49 Musical Trivia Questions and Answers

Welcome to our Musical Trivia journey! Whether you’re a casual listener or a passionate music enthusiast, this trivia post is a melody of fascinating facts and interesting insights about the world of music. With questions covering genres, famous musicians, instruments, and historical moments, you’re bound to discover something new and intriguing. Test your musical knowledge, learn something new, and most importantly, have fun as you dive into these 50 tuneful trivia questions! Let the symphony of trivia begin!

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1. Which instrument is known as the king of instruments?

2. What is the name of the famous big-headed conductor in ‘Tom & Jerry’ cartoons?

3. Which instrument did Louis Armstrong play?

4. Who is known as the Queen of Pop?

5. Which genre is Bob Marley associated with?

6. What is the meaning of ‘Piano’ in Italian?

7. Which band is known for their album ‘Dark Side of the Moon’?

8. In which city is the headquarters of the European Broadcasting Union located?

9. What musical term indicates a chord where the notes are played one after another rather than simultaneously?

10. What is the name of the scale used in Indian classical music?

11. Who composed the music for the film ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’?

12. Which artist is known for the hit ‘Superstition’?

13. What is the highest female voice type?

14. Who is credited with inventing the solid body electric guitar?

15. What musical notation indicates the relative loudness of a note?

16. Which famous composer became deaf later in life?

17. Who is the best-selling female recording artist of all time?

18. Which film features the song ‘My Heart Will Go On’?

19. What is the name of Johnny Cash’s song about a prison?

20. Which musical features the song ‘Memory’?

21. What is the term for a group of musical notes played together?

22. Who is known as the King of Rock and Roll?

23. Which instrument is known for its use in marching bands?

24. What is the name of ABBA’s musical?

25. Which artist painted the artwork for The Beatles’ album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’?

26. Who composed ‘The Four Seasons’?

27. What is the name of the theater in which William Shakespeare’s plays were originally performed?

28. What type of music did Scott Joplin compose?

29. Which musical instrument is played by striking it with mallets?

30. Who is the composer behind the ‘Star Wars’ theme?

31. What is the name of the French dance popular in the early 20th century?

32. Which artist recorded the album ‘Thriller’?

33. What is the lowest male voice type?

34. What is the term for a musical composition played by a single instrument?

35. Who was the lead singer of the band ‘Queen’?

36. Which band recorded the album ‘Abbey Road’?

37. What is the primary female role in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’?

38. Who composed the opera ‘Carmen’?

39. Which instrument is associated with Scotland?

40. Who wrote the music for ‘The Lion King’ on Broadway?

41. What type of musical ensemble features only voices?

42. What is the term used for the speed of a piece of music?

43. Who is known as the ‘Father of the Symphony’?

44. What musical term is used to denote a moderate tempo?

45. Who is the legendary American folk singer known for ‘This Land Is Your Land’?

46. What is the name of the famous music festival held annually in Somerset, England?

47. What is the term used for the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords?

48. Which composer is known for the Brandenburg Concertos?

49. Who is known for the hit song ‘Like a Rolling Stone’?

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