100 Best Music Riddles That Drum Up Fun [Free Riddle Cards] (2024)

Last Updated on January 20, 2024 by Michele Tripple

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Music lovers will sing for joy when they solve these Music Riddles! Drum up some fun for your kids by sharing these riddles with them!

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My family loves a good brain teaser. Riddles are perfect when you have a few minutes of spare time to fill because they have zero preparation; all you need is a list of riddles and answers, and you’re good to go! It seems like my family is always in the car, driving from one activity to another. Riddles are a great way to pass the time!

I love finding riddles that align with my kids’ interests. My son did a planets project for school, and for weeks he was obsessed with outer space. These Space Riddles were right up his alley! On the other hand, these Egg Riddles are a fun way to wake up in the morning!

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Best Music Riddles

These music riddles are sure to make you giggle and dance with your family! See how many your kids can solve on the first try!

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  • I don’t have any fingers but only a thumb. Yet, I have a pinky ring. I have no steeples and neither do I have a mouth. But I have a bell as well as a brace. What am I? A trumpet
  • I have a scroll but without any quill. I have ribs and a neck but no legs. I have a saddle but there’s no horse. I have a bridge but with no sign of water. What am I? A violin
  • I am a craftsperson who makes and fixes stringed musical instruments. Who am I? A luthier
  • There are as many constellations in the sky as there are keys in a piano. What number am I? 8
  • I am the largest drum in an orchestra. What am I? A bass drum.
  • I am a very prominent instrument in many musical cultures. But I lost my hype after Marie Antoinette’s popularization of me as a woman’s pastime. What am I? A harp
  • I am like a half-sized flute belonging to the family of wind musical instruments. In Italian, my name translates to “little.” What am I? Piccolo
  • I am a musical instrument of the brass family. My name has an Italian origin that means a “large trumpet.” What am I? A trombone
  • You will find something common between an elephant and me. In an orchestra, I am the strongest musical instrument. What am I? A trumpet
  • I have two concave shells joined by a string. You will mostly associate me with Flamenco music. What am I? A castanet.
  • I am the largest of all brass instruments and yet I have the lowest pitch. What am I? A tuba
  • I am a wooden stringed instrument with the longest bow. You will find me in an orchestra. What am I? A viola
  • I have a set of five horizontal lines with printed dots and sticks. Musicians would be pretty much lost without me. What am I? Staff notation.
  • We are a trio of notes. Belonging to the key of A major, we have to be sung or played sharp. Who are we? F, C, and G.
  • I am a proponent of music with terms like largo, presto, and allegro related to me. What am I? Tempo
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  • I am a series of musical notes with 12 major and 3 minor types. What am I? Scale
  • What is it that cannot open any locks and yet has 24 keys? Music
  • Which musical instrument has no nails but comes with many hammers? A piano
  • What is the musical instrument that you can neither see nor touch but only hear? The voice.
  • I am at the start of a phrase and at the beginning of a harmonium. I come once in a xylophone but twice in bagpipes. What am I? The letter “P”
  • Which kind of phone can make music? A saxophone
  • Which musical instrument will never tell the truth? A lyre
  • Which musical instrument cannot open a door despite having many keys? A Piano
  • What type of band does not play any music? A rubber band.
  • Which is the most musical bit of a fish? The scales
  • What makes songs but you will never hear it sing? Notes.
  • What is it that can sing ten feet? A quintet
  • What is a loud music instrument that you have in your ears? Drums
  • Why did the musician put his head on the piano? He wanted to play by ear.
  • I am walking up the “Stairway to Heaven” but while I do it, I feel all dazed and confused. Who am I? Led Zeppelin.
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  • “Nothing Else Matters” while there is “Whiskey in the Jar,” but I am the “Master of Puppets” who shall always be “The Unforgiven.” Who am I? Metallica
  • I am making a “Castle of Glass” but I will “Burn It Down” Later. But “In the End” I am “Numb” from a “Papercut” Who am I? Linkin Park.
  • “ A Sky Full of Star” is all I want. My “Daddy” says that I can only find it is “Paradise.” Who am I? Coldplay
  • “When I Come Around” you will see “21 Guns” with me. But for now, I will be “2000 Light Years Away” on a “Holiday.” Who am I? Green Day
  • I am so “Stressed Out” that I want to go on a “Ride” wearing a “Jumpsuit.” Who am I? 22 Pilots
  • I know that “Girls Like You” don’t use the “Payphone” and so I will come and see you “Sunday Morning” when it’s bright “Daylight.” Who am I? Maroon 5
  • “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and so I think that you should stop “Waiting on a Friend” with “Dead Flowers.” Who am I? The Rolling Stones.
  • “Hey Jude,” I have to tell you “Something.” I will be happy “In my life” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” What am I? The Beatles
  • I wanted to tell you a story “About a Girl who sold me a Heart-Shaped Box” but “All Apologies” because I do not remember the ending. Who am I? Nirvana
  • I am a “New Kid in Town” who met a “Witchy Woman” last night. But I don’t know why I have got a “Heartache Tonight” Who am I? Eagles
  • In which song does Ariana Grande sing that she’s stronger than she’s ever been before? “Break Free”
  • This is a song where Carly Rae Jepsen throws a wish in the well. Which song is it? “Call Me Maybe”
  • In which Taylor Swift sings about dressing up like hipsters and making fun of exes? “22”
  • This is a song where Sia paints her nails and puts her high heels on. Which song is it? “Cheap Thrills”
  • In which song does Ellie Goulding sing about us being the stars of the human race? Burn
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  • This is a song where Justin Bieber keeps apologizing over and over again. Which songs is it? “Sorry”
  • In this song, Freddie Mercury says that it doesn’t matter to him which way the wind blows. Which songs is it? “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • In which song does Bruno Mars sing about taking a bullet through his brain? “Grenade”
  • You hold me in your hand and I am almost always round unless you shake me I will not make a sound. I jingle and tingle with small metal zills but when you leave me alone my music becomes still. Who am I? Tambourine
  • I am kind of an instrument but I don’t require picks you won’t even find any strings on me what am I? Drum
  • My inside has many hammers but you don’t need nails on which they’ll hit to use me you press down on black and white keys which play notes while on a wooden stool you sit what am I? Piano
  • Sometimes I’m a bass but I’m not any other fish in the sea instead, I’m something with strings on me that gets picked musically. What am I? Guitar
  • A stringed instrument I am that also goes by the name of fiddle you’ll find four strings on me but you can’t make a knot instead, you can use my bow to play me a lot who am I? Violin
  • You keep me on the floor while you sit on a chair. I come with strings that you play with a bow of horsehair. I am a wooden stringed instrument whose melody in a symphony orchestra is pertinent. What am I? Cello
  • What makes music on your hair? A headband
  • What is the best Beatles song? Latte BE!
  • What is a mountain’s favorite song? “Rockin” Around the Christmas Tree”
  • In which song does Bruno Mars sing about taking a bullet through his brain? “Grenad”
  • In this song, Freddie Mercury says that it doesn’t matter to him which way the wind blows. Which song is it? “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • I am full of keys but I can’t open any doors. What am I? A piano
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  • I am filled with keys but unable to open any door. A piano
  • At the sound of me, men may dream or stamp their feet. At the sound of me, women may laugh or sometimes weep. Music
  • Why did the grandma put wheels on her rocking chair? Because she likes to rock and roll
  • Where did the music teacher leave her keys? On the piano!
  • What was the pilgrim’s favorite type of music? Plymouth Rock
  • What rock group has four men that don’t sing? Mount Rushmore
  • This is a song where Justin Bieber keeps apologizing over and over again. Which song is it? “Sorry”
  • This is a song where Carly Rae Jepsen throws a wish in the well. Which song is it? “Call Me Maybe”
  • In which song does Ellie Goulding sing about us being the stars of the human race? “Burn”
  • In which song does Ariana Grande sing that she’s stronger than she’s ever been before? “Break Free”
  • In which Taylor Swift sings about dressing up like hipsters and making fun of exes? 22
  • I am “New Kid in Town” who met a “Witchy Woman” last night. But I don’t know why I have a got a “Heartache.” Who am I? Eagles
  • Why did the musician put his head on the piano? He wanted to play by ear.
  • Which musical instrument will never tell the truth? A lyre
  • Which musical instrument cannot open a door despite having many key? A piano
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  • Which kind of phone can make music? A saxophone
  • Which is the most musical bit of a fish? The scales
  • What type of band does not play any music? A rubber band
  • What is the musical instrument that you can neither see nor touch but only hear? The voice
  • What is it that can sing and has ten feet? A quintet
  • What are the loud musical instruments that you have in your ears? Drums
  • This is a song where Sia paints her nails and puts her high heels on. Which song is it? “Cheap Thrills”
  • How do you make a band stand? Take their chair away!
  • What do little penguins sing when their father brings fish home for dinner? Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow
  • What type of music are balloons scared of? Pop music
  • What’s the most musical part of a turkey? The drumstick
  • What’s the most musical part of a fish? The scales
  • What’s the difference between a piano and a fish? You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish!
  • What do you call a cow that plays a musical instrument? A Moo-sician!
  • Why did the singer climb a ladder? She wanted to reach the high notes
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  • What type of songs do the planets sing? Nep-tunes
  • What is a cat’s favorite song? Three Blind Mice!
  • What do you get if you cross a grizzly bear and a harp? A bear-faced lyre!
  • Knock Knock. Who’s there? Little old lady? Little old lady who? Wow! I didn’t know you could yodel!
  • What do you get if you cross a sweet potato and a jazz musician? A yam session!
  • Why do hummingbirds hum? Because they forgot the words.
  • What’s yellow, weighs 1,000 pounds, and sings? Two 500 pound canaries
  • Why was the musician arrested? Because she got in treble
  • What’s green and sings? Elvis Parsley
  • Why do fluorescent lights hum? Because they forgot the words.

What music riddles stumped up? Do you have a favorite music riddle that we missed? Share them in the comments so we can try to solve them!

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