Friday, July 25, 2014

leadingtone:

knightsgambit:

fyeahflutes:

swagarolli:

flutes players need to breathe

flute players need to breathe 

flute players need to breathe

fluTe PLAYeRS NEED TO BREAHTE

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no

the soften part is where the flute players begin to die off one by one

It’s called “stagger breathing.” It prevents death.

It gets worse in mvt. 3. :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

bitchcraftandwiggatry:

putting my favorite people in a thing → Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Idris Elba as John Smith
Gina Torres
as Jane Smith

"Your aim’s as bad as your cooking sweetheart…and that’s saying something!"

Brilliant!

nprcodeswitch:


Americans Really Like Jews. Muslims And Atheists? Not So Much




(Image: Courtesy of Pew Research Center)



"The pollsters used a "thermometer" that went up to 100 for respondents to plot just how warmly they felt toward different communities. They deemed a rating of more than 50 as positive, while a rating of less than 50 was deemed negative.
Some of the data points in the survey are intuitive: Respondents from all groups were most positive about folks who shared their particular religious orientation.Perhaps surprisingly, Jews were viewed more warmly than any other group. With a mean rating of 63, they just beat out Catholics at 62 and evangelical Christians at 61 for the top spot.
Others were more complicated. While white evangelicals felt very warmly toward Jews (a rating of 69), the reverse was not true. Jews gave evangelicals a frigid 34. Indeed, the only group who felt less warm toward evangelicals than Jews did were the people who identified as atheists — and the numbers show that the lack of affinity there was quite mutual.”

nprcodeswitch:

Friday, July 18, 2014
Everything has already been said and done. But, then, if this is so, why do we need more poems in the world? I once read a Jane Hirshfield interview where she said something quite wonderful. She essentially said we have to keep writing because it’s every generation’s job to put in the present vernacular poems that are called upon for rites of passage, such as poems read at weddings or funerals. I hadn’t thought of this before. Your ordinary citizen should be able to go to the library and find a poem written in the current vernacular, and the responsibility for every generation of writers is to make this possible. We must, then, rewrite everything that has ever been written in the current vernacular, which is really what the evolution of literature is all about. Nothing new gets said but the vernacular keeps changing. Mary Ruefle (via austinkleon)
Thursday, July 17, 2014
conductorland:

allegro-fastidioso:

So, guys.
Brahms symphonies.
No. 1 in C Minor.
No. 2 in D Major.
No. 3 in F Major.
No. 4 in E Minor.
C, D, F, E.
GUYS.

conductorland:

allegro-fastidioso:

So, guys.

Brahms symphonies.

No. 1 in C Minor.

No. 2 in D Major.

No. 3 in F Major.

No. 4 in E Minor.

C, D, F, E.

GUYS.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A short guide to understanding musicology graduate students

wheninmusicology:

What they say to people who gas on about their accomplishments:

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What they mean:

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Bonus points for use of “gas on.”

Monday, July 7, 2014

In light of the recent uproar of Facebook tweaking users’ feeds to show them customized News Feeds in the name of social experimentation, I’ve (belatedly) realized something - you know that thing when you load Facebook on your computer or phone and you glimpse a news item that piques your interest, only to have the feed instantly shuffle itself to what you’re “supposed” to be seeing, and that news item you wanted is now gone, and you can’t even go looking for it because you didn’t catch the name of whomever posted it?…

…that was basically a fleeting glimpse of The Matrix. Ignore what you saw and go about your business.

An Actual Quote From an Undergraduate Paper! (Guest post)

wheninmusicology:

"The Monk and His Cat is a relaxing piece that brings the listener to a climax in measure twenty-two…"

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(h/t mirthtones)

Yup - new favorite tumblr. (Paging contrefacta…)