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[–]Cantbeat10 3360 points3361 points  (72 children)

Choir

[–]XxF1RExX Discord Server Booster 1922 points1923 points  (63 children)

Gangster's paradise choir

[–]BrownTruk 1350 points1351 points  (53 children)

AAAAAAAAAAAA

[–]000BennyBoi000 485 points486 points  (39 children)

as i walk in the shadow of the valley of death i take a look at my life AND REALIZE THERES NOTHING LEFT

[–]JustMiniBanana_2 377 points378 points  (32 children)

But that's just perfect for an Amish like me You know, I shun fancy things like electricity At 4:30 in the mornin' I'm milkin' cows

[–]slowest_hour 265 points266 points  (27 children)

Jebediah feeds the chickens and Jacob plows, fool!

[–]furretcanwalk 213 points214 points  (26 children)

And I've been milkin' and plowin' so long that
Even Ezekiel thinks that my mind is gone

[–]whiteandnerdy117Professional Dumbass 174 points175 points  (25 children)

I'm a man of the land, I'm into discipline, I got a Bible in my hand and a beard on my chin

[–]angryboxes 144 points145 points  (24 children)

But if I finish all of my chores and you finish thine Then tonight we're gonna party like it's 1699

[–]furretcanwalk 121 points122 points  (20 children)

We been spending most our lives
Livin' in an Amish paradise
I churned butter once or twice
Livin' in an Amish paradise
It's hard work and sacrifice
Livin' in an Amish paradise
We sell quilts at discount price
Livin' in an Amish paradise

[–]THE_LANDLAWD 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Cause I've been blastin' and laughin' so long that..

eevuhmumama thinks that my mind is gone!

[–]Xrmby27 5 points6 points  (0 children)

But I ain't never crossed a man that didn't deserve it, Me be treated like a punk, you know that's unheard of

[–]-wow_ 124 points125 points  (0 children)

Can confirm, very accurate

[–]yandi19900iwrestledabeartwice 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I can hear this..

[–]DunkityDunk 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Duel of fates intensifies

[–]TheFireCoreYT 4054 points4055 points  (177 children)

As a drummer, yes.

[–]justredditingbruh 1979 points1980 points  (83 children)

Thats easy bro just get a big ass kick

[–]Brangur 690 points691 points  (65 children)

Or a timpani. IDK though I was in woodwinds

[–]Real_Cup_o_Joe 283 points284 points  (58 children)

Timpani could work, don’t know why I didn’t think of that

[–]Alone-Monk 196 points197 points  (53 children)

GONGGG

I don't actually know if that will work I am a pianist/violinist lol

[–]MistaTigger 74 points75 points  (49 children)

timpani is closer to a BONGGG to me, but close enough

[–]Alone-Monk 59 points60 points  (45 children)

I was thinking of a Gong, like the instrument.

[–]TheGreenGobblrLives in a Van Down by the River 44 points45 points  (10 children)

a gong wouldnt work as well for that, itd be more of a cymbal

[–]Ihavealpacas 30 points31 points  (7 children)

To properly hit a gong you gotta warm that shit up first.

[–]AsmMans 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Why don’t we just use an anvil or a brake drum

[–]boot2skull 14 points15 points  (31 children)

In orchestra, do percussionists play drums and gongs? And by drums, we're typically talking only timpani right?

[–]KnilAdlez 25 points26 points  (19 children)

Percussionists in orchestras will play whatever the music piece calls for. Often timpani, bells, snare drum, and cymbals, but nothing is off limits

[–]submasters 18 points19 points  (5 children)

I’ve played a slapstick, a mustard bottle, a rain stick, a door, my own body, the list goes on.

[–]GundoSkimmer 16 points17 points  (11 children)

I like the "nothing is off limits" bit while mentioning the only 4 instruments I ever saw written into concert pieces and the only damn things we played.

And about once a year, a glorious piece of music would come that indeed required a triangle to be struck likely once, and boy howdy did the cymbal player strike that fucker well and good just that once. Or a single chimes moment. Hnnggh that's good stuff

[–]Tetha 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Sometimes, percussionists play CANNONS!

[–]awfullotofocelots 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There are plenty of percussion that can sustain. This is like a middle school version of the band meme when you’re still learning notation and taking turns on snare vs practice pad.

[–]ManateeMan4Identifies as a Cybertruck 282 points283 points  (23 children)

Bonk the bass drum with the bonking pedal

[–]Fishing_National 102 points103 points  (11 children)

drum role like the rest of us

[–]Erico2020 51 points52 points  (9 children)

Know your roll

[–]FanOfVideoGamesmemer 31 points32 points  (5 children)

rolls are usually notated with half notes with the three lines

[–]oppai_senpai 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Get gong. Gong make whole note only

[–]AdeonWriter 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Just hit the drum and keep the stick on it

[–]pleabian1 5905 points5906 points  (78 children)

I just saw a smile face

[–]SirGayvinmemer 3342 points3343 points  (58 children)

The unmusical student be like:

[–]Jrlopez1027memer 2128 points2129 points  (38 children)

Us musical students see the smiley too don’t worry lol

[–]SirGayvinmemer 596 points597 points  (25 children)

Yeah it may be true, but as an unmusical student there is nothing else you see. That's the point.

[–]DiamondPower500memer 228 points229 points  (7 children)

I am a drummer and I first saw the smile.

[–]Penguins-would-help 79 points80 points  (3 children)

musical student

[–]DiamondPower500memer 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I didn't even read the comment I just wanted to continue the thread

[–]hahaha_yes 30 points31 points  (11 children)

i think its a long note

[–]ambulance-kun 28 points29 points  (3 children)

No it's a loooong note

[–]Pryro-Professional Dumbass 16 points17 points  (5 children)

Yes, it's an F for 8 counts

[–]0xVENx0 3 points4 points  (0 children)

well i also see two 4s

[–]JunkratTheJunker 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I actually didn't, but I get that some people totally would.

[–]rifflefan_ 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I legit didn't until the comments pointed it out

[–]zitfarmerBig ol' bacon buttsack 89 points90 points  (2 children)

◎ ‿ ◎

[–]P-JohnThePigeonDirt Is Beautiful 18 points19 points  (0 children)

o ͜ o

[–]jph0317 1312 points1313 points 2 (75 children)

As a French Horn player, I cannot relate. Us French Horns are just lonely.

[–]EnterOriginalUser 423 points424 points  (12 children)

Because they scare me and I hate them

[–]Real_Cup_o_Joe 96 points97 points  (5 children)

Like me with those little people who are really loud and messy

[–]ZeppelinStaaken 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Like me and the rest of Reddit with girls

[–]MaxTyree 60 points61 points  (2 children)

It is a sad world of French Horns

[–]DM-ME-DUCKLING-PICSRageFace Against the Machine 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Yeah :(

[–]ALiteralLetterProfessional Dumbass 44 points45 points  (8 children)

Y’all honestly don’t get enough credit. Some of my favorite songs are my favorite songs because of the French Horns. Keep doing what you do.

[–]dwight-on-the-spriteLives in a Van Down by the River 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I’m the only French horn in my school because they guy who is supposed to be in my section quit. He’ll come back next semester, but he’s so annoying. He has reddit too. If you see this, hi Ellsworth

[–]ApolloAE 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I’m a horn player with a Reddit and my last name is Ellsworth. Creepy lol, I graduated a few years ago though

Edit: I just also remembered that they called me Ellsworth every time instead of my first name which makes it even creepier of a coincidence lol

[–]XxXHowddoXxX 22 points23 points  (10 children)

Yup, I've been the only Horn player in my school bands ever sense I started about 6 years ago.

[–]sleipe 10 points11 points  (8 children)

There were three of us in college my freshman year. I had never felt so seen. Then they both graduated and left me alone, and there was no one else for the rest of my time there. 😢

[–]HybridHusky_ 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Well your always too horny

[–]Odd_Bit_1465 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Horn gang

[–]BenjaminRicard 7 points8 points  (0 children)

French Horns are one of the most beautiful instruments.

[–]tomservohero 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Two girls playing french horn were performing christmas carols on a street corner and it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard. You are appreciated!

[–]S4ndm4n93 6 points7 points  (0 children)

We just get the upbeats with the very rare bitchin' runs

[–]xXPanda_BullyXx 1178 points1179 points  (82 children)

So, did anyone else notice the mouth piece was in the guys mouth?

[–]vibranium-501 459 points460 points  (52 children)

That’s how it’s supposed to be /s

[–]a-plus-15-axe 422 points423 points  (47 children)

I’m a percussionist and even I know that you don’t put the mouthpiece in your mouth. You should be kissing it, not fucking deepthroating it like a lollipop

[–]Norway2342 294 points295 points  (33 children)

I knew a girl who would deadass deepthroat her clarinet in the middle of class lmfao

[–]Alderez 226 points227 points  (23 children)

Well clarinet players are often known to be horny as fuck, or awkward as fuck, but often both.

[–]Norway2342 152 points153 points  (10 children)

Ya she really was weird as hell. Her method of flirting with me was to stab me with a pencil and draw on me and say I was hers. Now that I'm thinking about it, it was kinda hot in a super kinky way, but it was still hella weird

[–]water-makes-me-wet 78 points79 points  (0 children)

well that's kinky

[–]TheOneTonWanton 29 points30 points  (3 children)

Getting your arm drawn on was just part of the boyfriend experience in school IME.

[–]Norway2342 34 points35 points  (1 child)

I'm not really the kind of guy to have a girlfriend so I wouldn't know lmfao. I had a girl legit put her head on my shoulder and I couldn't take the hint

[–]TheOneTonWanton 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Oof, that's rough bud.

[–]NoKenjataimu 12 points13 points  (0 children)

A lesbian wrote her number on my arm in college

Like for platonic reasons, obviously, but she knew damn well what was going on, esp when she said "the pen is dry" and licked it first

Well she was right. The pen is remained dry for a while

[–]chlorinecrownt 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Sounds like she was just ahead of her time, you should look her up

[–]Norway2342 10 points11 points  (0 children)

No I was a piece of trash and participated in bullying her, until she started cutting herself. I can't repair that. I have apologised, but it doesn't do much. Only so much you can do after that. I think she was just lonely at the time.

[–]boot2skull 13 points14 points  (0 children)

A clarinet has a reed, so she would be woodwindy as fuck.

[–]NoKenjataimu 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Can confirm. Fell in love with a clarinet player who always wanted to fuck.

Women. She always wanted to fuck women. She was gay. But at least we became good friends and she held my hand when I admitted my feelings (both drunk)

[–]monkwren 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I dated a couple of clarinet players in college. It was a good call.

[–]Williamts75 4 points5 points  (0 children)

swallow mouthpiece for better toan ok?

[–]bombardonist 30 points31 points  (7 children)

You can take the mouthpiece off and play straight on the leadpipe, sounds like ass tho

[–]thenewtomsawyer 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Dumb things we all did in the brass section for 200.

[–]ewaldstevan 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Well it's called a mouth piece obviously it goes in your mouth. How else are you supposed to play it.

[–]dhejejwj 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Ive played it without the mouthpiece and it only plays high notes lol

[–]zealios_FORTSHITE 499 points500 points  (23 children)

me, who just sees a happy face ◉‿◉

[–]Prestigious_Trick_29 148 points149 points  (22 children)

If you didn’t know it is hold

[–]Hot_Grabba_09 41 points42 points  (15 children)

so you just play them together like it was 8 beats?

[–]legluggageluggashttps://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ 58 points59 points  (7 children)

yes the line between them is a tie which makes it so you don’t stop in between the notes and play it as if it was one long note

[–]SOVIETDADDY1919 159 points160 points  (12 children)

I’m a trombone player and this can either be the easiest thing ever or the hardest thing ever

[–]Jan_Spontan 98 points99 points  (7 children)

The awkward moment you realize that you didn't took enough air as you had the chance to

[–]MisterLegolas 67 points68 points  (3 children)

When you have 4 measures of rest and you don't take in enough air so you sound like a dying goblin at the end of the piece

[–]SOVIETDADDY1919 25 points26 points  (2 children)

That’s so true if you don’t breath properly you sound like either a dying seal or your example a dying goblin

[–]jon-la-blon27 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This is when you learn how to breath while playing, very difficult, but very rewarding

[–]Gemmyfire 144 points145 points  (13 children)

Blast for two whole notes lmao

[–]EnterOriginalUser 79 points80 points  (2 children)

An yes a noise so loud it stays in your ears acros 8 beats

[–]mort96 15 points16 points  (8 children)

We don't know what note it is. Let's just say it's A.

With standard tuning, A is 440Hz.

What you have to do, obviously, is to just play 440Hz with your kick drums for a measure. Assuming 120 BPM, that means you have to play 440Hz for two seconds; just play 880 kick drum hits in that measure, and you'll successfully have played the long note.

[–]Proctor_Gay_Semhouse 7 points8 points  (1 child)

It's 2 measures of 4/4 time. At 120 BPM, that's 4 seconds. So you know, 1760 over 4 seconds, far eclipsing the world record.

Fun fact: that's the number of yards in a mile.

[–]Neat-Flatworm7025 178 points179 points  (34 children)

A pianist couldn't play this, there's no clef...

[–]TurtleFriend14iwrestledabeartwice 85 points86 points  (20 children)

time signature comes after clef so it might just be cropped out

[–]thisissaliva 32 points33 points  (17 children)

How does this help the pianist?

[–]Da_Ace07Professional Dumbass 22 points23 points  (4 children)

There would actually be one in the piece

[–]Luxalpa 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Looks fine to me, just improvise. It's like playing sheet music and it gets really complicated and suddenly in the middle of it you're supposed to turn the pages.

[–]Halocodguy6544 207 points208 points  (22 children)

Guitarists: long bends and breaks whole hand

[–]altnumberfour 58 points59 points  (4 children)

Guitarist: what are those weird lines and circles on that paper

[–]NAJMIHAKIM 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Doesn't need bend use sustainer or ebow

[–]NemoTheLostOne 24 points25 points  (3 children)

*turn the gain up

[–]caerphoto 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Delay pedal on max feedback. Pluck once then go and get a coffee or something.

[–]metalliska 7 points8 points  (0 children)

difficulty: power outage

[–]giantmillipedeinmyaz 281 points282 points  (44 children)

i’m in a band and my drummer always plays in A but everyone else is in F lydian, i just don’t understand him

[–]LostSoulInCurlyFries[S] 215 points216 points  (0 children)

Plot twist: he’s the only one whos playing in the correct key

[–]-Another_Redditor- 47 points48 points  (13 children)

To be honest, drums are the best instruments that can be out of tune with the rest of the band. At least it's not a melodic instrument

[–]CoachOcelot 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Sounds much better when they're in tune with the rest of the band, though.

[–]KMG56789https://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ 49 points50 points  (6 children)

i play music the right way, Do, Ré, Mi, Fá, Sol, Lá, Si, Dó

[–]Bradley797 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Doe ray me far sew la tea

EDiT: ok apparently nobody has watched the sound of music

[–]mr_salsa123 21 points22 points  (5 children)

He probably doesn't understand what a key is,definitely just a guess and not talking from experience as a drummer,haha

[–]w1nt3rmut3 8 points9 points  (3 children)

You play in A minor, your drummer plays in F Lydian, and I’m just over here playing in C major

[–]Taco-Terror 49 points50 points  (5 children)

As a tuba player I am the second picture just my face a lot more red

[–]Jazzmim_999can't meme 157 points158 points  (60 children)

As someone who has no idea how to read music sheets I’m assuming that’s a very low and very long note. Did I get it right?

[–]The_unchosen-one 209 points210 points  (45 children)

It's a long note, but since there's no clef there's no way to tell which note it is, so no ideia if it's low or high. The joke is in it being a long note.

[–]Todd-the-tank-engine 61 points62 points  (24 children)

But it's not really that long...

[–]The_unchosen-one 70 points71 points  (14 children)

It will really depend on the beat duration, and that information is not shown.

[–]AmIajerk1625 22 points23 points  (13 children)

Isn’t it in 4/4?

[–]RealKing5ive 62 points63 points  (12 children)

I think he meant BPM

[–]terriblegrammar 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Are two whole notes difficult to hold? Depends on the context.

220 BPM? No.

20 BPM? Yes

[–]AmIajerk1625 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Oh duh, my bad

[–]bigmac1090 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Agreed. Just circular breathe, no notes are long anymore

[–]ICONOFGIRAFFE 31 points32 points  (4 children)

As someone who has no idea how to read music sheets

Oh, how long have you been playing guitar?

[–]driftingfornow 8 points9 points  (2 children)

In a thread I don’t understand how people find funny, this is a funny comment.

[–]jrWARRIOR11 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Yes it is a long note. Am in band can confirm

[–]placeholder_name69Pauly Shore 42 points43 points  (4 children)

clarinet players: sound of lungs exploding

[–]Yuiskyi 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Violin players: stares off into the void and arms falling asleep

[–]NBSPNBSP 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Violin gang! This is the kind of note that makes you realize that you forgot to rosin your frog and your tip properly.

[–]darkhooman0Identifies as a Cybertruck 22 points23 points  (0 children)

As an trombonist with asthma it's hard

[–]zombear33 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Budum bum tsss.

[–]DADDY_BIG_MAC 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ex percussionist, i can confirm.

[–]I-Suck-At-R6SiegeProfessional Dumbass 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The low brass playing this literally the entire song •_•

[–]EnterOriginalUser 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Finnaly a smart man joke I get

[–]KennyKillsKidsThank you mods, very cool! 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Why does it look like the entire mouthpiece is in his mouth

[–]Adiuui 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He has ascended

[–]a_person17372 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I laughed

[–]O5-Command 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I shit you not, I got a piece of music that was 18 bars of this for a tuba.

[–]Organic-Horror3060 20 points21 points  (48 children)

Wtf is this?

[–]I_Say_Purple 85 points86 points  (23 children)

It’s a music joke only pro musics peple kno

[–]opaque_e 24 points25 points  (22 children)

r/explainlikeimfive

Edit***** I just can’t find the sub

[–]DM-ME-DUCKLING-PICSRageFace Against the Machine 38 points39 points  (6 children)

Ok so there’s beats and they’re parts of a measure, the circles are whole notes and they play for the whole measure. The 2 whole notes are connected by a tie so you just play both notes connected

[–]feed_me_churros 35 points36 points  (9 children)

To simplify further...

It’s a really long note and drummers can’t play really long single notes. Also they can’t read sheet music. Also, they can’t play an instrument.

[–]opaque_e 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Shots fired

[–]theonethatmakes 11 points12 points  (1 child)

To simplify this further, instruments go BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Drums go BUM

[–]Mloxard_CZBreaking EU Laws 5 points6 points  (6 children)

You need to play the note for a while, how would a drummer do that? If they play a note it just stops