classical music facts Selected as the most interesting among musical instruments related questions in Musical instruments quiz 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. Created by: Monica Stillerchurches facts » 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.Created by: globalquiz.orginventors facts » How many keys are there in a modern piano?88. A modern piano has 88 keys. This covers wide range of seven octaves plus a minor third. Only one instrument spans more octaves: a pipe organ (up to ten).Created by: Kate Pierrickmusical instruments facts » What nationality was Ludwig van Beethoven?German. Beethoven was born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire. He moved to Vienna in his early 20s. His grandfather was of Flemish origin, thus "van" in his family name (not German "von").Created by: globalquiz.orgsurnames facts » Which string instrument of the violin family is the smallest?Violin. The violin is the smallest and the highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola, cello and doublebass.Created by: globalquiz.orgmusic facts » How many strings does a violin have?Four. Most violins have four strings tuned G-D-A-E (perfect fifths). There are also violins with as many as seven strings. The extra strings on such violins typically are lower in pitch than the G-string.Created by: globalquiz.orgmusical instruments facts » Play musical instruments quiz and see all the questions.