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20+ Violin Jokes Guaranteed to Make You Laugh out Loud

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While it’s always important to practice violin scales and songs, sometimes you just need a little break to recharge your batteries and renew your motivation. Get ready to relax and laugh with this list of violin jokes (some original, some classics from around the web) from Lukas Stanley from Music Pick Up Lines (@CMCPickupLines)

You won’t need your violin or your bow, but make sure you have your sense of humor. Tickle your funny bone with these violin jokes, riddles, and puns!

Violin Riddles

Think learning violin is no laughing matter? When learning any new skill, it’s always important to be able to laugh at yourself.

Keep some of these violin riddles in your back pocket and see if you can stump your musical friends!


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Q: How many first violinists does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: One. They just hold it in place while the world revolves around them.


Q: How many second violinists does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: It doesn’t matter, they can’t get up that high.


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Q: What’s the difference between a violinist and a dog?

A: A dog can hear very high pitches.


Q: Which musicians are known for being very religious?

A: Violinists. They all think they’re gods.


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Q: How can you tell if a violin is out of tune?

A: The bow is moving.

If you have experienced this problem (and we all have), check out this beginner’s guide: How to Tune a Violin [Instructional Video]


Q: What does the difference between C and B-sharp sound like on a violin?

A: Usually about a semitone.

Need help reading violin notes? Check out this easy-to-follow guide for beginners.


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Q: What is the definition of a semitone?

A: Two violinists playing in unison.


Q: What’s the difference between the concertmaster and the back of the violin section?

A: About half a beat. And all of the bowings.


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Q: What do a violinist’s fingers and lightning have in common?

A: They both move too fast and never hit the same spot twice.


Q: Why do violinists excel at pre-school but often flunk out of kindergarten?

A: They can’t figure out how to count past four.


Q: What do you call a violinist who shows up on time for rehearsal?

A: An anomaly.


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But seriously, don’t throw away your violin! If you’re looking for a new one, check out this guide to the best violin brands!

Violin Jokes

“Did you hear the one about the violinist…” Here are a couple of long-form violin jokes to add to your arsenal.

Violinists are like perfect little snowflakes: no two are exactly alike. Especially when playing a unison melody. And when you put a bunch of them together, everything gets very icy, and everyone is generally pleased once they go away!


One day a conductor falls ill and the orchestra manager is in a pinch to find a replacement for the concert that night. Meekly, the last chair second violin raises his hand and says, “I studied conducting…” so he goes on that night and conducts a great concert. The next morning, in rehearsal, his stand partner asks him, “Where were you last night?”


Late one night, a violinist accidentally left his instrument in the trunk of his car. When he woke the next morning, he discovered that the car had been broken into, for there were not one, but TWO violins in his trunk.

Music Puns

Who doesn’t love a little play on words when it comes to music? Whether you’re a beginner or experienced musician, you can probably relate to some of these music puns!

It only leads to treble…

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These jokes always fall flat….

I’ve been told I’m pretty sharp…

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Hey — give it a rest…

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Looking for more music fun? Check out these piano jokes, quotes, and puns.

Have you heard any other violin jokes or music puns? Share them with us in the comments below!


Guest Post Author: Lukas Stanley
Lukas is a student at Western Michigan University. He’s studying music composition and music education. He’s also the moderator of the popular Twitter account Classical Music Pickup Lines (@CMPickuplines), which has  been spotted in Buzzfeed and Classic FM articles. When he isn’t composing, teaching, or inventing Liszts of witty music puns, he can be spotted playing piano with his band Blarney Castle, a progressive Celtic band. Learn more about Lukas here.

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