Category: self reblog kinda

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sera-wohldmann:

classical-carp:

what if a double bass is just three violins in a trench coat?

Like we’d be caught dead sounding like that.

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tuba-holy-spirit:

classical-carp:

op’s literally a trumpet player but go off i guess

first of all, how DARE

you’re literally the Holy Spirit of a tuba but go off i guess

tchaikovsgay: 20furiousbluebirds: classical-c…

tchaikovsgay:

20furiousbluebirds:

classical-carp:

ok, i don’t think i’ve ever related to a tweet more in my life

Semi-seriously, this is the problem with cultural elitism- not just that it shuts out works outside of its accepted canon, but it diminishes works within them. Because a lot of classical songs are good songs- but you’re not meant to listen to them as “good songs”. You’re meant to listen to them as the Greatest Works Ever Made By Human Hands That Can Only Be Understood By The Greatest Of Geniuses.
 And they don’t reach that standard.
No work of art ever made is, was, or ever will be as good as we claim classical music is, so when they are merely very good it’s a disappointment.
And with them Great Intellectual Works, we just assume we’re too dumb to get it. And no-one likes to feel stupid, so we just go with they’re elitist boring songs and that’s why we haven’t come to peace with our place in the universe after listening to Moonlight Sonata

If classical music was shown to us as just music, songs we might like or dislike just like any other, it probably wouldn’t have the stigma as boring. People who don’t like them just wouldn’t like them. But they’ve not been seen as music to just listen to in centuries. It’s no wonder no-one likes music you aren’t allow to listen to without completing a history exam to prove you deserve it.

And what makes that even worse is the fact that a lot of classical music (ie Mozart) literally was the pop music of the time. It was written to be accessible to the average listener, super easy to consume. I just hate that it’s become a mark of cultural elitism

so I play the cello and my friend plays the tr…

so I play the cello and my friend plays the trombone. We were playing a duet, and he kept messing up a specific area, so we played it really slow and he still kept screwing up. I wound up giving him shit about it and he kept apologizing. We were playing a cello duet. Later, he explained that during long runs he couldn't figure out where to breath, so he just didn't. i felt bad

aww, i did something similar to that to one of my friends in band, aha. its weird to think about breath management when you don’t need to.

stories like these make me grateful that i’m a string player

antidisestablishmentarianism-ftw: whatshouldw…

antidisestablishmentarianism-ftw:

whatshouldwecallconservatory:

meow-vvow:

classical-carp:

ok, i don’t think i’ve ever related to a tweet more in my life

Okay, but Tchaikovsky had the biggest bass anyone could ever HOPE for. Tchaikovsky went FUCKING HARD. “Hmm, this music isn’t poppin enough, what should I do? Ah, yes, FUCKING CANNONS BITCH”

Alright buddy you inspired me to create the CLASSICAL BIG BASS POWER RANKINGS

10. Mahler 6th Symphony

9. Beethoven 5th

8. Brahms 4th 

7. Brahms double concerto

6. Shostakovich 5th Symphony

5. Chopin piano concerto 1

4. Prokofiev piano concerto 2

3. Prokofiev Sinfonia concertante 

2. Mahler 5th symphony 

1. Tchaikovsky 5th symphony 

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Prokofiev Dance of the Knights (Romeo and Juliet)

LIszt Totentanz

Just… Scriabin… and Shosty… and Tchaik…

honestly I know SO many powerful classical pieces

20furiousbluebirds: classical-carp:ok, i don’…

20furiousbluebirds:

classical-carp:

ok, i don’t think i’ve ever related to a tweet more in my life

Semi-seriously, this is the problem with cultural elitism- not just that it shuts out works outside of its accepted canon, but it diminishes works within them. Because a lot of classical songs are good songs- but you’re not meant to listen to them as “good songs”. You’re meant to listen to them as the Greatest Works Ever Made By Human Hands That Can Only Be Understood By The Greatest Of Geniuses.
 And they don’t reach that standard.
No work of art ever made is, was, or ever will be as good as we claim classical music is, so when they are merely very good it’s a disappointment.
And with them Great Intellectual Works, we just assume we’re too dumb to get it. And no-one likes to feel stupid, so we just go with they’re elitist boring songs and that’s why we haven’t come to peace with our place in the universe after listening to Moonlight Sonata

If classical music was shown to us as just music, songs we might like or dislike just like any other, it probably wouldn’t have the stigma as boring. People who don’t like them just wouldn’t like them. But they’ve not been seen as music to just listen to in centuries. It’s no wonder no-one likes music you aren’t allow to listen to without completing a history exam to prove you deserve it.

cigsandchanel: classical-carp: ok, i don’t th…

cigsandchanel:

classical-carp:

ok, i don’t think i’ve ever related to a tweet more in my life

The final movement of Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony gives me fucking life. If you don’t feel the same, you’re wrong.

whatshouldwecallconservatory: meow-vvow: cla…

whatshouldwecallconservatory:

meow-vvow:

classical-carp:

ok, i don’t think i’ve ever related to a tweet more in my life

Okay, but Tchaikovsky had the biggest bass anyone could ever HOPE for. Tchaikovsky went FUCKING HARD. “Hmm, this music isn’t poppin enough, what should I do? Ah, yes, FUCKING CANNONS BITCH”

Alright buddy you inspired me to create the CLASSICAL BIG BASS POWER RANKINGS

10. Mahler 6th Symphony

9. Beethoven 5th

8. Brahms 4th 

7. Brahms double concerto

6. Shostakovich 5th Symphony

5. Chopin piano concerto 1

4. Prokofiev piano concerto 2

3. Prokofiev Sinfonia concertante 

2. Mahler 5th symphony 

1. Tchaikovsky 5th symphony 

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moe-m:

Netflix and chill..?

Verdi and revolt.

Wagner and immolation.

Schoenberg and adultery.

Holst and astronomy.

Satie and embryology.

Bizet and betrayal.

Chopin and cry.

Berg and waltz.

Beethoven and rage.

Mozart and beer.

Bach and mopeds.

Ravel and wrestle.

Rachmaninoff and cemetery.

Shostakovich and roulette.

Albinoni and burial.

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melodramaticsoprano:

datmeebs:

cello-official:

sopranofuckboy:

classical-carp:

instrument moral alignment chart

#piccolo should also be chaotic evil

you fool. i have never met a piccolo player who had genuinely bad intentions and blasted loud notes at people for no reason, unlike the whole trumpet section, 

Since when are cellos considered evil????

I feel like Tuba should be in there with chaotic neutral because I sure as shit walked around with my sousaphone in high school just playing In The Hall Of The Mountain King but otherwise had fun going BWAHHHH during whole notes in class proper.

As far as voice types go:

soprano: chaotic neutral (not a read, I’m one of you so chill)

Mezzo: neutral good

Contralto: lawful neutral

Tenor: chaotic evil

Baritone: true neutral

Bass: lawful good