Happy 2nd birthday, blog!
This was recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia in an experiment where all the members of the orchestra would swap instruments with each other and attempt to play them to the best of their ability.
favorite things about this
- literally all the brass starts to get the hang of it and then the crescendos happen and everyone is like JUST. BLOW RLY HARD.
- the strings are lazy but also the same. like u can tell a lot of the ppl w/ the stringed instruments may already basically know how to play stringed instruments. like there’s definitely a section at the beginning where you hear a good portion going “oh yeah this is like. a smaller/bigger version of what i do.”
- all you hear of any woodwinds is just “pffffttt??? pFFFTTTT???? PFFFFFTTTT I SAID PFFFFTTTT!!!!!” bc woodwinds are HARD and you hear after like the first crescendo half of them just give up. they give up. they’re done. curse this it tastes weird and my lips hurt.
- that trumpet. that person is TRYING man they GOT this. they may not have figured out notes but they figured out LOUD and they GOT this.
I JUST DIED
I SEARCHED THIS POST FOR AGES OH MY GOD
The brass band I am playing in have the coolest t-shirt EVER!!!!
You’ll know when you’re kissing a Horn player, THAT’S for sure.
"How do you know when you’re kissing a Horn player?… WHERE HE PUTS HIS HANDS"
Music major aka YOU HAVE TO TAKE THESE THIRTEEN 0 CREDIT CLASSES OH BUT YOU BETTER PRACTICE. FOOD? NAH. STARVE FOR YOUR ART. SLEEP? SLEEP IS FOR THE DEAD.
It’s possible, and if you’re just doing it for fun then you might as well grab a beginner book (like they’d use in a elementary/middle school setting) and teach yourself. Lots of people would disagree with me on this, but I really don’t see any harm in self learning an instrument for your own recreation.
But if you ever decide to play seriously, you’re going to have accidental bad habits from being self taught that you’ll have to unlearn. So, be ready for that.
Instruments I play well:
instruments I am mediocre at:
-piano (required course. I have to pass a piano proficiency exam next year)
instruments I picked up yesterday:
-AThen I’m the one-trick pony of the group, I can only play trombone. -Jon
Possibly, but not for another week or two. I just moved into college and my ukulele is at home (wasn’t sure I’d have room for it, but I do). So when I go home Friday, I’ll bring it back with me. :)
Yeah I feel this.
My personal weakness lies in brass instruments. I want to play everything, but then I’m like “nah man. Brass.”
Brass is amazing and sounds fantastic, don’t misunderstand, but the embouchures are just so darned uncomfortable to me that I’ll probably never touch them after I don’t have to.
You’re never ever too old to start learning an instrument. Heck, I’m 18 too and I picked up viola a few months ago.
But bassoon is a TOUGH instrument, I’ll warn you. You should only go through with it if you’re really serious about learning it. Double reeds are difficult and frustrating. But if it’s something you really want to do, then do it. Otherwise you’ll regret it for the rest of your life.
The worst that could happen by trying it is that you won’t like it and you’ll quit. Which is better than regretting not trying it.