TRUMPET ANGST

A daily rant about music-making from the back of the orchestra

rk2012arts:

themaninthegreenshirt:

Mr Charles Mingus

When the trumpets take over the melody

whatshouldwecallclarinet:

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When someone claps between movements

theangryviolinist:

trumpetangst:

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NO. it should be perfectly acceptable to clap in between movements that warrant applause (like obvs there are some places where applause would just suck). every time i see a post like this i want to ride over to the nearest recital and just purposefully clap between every movement of every multi-movement work to express my disdain for this totally stick up a butt practice.

I dislike a LOT of the stick-up-the-butt stuff associated with classical music, but not on this front. I personally think that applause between movements can disrupt the flow of a piece and that pieces should be considered in their entirety, not just as individual movements. Movements often relate to each other and something you hear during a 2nd movement might only make sense once you’ve heard the 4th, sort of like chapters in a book. Clapping for movements that ‘warrant applause’ seems like reviewing a book after every chapter instead of after you’ve finished the whole thing and everything has been explained/rounded up. Some peeps think that it’s silly not to let the audience show their appreciation during and I’m all for people enjoying the music etc buuuut personally I think there’s plenty of time for the audience to appreciate the performers efforts and the music at the end of the piece, when the story is complete. Just my opinion! 

brighterspark24:

I relate to trumpetangst on a spiritual level.

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well great minds think alike! thanks :D

When someone claps between movements

Being showered with praise after a performance

whatshouldwecallclarinet:

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Fortissimo Trombone Entries

trumpetangst:

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I’LL PRACTICE MORE THIS WEEK

gottabeaviolist:

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(Source: bachtothefugue, via oboeangst)

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(Big thanks to Rhys for sending this to me! Check out his blog http://rhys-3-k1ns.tumblr.com)

Out of interest who here has named their instrument?

A little advice to those of you with upcoming auditions

whatshouldwecallclarinet:

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Trying to be friendly to new band members

What I think I look like:

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What I probably look like:

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