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Ostrich tuning, orchestras and ouds are all covered in this set of twenty trivia questions, free for you to use in your quiz.

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  1. In a standard orchestra layout, where are the violins, harp and grand piano all placed?

    A: To the conductor's left

    B: To the conductor's right

    To the conductor's left

    Modern arrangement pioneered by Leopold Stokowski, English conductor working in America

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  2. Armenia's Eurovision song of 2010 included a duduk. Which instrument does a duduk most resemble?

    A: Harp

    B: Trumpet

    C: Recorder

    Recorder

    A Double reed instrument. The song was called 'Apricot Stone'.

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  3. What kind of musical instrument is a marimba?

    A: Drum

    B: Trumpet

    C: Xylophone

    Xylophone

    a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars struck with yarn or rubber mallets to produce musical tones. Resonators or pipes suspended underneath the bars amplify their sound

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  4. Which musical instrument was British musician Jacqueline Du Pré most famous for playing?

    A: Cello

    B: Saxophone

    C: Xylophone

    Cello

    Her career was cut short by multiple sclerosis, which forced her to stop performing at the age of 28. She battled the illness for many years until her death at the age of 42. She died in 1987

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  5. Early in her career, Madonna was in a band called Breakfast Club. What instrument did she play?

    A: Guitar

    B: Drums

    C: Banjo

    Drums

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  6. What kind of musical instrument is a zither?

    A: Stringed Instrument

    B: Woodwind Instrument

    C: A kind of xylophone

    Stringed instrument

    A bit like a guitar but with more strings and without a neck. Can be plyed by plucking strings, bowing strings or hitting them with small hammers

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  7. Which musical instrument completes the title of Tom Dice's song for Belgium in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest: "Me And My…"

    A: Guitar

    B: Piano

    C: Synthesizer

    Guitar

    The song was called 'Me And My Guitar' and finished 6th place.

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  8. There is a traditional musical instrument from Arabia called an Oud. What does it most look like?

    A: Pan Pipes

    B: Mandolin

    Mandolin

    Even more similar to a lute.

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  9. How many strings does a full-sized concert pedal harp have?

    A: 47 strings

    B: 87 strings

    C: 127 strings

    47 strings

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  10. In Guns n Roses, what instrument did Duff McKagan play?

    A: Bass guitar

    B: Drums

    C: Keyboards

    Bass guitar

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  11. What kind of musical instrument is the Charango, A traditional musical instrument of Peru?

    A: Flute

    B: Guitar

    C: Drum

    Guitar

    Small guitar with ten strings, like a more jangly ukulele

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  12. Born in 1909, which clarinetist and band leader was known as The King of Swing?

    A: Benny Goodman

    B: Count Basie

    C: Oscar Peterson

    Benny Goodman

    The other two are best known as pianists

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  13. What musical instrument is Ringo Starr holding on the album cover of 'Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band'?

    A: Guitar

    B: Trumpet

    C: Double Bass

    Trumpet

    Wearing a pink military outfit

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  14. The Japanese Yamaha corporation make many things, but what was their first product back in 1887?

    A: Motorbikes

    B: Pianos

    C: Sofas

    Pianos

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  15. On a six-string guitar with standard tuning, what note sounded by the top and bottom strings when played open?

    A: C

    B: D

    C: E

    D: F

    E

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  16. What was the first name of Mr. Fender who founded the famous guitar company of the same name?

    A: Art

    B: Kurt

    C: Leo

    Leo

    Full name was Clarence Leonidas Fender. Known as Leo.

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  17. What kind of musical instrument is a oboe?

    A: Strings

    B: Woodwind

    C: Brass

    Woodwind

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  18. The piccolo is a half-size version of which other woodwind instrument?

    A: Bassoon

    B: Clarinet

    C: Flute

    Flute

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  19. Traditional pan pipes are open at the end you blow into, but what about the other end?

    A: Pipes are closed at the end

    B: Pipes are open at the end

    Pipes are closed at the end

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  20. What kind of bird gives its name to an unusual guitar tuning in which every string has the same note, notably used by Lou Reed?

    A: Ostrich

    B: Owl

    C: Swan

    Ostrich

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