25 Problems Only People Who Have Played In A School Orchestra Will Understand
Let me play you a sad song on the world's smallest violin.
Breaking your school music teacher's heart by ruining his or her favourite piece of music.
Getting a new piece of music that looks like this.
Having to play Pachelbel's Canon again.
Having an unrequited love for the lanky, awkward bass player.
Realizing that no matter how much you practice, you will never be as good as that one virtuoso kid in the front row.
Dealing with dramatic teenage cellists.
The complete awfulness of playing a new piece for the first time.
Dressing up in ill-fitting fancy clothes to perform in the school cafeteria.
The excruciating nerdiness of classical music puns.
The stern glare of an examiner.
Working out how to avoid awkward page turns.
The devastating romance of catching the eye of your crush while playing Tchaikovsky.
Someone totally touching your horse hair.
Modern composers who find themselves really edgy.
Broken strings, broken bridges, broken bows, broken hearts.
The unique emotional and physical pain that occurs when half your section decides to play an F sharp, and the other half decides to play an F natural.
Receiving awkward musical gifts from your extended family every single year.
Getting hit by the brass and woodwind players' flying spit.
Anyone who thought that an orchestra of hormonal teenagers could ever play this softly.
Getting stabbed by your stand partner's bow.
The back row of the second violins bringing the audience to tears.
The crippling shame of missing a repeat.
Zoning out completely in the middle of a concert.
The guilty pleasure of hiding your phone from the teacher on your music stand.
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