Musical Instruments by Picture #2

Harder than the first quiz. Can you name the musical instruments pictured below?
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Last updated: April 6, 2018
First submittedApril 4, 2018
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Snare Drum
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Level 82
Apr 4, 2018
Needs more cowbell!
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Level 33
Feb 6, 2020
I GOT A FEVER....AND THE ONLY CURE...IS MORE COWBELL!
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Level 48
Apr 5, 2018
That’s a harp, you lyre! (I don’t actually think it’s a harp, it’s way too small. Guess I’m the lyre then)
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Level 79
Apr 5, 2018
I tried so many spellings for didgeridoo! Good grief! Maybe a little flexibility for digeridoo?
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Level ∞
Apr 6, 2018
How did you try to spell it? We accept a huge variety of misspellings.
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Level 75
Apr 6, 2018
I initially spelled it digeridoo.
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Level 72
Apr 6, 2018
I believe my tries (and fails) were dijeradoo and dijeridoo.
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Level ∞
Apr 6, 2018
Thanks. Will accept those now.
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Level 59
Sep 24, 2018
I only the spelling because of the infamous adult video involving a didgeridoo. Thanks horrible trivia I wish I didn't know.
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Level 82
Apr 5, 2018
I know a guy who makes hurdy-gurdys, they look a bit different.
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Level ∞
Apr 6, 2018
Have you considered the possibility that not all hurdy-gurdies look the same?
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Level 65
Sep 21, 2018
It IS a folk instrument.
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Level 69
Apr 5, 2018
Well, this was interesting. I got only 9 of these. I haven't heard most of the rest. And for some, I have heard the name before, but I couldn't connect it with the musical instrument.
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Level 60
Apr 5, 2018
Can some alternative spellings be accepted ? Lyra, Sitar, etc
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Level 72
Apr 6, 2018
… but there are no sitars here. There was a sitar on the first quiz.
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Level 67
Jul 11, 2019
and lira is money. must admit, I tried citar...
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Level 75
Nov 25, 2020
no stars either (Lyra being a constellation)
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Level 40
Apr 6, 2018
Number 2 Looks Like A Trumpet
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Level 62
Apr 10, 2018
a cornet?
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Level 53
Sep 21, 2018
but more like a bugle
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Level 65
Sep 21, 2018
Trumpets have three valves and three buttons that you press down to play different notes. Bugles have no valves. They are related but not the same.
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Level 40
Apr 6, 2018
5 Is A Xylophone
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Level 72
Apr 6, 2018
Except it's not.
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Level 70
Apr 7, 2018
see........... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GccPB_jU7fc
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Level 83
Sep 21, 2018
It's much easier to tell the difference when you actually hear the instruments being played. They sound completely different and normally require different mallets (xylophones give off better sound when used with rubber or plastic mallets, while marimbas are played mostly with yarn or wool mallets). Marimbas also tend to be slightly bigger.

Source:

I was in the percussion section of my high school band class.

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Level 82
Apr 3, 2019
looks a lot like a marimba to me. marimba notes are much wider across and thinner vertically.
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Level 21
Apr 20, 2019
My Mom has played marimba since the 60's... they are larger than a xylophone... the keys are made of rosewood and are shaved to be tuned. Xylophone keys are metal (typically) Marimba has a much deeper and more rich tone. When playing with 4 mallets, and the sharps and flats keys are raised above the naturals, the performer has to spread and contract the width of the mallets in each hand as well as elevate and decline at the same time.
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Level 74
Jun 25, 2019
Nope, xylophone keys are wooden, since xylos means 'wood'. If it's made of metal, it's called metallophone. I used to play that thing long ago.
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Level 71
Nov 27, 2020
If it's made of metal, isn't it a Glockenspiel?
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Level 40
Apr 8, 2018
Snare Drums Look Different
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Level 65
Sep 21, 2018
No, those are marching band snare drums. Snare drums in a drum set are thinner, but what makes it a snare drum are the snares (little ridged metal wires) that abut the bottom drum skin. That's what makes a snare sound sharper than a tom. Those are most definitely marching snares. Marching toms usually come in sets of three and have open bottoms.
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Level 75
Nov 25, 2020
Maybe field drum as an alternate
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Level 81
Sep 21, 2018
Wow. I guessed "snake." So close . . .

Also, "hurdy-gurdy" is quite possibly the best name for anything ever.

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Level 82
Sep 21, 2018
The serpent looks interesting. Never heard of it before.
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Level 80
Sep 21, 2018
Maybe you could accept autoharp for zither? That's what I tried. My 11th grade English teacher was an autoharp enthusiast.
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Level 53
Sep 21, 2018
Maybe you should just accept that you are wrong? (see how I made sure my grammar and capitilisation was correct so that you didn't go off on a rant?)
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Level 83
Sep 21, 2018
...yet you somehow managed to misspell capitalization...
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Level 67
Sep 21, 2018
Considering that an autoharp is a type of zither, I'm not entirely sure that he IS wrong. It looks to me like this is a different type of zither than the autoharp, but I'm not confident enough in my familiarity with this instrument to say for sure.
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Level 68
Sep 21, 2018
The autoharp picture on Wikipedia is clear enough to show the difference.
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Level 63
Sep 24, 2018
If hiresutebodkin us from the UK then he spelled it correctly.
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Level 80
Apr 2, 2020
... grammar and capitalisation WERE correct...
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Level 83
Nov 25, 2020
I've never seen "capitilisation" spelled like that in American nor British spelling.
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Level 68
Sep 21, 2018
But the picture doesn't have the chord bars attached, which is the distinguishing feature of an autoharp. They're what make it auto.
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Level 60
Sep 21, 2018
could you accept Castagnets?
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Level 74
Sep 24, 2018
I thought they were called "clackers." LOL
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Level 67
Jul 11, 2019
Yea I tried castagnettes. I guess in english you pronounce it completely different and do not pronounce it like ñ (or the french gn as is bourgogne. Not njets instead of nets. Wouldnt have thought so, interesting.
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Level 54
Sep 22, 2018
Thought the Marimba was a glockenspiel- you learn something new every day
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Level 66
Sep 24, 2018
I vote for accepting "Dulcimer" for zither.
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Level 63
Feb 7, 2019
Recorder? We Germans call that a flute (Blockflöte). And the other flute a cross flute.
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Level 67
Jul 11, 2019
In dutch it is blokfluit and dwarsfluit. ( so sort of sideways flute).

And yea I was very surprised the first time I heard it was recorder in english and still have quite a lot of trouble with if. Even if I remember what it is called, all sorts of other images associated with recorder (taperecorder, record(player) pop up.) The two simply do not combine in my mind haha, eventhough I know what it is called.

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Level 75
Apr 17, 2020
Thank you legend of Zelda for help with this one!
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Level 50
Nov 25, 2020
Glad I'm not alone
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Level 64
Apr 30, 2020
Please accept violoncello for cello. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cello
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Level 49
Jun 15, 2020
I had no idea what the Kazoo was.
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Level 71
Nov 25, 2020
Surprised to see the serpent here! Are there still people playing that instrument?
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Level 56
Nov 25, 2020
Before the tuba was invented, there was the ophicleide, and before that, there was the serpent. It was considered the lowest member of the brass family. It's made of wood and leather, but it has a mouthpiece like a trombone, so you play it like a brass instrument. You can't tell from the picture, but it's big, about a meter tall. I've heard one in person. It sounds like a piece of wood that's trying to sound like a tuba and failing. The one I heard was made for Napoleon's army band and is now owned by a person in Virginia, USA. People still play them in ensembles that do authentic performances of renaissance-era music.
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Level 53
Nov 25, 2020
i don’t think you should accept vibraphone for marimba, they’re different instruments
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Level 56
Nov 25, 2020
Yes, that's definitely not a vibraphone in the picture.
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Level 35
Nov 25, 2020
Yidaki should also be accepted for Didgeridoo
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Level 59
Nov 25, 2020
Only got 12. I would have gotten 1 more if I had spelled Ocarina correctly.
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Level 61
Nov 25, 2020
I refuse to accept the fact that the recorder is an instrument.
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Level 71
Nov 27, 2020
How dare you?