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Symphonic Sundays May 11th by nyanyancat207 Symphonic Sundays May 11th by nyanyancat207
H-hello everyone! today we are going to talk about the staves!

when reading music, there are two main clefs that we use: the bass and treble clefs! each staff is made up of 5 lines and 4 spaces, each with a corresponding note name! (although we'll talk about those later~)

The treble clef is the top clef, played by the right hand on piano, as well as many instruments such as trumpets, clarinets, flutes, violins, and saxophones.

And on the other hand, there is the bass clef! this clef is played by the left hand on piano, and is also used by many lower brass instruments like the trombone and tuba, as well as some sting instruments like the double bass and cello.

I-I hope I was able to shine some light on the topic, and if you'd like, give drawing your own clefs a try! I-I'd love to see everyone's work!


OOC: and that wraps up this weeks edition of symphonic Sundays! as Mae mentioned, I thought I'd try having a little fun with this week, so I'm making it into a draw! anyone who posts a picture of them or their character drawing/trying to draw the treble or bass clefs will get entered into a draw for any commission off of my page :)
if you draw both (in two pictures), you get two entries!

and on a sadder note, I'm also using this post to say that I'm going to be on hiatus until the 27th of may :(
I may be able to get on intermittently, however I will be unable to do any posting for the next while. DX

see you all when symphonic Sundays pick up again!

book used: elementary music theory book 1 by Mark Sarnecki
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello again, Mae, and thank you very much for the lesson!
The words are a tad smaller this time (on the photograph), but then again, it's a lot of information to cram in to one day. I still think you did a great job here. 

SP himself used to play the oboe, which makes me treble clef. But I sing baritone, which means I'm on the upper half of the bass clef. I guess you might call me a bit of both? ^^; (Liam, on the other hand, has developed a voice for the stage. He sings from time to time, but nothing seriously. I'd love to see him pouring over trying to draw clefs, however. ^^;

It'll be sad to see you on hiatus. I hope you and Mae will be back with us soon. In the meantime, I have a feeling you're going to be busy, so all the best! 
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nyanyancat207 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry about the text size, i'll keep that in mind for the next time I use that book :)
I'm glad you liked it! And it's neat to hear you played oboe, I know a girl who used to as well :D it has such a nice sound :D  (and I'd love to see Liam drawing the clefs! :D)

thank you for the well wishes!
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still struggling with the text size myself (and I write all my texts... ^^;) It's perhaps harder to see when it's cropped in a picture as compared to how it actually looks in real life. But... well, that's the learning process, I guess? ^^; 

In the meantime... I think this is a fun entry. I am not sure if I'll make poor Liam draw clefs (he'll probably think it's silly), but we'll see what happens. In the meantime... I miss the oboe and its distinct double-reed sound. But high school was a long time ago for me now. On the same note, I miss singing in the choir as well, but due to schedule conflicts and multiple moves, I've been a chorister without a choir for close to 7 years. I miss them, really... :sighs: 

You're more than welcome. Hope to see you back soon!
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nyanyancat207 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it does seem that the picture size changes the text around, I'll have to play around with it next time...

i can sort of understand what it's like to not have a choir anymore, i used to sing waaaay back in elementary school, but i havent been able to since. i hope that you're able to find a group eventually, I'm sure you have a lovely voice.
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing to worry about at the moment. It's just something that will hopefully be helpful in the future. :) 

A chorister without a choir is a little like a tool left in the shed for too long. Your voice rusts and you miss the time you spend with people who share the same goal and hobby with you. It's unfortunate, really - but that's my work situation right now. Shift work really doesn't help with a regular practice schedule. When I don't have to do shift work again in the future, I'll try to find myself another choir. And hopefully... my voice wouldn't be rusted to the point that I won't be able to make the audition anymore... ^^; 

Thanks!
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nyanyancat207 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's a shame that your work gets in the way, but I understand completely. it happens :/
the only time I end up singing now is when I'm alone XD
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, well... it's life. As much as I love singing, it really doesn't help me pay the bills. And a chorister is not going to be discovered in the next singing show on TV. So I do what I can, at the end of the day. 

Besides... just like you, I do sing along. I sing in the car with the radio and I sing in the shower when the housemates aren't home. ;)
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nyanyancat207 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup. sometimes soinging along is the best way to get through ;)
it is a shame that music in general can be hard to get into as a career.
*dramatic pose* i had dreams~
XD
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