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Offline mjames

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Instruments you can't believe people dedicate their time to...
« on: November 07, 2017, 01:03:05 AM »
Yeah yeah I know music is subjective but COME ON, haven't you ever thought: "why the *** would you be a percussionist?"Not even once?!

Thread can be about hating any instrument really (even piano!), for me it's obviously percussion. It's such a sh*t set of instruments lol.

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Re: Instruments you can't believe people dedicate their time to...
«Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 01:39:22 AM »
Glockenspiel is lovely though. I use them in almost all of my orchestration class assignment.

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Re: Instruments you can't believe people dedicate their time to...
«Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 02:07:09 AM »
I hate the sound of violins so how anyone would want to play one is beyond me...

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Re: Instruments you can't believe people dedicate their time to...
«Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 03:26:19 AM »
KIDS LEARNING THOSE VIOLINS.



For my fav buddy Outin.

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Re: Instruments you can't believe people dedicate their time to...
«Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 04:00:01 AM »
KIDS LEARNING THOSE VIOLINS.



For my fav buddy Outin.

You didn't think I'd fall for that, did you?

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Re: Instruments you can't believe people dedicate their time to...
«Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 05:01:02 AM »

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Offline j_tour

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Re: Instruments you can't believe people dedicate their time to...
«Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 05:12:03 AM »
Violin.  Sounds like a goddamned cat being skinned.

Cellos.  Fine, if you're some kind of pervert.

Marimbas.  Just die, already.

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Re: Instruments you can't believe people dedicate their time to...
«Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 12:49:56 PM »
Drums... So percussive, noisy and not the slightest bit melodic...

Awful...

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Re: Instruments you can't believe people dedicate their time to...
«Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 09:29:57 PM »
I'm trying and I can't come up with anything. I have no hostile feelings towards any musical instrument nor folks who learn them, even slapping consenting fat people's bellies as an instrument. I like sound, period. (that doesn't make all sound music, but I do enjoy sounds of all kinds)

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Re: Instruments you can't believe people dedicate their time to...
«Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 12:06:32 AM »
To some extent ensemble instruments, like some percussion and lower pitched instruments.  What do you do when there's no ensemble anywhere on the horizon?  Even if you really wanted to, how much are you going to practice a supporting part or the instrument?  If you add in limited repertoire for that instrument too?  Although that could be an opportunity for someone to developer that instrument's repertoire....
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: Instruments you can't believe people dedicate their time to...
«Reply #10 on: November 08, 2017, 12:36:59 AM »
I'm trying and I can't come up with anything. I have no hostile feelings towards any musical instrument nor folks who learn them, even slapping consenting fat people's bellies as an instrument. I like sound, period. (that doesn't make all sound music, but I do enjoy sounds of all kinds)

Here you go Derek, enjoy ;D.


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Re: Instruments you can't believe people dedicate their time to...
«Reply #11 on: November 08, 2017, 09:02:30 AM »
These instruments are also nutritious.



Don't think there is an instrument I can say I plain dislike. 
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Re: Instruments you can't believe people dedicate their time to...
«Reply #12 on: November 09, 2017, 12:34:39 AM »
Or dealing with a shitty instrument.  Not a situation when you can't afford something, but when someone decides to make an instrument themselves and it's crappy, while they could actually just buy a standard instrument that's superior.
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: Instruments you can't believe people dedicate their time to...
«Reply #13 on: November 09, 2017, 12:44:19 AM »
To some extent ensemble instruments, like some percussion and lower pitched instruments.  What do you do when there's no ensemble anywhere on the horizon?  Even if you really wanted to, how much are you going to practice a supporting part or the instrument? 

How much?  Uh, every single day of my life. 

To play in a good ensemble, I need the skills to match my peers. 
Tim