I’m hoping this is a given but be sure to always be polite! “Hey, I can help you move your harp.” “I’ve got it. Thank you very much for offering though, it was very nice and I appreciate it nonetheless.” Something of that nature maybe possibly? Musicians often make assumptions about the arrogance of their peers but if you are nice, polite, and don’t cause trouble, they should have an easier time seeing you as a better person :)
Tip: never say you’re better than the seniors, even if you are. It kind of makes you sound full of yourself. Think it in your head, confidence is good. But sometimes they might love music just as much as you, and maybe have to work twice as hard as you. Some people don’t have natural talent.
Also, vibrato is not always a good thing. It is good for solos and long lyrical phrases. It is not good or necessary always. Vibrato is meant to be a flourish. Not an every-time thing, and it’s very very bad when you’re tuning.
Anyway continue to love music. I’m not trying to be mean to you, I’m just trying to give you some tips if you’re going to continue your path to be wonderful.
So surely your show is tribal ritual themed and he’s the obligatory sacrifice, yes?
We’ve received a few asks from people wondering how to determine your primary instrument when concerning stereotypes and lists and such, so I’m going to do my best to answer it. Also, please keep in mind that stereotypes are just that. There is an exception to every rule and not every player of an instrument will necessarily match up to every (or any) stereotype for that instrument.
Some people like me only play the one instrument, so that is their primary by default. Some people play two or three. I know someone who can play at least a dozen. In either of the latter cases, or anywhere in between, I’d say that your primary instrument is the one you’re most comfortable with. Ultimately, your “primary” instrument is up to you to decide. Depending on the musician it could be the one you play most often, like playing the most, or learned to play first. I hope I was able to help clear some things up! - Jon
My band director refers to trombones as “instruments of mass destruction”.
You let him in the band room with that abomination? How dare he dishonor a place so holy to the ensemble?
I’m aware of the problem and I’d totally fix that immediately but I’m not the admin that runs that blog. :(
Aw yay. :) I’m so happy for you.
Today I bought a book of Frozen sheet music for Ukulele because who wouldn’t want to sing Let it Go with a ukulele.