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Musical Quotes - Fourth Movement

written by: shimonbentzvi
A very difficult quiz, dealing with quotes by musicians and/or about music.

Question 1:

Which animated character said: "Go ahead and play the blues if it'll make you happy." ?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 2:

"Playing "Bop" is like playing Scrabble without the vowels." Which artist said this?
Dizzy Gillespie
John Coltrane
Duke Ellington
Miles Davis

Question 3:

"You just pick a chord, go twang, and you've got music." Which of these performers said this?
Sid Vicious
Frank Zappa
Johann Sebastian Bach

Question 4:

The following quote belongs to this man: "Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast."
Thomas Marlowe
Richard Sheridan
William Shakespeare
William Congreve

Question 5:

"There is a geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres." Which of these great men said this?
Johann Sebastian Bach
Albert Einstein
Igor Stravinsky

Question 6:

Which of these famous musicians does the following quote belong to: "A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians."?
Billy Joel
Bruce Springsteen
Frank Zappa
Sid Vicious

Question 7:

The following quote belongs to this man: "When music and courtesy are better understood and appreciated , there will be no war."
Frank Zappa

Question 8:

"Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It's so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I can not sing, I paint." Who said this?
Pablo Picasso
John Cage
Georgia O'Keeffe
Salvador Dali

Question 9:

Which of these performers does the following quote belong to: "By and large, jazz has always been the man you wouldn't want your daughter to go out with."?
Anais Nin
Duke Ellington
Elmer Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein

Question 10:

Which of these does the following quote belong to: "Hell is full of musical amateurs."?
Sean O'Casey
James Joyce
Bill Nye
George Bernard Shaw

Question 11:

"I've always wanted the sound of Muddy Waters' early recordings - only louder." Who said this?
Jerry Seinfeld
Leonard Bernstein
Elton John
Eric Clapton

Question 12:

"Jazz is the music of the body." Who said this?
Anais Nin
Al Green
Anton Dvorak
August Strindberg

Question 13:

Which of these writers does the following quote belong to: "Music is only love looking for words."?
James Joyce
Lawrence Durrell
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
George Bernard Shaw

Question 14:

"One thing the Blues ain't is funny." Which of these performers does this quote belong to?
Stephen Stills
Ray Charles
Alvino Ray
Paul McCartney

Question 15:

Who said: "I may not be a first-class composer but I am a first-class second rate composer."?
Ludwig Von Beethoven
Wolfgang A. Mozart
Johann Sebastian Bach
Richard Strauss

Question 16:

"Jazz will endure just as long as people hear it through their feet instead of through their brains." Which of these men does this quote belong to?
George W. Bush
J. P. Sousa
Anais Nin
Leonard Bernstein


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