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 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 things as well. My OC will typically be tagged with #personal. Enjoy!
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One of my biggest pet peeves as a musician is when musicians/teachers who don’t play jazz refer to swung eighths as dotted-eighth-sixteenths rather than triplet eighths.

riteofspringrolls:

everyone is all like “studying is stressful!! but classical music helps to relax!! ^__^”

and music majors are just like “………………………………………………….”

Memories of MUHI 330 will haunt me forever

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fororchestra:

If Mozart used Gmail

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sassygayklavierspieler:

Cute music terms to name your children:

  • Viola
  • Harmony
  • Melody
  • Cadence
  • Carol
  • Hymn
  • Celeste
  • Clef
  • Agitato
  • Oboe Player
  • F Sharp
  • Barbaro
  • Plagal
  • Smorzando
  • ii♭ 6-4
  • Canon in inversion and augmentation

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magictransistor:

Gibson Harp Guitars

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It sounded better in the practice room.
Ancient music major proverb (via tumorsandmusic)

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escapetheherd:

abdesignoriginal:

college-campuses:

I saw a few masterposts going around tumblr and decided to make one. A lot of these links are helpful for High School as well! Enjoy and please tell me if you have problems with any link.
Blogs
onlinecounsellingcollege
fyeahcooldormrooms
freshmantips
theprospectblog
Studying
Flashcards
Calculators
Online Ruler
Thinking & Memorizing Tips
Research & Reading Tips
Finals Help Guide
Homework Help
Math Help
Geography Help
Study Playlist
Convert Anything To Anything
Productive Study Break Tips
Pull an All Nighter & Do Well On Your Exam
AP Cram Packets
Writing Help
Free Microsoft Word Equivalent
Writing Software Master post
Cant Remember A Word?
Bibliography Maker
Google Citations 
Social Media Citation Guide
Earn A Cute Picture Of A Kitten For Writing
Writers Block?
Coffee Shop Sounds
Essay Structure Guide
Want To Know Who You Write Like?
Books
Alternatives To Expensive Textbooks
Download Free Books
Download Free Kindle Books
Free Audio Books
Sad/Stressed
Thoughts Room
Panic & Anxiety Masterpost
Guided Relaxation
Stress Relievers
Chill Playlist
Cute Videos
Food
Quick & Easy Snack Recipes
Study Snacks
On The Go Breakfast Recipes
Brownie In A Cup
Miscellaneous
Check The Safety Of Any Website
Download From 8tracks
Is This Website Down For Me Or Everyone?
Self Defense Tips
Upload Anything From Your Smartphone To You Laptop
Chrome Extension Tells You Which Tab Is Playing Music
Prevent Hangovers
Netflix Recommendations 
Becoming An Adult Masterpost
All The Audios You’ve Ever Reblogged
Stream/Watch Free TV/Movies
Never Hit A Dead End With A Broken Link
Downloadable PDF To-Do Lists
Watch Musicals
List Of Universities On Tumblr

WHERE WAS THIS POST LAST SEMESTER WHEN I ACTUALLY NEEDED IT DANG IT

To my scholarly homies


Coulda used this about 4 years ago…

escapetheherd:

abdesignoriginal:

college-campuses:

I saw a few masterposts going around tumblr and decided to make one. A lot of these links are helpful for High School as well! Enjoy and please tell me if you have problems with any link.

Blogs

onlinecounsellingcollege

fyeahcooldormrooms

freshmantips

theprospectblog

Studying

Flashcards

Calculators

Online Ruler

Thinking & Memorizing Tips

Research & Reading Tips

Finals Help Guide

Homework Help

Math Help

Geography Help

Study Playlist

Convert Anything To Anything

Productive Study Break Tips

Pull an All Nighter & Do Well On Your Exam

AP Cram Packets

Writing Help

Free Microsoft Word Equivalent

Writing Software Master post

Cant Remember A Word?

Bibliography Maker

Google Citations 

Social Media Citation Guide

Earn A Cute Picture Of A Kitten For Writing

Writers Block?

Coffee Shop Sounds

Essay Structure Guide

Want To Know Who You Write Like?

Books

Alternatives To Expensive Textbooks

Download Free Books

Download Free Kindle Books

Free Audio Books

Sad/Stressed

Thoughts Room

Panic & Anxiety Masterpost

Guided Relaxation

Stress Relievers

Chill Playlist

Cute Videos

Food

Quick & Easy Snack Recipes

Study Snacks

On The Go Breakfast Recipes

Brownie In A Cup

Miscellaneous

Check The Safety Of Any Website

Download From 8tracks

Is This Website Down For Me Or Everyone?

Self Defense Tips

Upload Anything From Your Smartphone To You Laptop

Chrome Extension Tells You Which Tab Is Playing Music

Prevent Hangovers

Netflix Recommendations 

Becoming An Adult Masterpost

All The Audios You’ve Ever Reblogged

Stream/Watch Free TV/Movies

Never Hit A Dead End With A Broken Link

Downloadable PDF To-Do Lists

Watch Musicals

List Of Universities On Tumblr

WHERE WAS THIS POST LAST SEMESTER WHEN I ACTUALLY NEEDED IT DANG IT

To my scholarly homies

Coulda used this about 4 years ago…

(via shaigirl-1)