10 most difficult musical instruments riddles A list of musical instruments related questions that are 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 27% Antonio StradivariAntonio Stradivari35%Andrea AmatiAndrea Amati27%Giovanni Paolo MagginiGiovanni Paolo Maggini16%Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci20%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2545 answers in 4 languages »inventors 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 31% only oneonly one17%fivefive26%around 70around 7023%around 650around 65031%Created by: Pritam Meitei. Statistics based on 5055 answers in 4 languages »music 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 36% LondonLondon20%ExeterExeter28%ParisParis14%BreslauBreslau36%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 8043 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 tin34%copper and zinccopper and zinc39%copper and leadcopper and lead9%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 7867 answers in 2 languages »alloys 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 45% harpharp45%trumpettrumpet6%snaresnare10%bagpipebagpipe36%Created by: karate kid. Statistics based on 5813 answers in 2 languages »Ireland riddles » Which of the following is not a brass instrument?Saxophone. Although saxophones are usually made with brass, they are actually woodwind instruments. It produces sound by focusing air into a mouthpiece which then causes a wooden reed to vibrate.hard 46% SaxophoneSaxophone46%French hornFrench horn18%SaxhornSaxhorn15%CornetCornet19%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 5396 answers in 2 languages »music riddles » 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).hard 50% 646417%888850%10210225%1101106%Created by: Kate Pierrick. Statistics based on 11413 answers in 2 languages »classical music riddles » 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 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. hard 50% pianopiano9%clarinetclarinet14%pipe organpipe organ50%accordionaccordion25%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4711 answers in 2 languages »history of technics riddles » 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.hard 54% violinviolin54%violaviola42%cellocello1%doublebassdoublebass1%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8364 answers in 2 languages »music riddles » 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. hard 56% Fender TelecasterFender Telecaster16%Ibanez JamIbanez Jam9%Gibson Les PaulGibson Les Paul56%Rickenbacker 300 Rickenbacker 300 17%Created by: Betty. Statistics based on 8029 answers in 2 languages »music riddles » Play musical instruments quiz and see all the questions.