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20 Brass quizzes and 280 Brass trivia questions.
Trombone Trombone (4 quizzes)
Trumpet Trumpet (5)
  Pick the Brass Instruments    
Collection Quiz
 14 Qns
While brass instruments take many different forms and have evolved significantly over the centuries, they all have one thing in common. Sound is produced as lips are buzzed into a cupped mouthpiece. See if you can spot the brass instruments.
Average, 14 Qns, bmrsnr, Sep 24 23
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
bmrsnr gold member
Sep 24 23
254 plays
  The Brass Family   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you figure out which instrument is introducing itself to you?
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Oct 12 17
reedy gold member
Oct 12 17
2464 plays
  Brass Bands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the traditional British-style brass bands (non-marching) that can now be found all over the world. How much do you know about brass bands?
Average, 10 Qns, crazycat1974, Nov 07 16
690 plays
  The Fabulous French Horn    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the fabulous French horn, a subject near and dear to my heart.
Average, 10 Qns, irisfreamon, Nov 11 21
Nov 11 21
714 plays
  Euphonium/Baritone Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hi! I am a euphonium player, and I hope that this quiz will teach you something about these great instruments.
Average, 10 Qns, maddielc, Nov 11 21
Nov 11 21
199 plays
  Beginner's Didgeridoo   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Sep 03 22
Sep 03 22
564 plays
  Instrument Family: The Blatters    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will edumacate you about the most noble family of instruments: the brass family. Stand in awe!
Average, 10 Qns, notwilbur, Oct 16 15
746 plays
  French Horn General Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A short quiz on my favourite instrument, the French Horn.
Tough, 10 Qns, dontlookdown, Nov 11 21
Nov 11 21
550 plays
  Tuba, The King of the Brass    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about the largest of all brass instruments?
Difficult, 10 Qns, bmrsnr, Nov 11 21
bmrsnr gold member
Nov 11 21
569 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz all about the tuba and the band and I hope you will try it.
Average, 10 Qns, Rollerboy123, Nov 11 21
Nov 11 21
672 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What is an invention that made the French horn easier to carry?

From Quiz "The Fabulous French Horn"

  Brass Instruments    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A pretty easy quiz about all brass instruments. Please tell me if I have made a mistake and I will sort it!
Average, 10 Qns, groovyhorselover, Feb 12 18
Feb 12 18
1353 plays

Brass Trivia Questions

1. What is the biggest difference between baritones and euphoniums?

From Quiz
Euphonium/Baritone Quiz

Answer: The bore size and shape (conical vs. cylindrical)

Euphoniums have conical bores, and baritones are cylindrical.

2. Which pitches does a double French Horn play in?

From Quiz French Horn General Knowledge

Answer: F and Bb

Most French Horns have two sides to them. It is possible to change between these sides altering the length of the tubing. This means it is easier to play at different pitches on one side to the other.

3. Which country do you associate with the didgeridoo?

From Quiz Beginner's Didgeridoo

Answer: Australia

The Indigenous Australians of the North are generally credited with the invention of the Didgeridoo.

4. What is the highest-pitched brass instrument?

From Quiz Instrument Family: The Blatters

Answer: trumpet

A shorter tube produces a higher pitch, and the trumpet is the shortest in the brass family.

5. What do you do with a didgeridoo?

From Quiz Beginner's Didgeridoo

Answer: Play it

Blow in the top and try to get a noise out of the bottom.

6. In what century were valves invented for the French horn?

From Quiz The Fabulous French Horn

Answer: 19th

The valves were a welcome change. It sure made changing notes easier.

7. If we really get picky, what is THE highest-pitched brass instrument?

From Quiz Instrument Family: The Blatters

Answer: piccolo trumpet

Piccolo means "small" in Italian. This difficult instrument was admired by Paul McCartney, who heard in Bach's second Brandenburg Concerto and thereafter utilized it in "Penny Lane".

8. Which group doesn't a French Horn play in?

From Quiz French Horn General Knowledge

Answer: Brass Band

A brass band contains instruments that have very similar sounds. As a French Horn has a different sound to most Brass band instruments and a tenor horn can cover the part, it is not needed. Woodwind Quintets include them as they have a very mellow sound giving it more depth.

9. What are didgeridoos traditionally made from?

From Quiz Beginner's Didgeridoo

Answer: Wood

Although all the above materials could be used to make a didgeridoo, the traditional instruments were made of wood. Eucalyptus is favoured - varieties available today include bloodwood, stringybark and boxwood.

10. The early French horn, or "hunting horn" as it was called back then, had a specific purpose. What was it?

From Quiz The Fabulous French Horn

Answer: Hunting

I really hope you got this one right. The answer was in the question. It was used to communicate with each other and was played while on the back of a horse.

11. Legendary tuba player Arnold Jacobs played for what major symphony?

From Quiz Tuba, The King of the Brass

Answer: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Arnold Jacobs was also celebrated as a teacher.

12. Do you know the name of the organisation that first introduced bands to North America?

From Quiz Brass Bands

Answer: Salvation Army

The Salvation Army brass bands play works written by Salvation Army composers only as an extension of their commitment to the work of the Salvation Army. The development of community and university bands in America began around the 1880's when Perry Watson founded a brass band at the North Carolina State University.

13. What is the distinctive characteristic of the brass family?

From Quiz Instrument Family: The Blatters

Answer: sound produced by buzzing lips

The body of the instrument acts as an amplifier for the vibration produced by buzzing the lips into the mouthpiece. I suppose I could argue that they are the most popular, but that's because I'm a trombonist! Brass players do tend to have egos but are probably surpassed in this area by opera singers. :-)

14. Which clef are baritones and euphoniums least likely to play in?

From Quiz Euphonium/Baritone Quiz

Answer: Alto clef

They most commonly play in bass clef, but many players also read treble clef in B flat, especially if they previously played trumpet.

15. How many valve combinations are there on a French Horn? Not including both Bb and F sides.

From Quiz French Horn General Knowledge

Answer: eight

Technically there are eight but the third valve is almost never used on its own. Most players will therefore only ever use up to seven combinations but there are eight available.

16. What animal is important in the manufacture of a didgeridoo?

From Quiz Beginner's Didgeridoo

Answer: Termite

It's termites that eat away the inside of the branch/trunk and provide a hole to blow down.

17. What is the main difference between a single horn and a double horn?

From Quiz The Fabulous French Horn

Answer: The single has 3 valves while the double has 4

The double horn has an extra valve called the "thumb valve" which makes lower notes and higher notes a little easier to reach. Another difference is that the single has 4 slides and the double has 9 (sometimes 10).

18. Charles Daellenbach plays tuba for what world renowned ensemble?

From Quiz Tuba, The King of the Brass

Answer: The Canadian Brass

Charles, who also goes by Chuck, was one of the founding members of the Canadian Brass, who have been entertaining audiences for decades.

19. Name the instrument: similar to a trumpet but higher. It's a ____________ trumpet. Can have 4 valves.

From Quiz Brass Instruments

Answer: piccolo trumpet

You don't see these very often outside of some classical music.

20. How many euphonium players would you expect to see in a brass band?

From Quiz Brass Bands

Answer: 2

Out of a band of 25 brass players plus percussionists, just two play euphonium. A euphonium gives the band the soloist tenor voice and looks like a small tuba.

21. This relative of the trumpet, used almost exclusively in military bands, is made up of mostly conical tubing. ____________

From Quiz Instrument Family: The Blatters

Answer: cornet

Other brass instruments have mostly conical tubing: the horn, the baritone, and the tuba. Conical instruments have a warmer, less bright tone quality, whereas the trumpet and trombone, made of mostly cylindrical tubing, have a brilliant and bright quality to their sound.

22. Euphoniums and baritones are most similar in range to

From Quiz Euphonium/Baritone Quiz

Answer: Trombones

Many people are surprised to know that trombones and euphoniums are very similar, except for the slide. They even use the similar mouthpieces! The slide positions and fingerings correspond, too. This means that, for instance, any time you would press first and third valves, you would be in sixth position and so on.

23. Which two clefs are vital for a French Horn player to be able to read?

From Quiz French Horn General Knowledge

Answer: Treble and Bass

Tenor and Alto are not very commonly used. They are mainly used for string instruments but occasionally trombones use tenor.

24. What material is usually used to form the mouthpiece of a didgeridoo?

From Quiz Beginner's Didgeridoo

Answer: Beeswax

Bubble Gum might taste better, but stick with pure beeswax. A good seal is essential.

25. Some credit the mouthpiece with giving the French horn its distinctive mellow sound. What shape does the mouthpiece of a French horn have?

From Quiz The Fabulous French Horn

Answer: A funnel

The French horn uses a deep, funnel-shaped mouthpiece. The shape of the mouthpiece also wreaks havoc on the player's lips as any French horn player knows.

26. On a CC tuba, how many octaves below middle C is the fundamental?

From Quiz Tuba, The King of the Brass

Answer: Three octaves

The fundamental for any brass instrument is the pitch for which that instrument's overtone series is based on. For the CC tuba, that pitch is three octaves below middle C.

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