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'A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.'
- Leopold Stokowski   

There are 179 quizzes and 1,790 trivia questions in this category.
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folder Piano (7) folder Strings (29)
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1
Medieval and Renaissance Instruments

A time-machine trip for the music scholar..and an educational jaunt for the music sight-seer.
Tough (10 qns)
belle_a_cello
2163 plays
2
Your Knowledge is Instrumental

Remember that time you walked through that store filled with musical instruments and said you could identify each one by name? Well, you've just been hired there. Hope you can remember the items for sale!
Average (10 qns)
kyleisalive
4503 plays
3
Music to My Ears

The wonderful world of music is a universal love all over the planet. All cultures express themselves through music in some form. Here are ten of the more unusual musical instruments that make music to my ears.
Average (10 qns)
dcpddc478
663 plays
4
Instruments of the Orchestra

A few select instruments of the orchestra are here to tell you a bit about themselves, but they are a little shy, as you can see by the partial photos. Come and say hello!
Average (10 qns)
reedy
777 plays
5
Musical Instruments

See if you can match the instrument with the description.
Easy (10 qns)
ladymacb29
7668 plays
6
Musical Instruments Through History

This quiz covers a variety of musical instruments throughout history. Match the description of the instrument to the correct answer.
Difficult (10 qns)
nmerr
288 plays
7
All About Musical Instruments

How much do you know about musical instruments? Take this quiz and find out.
Average (10 qns)
nmerr
894 plays
8
You Can Play Music on That?

There are no normal orchestral instruments in this quiz. See if you can identify some of the, shall we say, "unusual" music makers here.
Average (10 qns)
CmdrK
423 plays
9
Instru-Mental

Match the musician with his instrument.
Average (10 qns)
nyirene330
273 plays
10
Obscure Musical Instruments of the World

Music can be found in every culture on the globe. This quiz will look at some of the lesser known instruments used throughout the world to make music.
Average (10 qns)
dcpddc478
1692 plays
11
What Instrument Does That Person Play?

Or, who plays that instrument? Most (but not all) of the questions are from the classical world. For each question I have suggested pieces or albums for further listening, inspired by my personal music collection.
Tough (10 qns)
celicadriver
660 plays
12
Xylophones and Other Strange Music Makers

Actually, there is no xylophone here, but I wanted a quiz starting with the letter "X".
Tough (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
231 plays
13
Instrument Identification

Just some simple descriptions of instruments. Can you guess them all?
Easy (10 qns)
KFoxy
660 plays
14
Musical Instruments Not Found in Most Orchestras

These popular musical instruments currently played are unlikely to be included in most orchestras.
Average (10 qns)
missnlindsey
Aug 20 16
321 plays
15
Sultans of Swing

To swing, the big bands of the 1930's, relied not only on the quality of their musicians but the instruments they employed and the important roles these instruments served. This quiz is dedicated to those instruments ... the real sultans of swing.
Very Easy (10 qns)
pollucci19
1269 plays
16
Instrumental Oddities

Musical instruments from around the world are not really "strange" in and of themselves, but sometimes certain ones are used in ways one wouldn't expect. Do come in for a listen and see which ones you recognise as being the "odd one out".
Average (10 qns)
Jakeroo
1683 plays
17
Beginner's Didgeridoo

I bought one while travelling and was shocked to find there were no quizzes dedicated to this most melodious of instruments. There is now!
Average (10 qns)
theboypipe
480 plays
18
Name That Instrument!

You go to a classical music concert and you look up at the orchestra (don't they look smart!)... how many of the instruments can you identify from my descriptions?
Average (10 qns)
Flapjack44
4494 plays
19
How Are They Played?

How are musical sounds produced from various instruments? In this quiz I have avoided the ones that we all know such as the piano and the violin. You can tell me how those are played but how about the ones in this quiz?
Tough (10 qns)
Jomarion
645 plays
20
Music is my Business

Music is universal. How many of these musical instruments are you familiar with? Check it out.
Easy (10 qns)
Verne47
438 plays
21
What's My Name?

In an orchestra, band, or any type of musical ensemble, you'll see various instruments. From my descriptions, can you guess what they are?
Average (10 qns)
calvindef
1245 plays
22
Orchestral Manoeuvres

Questions about musical instruments and where they fit in the orchestra (woodwind - brass -percussion - string).
Average (10 qns)
musicmonkeyman
1425 plays
23
Musical Instruments

The instruments in this quiz are part of bands(concert or jazz) or orchestras. Hope you enjoy the quiz.
Easy (10 qns)
jane11
2103 plays
24
Band Instruments

Do you like band? I do! Here is an easy quiz about band instruments.
Easy (10 qns)
kaileigha
2067 plays
25
There's Singin' - and Then There's Singing

This quiz deals with the correct physical steps to becoming a competent and pleasant sounding singer.
Average (10 qns)
Creedy
Nov 29 16
177 plays
26
Making the Band

A combination of music theory and random band trivia. I've been in school bands for six years... you can't not pick up useless music trivia!
Average (10 qns)
LadyCaitriona
2454 plays
27
Do You Know What Instrument I Am?

This quiz is about ten different musical instruments. I will describe them and you have to tell me what I am talking about. Let's see how well you know your musical instruments. Good luck.
Average (10 qns)
luvcretia
435 plays
28
Unknown Musical Instruments

This quiz is dedicated to some of those really weird musical instruments. My magical time machine will take you everywhere you will need to go to take this quiz. Good luck!
Difficult (10 qns)
qmwne
489 plays
29
Musical Instruments

Did you pay attention in band in school? Let's find out!
Average (10 qns)
doodlepup
1779 plays
30
Is S/He Really Playing That Instrument?

Something I see a lot are commercials, movie scenes, etc., where someone is pretending to play an instrument. I'm no musician, but having been in band, I can tell most of the time who at least knows a little something about the instrument. Can you?
Average (10 qns)
HairyBear
279 plays
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