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38 Kids Music Trivia Questions

Music has the magical ability to inspire, entertain, and bring people together, and what better way to celebrate its joyous spirit than with some fun trivia?

Whether you’re a budding musician, a fan of sing-alongs, or simply curious about the world of music, this trivia challenge is designed just for you. 

From beloved children’s classics to modern hits, we’ll explore the fascinating world of kids’ music, testing your knowledge and sparking your imagination along the way.

Let’s go. 

Kids Music Trivia Questions

  1. Which classical composer became deaf near the end of his life, yet continued to compose some of his most important works?

  2. What is the name of the famous English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960, known for hits like “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be”?

  3. Who is known as the “King of Pop” and is famous for albums such as “Thriller,” “Bad,” and “Dangerous”?

  4. In music, what does the Italian term “Piano” mean?

  5. Which musical instrument, commonly associated with Scotland, consists of a bag and pipes?

  6. Who wrote the opera “The Magic Flute”?

  7. What is the name of the South Korean boy band that became a global sensation with hits like “Dynamite” and “Butter”?

  8. What musical note is represented by a symbol that looks like a stylized letter ‘G’ and indicates the pitch of the notes on the second line from the bottom of the treble clef staff?

  9. Which song, performed by Judy Garland in the movie “The Wizard of Oz,” became an enduring classic?

  10. Who composed the Four Seasons, a group of four violin concerti, each of which gives a musical expression to a season of the year?

  11. What is the term for a piece of music played at the start of an opera or musical?

  12. Which iconic singer was famously called the “Queen of Soul” and is known for hits like “Respect” and “I Say a Little Prayer”?

  13. What is the name of the musical instrument that is a large string instrument played with a bow, and is the largest and lowest-pitched instrument in the string family?

  14. Who is the composer behind the famous ballets “Swan Lake,” “The Nutcracker,” and “Sleeping Beauty”?

  15. In which city is the famous Carnegie Hall, a prestigious venue for music performances, located?

  16. What is the name of the international song contest where countries from Europe (and beyond) compete with original songs, known for its eclectic performances?

  17. Who was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

  18. Which instrument is known as the king of instruments, often found in churches and known for its large size and range of sounds?

  19. What genre of music originated in the Southern United States in the early 20th century, characterized by its use of the blues scale and a specific chord progression?

  20. Who composed the music for the Disney movie “The Lion King,” which includes songs like “Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”?

  21. Which famous music festival, held in 1969, is known as a pivotal moment in music history, featuring performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and The Who, among others?

  22. What is the term used to describe the speed at which a piece of music is played?

  23. Who is the singer-songwriter known for her narrative songwriting, which often centers around her personal life, and has albums titled “Fearless,” “Red,” and “Folklore”?

  24. What is the name of the musical scale that consists of five notes per octave, often found in East Asian music?

  25. Which American rapper, producer, and entrepreneur has albums titled “The College Dropout,” “Graduation,” and “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”?

  26. What musical term refers to a composition for a solo instrument, often accompanied by an orchestra?

  27. Which famous American singer is known as the “Material Girl” and had hits like “Like a Virgin” and “Vogue”?

  28. What is the name of the family of musical instruments that includes the saxophone, clarinet, and flute?

  29. Who is the Baroque composer known for his Brandenburg Concertos and the Well-Tempered Clavier?

  30. In which decade did the British Invasion, featuring bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, occur?

  31. What is the name of the symbol in music notation that indicates the pitch and duration of a sound?

  32. Which Puerto Rican artist is known for the hit song “Despacito”?

  33. What is the name of the African American music genre that emerged in the 1970s, characterized by rhythmic and vocal emphasis, and is the precursor to modern hip-hop?

  34. Who composed the famous opera “Carmen”?

  35. Which instrument is traditionally used in Flamenco music and is a type of guitar?

  36. What is the term for the high-pitched singing voice in women and boys?

  37. Which legendary American music producer was known for developing the “Wall of Sound” technique and producing the Beatles’ album “Let It Be”?

  38. What is the name of the scale used in jazz and blues music that adds a flatted fifth note to the traditional pentatonic scale?

Answers

  1. Ludwig van Beethoven

  2. The Beatles

  3. Michael Jackson

  4. Soft or Quiet

  5. Bagpipes

  6. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  7. BTS

  8. G Note

  9. “Over the Rainbow”

  10. Antonio Vivaldi

  11. Overture

  12. Aretha Franklin

  13. Double Bass

  14. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

  15. New York City

  16. Eurovision Song Contest

  17. Aretha Franklin

  18. Pipe Organ

  19. Blues

  20. Elton John

  21. Woodstock

  22. Tempo

  23. Taylor Swift

  24. Pentatonic Scale

  25. Kanye West

  26. Concerto

  27. Madonna

  28. Woodwind Instruments

  29. Johann Sebastian Bach

  30. 1960s

  31. Note

  32. Luis Fonsi

  33. Funk

  34. Georges Bizet

  35. Flamenco Guitar

  36. Soprano

  37. Phil Spector

  38. Blues Scale
Kids Music Trivia Questions

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