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Foo Fighters is a well known rock band. What does "Foo Fighters" mean?
The group took its name from the unidentified aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as foo fighters (the term "UFO" was not used yet). Witnesses often assumed that the foo fighters were secret weapons employed by the enemy.
How many instruments made by Antonio Stradivari still survive?
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.
What is the origin of the dance name "Foxtrot"?
it resembled a fox's attack because the tempo of steps based on syncopated counting slow-slow-fast-f
it was one of the smoothier dances and it resembled a sneaking fox
it originates from the actor's Harry Fox last name
it introduced trotting steps
Harry Fox has indeed introduced trotting steps to this dance. Originally, the foxtrot was supposed to be a simple, smooth and relaxation giving dance. After years, it has become very technical, and today is called "the world's hardest stroll".
What is the name of this African musical instrument?
Imzad is a single-string bowed instrument used by the Tuareg people in Africa. The imzad is only played by the women for example to accompany songs, often during an evening ceremony called takket. However, there are modern attempts to promote the instrument as inherent to Tuareg culture.
Where does English horn (cor anglais) come from?
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.
What is the name of an analog synthesizer often used by electronic music producers?
The name comes from its inventor Robert Moog. It was first presented at the Audio Engineering Society conference in October 1964. Although nowadays the digital ones are mostly in use, the name has stayed in the electronic music community.
What is the name of that musical instrument, widely used in Hindustani classical music?
Sarangi is a short-necked fiddle used throughout South Asia, particularly in folk and classical Hindustani music. It has a roughly rectangular body and broad fretless neck, generally carved from a single piece of wood. It has three main melody strings made of gut, and up to 37 sympathetically vibrating metal strings.
What was the initial name of the British rock band Queen?
it was always Queen
Before forming Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in Smile. Freddie Mercury joined them in 1970 and suggested the name "Queen". The last member, John Deacon was recruited before the band recorded their eponymous debut album in 1973.
Who composed the music for David Lynch's TV series Twin Peaks?
Angelo Badalamenti is an American composer of Italian descent, best known for his work scoring films for director David Lynch, notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga , The Straight Story and Mulholland Drive.
How many strings does a pedal harp typically have?
The pedal harp is a large and technically modern harp, designed primarily for art music and may be played either solo, as part of a chamber ensemble, or in an orchestra. It typically has a range of six and a half octaves (47 strings). The role of the pedals is to alter the pitch of the strings, so that it can easily play works written in any key.
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