And I do mean everyone.
Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it”
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect.
To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.
I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…
Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.
The lengths we go for music.
Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.
One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”
And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:
[reeeeeeally deep breath]
[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]
The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.
In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”
FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.
This is the best band post
Everyone else go home
I’m laughing so hard.
Let me say this. I have played all sorts of instruments but I Still can barely read music but this STILL made me die laughing.
miss-life-debater asked: So we were both at the mad t party today and that's super cool
O.o….I wasn’t at T today…I was at home and work. My pass doesn’t let me back in till Monday.
Mad T Party fandom is fine and all, but I am legitimately upset and embarrassed by the people that dress up and wait against the stage.
If you don’t mind my asking, why upset and embarrassed? most of those people who ‘dress up’ actually put a lot of hard work into those silly costumes. It might not be your thing, by why blast them for doing something they love and something a lot of people can’t do?
I can’t make a costume like that, fuck, I can barely mend my own clothes these days. It’s obvious they love MTP, and they put effort into the way they look - so why be bothered by it?
Does it in any way, shape, or form effect you and your experience at MTP? Is something about them dressing up gong to change your enjoyment at watching the show? If they feel comfortable being in costume - all the more power to them.
I’ve seen some quality cosplayers go through hell and high water for their craft - so these guys get props. And if they want to be by the stage, fine. Let them do their thing and don’t put them on blast on the internet.
y’know, you’ve gone and made a big assumption there which happens to be incorrect. not everyone who’s put in the effort to make a MTP costume is in the fandom, some of them just really like the show and have zero interest in the fandom.
there’s also a broad spectrum of participation within the fandom from those who just like the naming/movie background headcanons, to reading and viewing fic/art, to making those fics & art, and even getting into MTP cosplay.
so, the fans in the pretty costume there aren’t trying to represent you in any way at T. likewise you don’t represent them or the fandom as a whole at T or online.
unless i’m making an incorrect assumption as well and you just can’t stand the blending of materials. we can’t all be fabric purists sticking to an ancient code of law - winter is upon us and the people out there need to keep warm! cotton, polyester, pleather, feather down - mix as necessary. and the stage lighting helps warm you up tremendously! and you’re probably wearing blends in your clothing as well, so really you can’t judge others for doing it.
ps if anyone happen to know who made those costumes if they’re on tumblr drop me a note? i’d love to see better photos of how they turned out.
Well OP, if you have a problem with cosplayers showing up at T, you best stay away from our group. Y’know, because you’re so upset and embarrassed by us.
The OP makes it sound like cosplay is something weird and shameful that T fans invented. There’s nothing new or shocking about the existence of cosplay. It’s a thing. It’s BEEN a thing. It existed before T, and it will continue to exist after T.
And I think it’s great that people who possess costuming skills can have an outlet to show off their creativity. I WISH I could have those kinds of skills because I’ve always wanted to cosplay March Hare. D:
I’m with above reply. I only WISH I could be cool enough to be able to make my own costumes. I’ve tried and failed miserably before.
OP is embarrassed of cosplay? Why? What is the harm it’s doing to OP? Is it that big of a problem that other people have talents they can put to use to further their enjoyment of the experience? I would totally cosplay a female ches!
OP dont be embarrassed for us, because of us or by us. There is no shame in loving to do something and taking it further to enjoy it even more.
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