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Ultimate Musical Instruments Quiz

Name these musical instruments based on their description.
Some aren't professionally played in an orchestra, but I still consider them musical instruments.
Some of these can be seen in Quizmaster's Orchestra Instruments Quiz
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Description
Musical Instrument
A four-stringed hollow instrument played with a bow. Usually played in a treble clef tone and can be held on shoulder.
Violin
A four-stringed hollow instrument played with a bow. Usually played in an alto clef tone and can be held on shoulder. Slightly larger than the previous answer.
Viola
A four-stringed hollow instrument played with a bow. Played on the ground due to its immense size and is usually played in a bass clef.
Cello
A four-stringed hollow instrument played with a bow. The largest of the bowed string family and is typically used in jazz as a beat.
Bass
A stringed instrument consisting of a wooden or metal body with a piece of parchment stretched over a metal hoop. You can play this by strumming or plucking.
Banjo
A six-stringed instrument composed of wood that can be strummed and is used in lots of music.
Guitar
A roughly triangular string instrument that is stood upright and strummed with both hands in a sitting position.
Harp
A handheld stringed instrument consisting of a wooden frame that can be strummed much like the previous answer.
Lyre
A large keyboard instrument that can be played with keys that result in hammers striking strings within the instrument.
Piano
A large musical instrument having rows of tuned pipes sounded by compressed air, and played using one or more keyboards to produce a wide range of musical effects. Used commonly in the Baroque era.
Organ/Celesta
A metallic woodwind instrument usually played horizontally with the individual blowing into a reed at the front of the body while using fingerings to change tones and pitches on the side of the body.
Flute
A small metallic instrument that is a variant of the previous answer that can be played an octave higher.
Piccolo
A woodwind instrument with a single-reed mouthpiece, a cylindrical tube with a flared end, and holes stopped by keys. Usually black in color.
Clarinet
Description
Musical Instrument
A woodwind instrument with a double-reed mouthpiece, a slender tubular body, and holes stopped by keys.
Oboe
A large woodwind bass instrument that can be played using a double reed and similar to the previous answer.
Bassoon
A woodwind instrument that consists of a curved body that an individual can play by blowing into a reed at the front of the instrument. Typically used in blues and jazz genres of music.
Saxophone
A brass instrument that is used by blowing into a mouthpiece with three brass valves used for changing pitches and a large flared bell at the end where the sound comes out.
Trumpet
A brass instrument that is similar to the previous answer, but is smaller and more concise. It was also used as military calls in the Civil War and can now be found in soul and jazz music.
Bugle
A brass instrument that uses an extended slide to alternate note pitches.
Trombone
A large brass instrument worn around the musician that produces low-pitched sounds.
Tuba
A brass instrument that consists of a coiled body and a flared bell at the end of the instrument. It is also played using a mouthpiece.
French Horn
A small, simple musical instrument consisting of a hollow pipe with a hole in it, over which is a thin covering that vibrates and produces a buzzing sound when the player sings or hums into the pipe.
Kazoo
A small instrument that has metal reeds across the front of its body, allowing an individual to blow or suck to create chords.
Harmonica
A percussive instrument that can be struck with sticks to create a sound. Usually used as a beat. (Use the general term.)
Drum
Two slightly concave brass plates that make a loud noise when struck together.
Cymbals
A musical percussion instrument having a set of tuned metal pieces mounted in a frame and struck with small hammers.
Glockenspiel
Description
Musical Instrument
A musical instrument played by striking wooden bars at various lengths with a stick to produce different types of pitches.
Xylophone
A musical percussion instrument with a double row of tuned metal bars, each above a tubular resonator containing a motor-driven rotating vane, giving a vibrato effect.
Vibraphone
A deep-toned xylophone of African origin. The modern form was developed in the US c. 1910.
Marimba
A musical instrument consisting of a steel rod bent into a shape and sounded by being struck with a small steel rod.
Triangle
A large singular or set of kettledrums, especially played by a musician in an orchestra for low tonal sounds.
Timpani
A metal disk with a turned rim, giving a resonant note when struck.
Gong
A bell or a metal bar or tube, typically one of a set tuned to produce a melodious series of ringing sounds when struck.
Chimes
A hollow, metallic instrument that is similar to a tool used to locate an animal, except it is stricken by a stick because it has no clapper inside.
Cowbell
A metal hoop with a piece of parchment stretched over it, lined with bells to make it percussive when struck by hand.
Tambourine
A long metal or plastic tube played by blowing into a mouthpiece and changes pitches when extending and retracting the slide at the end of the body. Used for comedic effect.
Slide Whistle
A musical instrument made of either ivory, wood, or plastic that is played into using a mouthpiece and can change pitches by plugging the holes in its body with your fingers. Common instrument learned by schoolchildren.
Recorder
A hollow block used as a percussion instrument.
Wood Block
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