View Poll Results: Whose mugging is best?

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  • Flutes

    1 3.70%
  • Oboes

    7 25.93%
  • Clarinets

    1 3.70%
  • Bassoons

    3 11.11%
  • French Horns

    0 0%
  • Trumpets

    1 3.70%
  • Trombones

    0 0%
  • Tubas

    1 3.70%
  • Violins

    1 3.70%
  • Violas

    0 0%
  • Saxes

    0 0%
  • Cor Anglais

    1 3.70%
  • Singers

    1 3.70%
  • The Conductor

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Thread: Sounds great, looks ridiculous

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    Default Sounds great, looks ridiculous

    Which instrument requires the instrumentalist to make the silliest faces?

    I vote oboe:

    oboe5.jpg

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    I vote Lang Lang

    oh, wait, "sounds great"

    nevermind

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    Keyboards are disqualified on the grounds that playing one does not require the involvement of one's face at all. With some exceptions.

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    I voted flute. When someone plays the flute, it looks like they just farted.
    http://youtu.be/exapssCHAFg?t=1m12s
    My point is made.

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    Attachment 29443

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    Allüberall und ewig blauen licht die Fernen! Ewig ... ewig ...

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    Alright. Singers shouldn't be included too, everybody knows that great singer makes only great faces:


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    WAHAH! I'm glad people are picking conductors! Yes, from my personal experience, they can have very... peculiar faces. Even if they're joking around, sometimes they're not, and if I'm not careful, they sometimes make me lose my focus and I might start laughing.

    I think I look ridiculous when I play piccolo. I look like I'm eating the mouthpiece and my mouth is scrunched up too much.
    Last edited by Huilunsoittaja; Nov-30-2013 at 21:48.
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    Oboe. 'nuff said.
    "True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time."
    -George Gershwin

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    I remember when we used to go to see Strawhead - an English folk group - where the main chap played the shawm - or as he described it - the musical table leg. He used to say, it made a lousy sound, but the player went such interesting colours. So that's my choice - OK it's an early oboe but it has a better effect.
    Last edited by Taggart; Nov-30-2013 at 23:13.
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    My money and voice is on conductors.
    'Listen, Mister god!
    Isn't it boring
    to dip your puffy eyes,
    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huilunsoittaja View Post
    WAHAH! I'm glad people are picking conductors! Yes, from my personal experience, they can have very... peculiar faces. Even if they're joking around, sometimes they're not, and if I'm not careful, they sometimes make me lose my focus and I might start laughing.

    I think I look ridiculous when I play piccolo. I look like I'm eating the mouthpiece and my mouth is scrunched up too much.
    Ridiculously virtuosic passage + piccolo = http://youtu.be/0v8GRSPeylQ?t=4m10s


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    Quote Originally Posted by aleazk View Post
    Ridiculously virtuosic passage + piccolo = http://youtu.be/0v8GRSPeylQ?t=4m10s

    Yes! She looks like she eating the mouth piece as do I. Only I think I look even sillier.
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    I have very fond associations from my early years with girls playing wind instruments, so none of that ever looks silly to me; however, guys with glasses playing oboes remind me of that character in Alice in Wonderland sitting on a toadstool smoking a hookah... I can't remember his name....

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    The Caterpillar?

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    Honestly, the ones that look most ridiculous to me are instruments that don't even require one to struggle!!! Like guitarists getting way too much into their solos or drummers over-working themselves and putting all kinds of faces when only a simple beat is being played.

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