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We’re Serious Half the Time (2/2 or ¢)
While cleaning out some recital files, I ran across this nugget of music humor. My mother-in-law, Carola, sent this clipping from the Rogue Valley Unitarian Bulletin. Carola and I share a love of music and play violin/clarinet duets whenever we get together.
Playing Adagio Fromaggio style is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
From the Interwebs
I gleaned more music humor from the Interwebs.
When you’re 16 measures into the piece and realize you took too fast a tempo
To play with a divinely beefy tone
Accompanied by knee-slapping
A composition that you regret playing
A series of notes not intended by the composer, yet played with an “I meant to do that” attitude
A musical entrance that is somewhere in the vicinity of the correct pitch
CACOPHANY [aka CACOUGHONY -psl]
A composition incorporating many people with chest colds
A large, multi-movement work from Beethoven’s Caribbean Period
An exceedingly small wind instrument that plays only sour notes
A note held over and over and over and over and …
Grumpy string players
Those tiny mosquitos that bother musicians on outdoor gigs
A sensible and inexpensive brass instrument
Someone who takes control of the repeated bass line and won’t let anyone else play it
A faux tenor
A sudden burst of music from the Guy Lombardo band
THE RIGHT OF STRINGS
Manifesto of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Violists
An indication to string instruments to produce a bright and bubbly sound
What an elementary school orchestra is having when it’s not following the conductor
Any clef one can’t read: e.g., alto clef for pianists
Thanks to: http://elliott-randall.com/2010/07/new-musical-terms/
British Music Humor
A British website shared these funnies. A few work better while using a British accent.
The part of the tree which is discarded when making a guitar
On long-term loan. Often seen in Programmes – Borodin 1833
Served with Coffee
Served with French Cheese
Served with Brandy
Three brothers after an evening Con Spirito
Thanks to: http://www.derek-hasted.co.uk/definitions/
I really enjoyed this one!
FYI – Davis is working at Epic (medical records software) in Madison, Wisconsin. Did you know he got married last year? (!) His lovely and sweet wife Jocelyn Pabst works as a neonatal ICU nurse in a hospital near their house in Madison. They may come back to Portland, but probably not for another couple of years.
I had some musical fun on Saturday: My church had their annual “Poor Paul’s Food N Fun Night.” The idea is that we’ve all paid our taxes and we’re now so poor that we have to provide our own food and entertainment. We bring potluck and whatever entertainment we are comfortable providing. I brought my guitar and a pile of lyrics sheets for a bunch of mostly really old songs (like This Land is Your Land, Stewball Was A Racehorse, The Battle of New Orleans, Amazing Grace, etc.) and then people just yelled out what songs they wanted, and we all sang along. It was really relaxing, although my out-of-practice fingertips are just a little bit sore today.
I’m so glad to hear from you. and glad you enjoyed the humor.
I just finished practicing and I took the last piece Alregretto. 😉
Yes, I saw on Instagram I think, photos of Davis and his wife last year. But I appreciate the update because I’m less and less on social media. Trying to re-think my whole place in those universes.
Poor Paul’s Food and Fun Night sounds like a great idea. What fun!
I hope you are well.
Fun way to start my day by reading these funnies. Thanks!
Hi dear Kimma!
I’m glad you enjoyed.
Is this joke too obscure? “We’re Serious Half the Time (2/2 or ¢)”
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