Have you ever played in an orchestra? A symphony maybe even? School band? None of the above for me, but I know which section I would play in if ever given the chance … percussion. And no triangles! I’m talking big loud drums that I could bang on with pride. (I’m sure Mr. Blogthings is laughing right now knowing my terrible sense of rhythm.) I have the energy and forcefulness to be a drum player, and I’m probably too much of a bull in a china shop for any other instrument. And hey, I did play the xylophone in elementary school for one performance… and I think I did okay.
I know Blogthings has a couple musical instrument quizzes already, but I thought it would be fun to do one considering more of how we act in groups. While we all need to play instruments that fit our individual needs, we can’t dismiss how those instruments will interact with others. For example, I do feel like I’m a drummer at heart, but I wonder if I have the leadership abilities to be the drummer for a whole big band!
Anyway, I devised my latest quiz, What Orchestra Section Should You Play In?, with a bit more of group dynamics in mind. How you act in a group should have some bearing on what orchestral section is best for you, right? Take the quiz, and let me know what you get! I’m especially interested to hear about any links you’ve drawn between personality type and instrument choice
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
- What do you get on What Orchestra Section Should You Play In? Is it true for you?
- Have you ever played in a band? What did you play?
- Have you noticed a correlation between the types of instruments people play and personality traits? What have you noticed?
- Take What Classical Instrument Should You Play? What do you think of your result?