In an effort to keep you wonderful composers sane, I would love to bring you a little humor here everyday so as not to clutter up your posts. If that is OK by Gary and the GPO Mod Squad then I shall endeavor to bring you a little laughter to brighten your day and hopefully render a bit of relaxation while your composing (or decomposing). Of course, you may still hear from me from time to time if it feels good on a post!
Comments, questions, concerns and input welcome.
Little Nancy was in the garden filling in a hole when her neighbor peered over the fence. Interested in what the cheeky-faced youngster was up to, he politely asked, \"What are you doing there, Nancy?\"
\"My goldfish died,\" replied Nancy tearfully without looking up, \"and I\'ve just buried him.\"
The neighbor was very concerned. \"That\'s an awfully big hole for a goldfish, isn\'t it?\"
Nancy patted down the last heap of dirt then replied, \"That\'s because he\'s inside your fricking cat.\" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
My answer to \"Cymbal Swells and Timpani Swells\" but I didn\'t have the heart to reply on the post;
Well, usually when I want my cymbals and timpani to swell I beat them with a club untill they are all black and blue...no no no geezze, the man\'s serious here.
How are trumpets like pirates?
They are both murder on the high C\'s.
Howlers in Musical Education
These are stories and test questions accumulated by music teachers in the state of Missouri...
Agnus Dei was a woman composer famous for her church music.
Refrain means don\'t do it. A refrain in music is the part you better not try to sing.
A virtuoso is a musician with real high morals.
John Sebastian Bach died from 1750 to the present.
Handel was half German, half Italian, and half English. He was rather large.
Beethoven wrote music even though he was deaf. He was so deaf he wrote loud music. He took long walks in the forest even when everyone was calling him. I guess he could not hear so good. Beethoven expired in 1827 and later died from this.
Henry Purcell is a well-known composer few people have ever heard of.
Aaron Copland is one of your most famous contemporary composers. It is unusual to be contemporary. Most composers do not live until they are dead.
An opera is a song of bigly size. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
A good orchestra is always ready to play if the conductor steps on the odium.<(not a typo)
Morris dancing is a country survival from times when people were happy.
Most authorities agree that music of antiquity was written long ago. Probably the most marvelous fugue was the one between the Hatfields and McCoys. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
My very best liked piece of music is the Bronze Lullaby.
My favorite composer is Opus.
A harp is a nude piano. (is this true?)
A tuba is much larger than its name.
Instruments come in many sizes, shapes and orchestras. (like GPO)
And in contusion -
[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] < denotes my favorites.
You should always say celli when you mean there are two or more cellos.
Another name for kettle drums is timpani. But I think I will just stick with the first name and learn it good. A trumpet is an instrument when it is not an elephant sound. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
While trombones have tubes, trumpets prefer to wear valves.
The double bass is also called the bass viol, string bass, and bass fiddle. It has so many names because it is so huge.
When electric currents go through them, guitars start making sounds. So would anybody.
Question: What are kettle drums called?
Answer: Kettle drums. Cymbals are round, metal CLANGS! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
A bassoon looks like nothing I have ever heard.
Last month I found out how a clarinet works by taking it apart. I both found out and got in trouble. Question: Is the saxophone a brass or a woodwind instrument? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Answer: Yes. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
The concertmaster of an orchestra is always the person who sits in the first chair of the first violins. This means that when a person is elected concertmaster, he has to hurry up and learn how to play a violin real good.
For some reason, they always put a treble clef in front of every line of flute music. You just watch. I can\'t reach the brakes on this piano! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] The main trouble with a French horn is it\'s too tangled up. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Anyone who can read all the instrument notes at the same time gets to be the conductor.
Instrumentalist is a many-purposed word for many player-types.
The flute is a skinny-high shape-sounded instrument.
The most dangerous part about playing cymbals is near the nose.
A contra-bassoon is like a bassoon, only more so. Tubas are a bit too much. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Music instrument has a plural known as orchestra.
I would like for you to teach me to play the cello. Would tomorrow or Friday be best?
My favorite instrument is the bassoon. It is so hard to play people seldom play it. That is why I like the bassoon best. It is easy to teach anyone to play the maracas. Just grip the neck and shake him in rhythm . [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Just about any animal skin can be stretched over a frame to make a pleasant sound once the animal is removed. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]