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January 27 2016

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tobinlaughing:

hergeekiness:

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justamerplwithabox:

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officialdeadparrot:

grellholmes:

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gunslingerannie:

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dean-and-his-pie:

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musicalmelody:

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:

[stifled giggling]

[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

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

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which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

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that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit

Pyrozod’s tags for this were too hilarious not to share

I haven’t been in band for years but this made me laugh so hard

I haven’t seen this post in ages and I’m dying of laughter

I didn’t think it could get better after The Foghorn Tuba Story, but it did. It got better. Bless you, MusicTumblr.

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riotbreaker:

felt like sardonyx

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nikutai:

ワープ

- インベカヲリ★ Inbe Kawori

January 26 2016

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as-warm-as-choco:

Before the computing era, ILM was the master of oil matte painting, making audiences believe that some of the sets in the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogy were real when they weren’t. They were the work of geniuses like Chris Evans, Michael Pangrazio, Frank Ordaz, Harrison Ellenshaw and Ralph McQuarrie Forever thank you, to their handmade art and the work of their colleagues, that made us dream of impossible worlds and fantastic places across Earth and the Universe.

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There are more background paintings on this article, featuring comments by the masters/artists themselves ! 

Some of the following pieces were made by other artists 2:

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just–space:

NGC 6302- The Butterfly Nebula

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spaceexplorationphotography:

The Homunculus Nebula, a star on the brink of going supernova

Source: https://imgur.com/KECKB

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stealky:

Blank Eyed Girl - Adventure Time

January 25 2016

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rejamart:

In my game Princess is obsessed with the sheep cushion.

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marshmellobunny64:

tfw when your clarinet is too powerful

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positivedoodles:

[drawing of a white cat, with a light pink bow on its head, saying “You are enough.” in a light pink speech bubble.]

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January 24 2016

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cynicalsanchez:

from one space man to another….. farewell Bowie ⚡️

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saint-vhs:

『 未知の領域  』

January 23 2016

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kyraneko:

madnessmadness:

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comrade-potoooooooo:

gifsboom:

Lighting Some Leaves On Fire.

by Noerdy

WHAT THE FUCK NAPALM SHIT IS THIS

Hey kids, let’s learn about organic decay!

You see, when organic matter such leaves breaks down, it produces a whole variety of primary and secondary products. Some of those products are innocuous, but quite a number of them are very volatile. And as we all know, volatility is what would make a pile of leaves burst aflame like that.

In the case of leaves and wood, when it decays, two of the biggest primary components are formed as water is separated – gaseous oxygen, and gaseous hydrogen. There’s a number of catalyst processes that cause it to occur (heating is amongst the biggest), which can be harnessed to our advantage —or as demonstrated here— disadvantage.

Hydrogen has an energy density of close to 4 times that of jet fuel (Jet A, 141.86MJ/kg vs. 42.8MJ/kg), and as such, is incredibly volatile. Add a spark and some oxygen, and well…

I wonder if this was ever used as an ancient war tactic?

Added to the tactical lexicon of my planned fantasy epic.

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