Musical Instruments by Picture #1

Can you name the musical instruments pictured below?
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Last updated: May 20, 2018
First submittedDecember 17, 2012
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Level 64
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 87
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 21
Dec 24, 2019
A fiddle is the same thing as a violin
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Level 78
Aug 27, 2020
They are the same instrument but fiddlers sometimes replace the arched bridges with flatter bridges so they can more easily play multiple strings at once. (At least that's what my Suzuki violin teacher told me. Anyone want to hear my Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?)
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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 78
May 21, 2018
I tried alps horn - so close.
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Level 67
May 22, 2018
Couldn't think of it - I tried matterhorn.
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Level 52
Nov 8, 2019
Please accept Ricola!!!! :D
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Level 55
May 2, 2011
Don't know why I was so sure the alphorn was a didgeridoo haha.
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Level 50
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 67
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 46
Aug 29, 2020
They meant 'bagpipe' would mean a singular pipe sticking out of the bag, and the correct form would be plural 'bagpipes'. (But I have no idea if singular bagpipes have to be plural, I'm just correcting misunderstandings)
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Level 17
Jun 9, 2012
what's the difference between a sitar and a keytar?
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Level 67
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 53
Aug 9, 2012
missed the alphorn. I thought it was a didgeridoo. oh well.
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Level 70
May 31, 2016
For Long-distance calls?
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Level 65
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 75
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 75
Nov 28, 2016
Four years later...
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Level 28
Aug 29, 2020
Four more years later...
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Level 43
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 70
Aug 27, 2020
With all due respect, kiwirage, but even with 20/20 eyesight I could barely see those frets even as I enlarged the image. I think Oud has a decent argument here, given that the picture is not clear enough. Both instruments are very closely related anyway, like the violin here which could also pass perfectly for a Viola to the untrained eye.
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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 67
Dec 24, 2019
you hate music? like all music? you might be the only person I have ever heard say that in my entire life. Music has such a strong connection to the brain that it's almost an instinct to like music.
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Level 75
Aug 27, 2020
I think, and hope, they hate playing musical instruments, reading music, singing, etc... I can't imagine they hate listening to all types of music.
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Level 31
Mar 2, 2014
Could you accept zampona for the pan flute?
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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 67
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 43
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 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 37
Apr 5, 2019
Now you're 18 and see how pointless this comment was.
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Level 67
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 74
Jul 23, 2014
I'm sure the instrument you call a "lute" is actually an oud.
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Level 59
Aug 20, 2014
You should accept the English name MOUTH ORGAN for harmonica.
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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 66
Sep 4, 2014
Fiddle should be accepted for the violin because they are the same instrument just played differently.
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Level 67
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 75
Aug 27, 2020
*song* - Twoset trigger alert
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Level 41
Nov 6, 2014
Accept "sax" for "saxophone"?
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Level 54
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 50
Aug 27, 2020
You're 17 now.
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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 53
Apr 23, 2015
Might want to accept mouth organ for harmonica, too. Cool quiz! :)
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Level 44
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 65
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 46
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 75
Dec 23, 2015
mouth organ isn't being accepted..
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Level 63
Jan 22, 2016
Ugh, for some reason I thought they were called Macaras.
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Level 26
Aug 18, 2016
I played the alphorn once
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Level 49
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 65
Dec 17, 2016
Good try.
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Level 20
Dec 6, 2016
easy 100% 2:22 left
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Level 71
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 70
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 65
May 20, 2018
I've seen both used, guess it depends on who you ask.
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Level 49
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 24
Oct 9, 2017
Can you accept mouth organ for harmonica?
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Level 51
Oct 21, 2017
Technically, the name for the gong is the tamtam - accept this please
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Level 70
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 56
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 70
Jan 18, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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Level 78
Nov 5, 2019
Excellent quiz, Malbaby. Lots of cool nuggets in there. I hope a few will stick with me.
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Level 74
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 78
May 21, 2018
Somebody's got to say it...this quiz needs more cowbell.
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Level 58
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 67
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 20
Apr 24, 2019
finished with 1:57 left
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Level 50
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 67
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 64
Jul 21, 2019
pan's flute? anyone? that's the correct name and you know it
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Level 64
Aug 28, 2020
Sure it is. It was the flute used by Pan ;-) please accept the s
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Level 17
Sep 2, 2019
great quiz
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Level 78
Nov 5, 2019
My uncle blew his liver out playing "Flight of the Bumblebee" on an alphorn. :-)
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Level 64
Mar 27, 2020
For maracas I tried Rattle, shake shake, shaker...
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Level 16
May 28, 2020
i thought the violin was a cello and the tuba was a baritone cause I cant see the size lol
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Level 49
Jun 15, 2020
Accept Tam-Tam for Gong?
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Level 36
Jul 7, 2020
20/20 on the first try babyyyyy
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Level 51
Aug 27, 2020
Thank you for accepting oud for lute! Nice surprise!
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Level 74
Aug 27, 2020
Very enjoyable quiz! Although I'm not sure you should accept "horn" for "French horn". Many kinds of horns exist, some of which are actually on this very quiz.
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Level 47
Aug 28, 2020
I completely forgot Clarinet. Squidward would be so disappointed.