~Instrument Astrology~
posted 2 days ago + 7 notes
Anonymous → hi im a female harpist and i have problems meeting with other musicians... most people think i am arrogant and snobbish just because i play harp. i desperately want people to like me!! also they act hurt when i say i dont need help with moving my harp, because its very valuable and i dont want anyone else to touch it in such a critical moment. how do i get people not to think im arrogant right away? xo

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 :)

posted 2 days ago + 15 notes
Anonymous → I've been playing the flute since 7th grade. I'm a 9th grade freshman and I play better than the seniors who've been playing much longer that I have. I sit 1st chair and I have a natural vibrato (it's extremely difficult to not play vibrato for me). Band changed my life. My flute is my bestfriend. It may sound silly, but I love my flute so much, I named her Majesty and she means the world to me. Music is my life and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Just a random say-so ♡

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.

posted 3 days ago + 34 notes
Anonymous → My band director loves one of the bassoon players so much that he's allowing the guy to march recorder next season

So surely your show is tribal ritual themed and he’s the obligatory sacrifice, yes?

posted 3 days ago + 3 notes
Anonymous → So here is my dilemma. I play: Violin Bb, alto, bass, and contralto Clarinet Tenor and Bari sax Oboe ??????? So which one should I choose when the instruments are stereotyped, because it's spread across everywhere? Also I'm my own personality category

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

posted 4 days ago
geronimoisturizeme → dokidokistarfish reminded me of this- so this guy moved from Puerto Rico and started going to school. His flute was supposed to come in the mail. we're all like alright man that's cool. and it comes. and it's a recorder... and now the flutes go in a practice room during class and he leaves when it gets too loud like?? we're flutes do you know what that means??? i'm p sure no one even tells him when concerts are though bc he doesn't play anything ever


posted 5 days ago + 88 notes

My band director refers to trombones as “instruments of mass destruction”.


posted 5 days ago + 26 notes
dokidokistarfish → In 7th grade we had a guy who didn't know what to play so he brought his recorder and insisted it was a band instrument and refused to play anything else. The director couldn't get him to pick a real instrument for about a half-hour. Long story short, he play flute terribly now.

You let him in the band room with that abomination? How dare he dishonor a place so holy to the ensemble?

posted 6 days ago
Anonymous → most people are probably asking you compatibility questions here because you can't ask questions on the other blog

I’m aware of the problem and I’d totally fix that immediately but I’m not the admin that runs that blog. :(

posted 6 days ago + 3 notes
sp1cymay0 → A while ago I asked you guys on the other blog whether a relationship with a female cellist (meee) and male percussionist would ever work out. I just wanted to tell you that it worked out perfectly and thanks sooo much for giving me hope :)

Aw yay. :) I’m so happy for you.

posted 1 week ago + 53 notes

Today I bought a book of Frozen sheet music for Ukulele because who wouldn’t want to sing Let it Go with a ukulele.

#Why does it exist #what does it want from us #it was two dollars cheaper than the piano book and #i'm poor