10 most difficult musical instruments riddles A list of ten (out of 21) musical instruments related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Musical instruments quiz 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 instuments only had three strings and were called violetta. The violin immediately became very popular, both among street musicians and the nobility.very hard 26% Antonio StradivariAntonio Stradivari36%Andrea AmatiAndrea Amati26%Giovanni Paolo MagginiGiovanni Paolo Maggini17%Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci19%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3918 answers in 4 languages »classical music riddles » 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.very hard 27% balafonbalafon17%dunundunun35%imzadimzad27%vuvuzelavuvuzela19%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 459 answers in 2 languages »music riddles » What is the name of an analog synthesizer often used by electronic music producers?Moog. 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 electronic music community.very hard 31% correctorcorrector12%samplersampler41%moogmoog31%synketsynket14%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 422 answers in 2 languages »technology riddles » 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. very hard 32% only oneonly one17%fivefive27%around 70around 7023%around 650around 65032%Created by: Pritam Meitei. Statistics based on 8363 answers in 4 languages »music riddles » What traditional Japanese musical instrument is that?Shamisen. The shamisen is a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument played with a plectrum called a bachi. The construction of the shamisen varies in shape, depending on the genre in which it is used.very hard 34% BiwaBiwa12%HichirikiHichiriki26%ShamisenShamisen34%TaikoTaiko26%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 1417 answers in 2 languages »Japan riddles » 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.very hard 37% LondonLondon20%ExeterExeter28%ParisParis14%BreslauBreslau37%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 11332 answers in 2 languages »etymology riddles » What is brass composed of?Copper and zinc. Brass is us used for musical instruments such as horns and bells for its acoustic properties and high malleability. One type of brass, called Prince's metal (75% copper, 25% zinc), is used as an imitation of gold due to its beautiful yellow color.very hard 39% copper and ironcopper and iron16%copper and tincopper and tin35%copper and zinccopper and zinc39%copper and leadcopper and lead8%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 11613 answers in 2 languages »alloys riddles » What is the name of this Japanese drum?Taiko. The word taiko (jap. 太鼓) in Japanese means "drum". Outside of Japan, it is used as a collective term for various Japanese drums and taiko drum bands. The music performed on taiko is the first genre of original Japanese music that has spread throughout the world.very hard 39% TenkoTenko18%TsukiTsuki15%TaikoTaiko39%TsubaneTsubane26%Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowska. Statistics based on 4272 answers in 3 languages »Japan riddles » What is the name of this Ormian musical instrument?Duduk is an ancient double reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood. It is indigenous to Armenia. The unflattened reed and cylindrical body produce a sound closer to the English horn than to more commonly known double reeds. Unlike other double reed instruments like the oboe or shawm, the duduk has a very large reed proportional to its size.hard 45% kamanchehkamancheh12%dudukduduk45%imzadimzad28%tamburatambura13%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 500 answers in 2 languages »Asia riddles » Which musical instrument is the national symbol of Ireland?Harp. The harp, traditionally associated with King David, was rare in medieval heraldry and its origins as the coat of arms of Ireland are unclear. Triangular devices appeared on the medieval Irish coinage by kings John and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. These devices may have been crude harps or it may be that the harp developed from the use of triangles to distinguish Irish coins.hard 47% harpharp47%trumpettrumpet6%snaresnare10%bagpipebagpipe35%Created by: karate kid. Statistics based on 13974 answers in 3 languages »Ireland riddles » Play musical instruments quiz and see all the questions.