Which Style of Classical Music Are You?

By: Teresa M.
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Which Style of Classical Music Are You?
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About This Quiz

Not all styles of classical music are the same! You don't need to be a virtuoso or a composer to take this classical music quiz. By the time we're finished learning about you, you'll feel like you can step into the shoes of any classical music conductor! Your love of music will come in handy, but it doesn't have to be strictly classical music. We're interested in your likes and dislikes across all genres. 

Once we've learned your musical tastes, we'll be able to best place you in the classical music period that you are most like. Whether you are open to new harmonies like the renaissance period or you like the more experimental stuff found in the modern era, we're confident we will be able to match you with the perfect classical music style. 

We want to hear about your personality, and we'll have you imagine playing in front of a crowd. The choices you make will tell us where in classical music history you fit in. 

Tell us which instruments you like most, and what music makes you want to run for the off button. From there, we'll pick up on the style of classical music you are at heart! 

Which orchestral stringed instrument do you like most?
Viola
Violin
Harpsicord
Double bass

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Have you ever been to an opera?
I have been to several.
I would love to see an opera.
I've been to one opera.
I'm not a huge opera fan.

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What do you usually listen to in your car?
Talk radio
Classical music
Rock 'n Roll
Pop

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Would you say you are musically inclined?
I'm a decent singer.
I took lessons for years.
I can play a little.
I wish I were musically inclined.

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Which composer do you know the most about?
Brahms
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin

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How much do you like country music?
I don't like it at all.
I like the older stuff.
There are a few good country songs.
I like more than I think I do.

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Which rock singer would you like to see do an opera?
Steven Tyler from Aerosmith
Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac
Dave Grohl from The Foo Fighters
Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin

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Do you like any heavy metal music?
It's not my thing.
I like some of it.
Some of it is very similar to classical music.
I like quite a lot of metal.

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Have you ever been to a piano recital?
I used to play them.
I had to endure my siblings' recitals.
I've never been to a piano recital.
I think it sounds like fun.

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Which instrument do you think has the most beautiful sound?
Cello
Piano
Guitar
Harp

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Where would you most like to sit at the symphony?
Balcony
Main floor
Near the door
Near the stage

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How do you listen to music most often?
I go to concerts.
I listen to the radio.
I like listening on my record player the best.
I use a streaming service.

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What do you find most magical about music?
It has the power to transform.
Music is so expressive.
Music increases intelligence.
Music can bring people together.

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Have you ever hired a string quartet?
No, but that's a great idea.
I had one at my wedding.
I probably couldn't afford one.
I've never had a need for a string quartet.

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What kind of movies do you like most?
Horror
Documentary
Action/Adventure
Rom-Com

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Where would you most like to see a classical concert?
Large cathedral
Opera house
Beachside amphitheater
Playing along to fireworks

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How do you feel about Mozart?
He was a genius.
I think he's overrated.
He was extremely significant.
He was crazy.

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Has music ever made you cry?
Music makes me cry frequently.
I'm too hard for that.
No, but it calms me down.
If music has never made you cry, you are not human.

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How much do you love the Moonlight Sonata?
It's an amazing song.
It's too sad for me.
It's one of my favorites.
I haven't heard it.

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Are you more familiar with modern composers?
I'm not very familiar with any composers.
I'm more familiar with earlier composers.
I know more about bands.
I do know more about modern composers.

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When are you most likely to play classical music?
Studying
Bathing
Putting the kids to bed
Driving in a traffic jam

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Does music help to calm you down?
Music is very calming.
It depends on my mood.
Sometimes, it does.
It usually gets me more wound up.

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What kind of music do you like the least?
Classical
Metal
Big Band
Reggae

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Which pop singer would you love to see sing with an orchestra?
Katy Perry
Madonna
Fergie
Gwen Stefani

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Do you know how to do the waltz?
I have no idea how to waltz.
I learned it, but I'm not sure I remember it.
I can totally do the waltz.
You do not want me to dance.

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Would you ever like to try conducting an orchestra?
I would be too afraid to try.
That would be rad!
I was field commander in high school.
I think I'll stick to my day job.

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What do you think is the hardest part about being a classical musician?
It has to be hard to learn an instrument that well.
Reading music is not easy.
Memorizing so much music is insane.
Having to play in front of people would be frightening!

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Are you self-disciplined enough to learn an instrument?
I was when I was younger.
I am barely self-disciplined enough to finish this quiz.
I think I could do it.
I think it's more important to learn to save money.

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Which instrument do you think is hardest to learn?
Clarinet
Trombone
Piano
Fiddle

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Would you ever like to sing in a choir?
I was in choir for a long time.
I'm in a choir now.
That would be fun.
I'm too shy to sing in front of other people.

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