Month: February 2012
Whenever you DO take a non-musical person to the orchestra, be prepared for all sorts of questions.
Party Like a Rach Star
I know most people say this half-joking but, I knew music majors in college who LIVED off of ramen noodles. It’s not a pretty sight. I prefer grilled cheese sandwiches, myself. In college, once you have to start buying your own groceries, some of the more expensive items get cut – like cereal. It’s hard … Read more
Band Heart Candy
Happy Valentine’s Day from Odd Quartet. Not only is today’s comic a valentine for you, it can also be a valentine for all of your musical sweethearts. For the uninitiated, the lyrics are from, “Hey! Baby”, a fairly popular marching band stand tune. Usually the only time you will see band kids singing – it’s … Read more
New Poster: Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey
Just in case you needed a little more Doctor Who in your life, the Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey posters are now available in the Odd Quartet store! Be sure to order one for your Whovian friends, or just order one for yourself and let your friends oogle your poster…it’s up to you. NOTE: the overly large “ODDQUARTET.COM” … Read more
If you get a chance, take someone to a live music performance. It doesn’t matter if it’s your high school choir/band/orchestra or a college ensemble. INVITE SOMEONE. You’d be surprised how many times people say yes. More often than not, they will thank you for it. Live music performances are much more engaging than the … Read more
The Dudamel Abides
Gustavo Adolfo Dudamel Ramírez – also known simply as “Dudamel”. He is currently the Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. If you get a chance, listen to one of his many interviews about conducting, and watch one of the many videos of him conducting. He is a pleasure to watch. The Dudamel Abides.
All joking aside, this is really a thing. Yes, this is really a thing. People make instruments out of ice and play them. They may not be the most technologically advance instruments in the world, but some of the sounds are intriguing. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I am going to make my very own … Read more