A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 13, 2017
“How can you tell when a tenor is really stupid?"/"When the other tenors notice.”

A tenor riddle is:

Q: How can you tell when a tenor is really stupid?
A: When the other tenors notice.


The tenor joke was posted on the newsgroup rec.music.classical on May 5, 1993.


Wikipedia: Tenor
Tenor is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range is between the countertenor and baritone voice types. The tenor’s vocal range (in choral music) lies between C3, the C one octave below middle C, and A4, the A above middle C. In solo work, this range extends up to C5, or “tenor high C”. The low extreme for tenors is roughly A♭2 (two A♭s below middle C). At the highest extreme, some tenors can sing up to two Fs above middle C (F5). The tenor voice type is generally divided into the leggero tenor, lyric tenor, spinto tenor, dramatic tenor, heldentenor, and tenor buffo or spieltenor.

Google Groups: rec.music.classical
Musicians’ Personalities
Nancy A Howells
5/5/93
Oh, the jokes we used to tell in music school.  Mostly about singers. Like: How can you tell when a tenor is really dumb?  When the other tenors notice (ergo, tenors are dumb).

Google Groups: rec.humor
Canonical List Of Music Humor 2/3
Reality Terabytes
8/26/94
(...)
How can you tell when a tenor is really stupid?
When the other tenors notice.

Twitter
GERT‏
@Gert
#badgag How can you tell when a tenor is really stupid?  When the other tenors notice.
10:20 AM - 23 Mar 2009

Google Books
Sensible Nonsense.. Frank’s Comic Pack:
Humour Pack Series

By Frank Paul
BookBaby
2014
Pg. ?:
Q: How can you tell when a tenor is really stupid?A: A: When the other tenors notice.

YouTube
Ok, here is the joke. Q: How can you tell when a tenor is real...
botcaster inc. bot
Published on Jan 22, 2016
Q: How can you tell when a tenor is really stupid?
A: When the other tenors notice.

Twitter
Madeline Munoz‏
@munozatmadeline
Q: How can you tell when a tenor is really stupid? A: When the other tenors notice.
5:37 PM - 26 Mar 2017

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