Sunday, September 13, 2009

Musical Facts

Music is a universal theme. Go to any part of the world and you will find the ubiquitous presence of music. Music speaks just one language. The words are different but message and feel is same. So why not try gathering some interesting facts about music? This article will be giving you fascinating knowledge about some musical facts. So gear up for a musical ride.

When is World Music Day? - 21st June

How many strings does a bass guitar usually have? - Four

Which instrument has keys, pedals and strings? – Piano

Which instrument is a cross between violin and the cello? - Viola

The song, Ain't Misbehavin' was written by which famous jazz musician? - Fats Waller

How many instruments are there in a string quintet? - Five

Where did Ghazal originate? - Persia

What instrument did the jazz musician Miles Davis play? - Trumpet

How many strings does a violin have? - Four

Which classical composer became deaf near the end of his life? - Beethoven

Which western instrument most commonly used for Indian classical compositions? - Violin

In what country did reggae music originate? - Jamaica

Which British rock group does Liam and Noel Gallagher belongs to? - Oasis

In which country is a 'gamelan orchestra' most commonly found? - Indonesia

Who wrote the song entitled 'Yesterday'? - Paul McCartney

Name of the boy at the centre of the Michael Jackson abuse trial? - Gavin Arvizo

Who wrote The Sound of Music? - RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN

What is the small town in which called in which Clark Kent grew up? - Small Ville

Michael Jackson is known as the King of Pop. Who is the queen of Pop? - Madonna

What is unusual about “trance” music that mesmerizes the audience? - It is played at 130- 160 beats per minute

Which famous Indian musician collaborated on a Beatles album? - Pundit Ravi Shankar.