Christmas Music Quiz 2012

NAME THE INSTRUMENT!

This is a quiz (a yearly tradition that I dream up….) for my 18 years and under students each year over the Christmas holiday!

How would you do? :)

Please don’t reply to this, unless you want to answer via email to this address to see if you are correct! – annetoppingmusic@aol.co.uk

I hope you enjoy it! :)

NAME THE INSTRUMENT! :)

A wind instrument

Reed pipes are attached to a wind bag, usually made of animal skin

It has a drone when played

(7 letters)

A keyboard instrument

When a key is pressed a metal balde strikes a pair of strings, remaining in contact until the key is released

It makes a very quiet sound

(10 letters)

A wind instrument

It is made from metal, but has a single reed in the mouthpiece

It was patented as an invention in 1846

(9 letters)

A stringed instrument

Its music is usually notated in the alto clef

It is an instrument used in a string quartet

(5 letters)

A wind instrument

It can be made of wood or plastic

It has been used from the middle ages up to present day

(8 letters)

A stringed instrument that comes in different sizes

It is played with a bow, but also has frets

It is often associated with music from the rennaisance

(4 letters)

A percussion instrument

It is of Middle Eastern origin, but is especially associated with Spanish music

A shallow drum with a wooden frame that has metal discs attached

(10 letters)

A percussion instrument

It is struck with mallets

It is often used to imitate Church bells

(7-5 letters)

An automated keyboard instrument (technically a brand name)

It is usually operated by the use of pedals

The music is on a paper roll with holes in it

(7 letters)

A stringed instrument

It has an end pin and is played between the legs

The composer Elgar wrote a famous concerto for it

(5 letters)

A woodwind instrument

It is very high in pitch range

Its name means “small” in Italian

(7 letters)

An early electronic musical instrument

You don’t actually touch it to play it

Rock bands such as Hawkwind have used it in recordings, and the comedian, Bill Bailey plays it.

(8 letters)

A brass instrument

It is made of nearly 13 feet of coiled tubing

It is an orchestral instrument with a heroic quality and it plays the theme for the “Universal Pictures” introduction for the start of a movie.

(6-4 letters)

A plucked stringed instrument

It originates from China

It has been around for nearly 2000 years

(4 letters)

A Keyboard instrument

It was invented in the early 1700s by Bartolomeo Cristofori

Famous makes include Steinway, Broadwood and Pleyel

(5 letters)

A plucked stringed instrument

It is usually used for folk or bluegrass music

It has a circular body

(5 letters)

A wind instrument

It has a double reed

Its name translates to “English Horn”

(3-7 letters)

An electro-mechanical keyboard instrument

The first ones were made in Birmingham

It was used by The Beatles, most famously in “Strawberry Fields Forever”, and Princess Margaret owned one

(9 letters)

A wind instrument

It was invented in the 19th Century by Giuseppe Donati

It can be made of porcelain, clay or plastic and is also known as a “sweet potato whistle”

(7 letters)

A long necked lute of Northern India

It has a gourd body

There are seven principal strings; four melody strings and three drones

(5 letters)

A percussion instrument associated with Ireland

It is usually played sitting down and held vertically

It is struck with a “tipper”

(7 letters)

A stringed instrument with a trapezoid sound box

The strings are struck by the player with wooden hammers

It originated in Persia

(8 letters)

A keyboard instrument

It can be electronic and usually is nowadays

The following terms are relevant: Chimney Flute, Night Horn, Vox Humana

(5 letters)

A brass instrument

It is associated with American marching bands

It fits around the body of the player

(10 letters)

It is arguably a wind instrument

Its different ranges can be known as “chest”, “head” and “falsetto”

In the classical world, there are six classifications of type, according to range.

(5-5 letters)