When you’re practising and realise someone’s been watching

nomorechorespls said: uvu are we allowed to put in our own "submit confession"

Yes! The “Submit Confessions” page on my blog is for all of my followers to submit there own bass/musical confessions and I will post them! 

Christie 

thechanelmuse:

"People are more used to seeing men who are masters at an instrument than women. When people say, ‘Oh, she plays like a dude,’ it’s usually dudes who are the ones saying it. They’re saying, ‘Oh, she’s as good as us.’ Of course, that’s a stupid statement. It’s totally stereotypical to say, ‘We have an advantage on this, and if anyone else can do it well, it’s only because they’re like us.’ I think more men are starting to learn that this attitude is totally hollow and based in imagination. As more women are involved in music, this kind of thing gets said less and less."

Esperanza Spalding | singer, jazz bassist, and composer

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vedderofficial:

bass intros are the best things in life

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design-is-fine:

John Playford, An Introduction to The Skill of Musick, Bass-Viol, 19th century. Woodcut. England. Source

design-is-fine:

John Playford, An Introduction to The Skill of Musick, Bass-Viol, 19th century. Woodcut. England. Source

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Ask me anything you want anon or not.

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Anonymous said: I want to play Élégie by Fauré on bass but it's not really in range. How do I transpose the key, and what key does it sound good in?

I think it is totally in range. I would just take the cello music and play it the best you can on bass. Try experimenting with taking it up an octave, down an octave, whatever! Try to figure out what feels best for you and what sounds best! 

Also it’s important to remember that when playing pieces composed originally for cello or any instrument you are NOT trying to sound like a cello, your trying to sound like a bass because you play the bass. A bass on a bad day is more beautiful than any cello on a good day. 

As for transposing keys you can do it by hand, I usually use a piano or sing it to myself, or you can input it into finale or any other music notation software and press “transpose”. 

I hope this helps! Good luck! This is an amazing piece! 

Love your sound, 

Christie :) 

malformalady:

Naomi Elishuv had played for a number of orchestras, including Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, but was forced to stop performing professionally two decades ago when she began suffering from a condition called essential tremor. During the procedure which was performed under local anaesthetic, surgeons asked Elishuv to play so her brain was active. The footage shows Elishuv shaking and struggling to play the violin before she is wheeled into surgery. Surgeons are then seen operating on her brain behind a huge plastic curtain. As soon as the procedure is complete, the violinist’s hands become steady, and she is able to play unhindered for the first time in 20 years.

malformalady:

Naomi Elishuv had played for a number of orchestras, including Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, but was forced to stop performing professionally two decades ago when she began suffering from a condition called essential tremor. During the procedure which was performed under local anaesthetic, surgeons asked Elishuv to play so her brain was active. The footage shows Elishuv shaking and struggling to play the violin before she is wheeled into surgery. Surgeons are then seen operating on her brain behind a huge plastic curtain. As soon as the procedure is complete, the violinist’s hands become steady, and she is able to play unhindered for the first time in 20 years.

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If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.

Jack Kornfield (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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Abria Mattina, Wake

aseaofquotes:

Abria Mattina, Wake

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dailyclassicalmusic:

Happy Birthday, Claude Debussy!

Composer: Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

Work: Nuages from Nocturnes (1899)

Performer: Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; conducted by Charles Dutoit

randomslasher:

zenpencils:

SIR KEN ROBINSON: Full body education

I’m fairly certain I’ve never seen one of these comics that didn’t make me cry. 

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When you know you messed up and the conductor looks at you