so fast forward 6 years and mom still wants me to play cello, we go around town looking for rental cellos and the EXACT OPPOSITE problem arises. Every store has the 3/4 and 2/4 but no full size cellos, so instead I took up violin, and i'm still playing a full year later. (I still don't fully trust anyone who plays flute ether) 2/2
petition to find tumblr user frostygiants a full-size cello
(also- petition to officially name flutes as the most shifty instrument)
Its not the most interesting story but here goes: In 5th grade my mom wanted so badly for me to play cello, but being a kinda shitty middle school orchestra they didn't have one in my smol child size. So instead I tried flute and hated it so much that I didn't make it to the end of year with it (hellish black magic instrument are all that flutes are to me) 1/2
(i’ll comment after part twooo)
Frustrated and still needing to choose an instrument, I angrily threw up my hands and said I could play… the violin, or whatever, Y'know, the orange wood box that sounds kinda cool. My parents tried to persuade me out of it (they knew a bad violin player sounds awful) ("If you HAVE to play a string instrument… about the viola instead?") but I could actually make a sound come out of the violin and I stuck with it. I've been playing now for 6+ years. Once you go violin. you can't go back (2/2)
petition to call flutes “silver tubes” and violins “cool orange boxes.”
I was actually supposed to play the flute! My mom decided that because my brother and I were so good at whistling (it's the only talent I have lmao), she'd have us play the clarinet and the flute, respectively. We went to the music shop to browse n rent the instruments, and… while my bro fit perfectly w/ the clarinet, I couldn't make a single sound come out of that frickign silver tube. Or the clarinet. (1/2)
(gonna comment after part 2)
Hey Carp, do you know any classical pieces with titles or lyrics involving rabbits or hares? Honestly, anything between the years 1200 and 1900'll do. Instrument combo's don't matter. Fuck me up.
honestly the only thing i can think of is Peter (rabbit) and the Wolf
I started out on oboe just because I liked the sound, but I learned flute so I could do marching band. Now I haven't played oboe in years, but I enjoy flute a lot more anyway tbh
that’s interesting honestly, i dunno why but the idea of skill on one band instrument transferring to another is so cool to me.
also- i like both for different reasons but tbh I tend to like the flute more too
Is it bad that I only know how some classical songs sound is because of barbie movies?
psh….that’s wild….can’t relate to that at all…….
I ended up choosing Double Bass because I had a lot of sensitivity to noise when I was younger (anything to high or loud was super overwhelming.) I almost ended up playing cello, which I picked up a few years later. I also started out as a Classical music kid (that was the only option my school had for Bass players,) and I switched to doing more jazz once I reached Junior High
i’ve never thought about sensitivity to noise as motivation for choosing an instrument, but tbh after remembering my screeching when i first got the violin it makes a lot of sense.
also- cool! i’m a big fan of jazz so i envy anyone who can play in jazz band, aha
I chose double bass for two reasons: When I was in fourth grade, I joined a percussion ensemble and fell in love with the low xylophones (or whatever they gave us). In fifth grade, the sixth graders would perform the music concerts (choir band orch) to the whole school. That's when I decided I wanted to be in orchestra over band. Combine loving low sounds and strings, and you get double bass! :3
this is such a nice reason!!! (also i’m impressed they gave fourth graders low xylophones,,,,we played recorders)
and we did those concerts too! eighth graders got to tour elementary schools and play for the fifth graders that were going to ours.
Where are trombonists on the allignement chart?
chaotic neutral, and a top-passing bottom, which is basically chaotic x2