The Ultimate Trivia Quiz On Acoustics?

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The Ultimate Trivia Quiz On Acoustics? - Quiz

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification. The sound waves from the strings of an acoustic guitar resonate through the guitar's body, creating sound. How well do you know about it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Along with the 'flat-top', what name is given to the alternative style of acoustic guitar?

    • A.

      Arch-top

    • B.

      Arc-top

    • C.

      Bend-top

    • D.

      Fend-top

    Correct Answer
    A. Arch-top
    Explanation
    The alternative style of acoustic guitar that is referred to as "Arch-top" is characterized by a curved or arched top, which enhances the resonance and projection of the instrument. This design is commonly used in jazz and blues music due to its ability to produce a warm and rich tone. The other options, such as "Arc-top," "Bend-top," and "Fend-top," do not accurately describe this specific style of guitar.

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  • 2. 

    Which animal body part is not the name of a guitar part?

    • A.

      Face

    • B.

      Neck

    • C.

      Head

    • D.

      Foot

    Correct Answer
    D. Foot
    Explanation
    The animal body part that is not the name of a guitar part is the foot. In guitars, there are parts such as the face, neck, and head, which are essential components of the instrument. However, the foot is not a part of a guitar but rather a body part found in animals.

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  • 3. 

     How is the guitar usually tuned (from lowest to highest)?

    • A.

      EADGBE

    • B.

      DADGBE

    • C.

      EBGAD

    • D.

      SDEGBE

    Correct Answer
    A. EADGBE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is EADGBE. This is the standard tuning for a six-string guitar, where each letter represents the name of the string when played open. Starting from the thickest string to the thinnest, the strings are tuned to E, A, D, G, B, and E respectively. This tuning allows for a wide range of chords and notes to be played easily on the guitar.

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  • 4. 

    There is little evidence of any instrument known as a 'guitar' existing before the 15th century. Before being referred to as 'strings', what term was used to describe the strings on early instruments?

    • A.

      Forces

    • B.

      Courses

    • C.

      Cresses

    • D.

      Faces

    Correct Answer
    B. Courses
    Explanation
    Before being referred to as 'strings', the term used to describe the strings on early instruments was 'courses'.

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  • 5. 

     What is the name of the small piece at the top of the fingerboard which supports the strings?

    • A.

      Bat

    • B.

      Nut

    • C.

      Fut

    • D.

      Cut

    Correct Answer
    B. Nut
    Explanation
    The small piece at the top of the fingerboard which supports the strings is called the nut.

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  • 6. 

    What name is given to the adjustable metal bar that runs the length of the guitar's neck that imparts strength and counteracts the effect of the string tension?

    • A.

      Truss

    • B.

      Trass

    • C.

      Truss Rod

    • D.

      Trass Rod

    Correct Answer
    C. Truss Rod
    Explanation
    The adjustable metal bar that runs the length of the guitar's neck and counteracts the effect of the string tension is called a truss rod. It imparts strength to the neck and allows the player to adjust the curvature of the neck to achieve optimal playability and prevent issues such as bowing or buzzing of the strings.

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  • 7. 

    Some acoustic guitars may have a fret right at the top of the fingerboard. What do we call this fret?

    • A.

      Fret

    • B.

      First Fret

    • C.

      Zero Fret

    • D.

      Second Base Fret

    Correct Answer
    C. Zero Fret
    Explanation
    A zero fret is a fret that is positioned at the top of the fingerboard on some acoustic guitars. It acts as a guide for the strings and helps to set the correct string height. This fret is particularly useful for beginners as it makes it easier to play open chords and produce clear notes. By placing the zero fret at the top of the fingerboard, it ensures that the strings are properly aligned and provides a consistent reference point for playing.

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  • 8. 

    Which company makes the highly-collectable 'White Falcon' semi-acoustic guitar?

    • A.

      Fender

    • B.

      Peavey

    • C.

      Gretsch

    • D.

      Yokohama

    Correct Answer
    C. Gretsch
    Explanation
    Gretsch is the correct answer because they are the company known for producing the highly-collectable 'White Falcon' semi-acoustic guitar. Fender, Peavey, and Yokohama are not associated with this specific guitar model.

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  • 9. 

    My guitar has an arm which works a mechanism to raise and lower the strings. What is the FORMAL name for this mechanism?

    • A.

      Birato Unito

    • B.

      Vibration Unit

    • C.

      Vibrato Unit

    • D.

      Guitar Unit

    Correct Answer
    C. Vibrato Unit
    Explanation
    The formal name for the mechanism that raises and lowers the strings on a guitar is a vibrato unit. It is a device that allows the player to manipulate the pitch of the notes by varying the tension of the strings. The vibrato unit is controlled by an arm attached to the bridge of the guitar, which when moved, changes the tension of the strings, resulting in a vibrato effect.

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  • 10. 

    What is the name of the effect produced when the thumb strikes the area near the bridge in order to produce an 'echoing' effect?

    • A.

      Tambora

    • B.

      Tumbora

    • C.

      Timbora

    • D.

      Limbora

    Correct Answer
    A. Tambora
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tambora. The Tambora effect is produced when the thumb strikes the area near the bridge of a stringed instrument, creating an echoing or resonating sound.

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