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The Accordion - the Instrument We All Love

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Yes- the women go crazy over accordionists! (I wish!). We all wish we could play it. Here is a very difficult quiz on accordions, accordionists, and concertinas.

Question 1:


The very first known instrument to use the free vibration of reeds, the basis of accordion music, comes from China. Mention of it is found in the book "The Book of Chronicles" (Schu-Ching). What was the instrument called ?
The hydraulus
The Cheng
The pan pipe
The Huang Ti

Question 2:


Which one of these men is credited with the invention of the modern accordion?
Cyrillus Damian
Laslo Portative
Sir Charles Wheatstone
Cyrillus Regal

Question 3:


How many accordions are in the standard symphony orchestra?
1
0
2
4

Question 4:


This man is considered the "Father of American Accordionists".
Ted Scrammel
Pietro Deiro
Toots Thielmann
Jimmy Stewart

Question 5:


This man, who is considered the "Henry Ford" of accordion production, was the first person to mass produce the accordion.
Darius Damian
Mathias Hohner
Jimmy Stewart
Ted Scrammel

Question 6:


Which one of these otherwise great men did not play the accordion?
Richard Nixon
Drew Carey
Peter Gabriel
Harry Truman

Question 7:


This music great played accordion on "Storm Front" and on his music video "Eye of the Storm".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


David Bryant and Rick Sambora of this band play accordion.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 9:


This musician played accordion on "Born in Time" from his album "Under the Red Sky".
Bob Marley
Eddie Cochran
Ziggy Marley
Bob Dylan

Question 10:


Eddie Vedder of this group played accordion on "Bugs".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 11:


In a very famous photo, Graham Washington Jackson plays accordion while he is crying. Why was he crying?
JFK was killed.
Pearl Harbor was attacked.
Franklin D. Roosevelt died.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed.

Question 12:


This comedian said, "The least said English sentence is 'The Delorean belongs to the accordionist'."
Johnny Carson
Jay Leno
Dave Letterman
Drew Carey

Question 13:


This man was the first accordionist to make it big in the jazz world.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Duke Ellington
Count Basie
Art Van Damme

Question 14:


Idi Amin, Mahatma Gandhi, Bruce Hornsby, and Sarit Hadad all play or played accordion.
True
False

 


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