Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Some Music Funnies - NSR

My mom sent me these...we are total music people (Dad, sis and I were vocal music majors and Mom was Piano performance). They're one-liners written by little kids. Enjoy!

"I would like for you to teach me to play the cello. Would tomorrow or Friday be best?"

"If you keep moving two fingers real fast on the piano, you get a thrill."

"I can't reach the brakes on this piano!"

"The best way to tune up is to use a pitchfork."

"A good thing to remember about trying to pick up a tuba is don't."

"Will we ever get to the point where music is no longer taught in schools? The chances are 999 out of a hundred."

"When I learned we were going to take a trip to hear a symphony Orchestra, I told my feet to quiet down, but they felt too Saturday to listen."

"A diminuendo is something only encyclopedias know for sure."

"Tutti means everybody toot at the same time."

"I know what a sextet is but I would rather not say."

"Fortissimo means real loud. It is the way a composer yells on music paper."

"Refrain means don't do it! A refrain in music is the part you better not play."

"Poignant music is music you hear before the stork comes."

"Flats are okay in music but bad in tires."

"Pieces written in minor keys sometimes make me feel nervous, like when my mom is looking at me under her breath."

"Just about any animal skin can be stretched over a frame to make a pleasant sound once the animal is removed."

"By shortening and lengthening tubing filled with air, high and low sounds can be made. Only wind instruments can understand this well enough to make it work for them. When electric currents go through them, guitars start making sounds. So would anybody."

"When we blow into a whistle, the air is pushed together in some places and pulled apart in others. Naturally it screams and that is the sound we hear."

"Many things about electronic instruments that were once thought to be science fiction now actually are."

Question: Who composed The Hallelujah Chorus? Answer: "George Fredric Doorknob."

"Although Rossini was once considered a great composer of operas,we now know of operas he failed to compose."

"I like to listen to the Sorcerer's Appendix."

"Richard Wagner was born in 1813, supposably on his birthday."

"Bach died from 1750 to the present."

"Beethoven expired in 1827 and later died from this."

"Haydn got married when he was 28 years old and became the father of classical music."

"Handel was a deeply religious man because in some of his music he talks about Ye and Thee and people like that."

"Handel was half German, half Italian and half English; he was rather large."

"Felix Mendelssohn seems to have been happy, honest and well-liked, although a musician."

"Berlioz proved he was a wonderful composer by going insane."

"Music is one of our most anesthetic arts."


Shadowcatcher said...

Too funny! Kids say the cutest things!

Flossie's Follies said...

These are great, thanks for sharing, great way to start the day with a laugh.

Julie K said...

OMG those are hysterical!

GinaP said...

those are hilarious! I can only imagine what classes like that were like to teach... how can you keep a straight face?! Thanks for sharing!

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