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Third Chair!
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Son of a Cheese
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January 4, 2012 - 10:24 pm
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Today in my orchestra class I got promoted to third chair!!!!!!!!

I am always put in fourth or fifth chair sometimes even sixth chair.

I'm so happy today.bananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananadancedancedancedancedance 

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Wow! That's great! Congratulations!
I'd post a bunch of smillies, but I can't get them to work. 🙁

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fantastic, congratulations1st1st1st, what songs are you playing in your orchestra???

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Congratulations SOAC
These things motivate us to work even harder. Glad that it happened to you. 🙂

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Great MasterCheese! Slowly and surely you are moving up.  Waiting for your video.  Congratulations and thanks in advance.clap

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I hear this a lot but I am not sure what it is exactly. What is the difference between first second third forth fifth and so on chair?  I originally thought it had to do with what part of the music you were playing.

 

Congradulations Son of a Cheese.

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No Kevin it does not dictate what part of the song you play it means that you sit in the fourth, fifth, and sixth chairs. It also means that the person sitting in the chair above you did better on the seating quiz or at least thats how my teacher does it.

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Manny the newest songs I am playing include Desert Sands, Rustic Dance, and Quizotic Sketch. I am also practicing for my solo ensemble. The music I'm going playing for that is Minuet #1 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

 

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In some orchestras the seating is important. In others the section players rotate. It's not optimal to have all the best players in the front. It's actually great to have great players in the back as well which is why many orchestras have the rotating section. Usually the concert-master, assistant-CM, co-CM, 2nd CM, alternate-CM, differs in all orchestras, sit in the front. Some orchestras have 2 desks and some have 3 desks of concertmasters. Also section leaders in all the sections sit in the front. After that it could be anything.

In professional orchestras you audition for a position and not for seating. This means that if I audition for section violinist, I may be much better than the concert-master but will never have a chance to sit there. Often the best players audition for these positions but not necessarily. Many don't like the pressure.

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Thank you,

That clears up up a lot about chair positions.  I can definately see why it would be beneficial to rotate the best players and have the weaker players try to emulate them.

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thanks for explaining that Pierre, I didnt know how that worked either

Bach : As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness

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