Graham Nasby's Online Resources


The Nine Types Of Section String Players

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TYPE            BEHAVIOR                 ADVANTAGES       DRAWBACKS

Brown-noser     Continually chats        Always has a     Receives favors
                with conductors          pencil handy.    from management.
Entertainer     Attracts attention       Never a bore     Likely to get you
                                                          into trouble.

Know-it-all     Checks for misprints     Conscientious    Will point out
                in loud, exposed runs                     your mistakes.

Space Cadet     Stares into space        Pleasant         Shares unusual
                                                          insights with you.

Show-off        Practises before, after  Lots of stamina  Never stops playing
                and *during* rehearsals

Talentless Worm Tone-deaf and dumb       Unfailingly      Will never retire.

Whiner          Complains constantly     Easily cowed     Likely to be
                                                          your standpartner

Stoic           Does job,                Does job,        Suffers Quietly
                goes home.               goes home

Stud/Sex Kitten  Smiles invitingly       Will sleep       Will tell everyone
                                         with you


Last updated: November 26, 2005