By pianoblues - 17/10/2016 20:22 - Canada - Thunder Bay

Today, I did a piano audition for a musical. Afterwards, the judge asked if I have experience with percussion, and then told me she was considering me for a percussion part. I guess my piano audition really was THAT bad. FML
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You probably weren't bad. Honestly, she may have found someone a little bit better, but I'm not saying you did a bad job. I think that when auditions are held they have to find the absolute best. But I think it's really great that she offered you another part.

She might see some talent in you that you don't even know about. You never know where it can take you OP.

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dannidoll93 24

Well... maybe your rhythm was really good? Sorry OP, I don't understand what was going through her head. Good luck on percussion!

She might see some talent in you that you don't even know about. You never know where it can take you OP.

Last time I checked a piano is considered a percussion instrument since it needs "hammers" to hit the strings to make sounds vibrate if it didn't it would be a harp

Don't know why you got down-voted. I thought the same thing when I first read it. "Isn't that a good thing...?"

Concert pianist here: piano is indeed a percussion instrument and anyone down voting you is an idiot.

Technically because the hammers strike the strings inside the piano, it could be considered a percussion instrument. But because the pianist doesn't strike the keys with a hammer, and because electronic keyboards don't have hammers at all, piano is usually classified as its own thing separate from percussion.

I was under the impression a piano is a string instrument.

Nope, it's classified as a percussion instrument. The harpsichord, which looks like a piano, that's a string instrument since it's strings are plucked.

I was about to say the same thing

MathMajor, there is a direct mechanical connection between a pianist's finger and the string the hammer strikes. It's one of the reasons piano is such a versatile and difficult instrument to master. Verily, one never truly masters it.

#14, that's what I thought too. Then my elementary school music teacher turned it into a learning experience by having all of us gather around her piano to watch the hammers work.

You probably weren't bad. Honestly, she may have found someone a little bit better, but I'm not saying you did a bad job. I think that when auditions are held they have to find the absolute best. But I think it's really great that she offered you another part.

I came to say the same thing. If she's been bad she wouldn't have gotten any part, but a lot of people play piano, and if one was better, this is what I'd expect.

Probably weren't bad, because there are the different keyboards that have the exact same notes as a piano.

l_ 19

Uhh... What?

What he's trying to describe is the various mallet instruments included in percussion. Xylophone, vibraphone, bells, and marimba have the same "keyboard" layout as a piano except that you use mallets instead of your fingers.

I'm with you, #13. I was totally confused when I read the same comment. I'm glad it's not just me.

At least you've got rhythm, so all is not lost.

Can someone explain to me what a percussion is?

Any instrument that you play by striking it with something. So drums, the triangle, xylophone, bells, and the tambourine are examples.

A percussion is a musical instrument played by striking something, like drums, xylophone, cymbals, etc.

Also pianos. Just figured I'd point that out.

U no piano is a percussion instrument

Maybe you get to play a keyboard instrument!

Piano is a percussion instrument