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Monday, July 13, 2015

Second Monday Music: Stringed humor


Edited by Morris Dean

Quartet #1

First violin: Jacques Thibault, the violinist, was once handed an autograph book by a fan while in the greenroom after a concert. “There’s not much room on this page,” he said. “What shall I write?”
    Another violinist, standing by, offered the following helpful hint: “Write your repertoire.” [suewidemark.com]

Second violin: How can you tell who sits last chair in the violin section?
    This person is the only violinist that doesn’t have a knife in his or her back. [you-can-be-funny.com]

Viola: A violist in an orchestra was crying and screaming at the oboe player sitting directly behind him. The conductor asked, “What are you so upset about?”
    The violist replied, “The oboist reached over and turned one of the pegs on my viola and now it’s all out of tune!”
    The conductor asked, “Don’t you think you’re overreacting?”
    The violist replied, “I’m not overreacting! He won’t tell me which one!” [mit.edu]

Cello: Marriage is like playing the cello. It looks easy until you try it. [

Copyright © 2015 by Morris Dean


  1. Replies
    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Steve. I was amazed at the huge number of music jokes. I now know that, whenever I need to resort to a "filler" for this column, there's no shortage of material on the Internet....And it's fun to "work" it into something like today's string quartet. Just think of all of the possibilities: barber shop quartet, piano trio, various duets, quintets. I could even do a whole orchestra!


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