HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!
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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:
[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
which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,
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.
More like Julius Fuckit
Holy crap. With 24 fortes you might as well just fly a jet through the auditorium.
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Source: swimminindaprivilegeThis is completely missing the point of medievalpoc.
Which is…what? Compiling random photos with no context and complaining when journals with rigorous standards won’t publish their glorified internet collage…This is reminding me a bit too much of a job I had a couple of decades ago. (5th grade teacher) I had a lot of kids in my class who had Native American family members or ancestry and when the curriculum turned out to include much biased and inaccurate (and racist) materials, I contacted a Native American publishing group that offered more balanced alternative material. (Including a novel to read that was historically and culturally accurate and respectful of all the characters instead of describing the Indian characters as “savages” and “grotesque”. My sharing of this information was greeted with discomfort, anger, and rolled eyes, and comments like “this is too much work to redo all this”, “Why do you care?”, etc. I guess inclusion and respect are just too much work for some folks. It is work, but it is important work and I am glad you help provide information and links for teachers.
Apparently historical accuracy is too much work, even for a classroom environment…..sigh.
Thanks for sharing your story, because I think it really illustrates concetely how teaching 5th graders racism in a classroom is common, and wanting to provide a better education that doesn’t perpetuate racist views is somehow eyeroll-worthy.
Thanks for trying to give these kids something better.
The analysis reveals that young people view their identities as complex, contradictory and diverse, and demonstrate a reflexive awareness of their own sense of self as a phenomenon which is personally constructed, continually revised and displayed to others.
The study highlights the importance of role models, and how individuals understand their own identities, more strongly than previous studies of young people and the media.
It suggests that the media functions as a resource young people use to conceptualise and formulate their present identities, as well as articulate possible future selves."
Young People, Identity, and the Media; Fatima Awan. PhD research project, 2007. Abstract.
What this means is what we can see in this image:
Everyone deserves to be able to envision themselves clearly, in fantasies and escapism, in the past, the present, and the future.
Medievalpoc articles tagged “representation”.
Friendly reminder that anti-cheating is pro-slut shaming (◕‿◕✿)
I would actually kind of disagree with this. ‘Cheating’ implies you’re doing something behind your partner’s back. Any healthy relationship, whether it’s monogamous, poly, ‘open’ or otherwise would ideally be discussed very early on in the relationship to make sure everyone is on the same page and knows what to expect. If it is an open relationship, where everyone involved knows that it’s an open relationship, it’s not called ‘cheating’.
That’s called a hi5.
I’ve been in open relationships before. And I’ve been in monogamous relationships before. But I have never cheated on my partner. And I’ve never strung along someone that expected something of me that I could not give them to avoid unpleasant surprises later.
I’ve never heard a bigger turn-off line than the time a man said to me ‘my girlfriend doesn’t know I’m with you’. And just assumed my amenability to open relationships meant I wouldn’t mind the duplicity of a man sneaking around behind another woman’s back.
Cheating has nothing to do with slut-shaming or even sex at all. And everything to do with betraying trust.
I agree with the above commentary 100%. The problem with cheating isn’t the sex part, it’s the part where you violate the trust of someone you’re supposed to love. And trust is everything to a relationship.
My own story time is that I’m pretty open, generally. I wouldn’t put myself “officially” in the poly community (I hear you guys have amazing hats), but I firmly believe that love is not a finite resource and that there’s nothing wrong with being in an intimate relationship with more than one person. However, when the girl I was on a date with waited until the end of the date to admit that she had a boyfriend and was just bi-curious?
No. Fuck no. Be up front with me or get the fuck away from me. Because if someone starts off hiding shit from you, it’s certainly not going to end there.
Also, OP is being offensive to promiscuous people by implying that their relationships must necessarily or will necessarily contain a certain amount of deception. Fuck that noise.Source:
- don’t ever feel bad for asking me to tag a trigger
- i do not care what the trigger is
- i will tag it for you
- you have legitimate reasons to be triggered by it
- and i am not one to question those reasons
- so just send me an ask
- anonymous if you’re scared
- and i will tag it all the time in future
- your wellbeing is worth twenty extra seconds of my time at least
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WHENEVER YOU SEE THIS POST ON YOUR DASH, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND WRITE ONE SENTENCE FOR YOUR CURRENT PROJECT.
Just one sentence. Stop blogging for one minute and write a single sentence. It could be dialogue, it could be a nice description of scenery, it could be a metaphor, I don’t care. The point is, do it. Then, when you finish, you can get back to blogging.
If this gets viral, you might just have your novel finished by next Tuesday.
OH MY FUCKING GOD THIS ACTUALLY GOT ME WRITING. Everyone just keep reblogging this for me forever, ok? Ok.
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