06. June 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: I ♥♥♥ This!, Videos

by trombonists from all over the world. Really. Just watch and listen …

Here’s the info below the video on YouTube:

Download free sheet music at www.trombones.jp/ , pick up your trombone and play it for Japan! Please tell trombone players around you about this video and trombone lovers from all over the world will support the people of Tohoku-Area in Japan!

Thanks, Nancy Moser, for bringing this to my attention!

06. June 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Read Online

This a documentary about how Johann Sebastian Bach basically changed music back then and turned it into what modern music today is. To anyone to disagrees to my POV of Bach, then you’re dumb. Even though I got a great great on it, I still hate making it.

That was a the description below a video that was obviously made by a student. I’m sure the second “great” was supposed to be “grade”. But this honestly did cause me to laugh out loud. I haven’t a clue how old this student is, but he must be older than 16 since he says “I started playing piano when I was 16.” Hmm.

… yes, I do plan on watching his video at some point, just to see if I’m dumb. First, though, I have to watch the Giants game!

06. June 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: TangoTime™

06. June 2011 · 2 comments · Categories: Quotes

The bassoon is a character actor, like the William H Macy of the orchestra.

-Benjamin Kamins

(I had to close my eyes … the visuals bugged me. This isn’t entirely my cuppa, but some of you might love it!)

06. June 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: FBQD

proof of [name here] being a band geek “you’re x-ray looks like an oboe!” haha

06. June 2011 · 3 comments · Categories: Videos

Just learn the song!

Below is Django Bates talking about his piece “Pedal Tones” and more …

06. June 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

A lady from church pretty much gave me an oboe this morning. She said if I learn how to play it, its mine :). #win

I never go to the opera. I can admit this now. Seeing as I’m on a desert island I can actually say that I never go to the opera. I go there and I feel very uncomfy. I just feel like it’s not my world.

The singer, who has appeared with English National Opera, also describes how he used to take a pillow so he could sleep through performances he was told to watch as part of his training at the Royal Opera House.

In a further explanation of why he performs but never watches the genre, he says: “When I’m up there doing it that’s my world, that’s what I really enjoy, but sitting in the audience and watching it I’m bored stiff; I have to say I really am. I can sit at home and listen to it on record and really appreciate the classic singers, but when I go there it’s just not my world.

The quote is by Alfie Boe. I performed with him when we did bohème, and at the time he was Alf Boe. I hadn’t a clue he felt that way about opera, but then I rarely talked to him. I just remember him being a pretty nice guy, and I remember his frustration in the studio when his voice wasn’t behaving (he had to return later to redo his portion of the recording). Who knew he hated opera, eh?

Yeah, I’m just a tad disappointed. But oh well. Not everyone likes his or her job, right? Some even dislike the job yet still do good work. I think. So why should an opera singer have to like his? I guess.

06. June 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

Hadamovsky – Quartett

Oboe:
Christoph Hartmann, Isaac Duarte

Englischhorn:
Martin Frutiger

Fagott:
Matthias Racz