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A to Z: Musical Terms

Names these music related words starting with each letter A to Z.
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First submittedSeptember 6, 2014
Last updatedOctober 15, 2016
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Hint
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A
Non-electric guitar
Acoustic
B
"Swan Lake" or "Nutcracker", e.g.
Ballet
C
Large, organised group of singers
Choir
D
Ringo played them
Drums
E
Extra performance, after applause
Encore
F
Horizontally held wind instrument
Flute
G
Composer of "Porgy and Bess"
Gershwin
H
Song of praise
Hymn
I
Distance between two musical notes
Interval
J
Music originally from New Orleans
Jazz
K
The modern piano has 88 of them
Keys
L
Cradle song
Lullaby
M
Great conductor's title
Maestro
 
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Answer
N
Piece of music for nine musicians
Nonet
O
"La Bohème", or "Aida", e.g.
Opera
P
Very fast tempo (Italian)
Presto
Q
8th note, in Britain
Quaver
R
Bob Marley's style
Reggae
S
Instrument played by Lisa Simpson
Saxophone
T
Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras, e.g.
Tenor
U
Small guitar popular in Hawaii
Ukulele
V
Known in the folk scene as a fiddle
Violin
W
Composer of the "Ring Cycle"
Wagner
X
Common percussion instrument
Xylophone
Y
Swiss, Alpine style of singing
Yodel
Z
String instrument with wooden frame
Zither
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level 74
Oct 12, 2014
Ah Gershwin -- only one I missed. I'm obviously not an opera fan.
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level 20
Oct 12, 2014
Didn't know how to spell some like Ukulele and Reggae. Could you accept Uculele or Ukelele and Regae. Please.
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level 43
Oct 12, 2014
Since you accept "George Gershwin" as the correct answer, you should also accept "Richard Wagner". Otherwise, a very nice quiz!
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level ∞
Oct 13, 2014
Richard Wagner will work now, but in the future you can save time by typing last names only.
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level 44
Oct 12, 2014
please accept intervel for interval
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level 53
Oct 16, 2014
Why? There is no context in which "intervel" is a correct spelling of anything.
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level 16
Nov 20, 2016
But, you see, not everyone can spell correctly. And besides, 99% of quizzes on this website allow answers that aren't correct spellings for anything. I say allow intervel.
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level 73
Mar 16, 2018
I am pro alternate spellings when they sound like the right answer, but there's no way in which intervel sounds the same as interval.
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level 44
Dec 31, 2018
^There is if you have an accent that puts a schwa in the last syllable of both.
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level 76
Oct 14, 2014
Never heard of quaver. Learned something new today, which is good.
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level 71
Mar 21, 2016
And now you're on your way to learning about the hemidemisemiquaver (not to be confused with the much rarer semihemidemisemiquaver) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixty-fourth_note.
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level 76
Nov 20, 2016
Good thing I'm American. I'm better at fractions than at spelling.
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level 79
Jul 8, 2018
Wait, Americans are good at math now?
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level 79
Sep 7, 2018
Oh, sure we are. A few of us can put two and two together and come up with something - you know like: Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Dell, Texas Instruments, and other little trinkets like that.
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level 63
Oct 15, 2014
I think "air guitar" should be an acceptable answer for non-electric guitar. I mean, air isn't electric.
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level 83
Oct 15, 2014
It's also not musical.
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level 63
Oct 17, 2014
It was also a joke. Why has no one invented sarcasm font yet?
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level 16
Nov 20, 2016
Sarcasm font is one of the most brilliant ideas I've ever heard.
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level 72
Nov 21, 2016
No sarcasm font, it's more fun to see people's serious reaction to an obvious joke - example above.
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level 76
Nov 20, 2016
Air can be electrified.
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level 62
Nov 18, 2016
I zithered on the last one.
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level 11
Nov 23, 2016
I can't spell xylophone... xylaphone... whatever!!!!!!
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level 20
Mar 18, 2017
25/26-missed bob
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level 80
Apr 2, 2017
Missed bob but got quaver??
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level 43
Sep 25, 2017
Can Regge please be accepted? I would've been right on that particular question if it had. Thanks
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level 70
Sep 28, 2017
Tried "hallel" for the H-song of praise. Shouldn't that be acceptable? I always thought that the breakdown of "hallelujah" was:

hallel = song of praise
u = to
jah = Jehovah
Or is that incorrect?
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level 57
Nov 18, 2017
I tried Hallelujah first before realizing they were looking for Hymn.
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level 57
Nov 18, 2017
A Ukulele is NOT a little guitar. It's its own instrument. You could say "small fretted string instrument".
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level 69
Aug 12, 2018
I spent a long time trying to figure out what we in Britain might call the 8th note along a piano keyboard. Perhaps change clue to 'one eighth of a note'