How Well Do You Know Saloon Pianos?

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How Well Do You Know Saloon Pianos? - Quiz

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.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

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