Sounds of War
Consider Tchaikovsky's "War of 1812." What family of
musical instruments did he use to portray the sounds of cannon
fire and bombs bursting?
Guitars, percussion, and brass instruments make up most ...
A. jug bands
B. brass bands
C. citizens bands
D. mariachi bands
E. marching bands
The modern orchestra is typically made up of four basic types
of instruments including strings, woodwinds, percussion, and ...
Which instrument was also known as a clavier during the 18th century?
The dulcimer was a forerunner of the modern ...
E. bass drum
Which group of musical instruments requires the vibration of the
player's lips to make the air in the instrument vibrate?
The full extent of tones that a voice or instrument is capable
of producing is called its ...
A string quartet includes two violins, one viola, and one ...
E. bass viol
This passage describes what instrument?
The A-flat key on a piano is also known as ...
What common musical instrument of the percussion family might
be described as concave metal plates struck together?
Which instrument is not usually associated with the country with
which it is paired?
A. sitar - India
B. balalaika - Egypt
C. ukelele - Hawaii
D. steel drum - Jamaica
E. alpenhorn - Switzerland
All musical instruments having holes that are covered by the fingers
or by pads worked by the fingers belong to what group?
A flute and a banjo produce a note having the same pitch. They
sound different because of a difference in ...
By the late 17th century in France, the hunting horn emerged with
a wide, flaring bell and a tube length of up to 14 ft. This was
an obvious prototype of what modern instrument?
What type of upright piano is operated by a moving perforated
Which brass instrument has no valves?
Which instrument generally produces the highest pitch?
E. French horn
Which instrument has a reed?
What is another name for a mouth organ?
Which is not a drum?
The marimba most closely resembles which other instrument in appearance?
Name the heaviest and loudest of the brass instruments.
What is the sum of the strings on these instruments?
Which musical instrument lacks frets?
About two-thirds of the chairs in a symphony orchestra belong
to what family of instruments?
Keyboard music is not written for ...
What type of excellent musical instrument is associated with the
Which instrument is a double-reed woodwind and the bass of the
What instrument consists of a small drumhead with jingling disks
around its rim?