Viola Jokes

Viola Jokes


Q: What is a chord?A: Three violists playing in unison.Q: What is the best recording of the Walton viola concerto?A: Music Minus One.Q: What is the difference between a viola and a trampoline?A: You take off your shoes before you jump on the trampoline.Q: What is the difference between the first and last desk of a viola section?A: Half a measure.Q: What is the difference between grapes and a viola?A: You take off your shoes to stamp on grapes.Conductor: Again from measure 5, if you please.Voice from viola section: But Maestro, we have no measure numbers.Q: What is the difference between a chainsaw and a viola?A: If you absolutely had to, you could use a chainsaw in a string quartet.Q: What do you call a person who plays the viola?A: A violator.Q: What is the difference between the first and last desk of a viola section?A: A semi-tone.Q: Why are violas so large?A: It is an optical illusion. It’s not that the violas are large, just that the viola player’s heads are so small.Q: What do you call the folks who hang around the musicians at conservatories?A: Violists.Q: What is the difference between a dog and a viola?A: The dog knows when to stop scratching.Q: Why can’t you hear a viola on a digital recording?A: Recording technology has reached such an advanced level of development that all extraneous noise is eliminated.Q: What is the definition of a major seventh?A: A violist playing octaves.Q: How is lightning like a violist’s fingers?A: Neither one strikes in the same place twice.Q: Which positions does a violist use?A: First, third, and emergency.Q: Why are orchestra intermissions only twenty minutes long?A: So the violists don’t need to be retrained.Q: When a 16-inch viola and a 17-inch viola are dropped simultaneously from a 30-story building, which one hits the pavement first?A: Who cares!Q: How do you get a viola section to play spiccato?A: Write a whole note with “solo” above it.

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