This collection of 10 music theory jokes is one of the many Fun Music Company of Tools for #FunMusicTeachers.

In this series of articles we aim to give teachers lots of ideas and resources for making their music lessons FUN!

Music Theory Jokes

Why use Humor in music theory?

Having a few music theory jokes in the memory is always a good thing as a teacher. So, we hope you enjoy a few of these for your next music theory lesson. They also work whenever you want to lighten the mood!

This little list has something for everyone – some that suit younger students, and some that are a little more intellectual.

Feel free to add your own favorite music theory jokes in the comment section below!

The 10 Music Theory Jokes:

1. Why was the musician arrested?
She got in treble.

2. What musical keys do cows sing in?
Beef flat

3. Want to hear the joke about a staccato?
Never mind — it’s too short.

4. Want to hear the one about a fermata?
Wait, it’s too long.

5. Someone keyed the music teacher’s car.
Fortunately, the damage seems to B minor.

6. Middle C, E flat, and G walk into a bar.
“Sorry,” the bartender says. “We don’t serve minors.”

7. What do you get when you drop a piano down a mine shaft?
A flat minor.

8. What do you get when you drop a piano on an army base?
A Flat Major

9. What do you get when you play New Age music backwards?
New Age music.

10. Arnold Schoenberg walks into a bar. “I’ll have a gin please, but no tonic.”

Want more Music Theory Jokes?

Here at the Fun Music Company, we spend many hours collecting fun (and hopefully clean!) music jokes suitable for the classroom. Next, we collated all of these into the Music teacher’s joke of the day email list. You can join this list for free and get a music joke in your inbox every day, for a year.