How Well Do You Know Saloon Pianos?

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How Well Do You Know Saloon Pianos?

Whether tack piano or saloon piano, this type of piano is an altered version of an ordinary piano. In it, nails or tacks are placed on the felt-padded hammers where they hit the strings. This helps bring out a more percussive, tinny sound.


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  • 1. 
    What is another name for a saloon piano?
    • A. 

      Bar Piano

    • B. 

      Tack Piano

    • C. 

      Honky-Tonk

    • D. 

      Beer Piano

  • 2. 
    The sound produced by a saloon piano is described as...
    • A. 

      Honky-tonk

    • B. 

      Metal

    • C. 

      Organ

    • D. 

      Soprano

  • 3. 
    A piano can be altered into a saloon piano using...
    • A. 

      Saw

    • B. 

      Piler

    • C. 

      Nails

    • D. 

      Clip

  • 4. 
    Saloon pianos are commonly associated with_____pieces?
    • A. 

      Subway

    • B. 

      Chess

    • C. 

      Bar

    • D. 

      Ragtime

  • 5. 
    The term Honky-tonk originally referred to _____ in the West.
    • A. 

      Romantic shows

    • B. 

      Comedy shows

    • C. 

      Bawdy shows

    • D. 

      Street fights

  • 6. 
    In what other way can we convert an ordinary piano into a saloon piano?
    • A. 

      Use of a lacquered hammer in pianos

    • B. 

      Use of bolts in piano

    • C. 

      Use of mallets in piano

    • D. 

      Use of strings in piano

  • 7. 
    Who popularized the Stein vertegrand piano?
    • A. 

      Mr Jack

    • B. 

      Mrs Mills

    • C. 

      Mr Ian

    • D. 

      Mrs Jones

  • 8. 
    Who amongst the following can be referred to as one of the earliest Honky-Tonk innovators?
    • A. 

      Mark Twain

    • B. 

      Kenny Rogers

    • C. 

      Jimmie Rogers

    • D. 

      Don Williams

  • 9. 
    What hits the string in a piano to produce sounds?
    • A. 

      Keys

    • B. 

      Mallets

    • C. 

      Hammer

    • D. 

      Tacks

  • 10. 
    In saloon piano, tacks are placed at the place where the...
    • A. 

      Mallets hit the string

    • B. 

      Keys hit the string

    • C. 

      Nails hit the string

    • D. 

      Hammer hits the string