If you love music and puzzles, this is the perfect place for you. We've collected some of the best music riddles out there. See if you can solve them all.
Hold these between your knees if you want to set a Cuban beat.See answer
What word is that, which, deprived of its first letter, leaves you sick?See answer
What is a Mummy's favorite type of music?See answer
What comes in many varieties and can't be seen or touched, but it often makes you move?See answer
What instrument does a skeleton play?See answer
I count time, but have no end. Tick tick, but I am not a clock. What am I?See answer
Who works when he plays and plays when he works?See answer
John Lennon sang about being this toothy creature.See answer
Spies and detectives do this to phones and musical shoes make this sound.See answer
What must take a bow before it can speak?See answer
My voice is tender, my waist is slender and I'm often invited to play.
Yet wherever I go, I must take my bow or else I have nothing to say.
What am I?
Something you carry while singing.See answer
My first is an insect; my second is a border; my whole puts the face in a tuneful disorder.See answer
What instrument can make any sound and be heard but not touched or seen?See answer
It is not your enemy, yet we still beat it. What is it?See answer
What has a bell but isn't a church. Is full of air but is not a balloon?See answer
A beautiful succession of sounds.See answer
It's equally comfortable in an orchestra and a geometry textbook. What is it?See answer
What has 88 keys but can't open a single door?See answer
I look like a tiny trombone. What am I?See answer
I am black and white. I have strings I have keys. I make sound without my lips. I make dough with no flour. What am I?See answer
Why did they let the turkey join the thanksgiving band?See answer
Although my cow is dead, I still beat her. What a racket she makes!See answer
I am fun and sad. I am fast and slow. I get louder and I get softer. And I am created by great geniuses. What am I?See answer
I have eighty-eight keys but cannot open a single door? What am I?See answer
A move made popular by the King of Pop. What am I?See answer
I am a box who holds keys but not locks. With the right combination I may unlock your soul. What am I?See answer
What dance was very popular in 1776?See answer
I have 24 keys but cannot open any locks. Sometimes loud, sometimes soft. What am I?See answer
What do you get if you put a radio in the fridge?See answer
It stands upright and can be quite grand.
Its secret is not hidden but right at hand.
What is it?
A DJ does this to records. I do it to mosquito bites.See answer
I am an insect, half of my name is another insect. I am similar to the name of a famous band. What am I?See answer
What can be played with no rules and no winners or losers?See answer
Tickle with your fingers and a song it will sing. Be careful, though, you may break a string. What is it?See answer
At the sound of me, you may stomp your feet, but you may also dream or weep. What am I?See answer
My sides are firmly laced about,
Yet nothing is within;
You'll think my head is strange indeed,
Being nothing else but skin.
What do angels sing in the shower?See answer
A dark-colored creature serenaded by Lennon and McCartney.See answer
Men in skirts blow into these.See answer
If someone offers you one of these, they had a successful fishing trip or their band just broke up.See answer
The profession of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.See answer
When the horse strokes the cat, the wood begins to sing.See answer
Which march would you play at a 4th of July jungle parade?See answer
What kind of music does the Easter Bunny like?See answer
It is a symphony of noise,
It can produce both grief and joys,
It is inspiring and grand,
Made by a person or a band.
What is it?
If a lion had a Christmas music album, what would it be called?See answer
An office supply that's shaped like a trombone.See answer
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