Music by Letter - P

Identify these musical things that start with the letter P.
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz O)
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Last updated: August 30, 2018
First submittedMarch 3, 2017
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Singer of "Purple Rain"
Prince
Instrument made by Steinway & Sons
Piano
One of the Three Tenors
Pavarotti
Michael Jackson was king of this genre
Pop
Bon Jovi song: "Livin' on a ______"
Prayer
Triangle, bells, timpani, etc...
Percussion
What "fermata" means in English
Pause
Very fast tempo (Italian)
Presto
Small, high-pitched flute
Piccolo
What the P stands for in LP record
Playing
Gilbert and Sullivan opera:
"The _______ of Penzance"
Pirates
Hint
Answer
Gershwin opera: "_____ and Bess"
Porgy
"Every Breath You Take" band
Police, The
Simon or McCartney, e.g.
Paul
Tool used to pluck or strum a guitar
Pick
1950 musical "South _______"
Pacific
Take me down to the ________ city, where
the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Paradise
Country where fado music comes from
Portugal
Cole, of "Anything Goes" fame
Porter
French singer Edith
Piaf
"Every Rose Has its Thorn" band
Poison
"Gangnam Style" singer
PSY
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Level 73
Aug 31, 2018
Pronto! No? Dang...
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Level 72
Aug 31, 2018
I kept wanting poor Edith's last name to be "Pilaf".
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Level 72
Sep 2, 2018
Especially with the grainy quality of many of her recordings...
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Level 60
Sep 22, 2018
Nice job including plectrum for pick.
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Level 70
Feb 9, 2019
I only knew it as "plectron".
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Level 67
Aug 21, 2019
I only know it as plectrum, not pick. Then again you shouldn't really call it a pick over here anyway, that would make it sound you were playing it with something else haha.. And I don't thinkyou would be very accurate with that....
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Level 76
Oct 8, 2018
Accept Placido for 3 tenors?
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Level 75
Jan 10, 2019
Great quiz, thanks!
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Level 62
Feb 8, 2019
I'm not the slightest bit embarrassed that the only one I couldn't get was the Gangnam Style 'singer'!
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Level 82
Feb 8, 2019
You mean it's not Porky and Bess? I thought she was the girlfriend before petunia.
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Level 81
Feb 8, 2019
If you like music themed quizzes, click on my name and give one of mine a try!
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Level 78
Feb 8, 2019
My high school band teacher always called the fermata a "pig's eye" and it took me a bit before I could push that image out of the way to get to the correct one. (I looked it up to see if he was just being funny, and apparently it's not unheard of to call it a pig's eye or bird eye.) https://www.cinderzelda.com/musictutor/rhythm/symbols.htm
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Level 88
May 23, 2020
I guess "pause" for fermata isn't technically wrong, but it isn't the best definition in my opinion. To me I think "hold" is a better answer. Pause implies that one should stop playing but you are supposed to hold the note under a fermata (unless it is a rest of course in which case pause is a better definition).
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Level 34
Jun 11, 2020
I was thinking that too. But it's looking for a translation of the Italian word. Although, seeing as this is a music quiz, perhaps the question is a little misleading.
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Level 62
Jun 11, 2020
It's looking for an appropriate musical answer that begins with the letter 'P'. That's the 'P'oint of this quiz.