More answers from students taking a music exams
(unknown source)

January, 2001

Editor’s note: You’ve, no doubt, seen these kinds of lists on Internet sites. The original source is unknown, but they’re funny enough to repeat, whether true or not.

• Gregorian chant has no music, just singers singing the same lines.

• Young scholars have expressed their rapture for the Bronze Lullaby, the Taco Bell Cannon, Beethoven’s Erotica, Tchaikovsky Cracknutter Suite, and Gershwin’s Rap City in Blue.

• Probably the most marvelous fugue was the one between the Hatfields and the McCoys.


• An interval in music is the distance from one piano to the next.

• Agitato is a state of mind when one’s finger slips in the middle of playing a piece.

• Diatonic is a low calorie Schweppes.

• Music sung by two people at the same time is called a duel; if they sing without music it is called Acapulco.

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