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Thread: Are You Really In Tune?

  1. #91
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    Q: What is perfect pitch?

    A: It's when you throw a banjo into a dumpster and it doesn't hit the sides.

    (Okay, okay, I didn't make it up)
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Down Up Dick View Post
    If you're out of tune, just play louder!
    Two bits of performance patter:

    1) (fiddling with the 12-string) "Next is that old gospel song, OH LORD, WHY CAN'T I KEEP MY GIT-TAR IN TUNE?"
    2) (fiddling with any stringed instrument) "And now I'll play a traditional Chinese melody called TUE-NING."

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