Thursday’s quiz

You are invited to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win an electronic batch of Anzac biscuits.


5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) What does “just intonation” mean in music?

    (2) What does “equal temperament” mean in music?

    (3) Which one predominates in the music we listen to?

    (4) Why did the predominant one come to dominate western music?

  2. Teletext says:

    Who are the following better known as?

    1. Saloth Sar

    2. Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili

    3. Temujin

    4. Julius Henry Marx

    5. Adolph Marx

  3. Teletext says:

    Andrei, these answers came in conjunction with my 12 year old daughter who has just passed her grade 8 in two instruments, piano and trumpet. She’s also learning violin, cello and double bass. We couldl have the first one person orchestra soon.

    1. Any musical tuning in which the frequencies of notes are related by ratios of small whole numbers.

    2. A system of tuning in which every pair of adjacent notes is separated by the same interval

    3. Just intonation

    4. Because it tends to be in one octave, it is much preferable for use in electronic music, which tends to dominate western music

  4. alwyn says:

    For Teletext’s questions the answers are
    1. Pol Pot
    2. Joseph Stalin
    3. Genghis Khan
    My God you know some dreadful people.
    4. Groucho Marx
    5. Harpo Marx.
    They were a much more cheerful pair.

  5. J Bloggs says:

    I’m going to disagree with Teletext and say that:

    3: Equal Temperment

    4: It was really given a boost by Bach’s “the Well Tempered Clavier” and equal temperament works much better than just intonation with keyboard based instruments, and many orchestral instruments, which have been the backbone of western music until about mid last century.

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