Vespertine Formations

This is a music/education themed blog ran by The Man Octave (themanoctave.tumblr.com).

I'm a Senior at Ball State University studying Instrumental/General Music Education, with a primary on trumpet. My musical passions primarily lie in worship, jazz, folk, and chamber music. You can also view my online teaching portfolio by clicking the world icon below.

This blog will serve as a place to express my thoughts and share my love of music throughout my endeavors as a musician. Mostly, you'll just see pictures of instruments, but I like to post education related and personal things about music/education as well. My OC will typically be tagged with #personal. Enjoy!
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  • Friend: hey
  • Me: *currently playing an instrument*
  • Me: *raises eyebrows in acknowledgment*

bachtothefugue:

rest in peace?

no no no, rest in pieces

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(via csharp-melodicminor)

instrumentastrology:

Music major aka YOU HAVE TO TAKE THESE THIRTEEN 0 CREDIT CLASSES OH BUT YOU BETTER PRACTICE. FOOD? NAH. STARVE FOR YOUR ART. SLEEP? SLEEP IS FOR THE DEAD.

mitchellekwan:

My orchestration textbook just referred to the oboe as “spicy”

Well, I wouldn’t disagree

(via gestopft)

leadingtone:

from The Orchestra and Its Instruments, 1917.

(via tumorsandmusic)

tacobell-cutie:

Oh,

How I love the sights, the sounds and the people.

Yet how I hate the sights, the sounds and the people.

Adjust to the form you moron.

(via whatsaeuphonium)

doublebassist:

huehuehuehue

doublebassist:

huehuehuehue

(via dennisbrain)

  • My history teacher: your homework comes before your band and flags
  • Me: HA
  • Other flag girls: HA
  • Entire band: HA
  • Band director: HAHAHAHAHAHA *makes practice longer*

oboesapien:

laffign:

oboesapien:

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Whyyyyyyyyyyyy. Why such a large jump down…… Its just gonna sound like an oboe exploding.

image excuse you this is from Mozart’s oboe quartet and I’m telling you my oboe has long exploded

Try this on for size. Barret Grand Study No. 12 image

(via tumorsandmusic)