Taking a break from it all

Recently someone here made a comment that got me to thinking.

Composers need a break from their tedious labors, to refresh and

clear their heads and stretch their wits. so I thought it might be

fun to try this; A favorite( or not so favorite) joke page to go to.

I'll call it, " A funny thing happened on my way to the Forum "

Maybe not original, but fitting.

If you have a joke or amusing anecdote, share it here.

Music related of course.      No penalties for puns.

As a matter of sheer coincidence, I just happened to hear

this one today.

    Three guys got together and started a band.

     They decided to call the band- '999 Megabytes'.

     They are still looking forward to their first gig.....        RS

    

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  • Hey Gav, this guy is really good.  He didn't miss a beat..   . bah dah bing 


     
    Gav Brown said:

    Taking a break from it all
    Recently someone here made a comment that got me to thinking. Composers need a break from their tedious labors, to refresh and clear their heads and…
  • Decided I ought to delete my horrid attempt at a pun... lol. 

  • Oh come now, Paul.   What good is a pun if it doesn't make everyone roll their eyes and shake their heads?  

  • Horrid attempts makes the most fun pun!

    Paul Smith said:

    Decided I ought to delete my horrid attempt at a pun... lol. 

    Taking a break from it all
    Recently someone here made a comment that got me to thinking. Composers need a break from their tedious labors, to refresh and clear their heads and…
  • Entry Exam for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra -- Viola Players

    The pass mark is 10% but be careful -- over 45% correct and you are overqualified.

    1. Who wrote the following:
    a) Beethoven's Symphony No. 6
    b) Fauré's Requiem
    c) Wagner's Ring Cycle
    [5 pts.]

    2. Tchaikovsky wrote 6 symphonies including Symphony no. 4. Name the other five.
    [5 pts.]

    3. Explain "counterpoint" or write your name on the reverse of the paper.
    [10 pts.]

    4. Which of the following would you tuck under your chin?
    a) a timpani
    b) an organ
    c) a 'cello
    d) a viola
    [1 pt.]

    5. Can you explain "sonata form"? (Answer yes or no.)
    [5 pts.]

    6. Which of the following literary works was made the subject of a Verdi opera?
    a) First among Equals -- Jeffrey Archer
    b) Macbeth -- William Shakespeare
    c) Noddy and Big Ears -- Enid Blyton
    [5 pts.]

    7. Domenico Scarlatti wrote 555 harpsichord sonatas for which instrument?
    [5 pts.]

    8. Arrange the following movements in order of speed, starting with the slowest first.
    a) Quickly
    b) Slowly
    c) Very Quickly
    d) At a Moderate Pace
    [4 pts.]

    9. Where would you normally expect to find the conductor during a performance?
    [5 pts.]

    10. Which of the following wrote incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream?
    a) Des O'Connor
    b) Mickey Mouse
    c) Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
    d) Terry Wogan
    [5 pts.]

    11. Which of the following is the odd one out?
    a) Sir Colin Davis
    b) Andrew Davis
    c) Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
    d) Desmond Lynham
    [5 pts.]

    12. Arrange the following words into the name of a well-known Puccini opera.
    Bohème, La
    [5 pts.]

    13. Within five minutes, how long is Chopin's Minute Waltz?
    [5 pts.]

    14. From which of the following countries did Richard Strauss come?
    a) Venezuela
    b) Sri Lanka
    c) Germany
    d) Japan
    [5 pts.]

    15. For what city were Haydn's "Paris" Symphonies written?
    [5 pts.]

    16. Which is the odd one out?
    a) Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet -- Tchaikovsky
    b) Romeo and Juliet -- Berlioz
    c) Romeo and Juliet Ballet -- Prokofiev
    d) Ten Green Bottles -- anon.
    [5 pts.]

    17. From which song do the following lines come?
    "God Bless America."
    [5 pts.]

    18. Spell the following musical terms.
    Allegro
    Rallentando
    Crotchet
    Pizzicato
    Intermezzo
    [5 pts.]

    19. Tosca is a character found in which Puccini opera?
    [5 pts.]

    20. Arrange the following letters to form the abbreviation for a well-known British broadcasting corporation.
    C, B, B.
    [5 pts.]

     

  •    Q.    What is the difference between a pizza and an accordion player?

       A.    A pizza can feed a family of four

  • Viola players, lolololol!

    Seriously, I dare anyone to beat this one. Oh, man, that is hilarious.

    Stephen Lines said:

    Entry Exam for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra -- Viola Players

    The pass mark is 10% but be careful -- over 45% correct and you are overqualified.

    1. Who wrote the following:
    a) Beethoven's Symphony No. 6
    b) Fauré's Requiem
    c) Wagner's Ring Cycle
    [5 pts.]

    2. Tchaikovsky wrote 6 symphonies including Symphony no. 4. Name the other five.
    [5 pts.]

    3. Explain "counterpoint" or write your name on the reverse of the paper.
    [10 pts.]

    4. Which of the following would you tuck under your chin?
    a) a timpani
    b) an organ
    c) a 'cello
    d) a viola
    [1 pt.]

    5. Can you explain "sonata form"? (Answer yes or no.)
    [5 pts.]

    6. Which of the following literary works was made the subject of a Verdi opera?
    a) First among Equals -- Jeffrey Archer
    b) Macbeth -- William Shakespeare
    c) Noddy and Big Ears -- Enid Blyton
    [5 pts.]

    7. Domenico Scarlatti wrote 555 harpsichord sonatas for which instrument?
    [5 pts.]

    8. Arrange the following movements in order of speed, starting with the slowest first.
    a) Quickly
    b) Slowly
    c) Very Quickly
    d) At a Moderate Pace
    [4 pts.]

    9. Where would you normally expect to find the conductor during a performance?
    [5 pts.]

    10. Which of the following wrote incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream?
    a) Des O'Connor
    b) Mickey Mouse
    c) Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
    d) Terry Wogan
    [5 pts.]

    11. Which of the following is the odd one out?
    a) Sir Colin Davis
    b) Andrew Davis
    c) Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
    d) Desmond Lynham
    [5 pts.]

    12. Arrange the following words into the name of a well-known Puccini opera.
    Bohème, La
    [5 pts.]

    13. Within five minutes, how long is Chopin's Minute Waltz?
    [5 pts.]

    14. From which of the following countries did Richard Strauss come?
    a) Venezuela
    b) Sri Lanka
    c) Germany
    d) Japan
    [5 pts.]

    15. For what city were Haydn's "Paris" Symphonies written?
    [5 pts.]

    16. Which is the odd one out?
    a) Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet -- Tchaikovsky
    b) Romeo and Juliet -- Berlioz
    c) Romeo and Juliet Ballet -- Prokofiev
    d) Ten Green Bottles -- anon.
    [5 pts.]

    17. From which song do the following lines come?
    "God Bless America."
    [5 pts.]

    18. Spell the following musical terms.
    Allegro
    Rallentando
    Crotchet
    Pizzicato
    Intermezzo
    [5 pts.]

    19. Tosca is a character found in which Puccini opera?
    [5 pts.]

    20. Arrange the following letters to form the abbreviation for a well-known British broadcasting corporation.
    C, B, B.
    [5 pts.]

     

    Taking a break from it all
    Recently someone here made a comment that got me to thinking. Composers need a break from their tedious labors, to refresh and clear their heads and…
  • Dave and Janet,

    You're both too kind. Tell you what, give me the rest of the day and I might be able to come up with something a little better than that other. Or... maybe just Google something, instead? A safer bet, for sure.

    Janet Spangenberg said:

    Horrid attempts makes the most fun pun!

    Paul Smith said:

    Decided I ought to delete my horrid attempt at a pun... lol. 

    Taking a break from it all
    Recently someone here made a comment that got me to thinking. Composers need a break from their tedious labors, to refresh and clear their heads and…
  • Or maybe they could just eat the monkey, if things get bad enough.

    Poor little guy...

    roger stancill said:

       Q.    What is the difference between a pizza and an accordion player?

       A.    A pizza can feed a family of four

    Taking a break from it all
    Recently someone here made a comment that got me to thinking. Composers need a break from their tedious labors, to refresh and clear their heads and…
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