So that's the beef. Now the quiz. The Guardian has a quiz on the Beatles up on their site. Let's see how we do.
Well, I did pretty good with ten out of a possible thirteen correct. The average score is six. No fair looking anything up! I really had no idea what Stones song John and Paul sang backing vocals on, so I picked "I Wanna Be Your Man" because John and Paul wrote it and then gave it to the Stones to record. And I had no idea what song kept Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane from the number one spot. Anyway, a fairly fun quiz if you like that sort of thing.
I am tempted to do one of my quizes, but the last one so demoralized my readers that I'm afraid to! Maybe a really short one?
- What is a "tam-tam"?
- How many strings on a mid-16th century lute?
- On Sylvius Leopold Weiss' lute?
- What is the order of instrumental solos on Archie Bell and the Drells' 1968 hit "Tighten Up"?
- What is "automatic double-tracking"?
- What does MIDI stand for?
- How many cents in a semitone?
- Who was Janáček's muse?
- What solo instrument did Chopin write for other than the piano?
- Who wrote the longest string quartet ever composed?
Oh, darn, I think I came up with another really daunting one! All of these can be answered easily with Google, except maybe the last question, but it is really more fun to do without a search engine. Just like the New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle. In pen.
And some music to end with, a suite for Baroque lute by Sylvius Leopold Weiss. And no the illustration is not of a Baroque lute (that's a Renaissance lute) so you can't answer the question by counting the pegs:
UPDATE: Anyone want to have a go at the quiz? Or should I just put up the answers?