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A to Z: Musical Terms #2

Can you identify these musical answers, starting with each letter A to Z?
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First submittedSeptember 11, 2014
Last updatedSeptember 26, 2014
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Hint
Answer
A
Operatic song
Aria
B
Street performer
Busker
C
1st chair orchestral violinist
Concertmaster
D
This resolves to a consonance
Dissonance
E
Sang "Hotel California"
Eagles
F
Spanish dance with castanets
Fandango
G
Composed "Peer Gynt"
Grieg
H
Baroque keyboard
Harpsichord
I
What jazz musicians do
Improvise
J
Coin-operated music machine
Jukebox
K
B-flat major, e.g.
Key
L
German art song
Lied
M
Device that keeps a regular beat
Metronome
 
Hint
Answer
N
Interval one step higher than an octave
Ninth
O
Introductory music to an opera
Overture
P
Small, high-pitched flute
Piccolo
Q
"Crotchet", in US terminology
Quarter Note
R
Mass for the dead
Requiem
S
High, female voice
Soprano
T
Speed of a piece of music
Tempo
U
Vertically strung piano
Upright
V
Composed operas "Aida" and "Rigoletto"
Verdi
W
Popular Viennese dance in 3/4 time
Waltz
X
Common percussion instrument
Xylophone
Y
Cellist Ma
Yo-Yo
Z
"The Mothers of Invention" singer
Zappa, Frank
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level 82
Sep 12, 2014
Please accept also "ouverture", the French/German spelling. Secondly what about flamenco? Wikipedia says that castanets may be used although some purists frown upon them. Modern flamenco may use them and early 20th century pictures confirm they've been used then as well. - Probably used more in fandango (I didn't look up this dance), but also in flamenco.
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level 72
Sep 22, 2014
Fun again, though I suspect if #3 in the series appears, the clue for X will be Common Percussion Instrument... I think the D clue is a bit tricky though - the way it reads, it sounds like you are after a verb that means "resolves to a consonance", but you are actually wanting the word that means "the state from which resolution to consonance occurs".
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level 62
Sep 26, 2014
Thanks, I've altered the D clue very slightly to make it clearer.
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level 62
Oct 22, 2014
The X clue is also a running gag, for both this and the Third Quiz. Subsequent quizzes in the series will feature different X clues.
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level 73
Sep 26, 2014
I was hoping to see Zydeco this go round.
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level 62
Sep 27, 2014
Here's a Third Quiz especially for you!
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level 68
Dec 26, 2014
What jazz musicians do -- should accept "inhale" or "imbibe".
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level 49
Mar 31, 2018
How about irritate?
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level 60
Dec 26, 2014
What about break dancer for B clue?
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level 48
Dec 31, 2014
Well, at least it looks as if I'm not the only one unfamiliar with "crotchet."
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level 39
Jan 8, 2015
Good quiz. Didn't know Americans called a crotchet a quarter note. Metronome brings back bad memories of piano lessons and exams.
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level 66
Feb 16, 2016
I've never heard the term crotchet before. I live in canada but only a 45 min drive from the states and I have been involved with music as a hobby since I was 12 years old. If Americans use this term, it must be in the deep south or something, cause I've never heard it.
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level 62
Feb 16, 2016
Crotchet is not used in the US. It is a British term and is also used in other countries like Australia, New Zealand etc. The US calls it a quarter note.
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level 76
Jun 18, 2015
More people knew "Eagles" than "Grieg"?... Have I been listening to classical music for too long?
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level 61
Aug 12, 2019
I dont know any other songs by the eagles, actually besides that one sentence I cant even say for certain if I know this one. But it is such common knowledge, it is in sooo many quizzes and references.

I like grieg though. Classical music in general is ok, but he is someone I specifally like :) (One of the few that made it onto my only playlist I ever made, for a roadtrip vacation. I think he was the only classical one, others were blues, big band/swing and very very loud music haha)

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level 73
Apr 13, 2016
Hi, the Word "Lied" is not specific to a type of song. Its just a general term for a song/track/tune so i (as a german) actually didn't guess it.
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level 73
Apr 11, 2017
In English it has a more specific meaning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lied
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level 61
Aug 12, 2019
It was the wording that really tripped me; is it a song about german art? Is it an artfull german song? Is "art song" a thing and is this the german version? My mind shortcircuited and couldnt process the phrase (and/or made my imagination go in all directions, people singing while others were splashing paint on them..)
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level 58
Jul 14, 2016
My first answer for what jazz musicians do is "inhale".
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level 66
Jul 2, 2018
Never heard of a concertmaster or a quarternote. Are they both Americanisms? I suggest that you should accept leader for the former as that's what it's known as in UK.
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level 79
Aug 12, 2018
Leader doesn't start with C
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level 71
Jun 26, 2019
Yeah, though to be fair quarter-note is a well known (though never used) term among musicians in the UK, whereas concertmaster is absolutely not.
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level 61
Aug 12, 2019
Only at T I realised they all start with the letters of the alphabet... oops.... I thought hey, tempo starts with t that's funny... thent slowly started to dawn... didnt help much though, only made me get K and L after realizing. Ended up getting 18, nearly 19 I had allready typed upri- then I thought, nah,, probably not it, atleast not with another word behind it...