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Percussion: Beyond the Drums

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Percussion  Beyond the Drums game quiz
"The percussion category is the catch-all of the orchestra - if an instrument doesn't fit in another group, it must be percussion! Drums may be the most common, but other interesting percussion instruments show up in popular music. Let's listen..."

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1. If you are a "Saturday Night Live" fan, you might know what question I'm going to ask. What did Christopher Walken want to hear in the Blue Oyster Cult skit?
    More glockenspiel
    More cowbell
    More cymbals
    More triangles


2. Mike Oldfield's breakthrough album featured and was named after which percussion instrument?
    Agogo Bells
    Tubular Bells
    Maracas
    Castanets


3. Which percussion instrument finishes off Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"?
    Vibraphone
    Tam-tam
    Wood blocks
    Vibra-slap


4. Bob Dylan wrote about a man who played this instrument, and The Byrds topped the charts with the song. Which percussion instrument is often played by a band's lead or background singers?
    Marimba
    Tambourine
    Triangle
    Finger cymbals


5. Which instrument, most often associated with old horror movies, is played without the musician touching it?
    Lithophone
    Theremin
    Glass harp
    Dayereh


6. Devo hit the charts with a song named after and featuring the electronically-created sound of which percussion instrument?
    Whip
    Ratchet
    Anvil
    Slide whistle


7. Which percussion instrument, traditionally associated with Latin music, was used by the Rolling Stones throughout the song, "Sympathy for the Devil"?
    Guiro
    Maracas
    Scraper
    Bell lyre


8. Which percussion instrument, used as common metal-working tool in years past, was played by the Beatles on "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"?
    Arizona mallet
    Bock-a-da-bock
    Jam blocks
    Anvil


9. Which stringed instrument, played with drumsticks rather than the traditional felt-covered hammers, does Blue Man Group use in their show?
    Cimbalom
    Clavichord
    Harpsichord
    Xylophone


10. Which percussion instrument, which features metal bars struck with mallets, was used on Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" album?
    Llamaphone
    Bell tree
    Celesta
    Glockenspiel


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Compiled Jun 28 12