Perhaps we need a little humor in these times
In these difficult times, the performing arts have certainly suffered. And perhaps classical music in general and violin playing in particular. So, in the spirit of easing the burdens of today's worries, I'd like to offer a few (hopefully appropriate) smiles.
- No matter how hard I try, I just can't Handel the Bach sonatas.
- Don't practice too much; give your chin a rest.
- When I practice, I always get finger bored.
- The Bach Double Concerto soloists always end up playing neck and neck.
- As a child prodigy, Heifetz was a major minor.
- Bach in the good old days, it was different.
- The young lady just could not believe the jumping frog of her beau.
- Playing phrases at the top of the E string can give you high fits.
- A child prodigy is someone who was born with a clef palate.
- OK, I'm sorry about these. I guess I just don't have the right scale of values. Amati just as well do something else.
Anyway, I hope these random thoughts brighten your day and bring you a smile. If not, maybe you can find something to add.
In any (violin) case, have a great day.
I love these. So very thoughtful. :)
I think you are just stringing us along. But I do like the sound of your post
Ron, I see you're taking me down a peg or two.
Violin teachers charge ... by the Auer.
Oh dear, my pianist had to dash back for his Christmas Chopin Liszt!
We keep harping on the same thing. (Which reminds me, I've got to buy a tuba toothpaste). See? When it comes to puns, I don't play second fiddle to anyone (except Henny Youngman). Let's just call it looney tunes.
I'm pretty sure your post violates the rules of the forum.
Yes, I've been accused of playing my viol-late. Well, I can get at least two-thirds of a pun (i.e., P U).
What do you call a person who plays the viola?
Viler and viler!
As for posts against rules...Just dounis do it again!
Yes, perhaps I should have created a more sound post. So I asked the advice of the Godfather's bodyguard (Mr. Cladenza), and he said no matter how you label it, it's not a rosinable thing for me to have done, especially since I have a horrible staccato.
I'm playing an old fiddle: I lent Yehudi me new one.
Some of the accusations flying about seem to have struck a chord, we should build bridges and not let a nut spoil the harmony.
I have a gut feeling that Laurie wants us to check our writing carefully. A sound post will be clear and contain no errors of grammar, spelling etc.
I must go to the Barber before I travel to Britten and Ireland next week.
I won't bach if you do....but just a little off the top to spruce it up a bit....what barbers call a dust.
I’ve dropped a Glass - beware of sharp little Csárdás!
We taught our dog to play the violin. After performing every piece, he takes a bow wow.
Sander, dogs make excellent violinists if you scratch the belly, and pay them for their performance with ribs.
Ron, I have no bone to pick with you about that. In fact, this discussion is giving me a new leash on life.
I loved that canzon - please Dont say it was Scheidt.
Rude? Rude? Wipe that smile off your face! And next time don't flip your lid. (I think I'm on a roll)
The hardest part of this topic is trying to stay sharp and not repeat a joke that has already been made for fear that it would fall flat.
Elise: Don't worry about falling flat. It's more dangerous to fall sharp. :)
Or, for friends, out of harmony?
Yes. And the harmony of the violin art form and its music is what we all share and what we have in common. And that's worth lots of smiles.
Bravo to that!
Samuel Sebastian Wesley would sometimes send a deputy organist in his place so he could go fishing. On days when his catch was really good, he had to Beethoven. When it became apparent that the whopper was not the one that got away, but the one he told, it would Korsakov, and no way could he Rigoletto that one. Nothing remained but to Khachaturian into town, and at a Bizet time too. He would then feed the remaining baits to the indolent chicken (L'Arlésienne), which I first heard about in the 50s.
Yes, there's nothing like when I ko daily on a Chicago L car to the local double bar to get myer beer and have some good bar talk with others - that makes my day. But first I have to go see my doctor (I fell and got a bad bump, and I have to have see what is making a leg grow).
That one about the L car is pretty difficult to Parry, even though I was also told that if Britten can Tippet, Boosey can Hawk it. It's time Oistrakh gold!
Dont DeLay! Not a minuet longer!
He’s a good dog, he doesn’t Offenbach.
Feeling thirsty, I had a Bellini in the Four Seasons bar. I wanted to Wolf it down!
@Richard Pairaudeau--thanks for sharing! Some pretty great amateur playing!
Yeah, my comments leave something to be desired. In fact, I failed in the sword fighting class; my teacher told me I was a saber dunce. Sonata thing I can do about it. I even get alarmed listening to the Clock Symphony.
I don't get scherzo much writing these, even though everyone is telling me to "Stop! Stop!" (that's a double stop)
A toilet in a music academy washroom had a sticky handle. The janitor attached a note which read "Push down HARD on Handel." Someone wrote underneath, "If I push hard, will it push Bach?" Under that someone else added: "No, silly, it plays Water Music!"
That sounds like a mess (I, uh, would say).
Fiddlesticks! Bach to Bach they faced each other, the two soloists ... each took a bow, stringing each other along. Bowen hand they struck, playing for time ...
Everybody's an expert on violinist.com. Personally, I dodge egos.
My problem playing Bach is that I always got confugued. It took me a while to put my finger on it, but I think I was playing artifishy harmonics.
You may be confugued Sander, but when Maria Barbara Bach died, they got a hearse tocatta.
I guess the tune's tone was enough to give one a bad case of coffin.
For practicing which would B natural - to Sitt or stand?