classicalmusicart:

nocherrybombs:

Being a fan of classical music is weird, because you want to tell your friends about the songs you like but it’s always

"Hey check out this new piece of music I just found! And by new, I mean it’s three hundred years old."

Story of my life

(via just-a-musician)

the members of an orchestra

violins I: we're the superstars fuck everyone else its all about us

violins II: why do we always get the boring parts

flutes: we're so lonely

piccolo: lol fk your ears

french horns: and im not even french hONHONHON BAGUETTE

oboes: IM SORRY I TUNED BEFORE I SWEar

violas: evERYONE ALWAYS FKUCING FRORGETS ABOUT US

trumpets: wats 'p'

trombones: wats quiet

bassoons: im so posh but i really just honk like a truck

clarinet: *squeaks*

timpani: EVERYONE LOVES ME BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM

bass clarinet: lol where am i

tuba: *waits for a wagner piece to do something exciting*

harp: im just a more sophisticated piano

piano: FUCK YOU HARP I GET CONCERTOS WRITTEN FOR ME SCREW EVERYTHING WHO NEEDS AN ORCHESTRA WHEN YOU CAN PLAY EVERYTHING ON ME IM THE STAR OF EVERYTIHNG

english horn: im literally only useful for dvorak's 9th like what am even i doing here

basses: semibreves, tied to a semibreve, tied to a minim, tied to a crotchet, oh wait a quaver wow exciting ok back to semibreves

cornets: trumpet wannabe

cymbals: BOOM CRASH CRASH CRASH CRASH IM SRO HAPYP CRASH CRAHS

xylophones: am i meant to be here?

triangles:

bass drum: MY TIME TO SHINE FUCK YOU ALL

little-lucifer-the-rising-demon:

the-leader-in-red:

johncougar:

weirdvvolf:

papauera:

lofticri3s:

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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 FUCK FUCK FUCK??? FUCK. 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 fucking HARD and you hear after like the first crescendo half of them just give up. they give up. they’re done. fuck this it tastes weird and my lips hurt.
  • that trumpet. that person is fucking TRYING man they fucking 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

I JUST LAUGHED MYSELF A SIX PACK

(Source: skypevevo, via soprano-and-the-alto-clef)

johnstacy:

cutesader:

there was a time when I thought Mozart horn concertos were easy

"Young people don’t like playing Mozart because it’s too easy. Old people don’t like playing Mozart because it’s too hard."

(via brahmsandpanties)