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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zodiaccity:

Zodiac Aries facts — Aries are huge music loves and tend to like a range of musical genres.

Oh hey imagine that!

zodiaccity:

Zodiac Aries facts — Aries are huge music loves and tend to like a range of musical genres.

Oh hey imagine that!

As arrogant as this might sound, you know you’ve delved too deep into the music world when stuff like this actually starts to bother you.

(via leadingtone)

majoras-windwaker:

So I cut it with a flat one instead.

(via csharp-melodicminor)

Jim Riley (music educator and drummer with Rascal Flatts) gave a lesson hosted by Drumeo on how to create drum grooves that are musical, tasteful, and appropriate for any style of music. I’m not a drummer, but Jim Riley makes a lot of fantastic points about musicality and fitting into the texture of the music you’re performing. I especially recommend this video to performing musicians, songwriters, and music educators.

Don’t forget to download the pdf in the description to follow along with the lesson!

theathleticsloth:

"It’s not a euphonium is an USphonium."

(via dennisbrain)

catcmack:

I sang “eat the sick”…

(via a-horn-in-f)

laurennoelle4:

I just wanna play excerpts all the time.

I would really rather not. Trumpet orchestral excerpts are no walk in the park.

(via dennisbrain)

axto:

aleetlepinch:

I’m so sick of people thinking they can just waltz into my room when I’m obviously listening to music in 4/4.

I just wanted to reblog this again because I find it inordinately funny.

(via trumpetangst)