Saturday, 21 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 21-6-2014: World Music Day

Oh, well … 

England are out of the World Cup.

And I’m betting plenty of people will be blaming all SORTS of things.

The Italians, for losing, last night.

Roy Hodgson, just for breathing.

Oh, and Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge for scoring England’s only goals.


Personally, though … ?

I can’t help but think we could blame one simple fact.   The other three teams in our group — Italy, Costa Rica and Uruguay — were better than ours.

Either way … ?

Well, either, I think we’ll be looking at a good few months of recriminations: and calls to sack manager, Roy Hodgson.   Unless he manages to pull a rabbit out of the hat at the Euro 2016 tournament … 

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting her answers: and scoring nine out of ten.

Let’s how everyone does with today’s rather musical questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 21st June is celebrated — in many parts of the world — as World Music Day and originally created by which French politician: Jacques Chirac, Jack Lang or Georges Pompidou?
Q2) What ministerial post did he hold at the time … ?
Q3) What’s World Music Day’s French name … ?
Q4) The word, ‘music’ comes from the Greek word, ‘mousike’: which loosely translates as ‘art of the’ … whom … ?
Q5) Ancient Egyptians credit which of their gods with creating music: Pasht, Thoth or Set … ?
Q6) A note’s position on the five lines that modern Western music is written on, tell us that note’s what: pitch, duration or timbre?
Q7) What name do we give the five lines mentioned in Question 6: a stick, stave or stork?
Q8) C Major, and A minor, are keys that contain the same notes: arranged in different orders.   Name any of those notes.
Q9) Traditionally, written Western music has a symbol at its start: one that tells you if the notes are Bass, Alto or Treble.   What are those symbols called?
Q10) Finally … a piece of music’s time signature tells us it has a number of what to each bar?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th June saw Queen Victoria accede to the throne of the UK, on the death of her Uncle.   Who was her uncle … ?
Q2) In which year of the 1830s?
A2) 1837.
Q3) Victoria’s coronation was in which year of the 1830s?
A3) 1838.
Q4) What was the name of her dynasty … ?
A4) The House of Hanover.
Q5) How old was Victoria when she succeeded to the UK’s monarchy: 16, 17 or 18 … ?
A5) 18.
Q6) Who was Victoria’s first Prime Minister?
A6) Whig politician, William Lamb, the 2nd Viscount Melbourne: usually known as Lord Melbourne.
Q7) Victoria was the first British sovereign to take up residence in which London Palace?
Q8) Famously, Victoria mourned the death of her husband for many years.   Who was her husband?
A8) The Prince Consort, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
Q9) Victoria was the first British monarch to be Empress of where … ?
A9) India.
Q10) Finally … who succeeded Victoria as British sovereign, on her death in 1901 … ?
A10) Her son, Albert Edward: who took the regnal name, Edward 7th.
I’ll leave you with this song, as it offer a view on music … 

And with this song, as today is also World Surfing Day … 

And finally … ?

I’ll leave you with a thought from George Bernard Shaw …
“Music is the brandy of the damned.”
George Bernard Shaw.
Have a good day

*        You’re doing a lot better than me, Debbi!   I managed to hit the Delete button when I was posting up your answers: I’m glad I had the email, it meant I could copy and paste them into the comment box … !

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