It seems there’s no shortage of humor coming from a music room. (Hey, we need a little diversion after practicing Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” for the umpteenth time, right?) Check out some of our favorite jokes for musicians below, and be sure to share your favorite (all-audience-friendly) musical jokes in the comment section!
Don’t worry oboists and viola players, you’re completely safe from our musical joke list! Percussionists, we really do still love you.
Want to hear the joke about a staccato? Never mind, it’s too short. Want to hear the one about fermata? Wait, it’s too long.
Don’t let you kids watch symphonies on TV. There’s too much sax and violins.
Why did Mozart kill his chickens? Because they ran around screaming “Bach! Bach! Bach!”
Hold me… I’m a fermata. Really? This again?
Middle C, E-flat and G walk into a bar. “Sorry,” the bartender says to the E-flat,” we don’t serve minors here.”
How are trumpets like pirates? They both murder in the high C’s.
What do you get when you throw a piano down a mine shaft? A-flat minor!
What’s the difference between a piano and a fish? You can’t tuna fish!
How do you fix a broken tuba? With a tuba glue.
C-sharp when you cross the street… or you’re going to B-flat.
Why was the music theorist drunk? He tried to use a fifth with his tonic.
A percussionist, tired of being teased by her bandmates, decides to switch instruments. She walks into the local music shop, points to her choices and says, “I’ll take that trumpet and that accordion.” The shop assistant looks at her for a second and replies, “OK, you can take the fire extinguisher, but the radiator’s not for sale.”
Don’t forget to share your all-audience-friendly jokes in the comments section. We know you’re a clever group of readers!