Sound recording of violin students at UNCSA making viola jokes. Instrumentalists often make fun of people who play different instruments, but these jokes are disproportionately directed at a few groups, including violists.
UNCSA; Winston-Salem, NC
Violinists, Violists, Music Students, Viola Shaming
Michele: Give me a viola joke. String Player 1: Okay. What's the definition of perfect pitch? Michele: What? SP1: Throwing a viola in a dumpster without hitting the sides. SP2: Toilet. SP1: Whatever. Okay, what's the difference between a viola and a trampoline? Michele: What? SP1: You take your shoes off to jump on a trampoline. Michele: Ooh SP3: Why is viola called bratsche in German? SP1: I don't know, why? SP3: 'Cause that's the sound it makes when you sit on it. Michele: OOOH