19 memes to prove musicians have a warped sense of humour

18 November 2020, 17:39

By Kyle Macdonald

A celebration of the jokes we love to share, and our strange muso brains.

We love to share funny memes in our choir cliques, our string squads. But take a step back and think, our sense of humour is quite warped isn't it? I mean, with any other audience, all these classical music jokes would fall ♭.

  1. Other people probably just don't get us

  2. And our intense love for anything that has a harmonic pun.

    Enharmonic car
    Enharmonic car. Picture: Twitter / Janet Horvath
  3. And if there’s ever an innocent typo, how we laugh!

    1000-year-old Beethoven
    1000-year-old Beethoven. Picture: Facebook / Duo Lamorniana
  4. “Wait, humans don’t have six fingers!”

    *laughs hysterically in musician*

  5. We like to make fun of other voice parts (for some reason)

    Sopranos. Picture: Facebook / Ethan Canner
  6. And instruments other than our own (but obviously, mainly violas)

    Take it away, violinist Ray Chen....

    BEST VIOLA JOKE (said to a violist)

  7. It’s impossible for us not to laugh when talking about violas (for some reason)

    Try Not to Laugh: VIOLA JOKES Edition

  8. Why is it always so funny? We are strange creatures.

  9. If you ever want to impress a musician, just notate something. They always find it funny.

    Sneeze transcription
    Sneeze transcription. Picture: Instagram
  10. We also love jokes about not counting

    Rests. Picture: Facebook / Joao Duarte
  11. So much humour with Bach

  12. Because, you know, it also sounds like the noise a dog makes

  13. And chickens too

    Bach Bach Bach
    Bach Bach Bach. Picture: Facebook / Dynamic Rhythms
  14. Whenever something looks like a piano keyboard, we lose our minds

    Piano socks
    Piano socks. Picture: Twitter
  15. We’d be like “finally, a piano I can easily transport”

    Piano shadows
    Piano shadows. Picture: Reddit / Elextrix_
  16. We structure so many jokes around the assumption we were talking about this century...

    Beethoven 1700s
    Beethoven 1700s. Picture: Reddit / THECLASSICMAN320
  17. Because jokes about the 1800s never date.

    '80s music
    '80s music. Picture: Tumblr / lingling40hrs
  18. In terms of our brand of comedy, hand sizes are everything.

  19. And the best punchline to literally every musician joke?