No BVT, I did not ask if you gave her one; merely did you have one, a copy of Candle in the Rain? Leaving Melanie aside for one moment; did you go to Woodstock? Man, Joe Cocker and ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ was just totally awesome. Rock on man.
Can you remind me what "first base" entails? Can't remember.
Missy, your musical ability belies your question, however if it will assist…
The basic idea is based on the necessity to place instruments by order of loudness. The players of the loudest instruments sit in the last row, the quietest in the first row. A violin will produce about 0,001 watt sinus with its strongest fortissimo; a flute 0,013 watt and a tuba 0,28 - that is 300 times louder than the violin.
The classical order of the instruments goes from front to back and from left to right (some also say from more important to less important). The "concert master" is the first violinist up front on the left. The other first violins sit next or behind him, behind them you find the second violins (that usually play lower), then violas, violoncello and Bases.
The Flute being the highest and woodwind sits left of the oboe (first row of woodwinds), then, depending on space on the stage, you have clarinets and then bassoons in the same row or behind. Brass may be one or several rows and percussion usually comes in the last row.
Following this general idea the clarinets usually are seated starting with the highest Eb, then 2 - 3 A and/or Bb (1st, 2nd, 3rd Clarinet), if needed there will be Alto and Bass Clarinet. Quite often the Bass Clarinet is played by the 3rd clarinet player too.
Therefore it can be seen that it is not easy to get to first Base without steeping on someone’s toes!
Apologies if bass came over as base; that is just base (144).
A big thank you to the noble few who valiantly battled to stem the remorseless onslaught of Republican ‘thumbs down’ mongers, although I fear the cause is lost. If I am to be shafted I may as well head on over to the A2K casting couch…..Girl power!