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    Children's answers in Music Education

    These are stories and test questions accumulated by music Teachers in the state of Missouri, circa 1989. Source: Missouri School Music Newsletter.
    * It is important to be able to reach the brakes on any piano.

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

    * It is easy to teach anyone to play the maracas. Just grip the Neck and shake him in rhythm.

    * My favorite instrument is the bassoon. It is so hard to play, People hardly ever play it. That is why I like the bassoon best.

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

    * The plural form of musical instrument is known as orchestra.

    * Tubas are a bit too much.

    * A contra-bassoon is like a bassoon, only the opposite.

    * The most dangerous part about playing cymbals is near the nose.

    * The flute is a skinny-shape- high-sounded instrument.

    * Instrumentalist is a many-purposed word used by many Player-types.

    * Anyone who can read all the instrument notes at the same time Gets to be the conductor.

    * The main trouble with a French horn is it's too tangled up.

    * For some reason, they always put a treble clef in front of every Line of flute music. You just watch.

    * 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.

    * Question: Is the saxophone a brass or a woodwind instrument? Answer: Yes.

    * Last month I found out how a clarinet works by taking it apart. I both found out and got in trouble.

    * A bassoon looks like nothing I have ever heard.

    * Cymbals are round, metal CLANGS!

    * Question: What are kettle drums called? Answer: Kettle drums.

    * When electric currents go through them, guitars start making Sounds. So would anybody.

    * The double bass is also called the bass viol, string bass, and Bass fiddle. It has so many names because it is so huge.

    * While trombones have tubes, trumpets prefer to wear valves.

    * A trumpet is an instrument when it is not an elephant sound.

    * Another name for kettle drums is timpani. Or else you can just Stick with the first name and learn it good.

    * Instruments come in many sizes, shapes and orchestras.

    * You should always say 'chili' when you mean there are two or More cellos.

    * A tuba is much larger than its name.

    * A harp is a nude piano.

    * My favorite composer is Opus.

    * My very best liked piece of music is the Bronze Lullaby.

    * Probably the most marvelous fugue was the one between the Hatfields and the McCoys.

    * Most authorities agree that music of antiquity was written long Ago.

    * Morris dancing is a country survival from times when people Were happy.

    * A good orchestra is always ready to play if the conductor steps On the odium.

    * Caruso was at first an Italian. Then someone heard his voice And said he would go a long way. So that's why he came to America.

    * I know what a sextet is but I'm not allowed to say.

    * Music sung by two people at the same time is called a duel.

    * When a singer sings, he stirs up the air and makes it hit any Passing eardrums. But if he is good, he knows how to keep it From hurting.

    * In the last scene of Pagliacci, Canio stabs Nedda who is the one He really loves. Pretty soon Silvio also gets stabbed, and they all Live happily ever after.

    * An opera is a song of bigly size.

    * 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.

    * Henry Purcell is a well known composer few people have ever Heard of.

    * 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.

    * Handel was half German, half Italian, and half English. He was Rather large.

    * John Sebastian Bach died from 1750 to the present.

    * A virtuoso is a musician with real high morals.

    * Refrain means don't do it. A refrain in music is the part you Better not try to sing.

    * Agnus Dei was a woman composer famous for her church music.
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    Re: Children's answers in Music Education

    Ha!!! These are hilarious!!
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Children's answers in Music Education

    I've tears running down my cheeks and my sides ache from laughing. My wife has retired hurt
    Things may come and things may go but the art school dance goes on forever
    NOW WITH Cubase 5, JABB,GPO, Fender Strat, Ibanez RG, Yamaha Fretless Bass, Framus Archtop, The Trumpet and Mr T Sax, together with GREEN SEALING WAX

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    Re: Children's answers in Music Education

    Thanks for the coffee over keyboard moment (and down the nose)

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    Re: Children's answers in Music Education

    I just marked a project where a candidate wrote,

    "Poulenc was brought up by two profoundly different parents. His mother had an extreme interest in the arts, while his father, on the other hand, was a devout Catholic."

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    Re: Children's answers in Music Education

    Quote Originally Posted by Pingu View Post
    I just marked a project where a candidate wrote,

    "Poulenc was brought up by two profoundly different parents. His mother had an extreme interest in the arts, while his father, on the other hand, was a devout Catholic."
    I know I didn't write this but honestly with the first sentence you wrote I thought "shite! Now I will see my thesis here! "

    Other than that, most seem simply too ridiculous to be true! But funny never the less!

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