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Bernard Sandcastle

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    Only picking 1830-1905 because the romantic period of music was from around 1820-1900 and that's my favorite musical period because it was revolutionary in the evolution of the double bass (My main instrument). Before the romantic period the bass was used to either double the cello or have uninteresting parts because nobody thought that a bass player could play anything fast or hard. Two fine gentlemen, Domenico Dragonetti and Giovanni Bottesini were virtuosos with the bass and wrote several solo works in which the bass plays both fast and high (Highest I've seen written is a G8, however the bass transposes an octave lower so it sounds G7, far beyond the typical range of the instrument [E1-C4 or C1-C4 with an extension]). I owe everything the bass is considered today to those two men. I also am a fan of other romantic composers like Tchaikovsky, Verdi, and Beethoven (In that order) and I feel like that would be an excellent place for me.
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    Dang man you're about one year late for this
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    Interest in STW

    Game looks neat I'm down
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    Who would win in a war 5

    The US defense budget is larger than the rest of the top 12 countries (In terms of defense budget) COMBINED. They would have no issue with it, with nukes would be a different story, in that no one wins
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    "I think we should roleplay FARK or NPO or UPN and act out what we think it would be like to have less coordination than TKR and actually lose in a war..." - @Patrick MacFarlane
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    Electoral College

    It is actually slightly different, as in smaller states you can win with 51% and get 2 out of 3 votes etc. @Ryan Miller
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    Electoral College

    I think the electoral college should stay but it shouldn't be winner take all in a state, the votes should be divided based on the popular vote in that state
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    Should the US adopt a single payer system?

    There is no valid reason to not have single payer.
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    Should the government bail out banks?

    I say that if they get bailed out they should have to pay it back and after multiple occasions have to pay like 10% more back and then if even more occur, it would be shut down, but really the government should own them anyway
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    Should college be free?

    In the US it's so expensive that most people get loans that they likely won't be able to pay back for a long time. It's either be crippled by debt or stress your brain to insanity in high school to try to get enough scholarships to pay for it.
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    Should college be free?

    My education should not be someone else's profit
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    Should the US repeal the 2nd amendment?

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    What instrument do you guys play?

    I'm an all-state Double Bassist and I'm also pretty good at guitar and bass guitar. I can kinda play piano and I used to play violin
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    Best Brass Instrument

    Only including the most popular ones
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    Best Orchestral Stringed Instrument

    It can get by but it's always terrible without them all (Except harp since it's rarely used unless it's in a very large symphony). Without Violins, no high voice. No Violas? No cool mid range stuff, probably less interesting chords. No Cellos? A majority of the low voice is missing. Plus they sound great. No Basses? The backbone of the orchestra is missing. They sound beautiful if played correctly and when they get cool stuff, it is amazing. Without them all the music is incomplete, PLUS professional orchestras don't need a conductor at all, if you're good you can do anything without one. The concert master (Principal Violin) controls the start of the piece and the Principal Bass determines tempo most of the time.