As you may have read previously, I occasionally put together the audio rounds for pub quizzes (see the Quiz metatag to look at previous quizzes).
And if anyone hasn’t yet filled in the 6-note-melody poll, please click here to submit your answer.
Here’s a brand new quiz. You’ll hear 10 excerpts from the ukulele part of a well-known hit (and in cases where there was no ukulele part, I’ve added one. Oh all right, I’ve added one to all of them. And some tambourine and other stuff). You have to identify the song and artist from the uke part alone. The tracks are at the correct key and tempo – I’ve played along to the original recording in each case.
20 marks available – one point each for song and artist. Examples, as always, are selected from the last five decades of popular music to avoid anyone having an age-related advantage. Post your answers here, or via Facebook/Twitter/YouTube etc.
I’d like your help to settle an argument. A songwriter I know has written a melody, but a friend of his says it sounds like something else. I don’t want to prejudice your views by saying any more for now – I just want your honest opinion as a randomly-self-selected blog visitor. The MP3 below (left-click to listen in browser, right-click to download) is an excerpt of his melody, and I want you to let me know if it sounds like an existing song.
So we’re going to try to settle the argument either way by asking you what you think of his melody (it’s only 6 notes long, and played on a keyboard over a click track). There’s a poll below, and there are two possible answers – either you think it sounds like something else (in which case type in the song or artist you think it sounds like in the ‘other’ box), or you don’t recognise it.
Melody excerpt (MP3)