Category Archives: Humor

Bassist surprised when his instrument falls apart on stage

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YouTube Bass Section in Action

This is a unique live video from rehearsal taken by Nick, one of the 2011 YouTube section basses.  His stand partner is David Milburn from San Antonio, TX.  Although I wouldn’t recommend this professionally, you can see how much fun … Continue reading

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Big Noise from Winnetka

Thanks to a friend who told me to look up this group from the 1940’s.  Check out the drumsticks on the bass strings!  Incidentally, before my transplant to Austin, TX several years ago I came to know the charming town … Continue reading

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Blog re-post: Moving bass in the snow

Can help but chuckle every time I watch this clip.  Best wishes to those in snowy climates that have to dash off to dozens of gigs this time of year.  🙂  

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Flash Opera: Singers surprise shoppers with “Halleljah Chorus”

Opera Company of Philadlephia “Halleljah” Random Act of Culture.  I hope this video sets you into a little bit of the holiday spirit!  What a fantastic way to kick off this Christmas season!  The Macys store (formerly Wanamakers) in my … Continue reading

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Bass Banjo??

I don’t know if it’s “Tuned in 4ths”, but it sure looks like a hybrid bass-banjo.  Notice the use of 3rd finger left-hand technique and the show-off 360-degree spin.  🙂

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Ignore Conductor

I recently received this in an email forward from my church orchestra director: This is apparently from Corigliano’s 1991 opera “Ghosts of Versailles”, viola part…   (note the contrass soli section just after the ‘ignoring conductor‘ section)

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