Piano Quizzes & Trivia

The piano (an abbreviation of pianoforte) is a musical instrument played using a keyboard. It was invented in 1698 by an Italian, named Bartolomeo Cristofori. There is approximately 18 tons of pressure being exerted by the stretched steel piano strings.

In a concert grand, it is close to 30 tons of pressure, because the average string has about 160 pounds of tension, and there are 230 strings inside a typical piano. Also, there are over 12.000 parts in a piano, out of which 10.000 are moving.

Maybe you thought less of this musical instrument, but after taking these quizzes you will learn the answers to questions such as: “How is a grand piano different from all the others?”, “Can you name the basic parts of a piano?”, and “How is the third, or middle pedal, called?”.


The key is a musical expression for a group of chords in Piano whose root notes form the major scale. The Piano quiz has been designed to test your knowledge about the Chords and Key. Read the questions carefully and answer. So,...

Questions: 11  |  Attempts: 359   |  Last updated: Mar 13, 2019
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    Which antique instrument is not kin to the piano?

A more intermediate to advanced piano theory exam.

Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 302   |  Last updated: Jan 18, 2013
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    What is the sub dominant key of C?

You’ve got to start somewhere, right? Well, today we’re going to look at the very basics of the piano. How much do you know about it before you’ve even pressed down on the keys? Let’s find out.

Questions: 12  |  Attempts: 284   |  Last updated: Dec 27, 2017
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    What colors are piano notes?

This quiz is designed to see how well you know the play " The Piano Lesson." After taking this quiz you should feel good about the book. If you fail, read the book again and take this quiz again.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 177   |  Last updated: Jan 21, 2013
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    Who did Berniece see at the top of her stairs?

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,...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 100   |  Last updated: Feb 8, 2018
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    What is another name for a saloon piano?




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Piano Questions & Answers


What is the sub dominant key of C?
How is it F can someone explain Im not really new to this i still need help ???
When was the electric keyboard invented?
It’s not surprising that digital pianos and keyboards are similar but different. A digital piano was designed to feel, look, and sound like a traditional piano and to give the player a more authentic playing experience. Digital pianos were also
Does playing two keyboards at the same time substitute a grand piano?
This is a bit of an odd question and I’m not sure I understand what is being asked. Most grand pianos have 88 keys, spanning 7 and 1/3 octaves. Keyboards with 76 keys are available for purchase and these span about 6 1/3 octaves. Therefore, th
How cheap are keyboards?
You can purchase a keyboard with 32 keys on Amazon.com for $22.99. A keyboard this small is really best for children. Otherwise, keyboards will range from about $50 to $800 for various size keyboards, depending on the number of keys and the size of t
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