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100
Name a keyboard instrument other than a piano or synth
Organ, Calliope, Accordion, Clavichord, Harpsichord, Ondes Martinot, Melodica, Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone
100

How many lines do you typically have on the staff?

5

100

For 25 points each, name as many Christmas songs as you can

100

This artist is commonly referred to as "Queen Bey"

Beyonce

100

What is my favorite decade of pop music?

1970's

200

Name two commonly used woodwind instruments made of metal

Flute and Saxophone

200

This is the name for the study of music history and the development of instruments

Musicology

200

For 25 points each, name as many songs as you can by Taylor Swift

200

This rock guitarist is known for his high-energy stage acts as well as his love of peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and is referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "The King"

Elvis Presley

200

In American popular music, how many British Invasions were there?

Three (2X bonus: name any act from the third British Invasion)

300

How many valves does a standard trumpet have?

Three

300

Give the parallel minor key to C major

C minor

300

For 50 points each, name as many songs as you can by The Beatles

300

This 80's superstar was rumored to have written the soundtrack for 1994's "Sonic The Hedgehog 3" but is more famously known for hits such as "Smooth Criminal" and "Billie Jean" rocketing him to be the third highest-grossing artist of all time and earning him the "King of Pop" moniker.

Michael Jackson

300

Name three art music style periods

Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionism, Expressionism, Atonality, Serialism, Minimalism, Neo-Classicism, 20th Century, 21st Century

400

This ensemble consists of it's namesake piano alongside a violin and cello.

Piano Trio

400
Add together 2 eighth notes, 4 sixteenth notes, a whole note, and a half note. How many quarter-note beats do you have?

8 beats (+200 bonus: if your time signature was 2/4, how many measures would you have?)

400

For 50 points each, name as many songs as you can by Green Day

Holiday, When September Ends, Basket Case, Brain Stew, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns, Time of Your Life, American Idiot

400

This artist known by a royal moniker is known for his smash hits in the 80's such as Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, and Raspberry Beret

Prince

400

What is the name of the drum Melody plays on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen?

Djembe

500

While orchestras usually contain all four families of instruments (woodwind, brass, string, and percussion), what family of instruments is notably absent from wind ensembles and marching bands?

Strings (+300 bonus: on the rare occasion that a wind ensemble has a string instrument, name one of the two that are most commonly included)

500

Give the relative minor key to C major

A minor

500

For 100 points each, name as many songs as you can by The Dear Hunter

500

While not royalty herself, this singer from New Zealand won the Grammy for best solo pop performance in 2013 for her smash hit "Royals"

Lorde

500

At just 13 years old, Brenda Lee recorded this song in 1958 and it has been a holiday staple since. But this year, it has topped the charts for the first time after a string of years sitting just behind Mariah Carey's holiday anthem "All I Want For Christmas Is You." What is this song?

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

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