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Musical Instruments by Picture #1

Can you name the musical instruments pictured below?
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Last updated: May 20, 2018
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First submittedDecember 17, 2012
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102 Recent Comments
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Level 11
Mar 19, 2014
can we please except 'pan' for pan flute?
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Level 24
Dec 1, 2014
Pan is greek god of nature.
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Level 21
Feb 22, 2016
it is also the instruments abbv.
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Level 69
Jun 11, 2019
Never heard of that, could be though, but would be the first time I hear of it. To me it sounds like calling bagpipe bag or alphorn alp, weird
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Level 41
May 16, 2014
Very good quiz!

Could please accept "syrinx" as an alternative for Pan flute? It was the original Greek name, and according to Wikipedia it is considered synonymous also in English. Thank you (:

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Level 34
Jun 19, 2018
I agree. I did say 'pan flute' after 3 different spellings of syrinx.
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Level 78
Jul 31, 2022
Can we accept goat man flute since the instrument is often seen being played by goat men in Greek mythology?
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Level 65
Aug 1, 2022
*Satyr. Not goat man, satyr.
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Level 78
Jun 16, 2023
Fine, "goat person". And don't call me satyr.
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Level 45
Jun 18, 2014
20-20 with 1:53 left and I dont play in band, and I'm 13
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Level 36
Apr 5, 2019
Now you're 18 and see how pointless this comment was.
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Level 69
Jun 11, 2019
Probably not, cause I think most of the people that post their time are a lott older.
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Level 55
Feb 6, 2024
Now you are 23, see how pointless it was
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Level 76
Jul 23, 2014
I'm sure the instrument you call a "lute" is actually an oud.
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Level 57
Aug 20, 2014
You should accept the English name MOUTH ORGAN for harmonica.
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Level 21
Sep 4, 2014
Because I thought that gong was too obvious an answer I tried tam-tam several times before finally trying gong.
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Level 64
Sep 4, 2014
Fiddle should be accepted for the violin because they are the same instrument just played differently.
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Level 69
Jun 11, 2019
I found this quote and rather liked it:How do you make a violinist quit playing?

take away the sheet music.

How do you make a fiddler quit playing?

put sheet music in front of him.

Also like : The difference is; people clap after a violin song but during a fiddle song.

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Level 81
Aug 27, 2020
*song* - Twoset trigger alert
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Level 41
Nov 6, 2014
Accept "sax" for "saxophone"?
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Level 60
Nov 12, 2014
Could you accept alpine horn please? Good quiz (apart from that!)
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Level 32
Dec 20, 2014
I got them all with over 3 minutes left without cheating and i'm only twelve
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Level 62
Aug 27, 2020
You're 17 now.
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Level 34
Sep 6, 2023
he's 20 years old. time flies
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Level 17
Dec 28, 2014
I play French Horn!!!
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Level 60
Jan 17, 2015
Possibly zampona for pan flute.
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Level 21
Feb 15, 2015
That was so easy! Then again i really like instrumental music and have played multiple instruments: flute, piccolo, clarinet, tenor saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, drum kit and orchestra bells
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Level 24
Mar 10, 2015
100%, though I thought I got some help from the quizmaster.

Alpine Horn

Kettle Drum

Steel Drum

& Pan Pipes all accepted

Well done nscout9 for spotting the valves on the trombone

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Level 51
Apr 23, 2015
Might want to accept mouth organ for harmonica, too. Cool quiz! :)
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Level 44
May 13, 2015
can u PLEASE accept maraca for maracas? i tried to spell it multiple ways and wasted like a whole minute trying to guess how to spell it
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Level 25
May 15, 2015
Can you accept 'pianoaccordion' for 'accordion'?
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Level 68
Dec 17, 2016
It is not a piano accordion, as it has no keys. It is a pushbutton accordion.
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Level 66
Jul 31, 2022
Maybe it's changed, but the one pictured today is a piano accordion, which is still not accepted as an answer.
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Level 21
May 21, 2015
please accept "maraca" for "maracas"
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Level 45
Nov 5, 2015
I'd like to see a #2 of this quiz! As sequels typically do, it could include some slightly more difficult instruments (euphonium, oboe, bassoon, marimba, snare drum, cello, etc.) while also including some simpler ones that would normally go on #1 (flute, triangle, xylophone, trumpet, recorder, etc.). There could even be a Musical Instruments #3 with some even harder instruments (vibraphone, melodica, English horn, contrabassoon, celeste, flugel horn, cornet, etc.). It'd be cool! :D (and there's a bunch of ideas to work with right there!)
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Level 62
Nov 28, 2015
Only thing I couldn't get was alphorn (I always knew them as "Swiss horns"). Otherwise, EASY. College music diploma and a lover of classical and world music.:P
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Level 75
Dec 23, 2015
mouth organ isn't being accepted..
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Level 63
Jan 22, 2016
Ugh, for some reason I thought they were called Macaras.
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Level 36
Aug 18, 2016
I played the alphorn once
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Level 52
Sep 11, 2016
you should accept other spelling for maracas I tried moraccas morracas and morraccas
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Level 22
Nov 19, 2016
Damn it! I typed in French Organ for French Horn *facepalm*. And how I didn't get accordion, I don't know. I did watch The Wiggles when I was a little kid, so I should have gotten that.
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Level 17
Dec 6, 2016
can you accept marakkas, marrakkas, marrakas, marakas, marraccas, maraccas, marracas,
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Level 68
Dec 17, 2016
Good try.
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Level 17
Dec 6, 2016
easy 100% 2:22 left
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Level 74
Dec 17, 2016
Now I realize that I should have played the Alphorn in my high school band just to be that guy.
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Level 41
Dec 17, 2016
ahh the Harmonica.. Hillary's least favourite instrument
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Level 70
Jun 13, 2017
On the top of Everest it's difficult to get the breath to play one, and your lips freeze on the metalwork.
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Level 43
Mar 2, 2017
The percussionists in my high school band insist that it is "tympani". Is this correct, spelling it with a "y"?
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Level 70
May 20, 2018
I've seen both used, guess it depends on who you ask.
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Level 54
May 21, 2017
When I type in Ricola I'd like to see Alphorn light up. Humor!
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Level 68
Jul 31, 2022
😂 I tried Ricola too, after Swiss horn didn't work.
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Level 46
Jun 20, 2017
I think "alps horn" should be an acceptable alternative to "alphorn"
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Level 22
Oct 9, 2017
Can you accept mouth organ for harmonica?
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Level 76
Oct 21, 2017
Technically, the name for the gong is the tamtam - accept this please
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Level 70
Jan 18, 2018
Actually the accepted definition of a TAM-TAM is a flat-faced gong of indefinite pitch. In other words, it does not have a boss/dome/nipple/ cupola at it's centre and may or may not have a turned over rim and has not been tuned to a specific pitch. This GONG shown has a cupola at centre:
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Level 64
Nov 1, 2017
Steelpan? You are just playing with me, right...?
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Level 10
Jan 7, 2018
Zounds, Hogan! Our mule has run away!
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Level 70
Jan 18, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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Level 84
Nov 5, 2019
Excellent quiz, Malbaby. Lots of cool nuggets in there. I hope a few will stick with me.
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Level 76
Apr 4, 2018
Also accept mouth organ?
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Level 69
May 20, 2018
Can you accept "squeeze box" for accordion? It's what it's commonly called in the UK.
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Level ∞
May 20, 2018
Okay
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Level 75
May 21, 2018
Somebody's got to say it...this quiz needs more cowbell.
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Level 56
May 21, 2018
I'm in total shock that I got alphorn. That was a complete guess. I tried Swiss horn first.
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Level 66
May 21, 2018
I know it's not the correct English spelling, but since you tend to be somewhat lenient on spelling mistakes, could you accept “accordeon” for “accordion”? It's spelled with e in lots of languages, and I personally spent a lot of time trying to figure out what I did wrong.
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Level 69
Jun 11, 2019
I had the same issue, I really couldnt figure out what the problem was. I ended up looking for the translation, which I usually dont and was surprised to see it written with an i.
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Level 29
Sep 11, 2018
why do you not accept rondador for the panflute. yes, it is a panflute but because the lengths go up and down it's specifically a rondador so that's what i wrote first.
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Level 18
Apr 24, 2019
finished with 1:57 left
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Level 47
Apr 29, 2019
I only got timpani because I typed in "kettle drum" thinking that's what the steelpan was called.
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Level 20
May 22, 2019
accordion is different to a piano accordion. the picture you have is a piano accordion.
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Level 69
Jun 11, 2019
I thought it was a midwinterhorn. When it wasnt accepted I was surprised for a few seconds, somehow I managed to manufactur alphorn. (Which i was surprised it took, cause I felt like I was making it up)> I guess the different is in size, alphorns are longer than midwinter horns, that is the only difference.

I wonder what the cut-off length is, when it stops being a midwinter horn and when it starts being an alphorn. Wasnt able to findo info about it ( though I sure it is out there somewhere)

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Level 74
Jul 21, 2019
pan's flute? anyone? that's the correct name and you know it
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Level 65
Aug 28, 2020
Sure it is. It was the flute used by Pan ;-) please accept the s
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Level 17
Sep 2, 2019
great quiz
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Level 84
Nov 5, 2019
My uncle blew his liver out playing "Flight of the Bumblebee" on an alphorn. :-)
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Level 68
Mar 27, 2020
For maracas I tried Rattle, shake shake, shaker...
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Level 15
May 28, 2020
i thought the violin was a cello and the tuba was a baritone cause I cant see the size lol
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Level 51
Jun 15, 2020
Accept Tam-Tam for Gong?
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Level 36
Jul 7, 2020
20/20 on the first try babyyyyy
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Level 70
Aug 27, 2020
Thank you for accepting oud for lute! Nice surprise!
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Level 71
Aug 27, 2020
Very enjoyable quiz! Although I'm not sure you should accept "horn" for "French horn". Many kinds of horns exist, some of which are actually on this very quiz.
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Level 32
Aug 1, 2022
Actually "horn" is definitely the preferred name by players of the (French) horn -- some get quite irate if you say "French" horn. The term is still in use among e.g. jazz players, who call everything that's blown a "horn" so they need to differentiate.
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Level 46
Aug 28, 2020
I completely forgot Clarinet. Squidward would be so disappointed.
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Level 28
Feb 18, 2021
2:28

Scoring

You scored 17/20 = 85%

This beats or equals 66.2% of test takers

The average score is 15

Your high score is 17

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Level 50
May 27, 2021
Soooo.... what in the world is a Timpani?
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Level 90
Jul 31, 2022
It's a musical instrument.
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Level 88
Sep 22, 2022
it's also known as a kettledrum.
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Level 68
Aug 9, 2021
Can you accept 'Trumbone'?
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Level 54
Oct 25, 2021
That is incorrect spelling, I would not expect the Quiz-Master to add many wrong, and uncommon misspellings.
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Level 56
Dec 12, 2021
I put slide trombone (what they were called in the band in Australia) and it didn't work. Weird.
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Level 63
Dec 14, 2021
Please accept mouth organ for harmonica.
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Level 65
Oct 28, 2022
That's hilarious lmao
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Level 25
Jan 9, 2022
alphorn was confusing

.. flugel horn?

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Level 90
Jan 18, 2022
Look up flugel horn - it doesn't look anything like an alphorn.
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Level 90
Jan 18, 2022
Why are bagpipe and accordion listed in a musical instrument quiz?
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Level 54
Feb 28, 2022
Completed in 34 seconds!
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Level 61
Aug 1, 2022
Whoops - this quiz was featured today for "uncommon instruments awareness day," and since I didn't read the title of the quiz I assumed it was supposed to only include uncommon instruments, so I never even tried "guitar", "violin", or "clarinet." Got lute, sitar, and steelpan though.
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Level 18
Dec 1, 2022
3:08 to spare
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Level 25
Mar 21, 2023
can you make euphonium another word for tuba?
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Level 67
Aug 21, 2023
For alphorn at first it looked like he was playing golf with a really large club
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Level 33
Feb 6, 2024
Can you please accept "tam" as the "gong"? A gong has a note, and a tam does not
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Level 26
Feb 16, 2024
i could not spell accordion for the longest time, kept trying accordeon, acordeon, acordion etc