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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allthecymballadies:

When my dad marched Spirit, they never had stands. They always carried the drums. In 1988, one of his friends, Matt, created retractable legs so they could safely put the drums down without scratching anything. 

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mumfordandsonsblog:

Mumford & Sons perform a slightly… different version of “Winter Winds” for BBC Radio 2’s The Radcliffe and Maconie Show on 26th November 2009. Enjoy!

ebharmony:

DCI World & Open Class Drum Finishes

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ridykulous:

I’d like to play the fruit

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prbuick11:

synthesis-music:

White Rose euphonium, by Paul Riggett.

Photographed at Musikmesse 2011.

I…I kinda have a mighty need

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paulsrockinpagoda:

presidentobarna:

leaf-jelly:

131-di:

illogicalhumanoid:

brickiestsurgeon:

131-di:

the contrabass saxophone is such an absurd instrument

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talk dirty to me

Have ya’ll seen the double contrabass flute before???

reblogging my own post because what in the fuck

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i give you the contrabass tuba. Why is it real. I dont know.

Know what’s even better?

HYPERBASS FLUTE

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my counter:

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piccolo trombone 

(via shaigirl-1)

choirjokes:

So if sopranos get basses, and tenors get sopranos, what do altos get?

Cats. Lots of Cats. 

Submitted by anonymous

(via a-high-school-seniors-band-blog)

roman-numerals:

professor-van-helsing:

digg:

This pizza place has a very good idea

yes yes yes

The owner, a 28-year Army vet, will even help students with their assignments “to the extent that I can.”

NO, NO, I’M NOT CRYING.

(via yer-a-blizzard-harreh)

vincentvanghoul:

waitingwanderlust:

majoras-windwaker:

So I cut it with a flat one instead.

i bet a lot of people reblog this and don’t understand it

even if you don’t know a lot about instruments you can use context clues to get the joke
so I think most people who reblog it are in fact getting the joke

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