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To sit on the landing and play carols, loudly on my euphonium when I get up for work tomorrow?

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Needmyowndesertisland Tue 27-Dec-16 22:44:54

Dp and I have gone to bed. Can hear ds and dss mucking about, which we're not too chuffed about. They now woken the two girls who have joined in, and I've had to go and read the riot act. (and received a load of back chat from dss- he's a mardy little sod atm)

I've got to get up tomorrow at 7 ish, as I'm working. Would IBU to sit on the landing and play carols outside their bedrooms as loud as I can?

MuddlingMackem Tue 27-Dec-16 22:46:31

YWBVU to sit and play carols.

However, YWNBU to sit and practise your scales. Much more tuneless and unpleasant. grin

UnicornInDMboots Tue 27-Dec-16 22:47:44

Could you just tune it. Make sure it's perfectly in tune. Especially the high notes. Check them over and over again

SheepyFun Tue 27-Dec-16 22:50:07

I actually laughed at the title of your thread, so at least you're providing amusement to others. Would they take revenge? How unpleasant might that be? Is your dp working tomorrow too? Am I thinking this through too much?! wink

Only1scoop Tue 27-Dec-16 22:50:31

Yes march around as you delver the morning lament grin

Only1scoop Tue 27-Dec-16 22:50:46

Deliver confused

Topnotes Tue 27-Dec-16 22:50:47

Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day ... fortissimo

YelloDraw Tue 27-Dec-16 22:51:39

You would not be U, because I love euphonium. Come and play some here!

Needmyowndesertisland Tue 27-Dec-16 22:51:49

Dp is off. Dp gets the pleasure of them all day grin
A friend on fb suggested Toccata. Mwah ha ha ha!!!!

ThisIsStartingToBoreMe Tue 27-Dec-16 22:52:53

I agree with your friend - definitely opera!

PickAChew Tue 27-Dec-16 22:52:57

The only problem with playing them on your euphonium is that you can't sing along, badly.

Is DH willing to be a partner in crime?

Needmyowndesertisland Tue 27-Dec-16 22:55:57

Not opera... More this

Needmyowndesertisland Tue 27-Dec-16 22:56:36

Think dp wouldn't be much used. He'd be shaking in a corner with laughter!

Needmyowndesertisland Tue 27-Dec-16 23:01:33

Or this...

ifyoulikepinacolada Tue 27-Dec-16 23:01:33

Could you do some loud, repetitive warm up exercises first? Slightly of time, of course (you're tired from being kept up late).

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Tue 27-Dec-16 23:16:01

You could try the Radetzy March that's quite cheerful.

Or the opening of Also Sprach Zarathustra if you have a friend who could pop round with a couple of timpani

Needmyowndesertisland Wed 28-Dec-16 07:31:30

No timps, unfortunately. My part for radetzy isn't in yer face enough either. Those boys need to suffer! Euph parts tend to dance around, or complement the tune, and that's pretty much all I have because I've learnt as an adult within the silver band.

SuperManStoleMyPants Wed 28-Dec-16 07:39:42

You only need four notes to be played repeatedly. It'll drive them crackers.

Or the start of a very well known tune then stop part way through and start again.

Think singing 'a b c d..' break 'a b c d' break 'a b c d'. People will literally scream 'e! E!EEE!!!!!' at you after a while.

AChickenCalledKorma Wed 28-Dec-16 07:51:25

My daughter is in a training band for year 7s, all of whom only started playing their instruments in October. I can vouch for the fact that the first four bars of "Good King Wenceslas", played with huge determination and then repeated 10-20 times is a very special form of torture.

( They haven't learned the next four bars yet grin)

Liiinoo Wed 28-Dec-16 08:01:27

Don't you have recorders in the house? If not, get some and let the younger ones play them to the boys all day long.

periwinklepickspoppies Wed 28-Dec-16 08:07:02

How about oh when the saints...repeatedly.

abbsisspartacus Wed 28-Dec-16 08:12:25

Half a tune is best your brain wants the rest and it turns into an earworm

Needmyowndesertisland Wed 28-Dec-16 08:19:09

Ha ha ha, we three kings, ff, but from music written for a C instrument so it sounded wrong too grin

Downside, I don't get a quiet breakfast. But revenge was so sweet

PaulDacresConscience Wed 28-Dec-16 09:14:17

What was the reaction from your - presumably grateful - audience? grin

Cherrysoup Wed 28-Dec-16 10:30:54

You have a euphonium!! My grandad was band leader with his for the pit band, back in the day

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