Hello, I'm Hannah! Music blog,
French Horn, Music, Freelance Musician, Australian

 

aaronrflute asked
Also, Tooba and Double Bass ;)

Tuba: Who in your band makes you laugh the most? Why?

It really depends on who I am playing with, If I’m in an orchestral setting. Aaron (that’s you!) makes me laugh because he throws funny looks across the room and sends silly messages. If it’s a Canberra gig, Jordan makes me cry tears of laughter just by being a nerd and bringing up a tonne of in jokes. If I’m in Baltic Bar Mitzvah (my gypsy/klezmer band) it’s usually Adrian because he says something silly. I play music with some wonderful people.

Double Bass: What instrument do you think will be the most difficult for you to learn? Why do you think so?

I think the hardest to learn for me would be the double bass, even though I gave it a try. My hands are pretty small and I haven’t got the strength in my hand to play the instrument nicely. That would come with practice I’m sure. The other thing that would be difficult would be transporting the bass everywhere. What a pain.

This being said, I have a huge weakness for double bass players. They absolutely melt my heart for some reason.

 

aaronrflute asked
Clarinet, yo!

Oh dear,

When I was about 17/18 I was in the pit orchestra for ‘Cats’. It was my first time doing a paid musical and I really wanted to be professional. In one of the songs there was a repeated section of really quiet ambient music which then segued immediately into a loud orchestral hit. 

Long story short, I forgot to play the repeat and confidently came in by myself with a raucous french horn triple forte stab note and everyone in the orchestra laughed at me and I could hear the audience laughing. I somehow managed to not get in trouble for it though, which was incredible!

Absolutely mortifying. Lesson learned: ALWAYS check for repeats!!

fish-on-a-bicycle asked
English Horn

Probably one of the hardest pieces I’ve had to play is a piece for Horn, Soprano and Piano called ‘Auf Dem Strom’ by Schubert.

The piece itself looks easy enough on paper, it is not very technically demanding and it keeps within a set key. The difficulty in this piece is in the endurance and the dynamics and shaping of the piece. The horn part is supposed to represent this nostalgic feeling of love, loss and life and portraying that with finesse is quite the challenge. The piece also utilises mostly the upper register of the horn for close to ten minutes on mostly a piano dynamic.

The piece is great fun, but for me it was a challenge for endurance, dynamic control in the upper register and perpetuating a smooth line of character and shape throughout the piece.

Instrumental Ask.

Conductor: What's your favorite thing about band?

Piccolo: Talk about the person that pisses you off most in band.

Flute: What's one thing that ticks you off about marching band?

Oboe: If you had to choose between single reeded or double reeded instruments which one would you choose?

English Horn: What's the most difficult piece of music you've ever played?

Bassoon: Bass Clef or Treble Clef? Why?

Clarinet: Tell an embarrassing moment that happened during band.

Bass Clarinet: Do you prefer listening to the melody of the songs or finding the core of the music?

Soprano Sax: What's your favorite piece of music?

Alto Sax: A funny story that happened at a competition.

Tenor Sax: Who are you the closest with in your band? Share why you guys are such good friends.

Bari Sax: Describe the kind of person you are in the band.

Cornet: What's the highest note you can play with a good tone?

Flugelhorn: What's your favorite instrument besides your primary one?

Trumpet: Loud songs or soft ones?

French Horn: What's your favorite note? Why?

Mellophone: What's your favorite drum corps? Why?

Trombone: Has there been a time where you laughed while playing your instrument?

Baritone: What's the difference between a baritone and euphonium?

Euphonium: Do you get offend if people mistaken your instrument for something else?

Tuba: Who in your band makes you laugh the most? Why?

Contra: What's your least favorite drum corps? Why?

Timpani: Do you prefer the top or bottom line when there's a divisi in your music?

Bells: What would you like to buy for your instrument right now?

Vibes: What's a weakness you have in music?

Marimba: What do you feel about the pit/front ensemble?

Cymbals: Do you think there should be a cymbal line?

Bass: Who do you think in the bassline has the most difficult part?

Snare: What's your favorite instrument brand?

Tenors: Tell a story about your drumline.

Violin: What's the difference between a violin and viola?

Viola: Do you know what an alto clef is?

Cello: Which stringed instrument would you like to learn?

Bass: What's the heaviest instrument that you've held?

Double Bass: What instrument do you think will be the most difficult for you to learn? Why do you think so?

thatonefrenchhornplayer:

The practice buildings are locked and it isn’t hotter than Hell right now. Looks like I’m practicing outside.

thatonefrenchhornplayer:

The practice buildings are locked and it isn’t hotter than Hell right now. Looks like I’m practicing outside.

richfoto:

HORN OF PLENTY #london #se10 #greenwich #frenchhorn #brass (Taken with Instagram at Trinity College Of Music)

richfoto:

HORN OF PLENTY #london #se10 #greenwich #frenchhorn #brass (Taken with Instagram at Trinity College Of Music)

aaronrflute asked
Hi :D

Hey there Honey boo boo

1. First impression: Fucking Lurker! —->
2. Truth is: You are a damn fine flautist and I am so thrilled that I get to work with you! I’m even more thrilled that we are friends.
3. How old do you look: 24
4. Have you ever made me laugh: Totes!
5. Have you ever made me mad: No way Jose.
6. Best feature: Your sense of humour and your loving attitude.
7. Have I ever had a crush on you: a musical crush
8. You’re my: Honey boo boo
9. Name in my phone: Aaron Rothemond (Saucy minx)
10. Should you post this too? Yes!

I am super stoked to be playing the Phantom Of The Opera this October on principal horn. First practice session!

johnstacy asked
Hi.

Dear Mr Johnstacy,

1. First impression: JAZZ HORN! Hell yeah!

2. Truth is: I’d love to have a high range like yours.
3. How old do you look: 21-22
4. Have you ever made me laugh: I think so
5. Have you ever made me mad: Not at all
6. Best feature: Like you said, that’s a hard question to answer over the internet. But on picture alone, I love your varieties of beards and your smile is lovely.
7. Have I ever had a crush on you: Not yet
8. You’re my: Favourite blog.
9. Name in my phone: if it was in there, it would probably be John Stacy?
10. Should you post this too? You did!

nottheruttles asked
Hi

Dear Nottheruttles

1. First impression: I like your username, but I haven’t got a clue what it means

2. Truth is: I like the variety of things that you post.
3. How old do you look: If that’s a photo of you, late teens early 20’s? lets say 20!
4. Have you ever made me laugh: I’d say yes
5. Have you ever made me mad: Not at all
6. Best feature: Based on your picture, you have a cute nose :)
7. Have I ever had a crush on you: Not that I know of
8. You’re my: Really awesome Tumblr mutual
9. Name in my phone: I don’t have you in my phone
10. Should you post this too? Sure!

Mutuals put a “Hi” in my ask & I’ll answer:

1. First impression:
2. Truth is: 
3. How old do you look: 
4. Have you ever made me laugh: 
5. Have you ever made me mad: 
6. Best feature: 
7. Have I ever had a crush on you:
8. You’re my: 
9. Name in my phone: 
10. Should you post this too?