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Musical Instruments by Picture #1

Can you name the musical instruments pictured below?
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First submittedDecember 17, 2012
Last updatedMay 20, 2018
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level 59
Nov 2, 2010
Great quiz. I once went to a restaurant in Seattle and guess what they had....a sitar player.
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level 84
Nov 2, 2010
THAT'S A FIDDLE!
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level 50
Nov 20, 2012
Fiddles don't generally have chin rests.
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level 33
May 1, 2011
20/20 - the alphorn held me up. I kept imagining the Ricola commercials until it came to me, lol
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level 49
Mar 23, 2018
LMAO me too
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level 75
May 21, 2018
I tried alps horn - so close.
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level 66
May 22, 2018
Couldn't think of it - I tried matterhorn.
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level 56
May 2, 2011
Don't know why I was so sure the alphorn was a didgeridoo haha.
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level 46
Oct 8, 2012
I did too!!
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level 12
Apr 13, 2012
Great quiz
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level 20
May 9, 2012
19/20 couldn't get alphorn. Also a bagpipe would be a bag with one pipe sticking out of it.
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level 59
Jun 11, 2019
EHm no... there would be atleast 3 pipes, one to blow in one for the melody and (atleast) one for a continuous tone.
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level 17
Jun 9, 2012
what's the difference between a sitar and a keytar?
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level 59
Jun 11, 2019
besides the names looking similar there really is no similarity. A sitar is a stringed instrument like a guitar or lute. A keytar has keys and is basicly a keyboard/sythesizer you can strap on just like you can with a guitar. Basicly just a more portable keyboard/sythesizer.
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level 18
Jun 13, 2012
ha i got all exepct the alphorn and the lute. i knew it was in the ricola commercials though. :)
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level 51
Aug 9, 2012
missed the alphorn. I thought it was a didgeridoo. oh well.
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level 67
May 31, 2016
For Long-distance calls?
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level 61
Dec 17, 2016
Didgeridoo??? Ah, no.
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level 50
Nov 20, 2012
Mouth organ and harmonica are synonymous.
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level 72
Nov 28, 2016
Mouth organ is more general. Harmonica is specific. All Harmonicas are Mouth Organs, but not all Mouth Organs are Harmonicas.
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level 72
Nov 28, 2016
Four years later...
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level 44
Dec 17, 2012
Please accept 'Oud' for 'Lute'
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level 62
May 20, 2018
Oud shouldn't be accepted. If you look closely at the picture, you'll see the instrument has frets on the fingerboard, which means it's a lute. An oud does not have frets.
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level 44
Dec 17, 2012
I have never heard of steelpan.
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level 59
Jun 11, 2019
I know em as steel drums which was accepted. And I think when you hear them you know what they are, very distinct, Caribbean sound.
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level 28
Dec 29, 2012
dont play any instruments, hate music, but still got 15/20 WOOT!
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level 32
Mar 2, 2014
Could you accept zampona for the pan flute?
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level 37
Mar 5, 2014
got the suosaphone because of ohio state marching band. They always dot the I :)
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level 14
Mar 19, 2014
can we please except 'pan' for pan flute?
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level 27
Dec 1, 2014
Pan is greek god of nature.
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level 24
Feb 22, 2016
it is also the instruments abbv.
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level 59
Jun 11, 2019
Never heard of that, could be though, but would be the first time I hear of it. To me it sounds like calling bagpipe bag or alphorn alp, weird
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level 9
Apr 16, 2014
20 for 20, thank you band class.
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level 44
May 16, 2014
Very good quiz! Could please accept "syrinx" as an alternative for Pan flute? It was the original Greek name, and according to Wikipedia it is considered synonymous also in English. Thank you (:
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level 35
Jun 19, 2018
I agree. I did say 'pan flute' after 3 different spellings of syrinx.
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level 46
May 30, 2014
All I could think with the alphorn was.....RIIIICOLA!!!!!!!!!!!
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level 39
Jun 18, 2014
20-20 with 1:53 left and I dont play in band, and I'm 13
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level 36
Apr 5, 2019
Now you're 18 and see how pointless this comment was.
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level 59
Jun 11, 2019
Probably not, cause I think most of the people that post their time are a lott older.
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level 72
Jul 23, 2014
I'm sure the instrument you call a "lute" is actually an oud.
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level 60
Aug 20, 2014
You should accept the English name MOUTH ORGAN for harmonica.
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level 39
Jan 7, 2015
I agree. Although it's also known as a harmonica in the UK, it is widely called a mouth organ.
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level 66
Jan 9, 2015
"Mouth organ" sounds so dirty. :P
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level 67
May 31, 2016
Honi soit qui mal y pense
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level 22
Sep 4, 2014
Because I thought that gong was too obvious an answer I tried tam-tam several times before finally trying gong.
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level 67
Sep 4, 2014
Fiddle should be accepted for the violin because they are the same instrument just played differently.
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level 75
Jan 7, 2015
I agree, although fiddlers usually set their instruments up with all steel strings and a flatter bridge in order to more easily play two or three strings at once, while classical violinists commonly use a more arched bridge and three wrapped strings and one steel for a more mellow sound. It is impossible to detect which set up is used in the photo, so either name should work. (I have my own instrument set up as a violin although I enjoy trying to play fiddle music on it, too. I only wish I had the talent to do either well.)
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level 59
Jun 11, 2019
I found this quote and rather liked it:

How do you make a violinist quit playing?
take away the sheet music.
How do you make a fiddler quit playing?
put sheet music in front of him. 

Also like : The difference is; people clap after a violin song but during a fiddle song.

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level 42
Nov 6, 2014
Accept "sax" for "saxophone"?
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level 50
Nov 12, 2014
Could you accept alpine horn please? Good quiz (apart from that!)
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level 36
Dec 20, 2014
I got them all with over 3 minutes left without cheating and i'm only twelve
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level 19
Dec 28, 2014
I play French Horn!!!
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level 67
Jan 17, 2015
Possibly zampona for pan flute.
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level 21
Feb 15, 2015
That was so easy! Then again i really like instrumental music and have played multiple instruments: flute, piccolo, clarinet, tenor saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, drum kit and orchestra bells
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level 25
Mar 10, 2015
100%, though I thought I got some help from the quizmaster. Alpine Horn Kettle Drum Steel Drum & Pan Pipes all accepted Well done nscout9 for spotting the valves on the trombone
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level 55
Apr 23, 2015
Might want to accept mouth organ for harmonica, too. Cool quiz! :)
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level 43
May 13, 2015
can u PLEASE accept maraca for maracas? i tried to spell it multiple ways and wasted like a whole minute trying to guess how to spell it
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level 27
May 15, 2015
Can you accept 'pianoaccordion' for 'accordion'?
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level 61
Dec 17, 2016
It is not a piano accordion, as it has no keys. It is a pushbutton accordion.
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level 23
May 21, 2015
please accept "maraca" for "maracas"
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level 29
Oct 7, 2015
100% with 0:28 left. Got stumped on lute.
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level 48
Nov 5, 2015
I'd like to see a #2 of this quiz! As sequels typically do, it could include some slightly more difficult instruments (euphonium, oboe, bassoon, marimba, snare drum, cello, etc.) while also including some simpler ones that would normally go on #1 (flute, triangle, xylophone, trumpet, recorder, etc.). There could even be a Musical Instruments #3 with some even harder instruments (vibraphone, melodica, English horn, contrabassoon, celeste, flugel horn, cornet, etc.). It'd be cool! :D (and there's a bunch of ideas to work with right there!)
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level 45
Nov 28, 2015
Only thing I couldn't get was alphorn (I always knew them as "Swiss horns"). Otherwise, EASY. College music diploma and a lover of classical and world music.:P
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level 72
Dec 23, 2015
mouth organ isn't being accepted..
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level 60
Jan 22, 2016
Ugh, for some reason I thought they were called Macaras.
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level 10
Apr 5, 2016
I did good probably because I am in band. The only ones I missed were steelpan, lute, and Alphorn. I never learned them.
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level 5
Jun 3, 2016
the first one I got was the Trombone
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level 26
Aug 18, 2016
I played the alphorn once
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level 48
Sep 11, 2016
you should accept other spelling for maracas I tried moraccas morracas and morraccas
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level 21
Nov 19, 2016
Damn it! I typed in French Organ for French Horn *facepalm*. And how I didn't get accordion, I don't know. I did watch The Wiggles when I was a little kid, so I should have gotten that.
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level 20
Dec 6, 2016
can you accept marakkas, marrakkas, marrakas, marakas, marraccas, maraccas, marracas,
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level 61
Dec 17, 2016
Good try.
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level 20
Dec 6, 2016
easy 100% 2:22 left
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level 69
Dec 17, 2016
Now I realize that I should have played the Alphorn in my high school band just to be that guy.
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level 45
Dec 17, 2016
ahh the Harmonica.. Hillary's least favourite instrument
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level 67
Jun 13, 2017
On the top of Everest it's difficult to get the breath to play one, and your lips freeze on the metalwork.
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level 47
Mar 2, 2017
The percussionists in my high school band insist that it is "tympani". Is this correct, spelling it with a "y"?
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level 61
May 20, 2018
I've seen both used, guess it depends on who you ask.
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level 51
May 21, 2017
When I type in Ricola I'd like to see Alphorn light up. Humor!
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level 47
Jun 20, 2017
I think "alps horn" should be an acceptable alternative to "alphorn"
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level 23
Oct 9, 2017
Can you accept mouth organ for harmonica?
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level 44
Oct 21, 2017
Technically, the name for the gong is the tamtam - accept this please
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level 67
Jan 18, 2018
Actually the accepted definition of a TAM-TAM is a flat-faced gong of indefinite pitch. In other words, it does not have a boss/dome/nipple/ cupola at it's centre and may or may not have a turned over rim and has not been tuned to a specific pitch. This GONG shown has a cupola at centre:
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level 51
Nov 1, 2017
Steelpan? You are just playing with me, right...?
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level 13
Jan 7, 2018
Zounds, Hogan! Our mule has run away!
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level 67
Jan 18, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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level 72
Apr 4, 2018
Also accept mouth organ?
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level 55
May 20, 2018
Can you accept "squeeze box" for accordion? It's what it's commonly called in the UK.
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level ∞
May 20, 2018
Okay
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level 75
May 21, 2018
Somebody's got to say it...this quiz needs more cowbell.
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level 57
May 21, 2018
I'm in total shock that I got alphorn. That was a complete guess. I tried Swiss horn first.
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level 64
May 21, 2018
I know it's not the correct English spelling, but since you tend to be somewhat lenient on spelling mistakes, could you accept “accordeon” for “accordion”? It's spelled with e in lots of languages, and I personally spent a lot of time trying to figure out what I did wrong.
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level 59
Jun 11, 2019
I had the same issue, I really couldnt figure out what the problem was. I ended up looking for the translation, which I usually dont and was surprised to see it written with an i.
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level 32
Sep 11, 2018
why do you not accept rondador for the panflute. yes, it is a panflute but because the lengths go up and down it's specifically a rondador so that's what i wrote first.
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level 19
Apr 24, 2019
finished with 1:57 left
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level 51
Apr 29, 2019
I only got timpani because I typed in "kettle drum" thinking that's what the steelpan was called.
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level 21
May 22, 2019
accordion is different to a piano accordion. the picture you have is a piano accordion.
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level 59
Jun 11, 2019
I thought it was a midwinterhorn. When it wasnt accepted I was surprised for a few seconds, somehow I managed to manufactur alphorn. (Which i was surprised it took, cause I felt like I was making it up)> I guess the different is in size, alphorns are longer than midwinter horns, that is the only difference.

I wonder what the cut-off length is, when it stops being a midwinter horn and when it starts being an alphorn. Wasnt able to findo info about it ( though I sure it is out there somewhere)

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level 63
Jul 21, 2019
pan's flute? anyone? that's the correct name and you know it
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level 16
Sep 2, 2019
great quiz