Musical Instruments

Since Many Analogy Questions feature technical terms from Musical Instruments, which even students with strong general vocabulary, may not be aware of, this chapter gives such a list of words for the benefit of all the students.

Keyboard Instruments

Accordion, clavichord, harmonium, harpsichord, piano

Percussion Instruments

Chimes, clappers, cymbals, drums, gong, rattle, xylophone

Stringed Instruments

Banjo, cello, fiddle, guitar, harp, lute, lyre, mandolin, Pandora, ukulele, viola, violin

Wind Instruments

Bagpipe, bassoon, bugle, clarinet, cornet, flute, harmonica, hornpipe, megaphone, oboe, piccolo, pipe, Saxophone, trumpet, tuba

Accessories of Musical Instruments

Bellow, bow, bridge, capo, drumstick, fret, key, membrane, metronome, string

Names of Dances

Cha-cha, foxtrot, jig, minuet, polka, quadrille, rumba-samba, stomp, swing, tango, waltz

Musical Terms

Adagio: slow, sustained movement stressing grace and balance

Arabesque: standing on one’s leg with raised leg extended in straight line

Ballerina: female dancer

Choreographer: creator of steps and patterns for a ballet

Coda: final section of a classical ballet

Danseur: male ballet dancer

Glissade: gliding step in a ballet

Pirouette: turning of body while standing on one leg

Promenade: slow turning of body on the planted foot in adagio

Tutu: ballerina’s short, fluffy skirt

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