Some Humor For Your Next Practice Break: 2SetViolin

Since it’s getting closer to the end of the Spring 2019 semester, I’ve decided to mix things up a little bit and drop a little bit of (classical) music humor in here.

This is all from a single Youtube channel – 2SetViolin – that I only found about a year or so ago, and have only seen a few of their videos. However, all of the ones that I’ve seen have been hilarious.

Their first video that I was introduced to was “The World’s Fastest (and most Inaccurate) Violinist”. It’s a pretty hilarious look at the entire group of performers (and educators) that think that music is a competition that can be won.

One of the ones that really spoke to me is the “16 Things Musicians Do In The Pit”. After playing in pits for more than a decade, I have done quite a few of these things, and I’ve seen almost all of them. I still haven’t gotten #16 yet, but if the geography and the repertoire works out, that’s a career aspiration, I suppose.

The “21 Types of Orchestral Players” was also full of some familiar types of players – both for better and worse. Don’t be a #4.

I saw myself in quite a few of the “10 Types of Music Teachers”, depending on my mood and the student. I don’t know how many of my students are reading this, but I’m curious to know what number(s) they think I am!

Finally, to make this horn related, here’s the French horn edition of their “Professional vs. Amateur” series.