That’s right, kiddos! You can save 10% on a gottabeastringplayer shirt with the spreadshirt code “OCT12.” I’d love to see some people get some shirts (where are those like… 200 people who expressed interest?) so then I can promo them and also attempt to make shirts for favorite pieces!
rehearsal time so i can't really teach them how to count and all...what do you suggest? i want to represent orchestra but this performance might be a disaster if we're not together? should i just play under them or should i just try to match whatever part they are reciting? thanks so much!
Um… I’m not sure who the “they” party is. If it’s voice, you definitely follow them, no matter how arrhythmic they are. If it’s another instrumentalist, try and see if they can count more in time.
Also if you’re leery of buying things because you think I’m making mad bank off of this, I’m not. Like I put only 10% commission for myself on these things. The rest of it is just because it costs so much to print text and also use the designs (sorry, cellists). I know other spreadshirt shops jack their prices way up and it’s like almost $50 for a sweatshirt, but I’m trying to keep things on the low side. But yes, there’s now a “not my department” type shirt for cellists. I’m working on one for violists which will go up probably on the weekend because I should actually do work.
Also if there are any creative ideas for a bassist shirt, let me know! I have absolutely zero ideas for those.
Once when my sister was mad at me, she called my parents into the room and demanded that they look at my neck (she's a violist and understands why I have the mark). My parents thought it was a hickey and cut me off on all attempts to explain, and I was grounded for a week when I failed to answer the question of who it was from.
Oh my goodness. Are you SERIOUS?! That’s insane.
Basically, we’re in the same boat. We’re in high demand and people are totally jealous. It’s a thing.
Awesome blog! It's like everything that I complain about to my non-musical friends, except for that the people reading this UNDERSTAND it and don't just nod and look at you like you're insane. Also, you should do a post on the violin "hickey" that a lot of players get.
OH MY GOD YES. HOW CAN I FORGET ABOUT OUR LOVE-MARK.
I love the "not my department" design (!!), but I'm a cellist.... Are you able to make versions in each of the clefs (particularly alto clef?) :)
I can try! The only problem with alto is that it looks EXACTLY the same as tenor. But yes, I’ll definitely give it a go. Look for it this weekend because during the weeks, I’m absolutely swamped with work.