Annoying moments

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Masterblaster jnr, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    What things in bands annoy you or what pieces make you want to walk out of the bandroom and puke. Hopefully this will not be too offensive
  2. a very flat b

    a very flat b Member

    Committee's when they are not players. :frown:
  3. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    People talking while the conductor is talking/rehearsing another section. I know from teaching just how infuriating this is. The conductor presumably knows something about music or they wouldn't have been appointed. Shut up and listen.
    People playing on for ages after the conductor has made it clear that they want to stop playing.
    People who get hung up on whether they are sitting above or below other people.

    In terms of pieces that make me want to puke: Young Amadeus. Any Glen Miller medley.
  4. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    Being back home from Cardiff this week, I sat in on the Youth Wind Band rehearsal on Monday to see my old mates.

    The Euph and Bass players were messing about all the way through. Not reading the key signatures, deliberately playing too loud and using the opposite articulation to what was marked, I got really ticked off and gave them a b*****king for messing about, then the conductor noticed what I was doing and pulled me to one side after and thanked me for having a go at them and shook my hand!
  5. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    Players "embellishing" their parts in an unmusical manner. Tends to happen most at Christmas but can happen at other times of the year too.
  6. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    oh, is that not a good thing. I'd better stop then
  7. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    Or maybe write "Rudolph variations" and blag
  8. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    A mobile phone going off in the middle of rehearsal. :mad:
  9. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    :clap: :clap:

    I would also add people who seem to thinkt that they know how a piece should be played and why the band are getting it all wrong - but won't stand in front of a band and do it themselves.
  10. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    What gets to me is when you have had a hard day at work, rush off immediately afterwards to practice and end up listening to other sections being rehearsed instead of getting a blow!
  11. eanto

    eanto Member

  12. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    If sectionals are required, they should really be held instead of full band rehearsals, don't you think?
  13. eanto

    eanto Member

    That's quite a luxury me thinks! It seems to me that people will not generally commit the time..... A very finite rehearsal repertoire!!
  14. Shaggy

    Shaggy New Member

    Unbelievable Mods, just plain unbelievable! an explanation please? is that too much to ask? If I had started this thread you guys would have had me arrested, chained, and put in an orange jump suit, so I could be transported around "Gitmo" in a wheel barrow.
  15. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    My gripe is when I have to travel using both train and bus to get to a rehearsal and back, usually without getting much time to chat or socialise. When you do that and not get much of a blow, it can get annoying at times.
  16. eanto

    eanto Member

    Good point, I understand the frustration. But it's your choice who you play with.
  17. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Hey Shaggy,

    It seems to me that you would pursue this in a different style - following up your initial post with further controversies designed to provoke. Contrast that with the shyer approach used by the creator of this thread - and also bear in mind that he is not the man of many years adult wisdom that you are (I think? Please correct me if I'm wrong).

    When I've watched you fall foul of the moderators here, it's generally been a matter of degree - had you posted and then trodden carefully, no problems would ever have been raised. But you post, and then post again and again, in a continual spirit of deliberately pushing the boundaries. After a little while, the patience of those who oversee grows thin. I often find your posts refreshing, but if you were more careful with where and when you posted them, you would easily avoid conflict with the authorities.
  18. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    You're getting a bit Devil's Advocate here, Ian... Being involved with a group doesn't mean that you can't simultaneously have ideas to improve the way it is run and not have the time to implement them yourself.

    When we have a sectional, it either replaces an existing rehearsal, or takes place before one - extra time commitment negligible. Not a luxury - a necessity.
  19. Debra Smith

    Debra Smith New Member

    One of the things that has always annoyed me about playing in a band (and it has happened in every band I have played in) is when there are not many people at a rehearsal and the conductor stands and has a rant at the players that have turned out about the empty chairs!
  20. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    This is specialy bad if it's your solo cornets and the melody completly disapears, it is no longer recognisable as a carol

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