Soprano and the Alto Clef

My name is Sam, and I am a Soprano One as well as a violist.
I am always the butt of the music jokes.

thepianoblog:

gonewiththegershwind:

bellafibs:

/screams

that octave glissando…

Is that Martha Argerich

I thought it might be Hamelin

"Classical musicians can’t be attractive."

gottabeaviolist:

whatshouldwecallpiccolo:

Excuse

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you

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can’t

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hear 

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you

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how

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hot 

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classical

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musicians

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are

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I

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THINK

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YOU

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FORGOT

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FEW

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PEOPLE

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Just took my Music Theory placement test. I finished most of the first page, maybe half of the second page, wrote “Sorry,” on the third page and walked out.

foxbeneaththewillow:

So I was looking at this booklet/CD set thing an old band director gave me. It’s a “history of music” type thing. For the most part, it’s pretty good information and would be a nice introductory material for a music appreciation course or something.

Then I got to this page…

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Seems pretty legit, right??? But wait…

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wft is this shit? seriously? THAT IS NOT A “BASS CLARINET” IT IS A SOPRANO SAXOPHONE WHAT THE HELL

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wait wait aRE THOSE TIMPANI MAdE OF WOOD OR SOME SHIT???

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is… is that from a drum set??!??? ugh…

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ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!! THAT IS NOT A FUCKING TUBA YOU IGNORANT FERRET

and what about the fucking “contrabassoon”? NO. NO. THAT IS A GOD DAMN BASS FLUTE YOU INSUFFERABLE TOMATO

This is ridiculous. Who the hell let this through to be published?! What absolute spleen weasel of an editor was drinking vodka and turtle piss when this came to their desk?

I’M LAUGHING VERY HARD BUT I’M ALSO VERY UPSET

laurennoelle4:

The non-music majors hate us…

emmanuelgoestodinosaurland:

Being a clarinet performance major can be pretty hard

When someone doesn’t stop showing off

sad-life-of-a-musician:

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My Tuning and SOund

sad-life-of-a-musician:

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The worst part about being in a dorm room with communal bathrooms is not being able to practice and warm up in the shower because people.

I often ask myself:

imbellm:

What would be of thyself if thou didn’t study music? 
The world may never know. 

I always get a little anxious when asked  ”so what are you majoring in/studying?” Music is something that can be studied outside of school and I really admire those who successfully do so. But if it weren’t for a public school education I would have never been exposed to classical music. If it weren’t for my six grade jazz solo I would had never heard of Chet Baker or Bill Evans. If it weren’t for having a music education I wouldn’t be who I am today.

I’m not a perfect human being, but quite frankly, I really like who I am today. 

I hate that question too. They go from excited to my attending college to, “Oh… music? What are you going to do with that?
If I had a dollar for every time somebody said I should choose something more “practical,” I’d have payed my loans off already. BUT what if everybody listened to those people? A whole generation? A whole generation of music LOST. Music is culture, part of the very fabric of society and how we convey our growth and our losses and our experiences and to lose music from a generation because we aren’t being “practical” would be ultimately devastating to our culture- our theaters, our films, our radio, our education systems.

And that is not only what I tell myself when I start to doubt my choice to pursue this passion, but it’s something I wish so desperately that said people could understand. Not to mention the double standard- “You got a sports scholarship? Well aren’t you talented! Go for it!” versus “Oh, a music scholarship. Good luck making a living.”

Both are even forms of entertainment, so where are our priorities?

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