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

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trivia quiz  Medieval and Renaissance Instruments Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, belle_a_cello, Aug 07 02

A time-machine trip for the music scholar..and an educational jaunt for the music sight-seer.
Aug 07 02
2214 plays
photo quiz  Your Knowledge is Instrumental cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jun 18 12

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!
kyleisalive editor
Jun 18 12
4713 plays
photo quiz  Music to My Ears cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jan 07 15

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.
dcpddc478 gold member
Jan 07 15
768 plays
trivia quiz  Musical Instruments cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Oct 22 00

See if you can match the instrument with the description.
ladymacb29 editor
Oct 22 00
8010 plays
photo quiz  Instruments of the Orchestra cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Jan 07 15

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!
Jan 07 15
975 plays
trivia quiz  Musical Instruments Through History cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, nmerr, Jan 21 15

This quiz covers a variety of musical instruments throughout history. Match the description of the instrument to the correct answer.
nmerr gold member
Jan 21 15
318 plays
trivia quiz  All About Musical Instruments cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Oct 19 11

How much do you know about musical instruments? Take this quiz and find out.
nmerr gold member
Oct 19 11
996 plays
photo quiz  Musical Instruments: Who Played What? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Dec 18 18

The musicians in this quiz might have decorated their Christmas trees with tiny horns, drums or pianos. Your task is to decide which of them played the pictured instruments.
spanishliz editor
Dec 18 18
270 plays
trivia quiz  Instru-Mental cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Jul 26 15

Match the musician with his instrument.
Jul 26 15
330 plays
photo quiz  You Can Play Music on That? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Oct 07 15

There are no normal orchestral instruments in this quiz. See if you can identify some of the, shall we say, "unusual" music makers here.
CmdrK gold member
Oct 07 15
609 plays
match quiz  World Instruments cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Sep 04 17

Match each instrument with the country or region with which it's most associated.
nmerr gold member
Sep 04 17
375 plays
trivia quiz  What Instrument Does That Person Play? cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, celicadriver, Oct 20 08

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.
Oct 20 08
672 plays
photo quiz  Xylophones and Other Strange Music Makers 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Oct 03 15

Actually, there is no xylophone here, but I wanted a quiz starting with the letter "X".
EnglishJedi gold member
Oct 03 15
306 plays
trivia quiz  Sultans of Swing 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Sep 19 11

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
pollucci19 gold member
Sep 19 11
1542 plays
trivia quiz  Instrument Identification 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, KFoxy, Sep 11 14

Just some simple descriptions of instruments. Can you guess them all?
Sep 11 14
723 plays
trivia quiz  Obscure Musical Instruments of the World 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Mar 24 10

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.
dcpddc478 gold member
Mar 24 10
1788 plays
match quiz  Sounds Like Trouble 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Aug 26 18

Match the instruments listed with their classification-- are they brass, woodwinds, stringed instruments, or percussion devices? Good luck!
kyleisalive editor
Aug 26 18
159 plays
trivia quiz  Beginner's Didgeridoo 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, theboypipe, Nov 28 06

I bought one while travelling and was shocked to find there were no quizzes dedicated to this most melodious of instruments. There is now!
Nov 28 06
495 plays
trivia quiz  Instrumental Oddities 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Jakeroo, Feb 10 12

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".
Feb 10 12
1812 plays
trivia quiz  How Are They Played? 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Jomarion, Jun 21 10

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?
Jun 21 10
657 plays
trivia quiz  Musical Instruments Not Found in Most Orchestras 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, missnlindsey, Aug 20 16

These popular musical instruments currently played are unlikely to be included in most orchestras.
Aug 20 16
369 plays
trivia quiz  Name That Instrument! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Flapjack44, Aug 19 02

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?
Aug 19 02
4722 plays
trivia quiz  There's Singin' - and Then There's Singing 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Nov 29 16

This quiz deals with the correct physical steps to becoming a competent and pleasant sounding singer.
Creedy gold member
Nov 29 16
219 plays
trivia quiz  Orchestral Manoeuvres 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, musicmonkeyman, Feb 11 04

Questions about musical instruments and where they fit in the orchestra (woodwind - brass -percussion - string).
Feb 11 04
1500 plays
trivia quiz  Band Instruments 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, kaileigha, Mar 14 07

Do you like band? I do! Here is an easy quiz about band instruments.
Mar 14 07
2265 plays
trivia quiz  Music is my Business 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Verne47, Aug 26 15

Music is universal. How many of these musical instruments are you familiar with? Check it out.
Aug 26 15
474 plays
trivia quiz  What's My Name? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, calvindef, Dec 14 10

In an orchestra, band, or any type of musical ensemble, you'll see various instruments. From my descriptions, can you guess what they are?
Dec 14 10
1341 plays
trivia quiz  Joy to the Ear 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Dec 08 13

Some rare, indigenous musical instruments are not very well known outside their region of origin. It does bring joy to my ears to find them featured in works of more mainstream musicians though.
zorba_scank gold member
Dec 08 13
291 plays
trivia quiz  Musical Instruments 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, jane11, May 01 07

The instruments in this quiz are part of bands(concert or jazz) or orchestras. Hope you enjoy the quiz.
May 01 07
2220 plays
trivia quiz  Making the Band 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, LadyCaitriona, Jan 21 02

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!
LadyCaitriona gold member
Jan 21 02
2529 plays
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