Top 10 musical instruments factsMusical instruments quiz
Where does English horn (cor anglais) come from?
Breslau. The instrument was created by the Weigel family about 1720. Since it resembled the horns played by angels in religious images, it was called engellisches Horn, meaning angelic horn. But engellisch also meant English.
How many instruments made by Antonio Stradivari still survive?
Around 650. Antonio Stradivari continued to work until his death, in 1737, at the age of 93. He made over 1,000 instruments, of which around 650 still exist, including around 500 violins.
Which non-electronic musical instrument has the most complex design?
Pipe organ. The classical organ is recognized as the most complex man-made device until the late 19th century, when it was displaced by the telephone exchange. Large pipe organs have seven keyboards, complex wind system and up to 20,000 pipes.
Which famous person made guitars?
Antonio Stradivari. Two complete guitars by Stradivari exist: Hill, (1688, Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University) and Rawlins (1700, National Music Museum South Dakota). These guitars have ten (doubled) strings, which was typical of the era.
Who made the first violin?
Andrea Amati. The oldest documented violin to have four strings, like the modern violin, is supposed to have been constructed in 1555 by Andrea Amati. Earlier instruments only had three strings and were called violetta. The violin immediately became very popular, both among street musicians and the nobility.
Before the 19th century, how many people were needed to make pipe organ play?
At least two. Playing the organ before electricity required at least one person (called calcant) to operate the bellows. Therefore, organists rarely practiced on the pipe organs, using other instruments such as the clavichord for practice instead.
Which king is depicted with a harp?
King David. The harp is an attribute of David. According to the Bible, David was famed before he killed Goliath for his bravery and for his skill with the harp. "whenever the spirit from God came upon (King) Saul, David would take his harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him."
What material are church bells made of?
Bronze. The traditional metal for church bells is a bronze of about 23% tin. Steel was tried during the busy church-building period of mid-19th-century England, for its economy over bronze, but was found not to be durable.
How is this guitar model called? (one of the most popular guitar models in the world)
Gibson Les Paul. The Les Paul was designed in 1995 by Ted McCarty, who later enlisted popular guitarist Les Paul to endorse the new model. Along with Fender's Telecaster and Stratocaster, the Les Paul was one of the first mass-produced electric solid-body guitars.