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Music by Letter - F

Identify these musical things that start with the letter F.
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Last updated: June 02, 2018
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Zappa or Sinatra, e.g.
Violin, especially when used in folk music
First name of Queen's frontman
Sign that lowers pitch by a half-step
Mozart's "magic" instrument
1940 Disney musical classic
Nickname of the Beatles: ___ Four
Ridge on the fingerboard of a guitar
Band that recorded "Rumours":
________ Mac
Are you going to Scarborough ____?
George Michael's debut solo album
"Let it Go" was a hit from this Disney film
Italian word that indicates to play loudly
Orchestral brass instrument: _____ horn
Widely derided 2011 song by Rebecca Black
Coachella, Roskilde, Woodstock e.g.
Composer Mendelssohn's first name
NZ comedy duo: _____ of the Conchords
Musical genre of Parliament or
Kool & the Gang
"Dark Side of the Moon" band Pink _____
level 76
Jun 3, 2018
Why did I try "flugelhorn" before I tried "French horn"?
level 78
Jul 14, 2018
Because you're awesome.
level 36
Jul 14, 2018
level 66
Jul 15, 2018
Likewise. I think it's because "flugelhorn" is one of my favourite inherently funny words.
level 63
Jun 5, 2018
For some reason I’ve always thought that fiddle was some sort of a flute so this certainly was an educational quiz for me
level 67
Jun 5, 2018
Who the hell is Rebecca Black? Even after seeing the answer I have no idea, the missus doesn't know her either. Could be her song didn't make it across the pond, or else it passed us both by (not surprising in my case, more so in the wife's).
level 65
Jun 10, 2018
You are both very fortunate.
level 70
Jun 10, 2018
You're not gonna believe this, but she grew up to: a) be unbelievably hot, b) actually have an incredible and well-trained voice, c) regularly release new music (both covers and originals) with accompanying gorgeous, well-financed, professionally-shot videos. (She's also appropriately horrified by "Friday" along with the rest of us.) Check out her YouTube channel. It took me a while to pick my own jaw up off the floor, but there it is.
level 71
Jun 11, 2018
The vocals on "Friday" are so poorly auto tuned that you can't tell if she has a good voice or not. Everyone just assumed she didn't. I think it would be awesome if she had a legit career in music.
level 76
Jul 14, 2018
She was cute when she recorded "Friday." Doesn't look any better today. Was never gorgeous to the point of diminishing credulity. Don't care enough to find out if she can sing or not. :D but, I wouldn't wish anyone ill over one bad video. Except for "MAGIC!"... for all the times his stupid insipid wannabe reggae song has gotten stuck in my head all day he can choke on his own vomit for all I care.
level 64
Jul 14, 2018
Rebecca is a living legend. <3
level 60
Aug 3, 2018
I'm sure there's Youtube across the pond.
level 59
Jun 14, 2018
Feel fortisimo should work. That's how I recall it from orchestra.
level 75
Jul 14, 2018
The simple version of how I was taught was that forte is loud, fortissimo is louder, and fortississimo is loudest. But it's more complicated than that, because an entire piece can be labeled fortissimo - for example, a military march - and in that piece, forte would be played much louder than in a piece labeled pianissimo - for example, a lullaby. So it is really a degree of loudness. If you played in orchestra I'm surprised you didn't think of forte first.
level 61
Jul 16, 2018
All of the above should work as they match the clue given. Sforzando should also work.
level 61
Jul 17, 2018
Forte - written in a musical score as the letter 'f' - is the basic Italian word that in a musical context means 'loud'. Beyond that there is fortissimo (very loud), followed by humorous extensions: fortississimo (very, very loud), fortissississimo etc. to convey even louder dynamics. Some composers like Tchaikovsky even use as many as 6 'f's or more in the score. Sforzando refers to a strong accent or sudden emphasis at the start of a note, which may continue in any dynamic, not just forte. And it begins with the letter 's'.
level 46
Sep 22, 2018
I do too.
level 68
Aug 22, 2018
level 64
Nov 9, 2018
Probably need to accept 'Farrokh' for the Queen question. Both his real and stage names start with the letter F.
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