1. musictheoryaugmented said: LOL, that glass horse sculpting gif is basically what I do with reed pliers when the Duco Cement comes out way too fast (except I end up with a pile of sadness and broken dreams instead of a horse).

    AMEN (and oops did I post that not to my personal blog, f u ck)

     
  2. stop-hammerkind:

    srsfunny:

    Glass Blower: Sculpting A Horse From Molten Glass

    WHAT

    (via roseille)

     
  3. stuckinashowwhereiamplayingme:

    twobassoonists:

    mozart “contraforte” oboe concerto

    what a stupid instrument

    He’s a friend of mine. 

    PLEASE LET HIM KNOW THAT HE’S A TRUE HERO
     
     
  4. mozart “contraforte” oboe concerto

    what a stupid instrument

     
     

  5. concerto4art-and-education said: Set your metronome on and wait it until it drives you to practice. Literally.

    this is beautiful thank you ilu

     

  6. help how do I not be a massively unmotivated piece of shit musician

     

  7. help how do I not be a massively unmotivated piece of shit musician

     

    1. Turn ons: double reed instruments played with great intonation
     

  8. theneverendingoptimistic said: Um so I'm in HS and I am gonna try out for symphonic band in about a month. Do you have any opinions on what piece I should perform? Which scales?

    It’s good to know all scales, but start with B flat, C, A, A flat. I don’t know what kind of band teacher you have, but depending on the teacher you might want to also practice the less easy scales like B natural, so on, if they like to be tricky in auditions.

    You can get a lot of good audition material out of the etudes section (the back-ish) of J. Weissenborn books. The Telemann concerto is also fun. If you’re up for a challenge, any of the Vivaldi are great to play and you can get away with slower tempi if you wish to.

    You might have to sightread in your audition, so start going through parts of your etude book(s) that you’ve not practiced before, just to get used to reading new material.

    and of course, always practice with a metronome to internalize the tempo of what you’re working on, it helps with confidence and such.

    Good luck, I really hope you get in!

     

  9. garbagebagvevo:

    When you’re sightreading a piece and suddenly it gets 10x harder

    image

    (via oboeangst)

     

  10. Making a mistake in a performance, but pretending like nothing happened

     

  11. thescorpionandthefox:

    twobassoonists:

    ARE ANY OF YOU FROM THE CLEVELAND AREA AND KNOW WHERE TO GET DUCO, MINE DRIED UP AND I NEED REEDS

    Nowhere in the area sells Duco that I can find. But I’ve found that Loctite’s Vinyl, Fabric, & Plastic Flexible Adhesive works if you need something and don’t have time to…

    okay cool, does it take like 30-40 to dry?

     

  12. URGENT

    ARE ANY OF YOU FROM THE CLEVELAND AREA AND KNOW WHERE TO GET DUCO, MINE DRIED UP AND I NEED REEDS

     

  13. After choosing to be a music major