Music Humor: A Venn Diagram

Music Humor: A Venn Diagram

Something Silly To Make You Smile

“Humor relies on the unexpected” and it “tickles the brain.” But I think good jokes have at their center a core of truth.

(Joe Moran as quoted in the NPR story “What Makes Something Funny?“)

I love music humor.

Perhaps playing the piccolo scrambled my brain enough to make jokes about musicians irresistibly funny to me. If you played in a marching band, this one will tickle your funny bone:

How many trumpet players does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Six. One to actually do the work and five to say how much better he could have done it.

I’m working on a long post to share with you in the near future, but in the meantime, here’s something silly that a Facebook friend shared:

music humor

so true

I’d like to add some adjectives of my own to the purple part of this Venn Diagram:

  • collaboration
  • accepting failure (and success) gracefully
  • flexibility
  • persistence
  • being comfortable when alone with yourself
  • knowing how to get two piccolo players to play in tune (you have to shoot one…)

What would you add?

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