Friday, May 29, 2015

Musical (?) diversion

I decided that the tuba had to be the next instrument to add to my musical series - to draw rather than play.  I'm not completely happy yet, but it served its purpose in helping me to concentrate while listening to an online information-laden lecture.  The joys of technology!


  1. Huh. My mind would totally block out that content if I were working on a design like this. I can't seem to divide my attention any more. Either the ear totally absorbs or the eye does. I find it quite frustrating actually. It wasn't always this way.

    What a surprise to see the tuba! The stereotype of course would be for it to be played by a man. Not a whole lot of female brass players even now with more enlightened ideas of which gender should be playing which instrument. Add size and the descrimination increases. The funny thing is, the larger the wind instrument, the less resistance when one blows so actually they are a little easier to play. Lug around? No but there are ways around that!

  2. Sheila, I must admit that the female playing the tuba is my fantasy - but there is an increasing number of women playing brass - the French horn particularly. I've always thought of the tuba as a comforting instrument to hold/hug and play.

    I usually have to occupy my eyes and hands when I am listening to information, otherwise the mind seems to divide itself and wander along other paths.

  3. As with the previous piece, I love the colours.

  4. Thank you, Eirene. The colours seem appropriate for the instrument.