Musical Humor! Great Musical/Pun/Spelling Images!

  1. Thom
  2. June 19, 2008 12:01 am

I came across a series of music joke images over time- I was unable to find the originals so I remade the ones I could remember, as well as made up a few of my own. If you enjoy puns or play on words/music, you’ll get a kick out of these! I’ll post more as I find them!

you are a babe music joke image

“You are a BABE”spelled with notes on the staff

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I’m a Fermata- Hold me - musc joke image

“I’m a fermata, hold me.”

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Get high music joke high ledger line on staff

“Get High” with a note high up in the ledger lines!

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Premature Articulation music pun joke image

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“Premature Articulation” Musical pun.
Who says us music nerds don’t have a sense of humor?
I’ve been having a hard time find these -Do you have one not listed here? Post it in a comment below!!

Thanks to commenters below: here are some new ones as of 7/5/08!

Shut Your Face Funny Music Pun

“Shut your F A C E ” spelled out on the staff with letters.
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Shut Up

A fermata over a rest, indicating to “Shut up” until told otherwise 😀

C Clef Run Funny Music Pun Image Joke

Viola C Clef (Alto Clef). “C Clef, C Clef Run”

Scherzophrenic /  Scherzo-phrenic

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A Major Trouble

A Major Trouble (Treble)

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  1. just praise from me — I love these!

    Nerd humour not about computers for once, brilliant!

  2. Haha thank you Joel!

  3. John says:
    Posted July 2, 2008 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    A rest with a fermata = “shut up.”

  4. Angeline says:
    Posted July 2, 2008 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    These are great! I love the fermata one. (:

  5. noishe says:
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 1:57 am | Permalink

    c clef

    c clef run

  6. Meg says:
    Posted July 4, 2008 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is ‘shut yer F A C E’, spelled with the letters on the staff.

  7. BadPanda says:
    Posted July 5, 2008 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Nerd culture need not be extended toward musicians through the means of cheap “inside jokes” with poor musical puns.

  8. tmerritt530 says:
    Posted July 5, 2008 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Two D notes above the staff.

    “I’d hit that”

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  9. billman says:
    Posted July 6, 2008 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    giggle giggle

  10. Nathan says:
    Posted July 6, 2008 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Heres an old guitarist joke that i’ve known for a while
    “shes a total

    (thats babe ;])

  11. A says:
    Posted July 6, 2008 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    This is wonderful

  12. katie says:
    Posted July 6, 2008 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Awh, why the viola hate? 🙁

  13. Nathan says:
    Posted July 13, 2008 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Hahaha, these were good, but I didn’t quite understand the last one, only ever having played Piano which generally only deals with trebble and bass clefs.

  14. Austin says:
    Posted July 16, 2008 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    i get really high

  15. Brice says:
    Posted July 16, 2008 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Heh, at first I thought it said “You’re a DCDG”.

    …Then I noticed the treble clef…

  16. Sean says:
    Posted July 21, 2008 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    I would buy that last one if you had that in a t-shirt?

    • Give me two days 😀

  17. Lisette says:
    Posted July 23, 2008 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    I want the Shutup shirt =D

    • New shirts are coming soon!

      • johan says:
        Posted August 7, 2008 at 10:07 am | Permalink

        Sweet, I’d be all over that “Shut Up” shirt too

  18. Such a marvelous twist on the old pundit of making music into a language all of its own! Thank you so much for this opportunity to once again be reminded of just how uniquely humourous we geeky musicians, composers, and arrangers can be! While I, too, have seen others similar to these in the past, yours are absolutely refreshing, mainly because you had the forte to publish them!

  19. MoMo says:
    Posted January 15, 2009 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    LOVE it!!!!! I love the “hold me”! you pretty much rock!
    Tied for favorite w/ the hold me has to be the “c clef. c clef run”

  20. amy says:
    Posted March 1, 2009 at 3:18 am | Permalink

    these are the best!
    of course the usual flute player would love the ‘get high’ one.
    *cheezy smile.*

    ive seen one that is a doctor pulling a baby of of a woman playing the ‘umbilical CHORD.’
    its great.
    the best music pun ever: Show me a piano thrown into an army trench, and I’ll show you A-flat major.
    and then theres the A-flat minor (‘miner’) one where you throw a piano into a mine. 😀

    and one of my other faves: when carrying your instrument, you better C sharp or you’ll B flat!
    got plenty more where they came from.
    keep up the good work . :):)

    ohh!! and : countertenor = singing waitor. x

  21. AJMGAL says:
    Posted March 1, 2009 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    OMG i had to send this link to everyone in my schools music department. The “get high” one was a HUGE hit.

  22. Alex says:
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Too hot to Handel.

  23. Chelsea says:
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    my school’s choir just got shirts that say “Without Concert Choir The World Would B flat” with the key signature for B flat.

    I have to explain that to every non-music nerd whenever I wear that shirt =/

  24. Richard says:
    Posted April 29, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    I once saw a kid in the subway with a backpack that had a note on it that said “E does not equal mc^2… E=Fb”
    thought I might share it with ya

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