The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161844 Message #3849530
Posted By: Mark Clark
08-Apr-17 - 05:29 PM
Thread Name: Instrument-specific jokes
Subject: RE: Instrument-specific jokes
I remember reading somewhere, maybe here, that a great many of the musician/instrument jokes we hear today were originally viola/violist jokes. There was evidently a time when violinists who weren't cutting it were given a viola and sent back a couple of rows as the parts were much less challenging.
Q: How does a concert master keep his priceless violin from being stolen?
A: He keeps it in a viola case.