17 reaction gifs for everyday musician situations

Late for rehearsal? Negotiating a tricky key signature? Forgotten your instrument? We’ve got the correct reaction for you.

musician reaction gifs

I’m late for rehearsal and must attempt to enter without being detected


Haven’t practised, lesson imminent


That organ voluntary was really, really something


Someone played a wrong note, and it was me


Your desk partner has just spent the last minute miming the fingering from your solo as you played it


Milking your walk-on when you’re concertmaster


‘We’re pleased to announce that the backstage bar is now open.’


When you just don’t understand why everyone likes Nimrod so much


This key signature is unexpectedly complex and I’m having a hard time dealing with it


‘After this piece, we’ll break for tea.’


When your teacher just makes a funny face when you’ve finished playing something


‘Good news, your comp seats are next to the classical music critics!’


The complete works of Richard Wagner


When you’ve been given an incredibly important solo and you’re trying to conceal your sense of justice


Well, I can play violin, so viola is probably really easy. Let me have a go.


The horn entry in Beethoven’s Eroica, first movement


When someone asks you what your actual job is, apart from being a musician


What do I do for a living? I’m a musician.

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