Spot the brass player.

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by BrianT, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. BrianT

    BrianT Member

    When someone sings you a tune to show you how it goes, and the tune has semiquavers in it and they sing "ta-ka-ta-ka" for the semiquavers, you immediately think "brass player".

    What other clues give away the fact that someone plays a particular instrument or type of instrument?
  2. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    If someone knocks at your door, and the knocking gets faster, then you know it's a percussionist

    :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
  3. SuperMosh

    SuperMosh New Member

    Cornet players are spotted by their inability to walk past a shop window without checking their reflections.
  4. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    Bass trombonists are usually unable to pass a curry house!
  5. tubagod

    tubagod Member

    Just look in the bar and there you will find them....
  6. timbloke

    timbloke Member

    Men who apply lip balm.

    Anyone struggling onto public transport/into a bar/into a curry house/into a working men's club etc. with a big hard case, a bag full of music stands, another full of mutes, and another with the five different uniform's they are expected to wear.

    Speaking of which - anyone wearing clothes that look as though they were designed in the 1890s for someone who was two ft taller and five foot wider than the the person wearing it.
  7. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    Orrrr with these new fangled walking out jackets.... a crowd that you think are heading for a bus drivers convention!
  8. sudcornet

    sudcornet Member

    Those with their nose in the air...and a face that looks like it can perpetually smell poo......they'll be the string players then!

  9. dikkezeug

    dikkezeug New Member

    Bassplayers are easy to recognise! Usually first at the bar and last to leave!

  10. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    When I played for Nottingham City Transport, our walking outs were bus drivers uniforms, literally. We were the only band whose coach matched our uniforms!
  11. Morghoven

    Morghoven Member

    I was once part of a completely unscientific experiment on the 'musicians singing a tune' theory at (say it quietly) a wind band contest (quick I don't think they noticed...!).

    We "proved" that lower brass sing 'pom-pom-pom'; upper brass sing 'ta-ta-ta'; saxophones sing 'do-be-do-be' (because they would all rather be in a jazz band); clarinets just hum; and flute players laugh like a little girl instead of singing (especially male ones).

    Oh, and oboe players couldn't sing at all. At least not in tune.

    I wouldn't hold this up as evidence on it's own, but it certainly seems to be supporting the general theory...


    PS. I am no longer associated with the wind band. I have escaped relatively unscathed!
  12. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    They're the ones in Prestatyn in October
  13. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    ...and at Skegness in January
  14. Veri

    Veri Member

    Do wind bands contest as well - I thought it was a phenomenon unique to brass bands!
  15. dawny

    dawny Member

    you will know when there is a bass player lurking outside your house because they wont know what key to use or where to come in
  16. MaxPressure

    MaxPressure Member

    and after a while they will enter the wrong house
  17. r055c

    r055c New Member

    alternativly, if you hear the knocking getting slower , then you know it's a bass player :wink:
  18. sunny_jimbob

    sunny_jimbob Member

    Oi, I resemble that remark!

    The odd post contest morning I've FELT like I've passed a curry house...
  19. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    You can usually spot the trombonists in the playground - can't swing and doesn't know how to use the slide.

    One of the guys I work with (a trombonist) can't sing a tune without his arm going to each position:-?
  20. davidsait

    davidsait Member

    They do, but it's nowhere near as serious an affair!

    No national gradings, all open adjudication, no ranking of results, just gold, silver and bronze prizes given out to those who deserve it.

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