difficult for you, try talking to people on tumblr or other social media sites.
  • LISTEN TO MUSIC OTHER THAN WHAT IS ASSIGNED TO YOU. Seriously. You will grow to hate JS Bach. Listen to music that makes you happy and reminds you why you loved music in the first place.
  • PRACTICE AURAL SKILLS. Every. Single. Fucking. Day. Again, do not be like me. Do not try to cram the night before the test. It does not work.
  • PRACTICE IS MORE THAN JUST PLAYING. Record yourself. Listen to professional recordings. Sing your part. Meditate on your part. RECORD YOURSELF. It’s amazing what you’ll hear.
  • MUSIC IS HARD. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise (which they will try to do, believe me). But you’re also in this field because you love it. Remember that.
  • YES, GEN EDS ARE STUPID. Yes, you have to take them anyway. Accept this and grumble about it to your friends.
  • DON’T BE A DICK. Seriously. You never know when you’ll run into these people again. The music world is very, very small. If you’re nasty to someone, it will probably end up biting you in the ass.
  • I LOVE YOU. So do a lot of people. If you ever need to vent or cry on someone’s shoulder I am 100000000% here for you. I believe in you! 

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