trying to fit in. .. alternatively, you have a neck attachment put into the side of the pegbox. you have to adapt your playing style and it kills your neck after a while, but it's g feels fitting in funny poor guy
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#9 - kaliburnevs (03/17/2014) [-]
alternatively, you have a neck attachment put into the side of the pegbox. you have to adapt your playing style and it kills your neck after a while, but it's good for playing standing on stage, cause you can move if necessary without stopping. or you get a cobra cello like the one below, which is ******* expensive.
User avatar #37 to #9 - shashashanasha (03/18/2014) [-]
That cello is ******* ridiculous. If it's going to have that many strings (giving it a low pitch) and it's going to be played standing up, it's just a ******* bass.
#88 to #37 - instantcoffee (03/18/2014) [-]
It actually looks to me like an electric Viol da Gamba (a sort of Baroque Cello)

Thought you'd want to know
#39 to #37 - kaliburnevs (03/18/2014) [-]
It's one string added below ( a Low F) and one above (a High E). also, because of the size and bridge placement it sounds as a cello not a bass. a bass has a vastly different sound and is usually at least two octaves lower than a cello at any given moment. It is ******* ridiculous though, I give you that. but a good ridiculous. a **** I WANT THAT ridiculous.
User avatar #42 to #39 - shashashanasha (03/18/2014) [-]
A cello's lowest note is C. A bass' is E, only 5 whole steps down. They are almost never more than an octave difference in range, very rarely anywhere near two octaves. But yes, I'll admit, that cello is pretty badass.
#45 to #42 - kaliburnevs (03/18/2014) [-]
most of the time a cello has more range in common with a viola and violin than a bass.
#44 to #42 - kaliburnevs (03/18/2014) [-]
I refer you to the fact that a bass is transposing - they sound an octave below they are written so it's the E over an ocatve lower than the cellos low C. also, almost no orchestral cello parts go that low consistently - I played a piece about a week ago that was in treble clef throughout - so on average cello parts are significantly higher than a bass part.
User avatar #47 to #44 - shashashanasha (03/18/2014) [-]
I guess you're right, and I don't want to drag this out, so I'm just going to leave it at this- the cello's lowest note is C, which is played- the exact same pitch- on the bass' second lowest string, second finger. I'm not in a very advanced orchestra and so most of the time the cello and bass parts are exactly the same with only an octave's difference, so I guess I'm not an expert on this. I do realize cellos go consistently higher than their low C, I'm just going by my intermediate orchestra. Good day sir.
#49 to #47 - kaliburnevs (03/18/2014) [-]
I suppose I was being pedantic and looking back on my pre philharmonic days it was pretty much just doubling in octaves. I feel I may have been coming across as agressive and I apologise. I'm in full stress mode over my dissertation right now we shall leave it at this. 6 string cello = awesome. good day to you sir.
#21 to #9 - berkut (03/17/2014) [-]
Mmmm... Yes.
#40 to #21 - kaliburnevs (03/18/2014) [-]
take any screenshot of Yo Yo Ma playing, zoom in on his face. Instant feels.
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#10 - pappathethird (03/17/2014) [-]
A true legend
User avatar #34 to #10 - hellboundstrength (03/18/2014) [-]
he looks like a non-wheelchair bound retarded stephen hawking
User avatar #36 to #10 - thepandaking (03/18/2014) [-]
I always loved him in his movies, and I loved his writing too, what's with all of the scandal, do you know anything about that? I still don't know whether the claims are believable or not.
User avatar #18 to #10 - mikoli (03/17/2014) [-]
a true child rapist legend
joking though he might be
User avatar #19 to #10 - jokexplain ONLINE (03/17/2014) [-]
louis ck of yesteryear
#31 to #10 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
Said Woody Allen to his lawyer.
#48 - lancasthor (03/18/2014) [-]
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User avatar #54 to #48 - baconhero (03/18/2014) [-]
Damn, that sucks. At least it wasn't a bigger bass. Looks like it's only bass one, but it's still ~15 pounds.
User avatar #63 to #48 - brenton (03/18/2014) [-]
I cringed for the bass drum. Those are expensive instruments.
User avatar #70 - thebritishguy (03/18/2014) [-]
I was wondering what napolean dynamite was doing these days
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User avatar #16 - ghettokings ONLINE (03/17/2014) [-]
Related because cellos 2CELLOS - Smells Like Teen Spirit [LIVE VIDEO]
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#3 - thepastryistrue (03/17/2014) [-]
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you, The Great Woody Allen!
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you, The Great Woody Allen!
#11 to #7 - kanatana (03/17/2014) [-]
**kanatana rolled a random image posted in comment #12 at What the fuck is this. ** You have an interesting array of reaction gifs.
#13 to #11 - thepastryistrue (03/17/2014) [-]
I try my very best.
I try my very best.
#14 to #13 - kanatana (03/17/2014) [-]
Never been a Woody Allen fan, but here's Olivia Munn eating hot dogs dangling from strings.
Never been a Woody Allen fan, but here's Olivia Munn eating hot dogs dangling from strings.
User avatar #27 to #14 - wimwam (03/17/2014) [-]
Fellow non Woody Allen fan. You just made this thread much more interesting
Not that I dislike him, I just don't think I've seen anything he is in
User avatar #59 to #14 - catburglarpenis (03/18/2014) [-]
Good lord you deserve more thumbs.
User avatar #60 to #59 - kanatana (03/18/2014) [-]
It's all good.

To be honest, I didn't even think of a "woody" pun until just now, so I'll put that one in the vault for safe keeping lol.
#74 - megaflak ONLINE (03/18/2014) [-]
Cello master race
Cello master race
#77 to #74 - firereadyaim (03/18/2014) [-]
violins and violas can suck our dicks, brother
User avatar #87 to #77 - demd (03/18/2014) [-]
What about bass? No?

#91 to #87 - firereadyaim (03/18/2014) [-]
ok fiiiiine bass can suck our dicks too
User avatar #20 - nibbero (03/17/2014) [-]
Glorious Choir master race!
User avatar #50 to #20 - ruukes (03/18/2014) [-]
#93 to #50 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
Brian? Is that you?
User avatar #58 to #20 - bakakinji (03/18/2014) [-]
#90 to #20 - John Cena (03/18/2014) [-]
just so you know when anonymous the word bass was censored and i thought you guys were calling yourselves **** cause it fit the amount of letters being censored.
User avatar #23 to #20 - skeptical (03/17/2014) [-]
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User avatar #22 to #20 - bloodrider (03/17/2014) [-]
Agreed my fellow singer, what section are you? i am a bass.
User avatar #25 to #22 - nibbero (03/17/2014) [-]
I'm also a Bass.
User avatar #29 to #25 - bloodrider (03/17/2014) [-]
I greet you with open arms brother!
#41 to #29 - bloodyxbody (03/18/2014) [-]
Bass master race my friends.
User avatar #51 to #41 - nibbero (03/18/2014) [-]
Bass cleft is Best cleft.
User avatar #55 to #51 - hlgrindstaff (03/18/2014) [-]
* Clef
User avatar #56 - hlgrindstaff (03/18/2014) [-]
Why in the name of everything that is good in this world would you march actual french horns instead of mellophones, and put them in the back, with the flutes? What the hell were they thinking?
User avatar #61 to #56 - EllieMuffin (03/18/2014) [-]
There are a lot more bad marching bands than good ones. I feel your pain.
User avatar #62 to #61 - hlgrindstaff (03/18/2014) [-]
How could a band director let that happen though? Seriously.
This is bothering me a lot more than it should.
User avatar #64 to #62 - EllieMuffin (03/18/2014) [-]
Probably some sort of lack of funding for mellophones. That's my best guess. They couldn't be so unaware that they would use normal french horns regardless, right? ...Right?
User avatar #65 to #64 - hlgrindstaff (03/18/2014) [-]
But... with the flutes... in the back? They're imposing on masterful tuba land.
User avatar #67 to #56 - AvatarAirBender (03/18/2014) [-]
Why would you march a snare on a shoulder strap? The whole band is messed up.
User avatar #68 to #67 - hlgrindstaff (03/18/2014) [-]
I was thinking it looked weird too but god knows there's so many different percussion playing styles. Plus I'm a sexy saxophone so I don't know **** about percussion.
User avatar #69 to #68 - AvatarAirBender (03/18/2014) [-]
I didn't play percussion either. Its an old style of harness, just really hard to march with. Its meant for older marching styles were percussion was literally there for the people that couldn't see the drum major. Not like now where percussion is like the heart of all marching bands. All of our percussionists us the over shoulder carbon fibre harness mounts. ******* expensive. I marched B flat and Bass Clarinets.

User avatar #71 to #69 - hlgrindstaff (03/18/2014) [-]
I think that's what we do too. Also I love bass clarinet. I sit beside them in concert band. One of them is a massive retard though. He thinks he can play every instrument and his embouchure is so hard that his tone shakes. It's awful.
User avatar #72 to #71 - AvatarAirBender (03/18/2014) [-]
Bass clarinet is very picky with the embouchure. If you are too hard it sounds like its having a stroke, or it sounds like a didgeridoo.

It is my all time favorite instrument. I wish I had the 15 grand to drop on a basic one. Its a hard instrument to march (reed wise) too. Nothing compared to tubas and mellos obviously. I loved it when the pack of flutes would complain about standing at attention for long periods of time. The brass would have a field day on that if they complained...
User avatar #73 to #72 - hlgrindstaff (03/18/2014) [-]
He tries so hard to play as loud as possible to make sure everyone can hear him and it's so bad. He thinks that after MPA (which is wednesday) he's gonna switch over to tenor sax which is what I play in that particular class, my main is alto sax but I'm the only tenor in there and I ******* love it but he has another ******* thing coming.

I think that flutes can complain more than Bb clarinets do. Flutes at least have to keep their arm at a parallel and clarinets are like light as air. We have contra tubas instead of sousaphones, which I personally prefer, but I'm sure that **** is hardcore.
User avatar #78 to #73 - AvatarAirBender (03/18/2014) [-]
That sucks, the bass clarinet is usually always heard even if its played quietly. It vibrates everything for gods sake. I was the section leader for 2 years for the Bb's (and the saxes). If they ever complained about holding a 2 pound clarinet I made them do push ups. The only thing I complained about is the 1/4 indent in my thumb after holding the clarinet for so long.

We also had brand new contras, we only used the sousaphones for football games and sillyness. And a thing we called "Tuba Cheer". Its basically trombone suicides but with sousaphones.
User avatar #79 to #78 - hlgrindstaff (03/18/2014) [-]
Holy **** I love you. I never sat down during marching season, ever. It pisses me off when people bitch and complain about it 24/7, cause they knew damn well what they were getting into. I got alto sax section leader and marching captain this past year, hot damn was it nice. I didn't have to do drill at band camp whatsoever. I just watched over everyone and helped out when I needed to like the drum majors. Feels so so so good man
User avatar #80 to #79 - AvatarAirBender (03/18/2014) [-]
Basically all we had were players, section leaders, and then the drum major(s). We were allowed to discipline how we wanted. We were allowed to not participate in the drill blocks and just watch our sections. I LOVED our drill competitions. It was basically Simon says but with drill commands. It was awesome being the last one standing. I loved marching band.

We had an instructor who used to tell us to run the track until HE pukes. So yeah, we ran a ******* .
User avatar #82 to #80 - hlgrindstaff (03/18/2014) [-]
We had those too. Unfortunately I had to judge and couldn't be in it. But that sounds awesome. We had players, section leaders, brass captain, woodwind captain, marching captain, drum majors, and then some college students or above were staff members that came by for band camp.
User avatar #85 to #82 - bluemage (03/18/2014) [-]
I played susaphone and tuba, and marching with them was fun, especially when we did horn movements, and being low brass section leader it did piss me off when flutes whined about holding their instruments
User avatar #75 to #56 - Zyklone (03/18/2014) [-]
i like you for no reason
User avatar #76 to #75 - hlgrindstaff (03/18/2014) [-]
I like you for so many reasons
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User avatar #17 - trollofhalo (03/17/2014) [-]
Vote for Pedro
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User avatar #57 to #53 - PopcornViking ONLINE (03/18/2014) [-]
youre not even black
User avatar #86 - invshika (03/18/2014) [-]
too bad he's a child molester
#84 - mrfartypants (03/18/2014) [-]
**mrfartypants rolled a random image posted in comment #2 at Can't argue with that ** thats me every day
User avatar #81 - AlanbalMIT (03/18/2014) [-]
which movie is this?
User avatar #89 to #81 - theodordronen (03/18/2014) [-]
I believe this is Take the money and run, his first directed feature. Very highly reccomended
User avatar #92 to #89 - AlanbalMIT (03/18/2014) [-]
Thanks, I've already watch it but I couldn't remember which one was .
#38 - thebeatlesfan (03/18/2014) [-]
We actually played at a parade with my high school orchestra a few years ago. It wasn't the most graceful marching music ensemble but nobody died...
User avatar #30 - charpmike (03/18/2014) [-]
am I the only one who thought he was moving backwards instead of everyone else moving forward?
User avatar #12 - darksideofthebeast (03/17/2014) [-]
This is too ******* good.
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