How well do you know your instruments?

What sort of instrument is an oboe?

It has a fairly high pitched, exotic sound.
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The oboe uses a double reed made of cane usually from the south of France.

Who brought the banjo to the Americas?

Banjo ancestors were made of materials found in the bush.
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African musical instruments and traditions came to the Americas with slaves who were forcibly transported in the years between the 1600s and mid 1800s.

Who developed the sousaphone?

He was a famous military band leader whose name ended in "a".
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The designer, J.W. Pepper was working under the direction of band leader John Philip Sousa. The horn was designed to be easier to play than the concert tuba while standing or marching, as well as to carry the sound of the instrument above the heads of the band.

What family of instruments is the cello a member of?

It looks like a bigger version of this instrument.
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The cello looks like a large violin and has a deeper sound.

How is a Harp played?

It is what it is.
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Harp players use the fingers of both hands to pluck the many strings of the harp.

What is true about the first pianos?

The keyboard was unique to this baroque sounding parlour instrument.
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The harpsichord plucks the strings while the piano hits them with little hammers.


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