The Chopin Piano Concerti:

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The soloist:

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The Orchestra:

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paulsrockinpagoda:

presidentobarna:

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131-di:

illogicalhumanoid:

brickiestsurgeon:

131-di:

the contrabass saxophone is such an absurd instrument

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talk dirty to me

Have ya’ll seen the double contrabass flute before???

reblogging my own post because what in the fuck

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i give you the contrabass tuba. Why is it real. I dont know.

Know what’s even better?

HYPERBASS FLUTE

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my counter:

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piccolo trombone 

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bea-way:

3D Sculptures made of suspending sewing buttons

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The naked female body is treated so weirdly in society. It’s like people are constantly begging to see it, but once they do, someone’s a hoe.

Lena Horne (via africantea)

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Thoughts

I’m currently sitting down at a bar celebrating a hard practice session with vodka Cranberries.

The last couple of days have been tough but rewarding. There a lot of things that Gary has said that just blows my mind.

The one that I’m choosing to share is during another bassists lesson. He talked about how our sound is the only part of our playing that it is truly ours. Every bassist could play the same bass and each one would sound different because we are all different and we all look for a different sound.

Then he said this: “Love your sound”.

And it just hit me. Why do we even bother playing if we don’t love the sound of our instrument, not just the double bass but every instrument. He talked about how he felt empty if he went a day without feeling the sound of his instrument and I think anyone who really truly love their instrument feels this way. It made sense to me why I feel gross on days that I don’t pick up my instrument.

Because I’m missing my sound, I miss the part of me that makes me who I am, who makes Christie, Christie!


What a mind blowing concept. So tonight when I practiced I wrote on a piece of paper three things:

Love your sound
GO SLOW
Feel the pitches (that’s another story)

And I got frustrated. I did get angry. It was a hard practice session but by the end of it I was loving my own sound. For the first time ever I was loving the double bass fully. I was in charge of my instrument, for once it was not in charge of me. I was enjoying what I was creating. I was creating not just music, but a part of my soul.

So followers I leave you with this: Love your sound. Love what you do.

Love you all ❤️

aureat:

I just want someone who will kiss me when I’m mad and lets me cry in front of them and buys me pizza and watches scary movies with me and holds my hand real tight even if it’s sweaty and thinks I’m beautiful no matter what I look like and lets me steal their sweaters so I can sleep with their smell on my skin and who laughs at the same things I do and just never lets me go, no matter how hard I try to push them away.

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How to break up with someone: Give them a sock and tell them they are a free elf now.

garbagebagvevo:

When you’re sightreading a piece and suddenly it gets 10x harder

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saxysopralto:

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solarmetronome:

I hope there’s a lot of overlap between the Mean Girls and classical music fandom. 

TumbleOn)

“oh my god karen you can’t just ask people why they’re violists”
“FOUR FOR YOU GLENN GOULD YOU GO GLENN GOULD”
“is reed shavings a carb”

“Cage stop trying to make *4’33* happen. It’s not going to happen!”

“what’s your bow made of?”
“your mom’s chesthair!!”

"Why should Mozart just get to stomp around like a giant while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? Salieri is just as cute as Mozart, right? Salieri is just as smart as Mozart, people totally like Salieri just as much as they like Mozart, and when did it become okay for one person to be the boss of everybody? Because that’s not what Vienna is about! We should totally just STAB MOZART!"

saxysopralto:

moltovivace:

givemetrills:

mahleriana:

accidentallydomesticated:

solarmetronome:

I hope there’s a lot of overlap between the Mean Girls and classical music fandom. 

“oh my god karen you can’t just ask people why they’re violists”

“FOUR FOR YOU GLENN GOULD YOU GO GLENN GOULD”

“is reed shavings a carb”

“Cage stop trying to make *4’33* happen. It’s not going to happen!”

“what’s your bow made of?”

“your mom’s chesthair!!”

"Why should Mozart just get to stomp around like a giant while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? Salieri is just as cute as Mozart, right? Salieri is just as smart as Mozart, people totally like Salieri just as much as they like Mozart, and when did it become okay for one person to be the boss of everybody? Because that’s not what Vienna is about! We should totally just STAB MOZART!"

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symphomaniak:

Love these!

For more on violins or just cool music pictures click here

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musician a: dude I never practice
musician b: HAH I bet I practice less than you
musician c: guys please I haven't practiced in months
me: fuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyou

The head of a company survived 9/11 because
His son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.

One of them
Missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.

One’s
Car wouldn’t start.

One couldn’t
Get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before.
He got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..

Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
All the little things that annoy me,
I think to myself,

This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment

micdotcom:

9 brilliant contemporary composers who prove classical music isn’t dead 

We’re actually living in a classical revolution. Now more than ever, brilliant classical composers the likes of which we haven’t seen in years are emerging and becoming dominant in the music world. Contemporary classical composers show a bravery and nerve that many pop stars would avoid. From taking on Anna Nicole Smith to the Palestine Liberation Front, these nine contemporary composers show that classical music is as vibrant and relevant as ever.

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Very cool read

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When you play badly and someone pretends to love it