Identify The Instruments Of The Percussion Family

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Identify The Instruments Of The Percussion Family - Quiz

This quiz will test students on their knowledge of instruments in the percussion family


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following do you use to make a sound on a snare drum?A     B C

    • A.

      Picture A

    • B.

      Picture B

    • C.

      Picture C

    Correct Answer
    C. Picture C
    Explanation
    choose one answer

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  • 2. 

    Choose the name of the following instrument.

    • A.

      Baby cymbals

    • B.

      Crotales

    • C.

      Glockenspiel

    • D.

      Xylophone

    Correct Answer
    B. Crotales
    Explanation
    Crotales are a musical instrument consisting of small, tuned metal discs that are struck with a mallet. They produce a bright and clear sound that is similar to the sound of a bell or chime. Crotales are often used in orchestral and contemporary music to add shimmering and percussive effects. Baby cymbals, glockenspiel, and xylophone are all different instruments that produce different sounds and have different playing techniques, so they are not the correct answer in this case.

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  • 3. 

    Choose the name of the following percussion instrument.                     

    • A.

      Jingle bells

    • B.

      Castanets

    • C.

      Sleigh bells

    • D.

      Orchestra bells

    Correct Answer
    C. Sleigh bells
    Explanation
    Sleigh bells are a type of percussion instrument that consist of small metal bells attached to a strap or frame. They are commonly associated with the sound of sleighs during the holiday season. When shaken or struck, the bells produce a bright, jingling sound. This makes sleigh bells a popular choice for adding festive and cheerful tones to music compositions, particularly in orchestral and holiday-themed pieces.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the percussion instrument pictured below?          

    • A.

      Vibraphone

    • B.

      Wood block

    • C.

      Cowbell

    • D.

      Vibra slap

    Correct Answer
    D. Vibra slap
    Explanation
    The correct answer is vibra slap. A vibra slap is a percussion instrument that consists of a metal tube attached to a wooden ball. When the ball is struck against the tube, it creates a rattling sound. It is often used in various genres of music to add a unique and distinctive sound to the rhythm section.

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  • 5. 

    What instrument did the mechanical monkey toy        in the Phantom of the Opera play?      

    • A.

      Crash cymbals

    • B.

      Zills

    • C.

      Ride cymbal

    • D.

      Hi hat cymbal

    Correct Answer
    A. Crash cymbals
    Explanation
    The mechanical monkey toy in the Phantom of the Opera played the crash cymbals.

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  • 6. 

    Which picture shows a timpani?A.         BC.

    • A.

      Picture A.

    • B.

      Picture B.

    • C.

      Picture C.

    Correct Answer
    A. Picture A.
    Explanation
    Picture A shows a timpani because it depicts a large drum with a bowl-shaped body and a set of pedals or levers that control the tension of the drumhead. This is a characteristic feature of a timpani, which is a percussion instrument commonly used in orchestras and bands. Picture B and C do not represent a timpani as they show different instruments or objects.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following things does the drummer use instead of snare drum sticks?

    • A.

      Cartwheel timpani mallets

    • B.

      Tambourine / jingle stick

    • C.

      Brushes

    • D.

      Promark tubz aka boomwhackers

    • E.

      Swizzle sticks

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Cartwheel timpani mallets
    B. Tambourine / jingle stick
    C. Brushes
    D. Promark tubz aka boomwhackers
    E. Swizzle sticks
    Explanation
    choose all that apply

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