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Three notes walk into a bar.....

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by trkelley, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. trkelley


    Nov 18, 2009
    Oregon USA
    So a C, E-flat and G go into a bar. The bartender says, "sorry,
    but we don't serve minors." So E-flat leaves, and C and G
    have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the
    fifth is diminished and G is out flat.
    F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp

    D comes in and heads for the bathroom saying, "Excuse me.
    I'll just be a second." Then A comes in, but the bartender
    is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor.
    Then the bartender notices B-flat hiding at the end of the
    bar and says, "Get out! You're the seventh minor I've found
    in this bar tonight."

    E-Flat comes back the next night in a three-piece suit with
    nicely shined shoes. The bartender says, "you're looking
    sharp tonight. Come on in, this could be a major
    development." Sure enough, E-flat soon takes off his suit
    and everything else, and is au natural.

    Eventually C sobers up and realizes in horror that he's
    under a rest. C is brought to trial, found guilty of
    contributing to the diminution of a minor, and is sentenced
    to 10 years of D.S. without Coda at an upscale correctional

    (heard it from a guy at a gig):D
  2. bass12

    bass12 Say "Ahhh"...

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    And you remembered all of that?! Very clever - definitely brought a smile to my face. :)
  3. brickerenator


    May 12, 2010
  4. Am I a nerd yet for laughing?
  5. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    That's a classic with music theory geeks. Good stuff.
  6. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    You forgot the ending,

    The bartender decides, however, that since he's only had tenor so patrons, the soprano out in the bathroom and everything has become alto much treble, he needs a rest and closes the bar.
  7. Oh I get it. Hehehehe

    Music. It's funny.
  8. pharmakon


    Jun 15, 2010
    The Eb should have taken a half-step closer to the bar!
  9. trkelley


    Nov 18, 2009
    Oregon USA
    I wrote down as i was hearing it on a bar napkin. :)
  10. zenrad

    zenrad Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2009
    Bergen County, NJ
    That's the dorkiest music joke I've ever heard.
  11. Baron Von Vik

    Baron Von Vik

    Jun 11, 2010
    Somewhere in Arizona
    Mojo FunkBasses
    What about when the E sharp goes and F's itself on the scale?
  12. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Clearly, music was developed by, and for, drunks.
  13. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    It would've been a major step up.
  14. thudfromafar


    Dec 12, 2007
    naturally... :bag:
  15. ez-rhino


    Sep 8, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Bass and Drum Mercenary
    Thanks for sharing, this brightened my day.

  16. Lecomber


    May 4, 2010
    Bath - UK
    I'm pretty sure that joke's been posted already.
  17. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    Is there a second ending?
  18. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    Hold it! I only drink the fermata'd stuff. (Sorry for wining about it.)
  19. my brain hurts
  20. Swerve


    Nov 22, 2002

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