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Puzzle ID:#11604
Fun:**** (3.24)
Difficulty:** (1.79)
Category:Rebus
Submitted By:just_moi*****
Corrected By:brgdo1994

 

 

 



Can you decipher the musical instruments represented below?

1. P O

2. BA BA

3. ECLART

4. @ # $ %


Answer

1. Piano (P and O)

2. Tuba (Two BA)

3. Clarinet (CLAR in ET)

4. Cymbals (Symbols)

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Comments

MrIxoliteAen*
Apr 17, 2003

Very good. I really enjoyed this one
frankenweoburger
Apr 17, 2003

Yes, very good. For BA BA I was thinking Bass (Ba's).
desilu72
Apr 20, 2003

Really cute...that symbol/cymbal one through me off.
Charmer1723
Apr 21, 2003

I really enjoyed this one!
(user deleted)
May 09, 2003

this is a good one..... i got some of them but over all i really didn't get the right idea on how to figure them out until AFTER i read the answers!!
-Reza #44
(user deleted)
May 09, 2003

That was fun--- easy one though Thanks )
Pheonix_down*
May 09, 2003

I thought BA BA was double bass (double Bas). Good one! Loved it!
rose_rox*ca*
May 09, 2003

This one is awesome =)
(user deleted)
May 10, 2003

Arrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhh! Symbols/Cymbals! Arrrrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhh! I got all of them but that one! Thought you got mad when you were trying to figure out what other one to add! LOL
DaRealestDon
May 10, 2003

I am DaRealestDon.
wxscooter*
May 30, 2003

Quite clever! Very fun!
gogogo1
Jun 07, 2003

good one. Fun!!!!!!
Kougra
Jun 15, 2003

I really enjoyed this one! Excelent thinking!
muddles
Jun 26, 2003

very inventive
Smithy*en**
Jul 29, 2003

I love this one! Even the titles a rebus!
Canary05*
Aug 22, 2003

The cymbals really had me stumped. However I think you have too many "E"'s in your clarinet question. I think it should have been ECLART, by my logic your answer based on your question would be clareinet.
just_moi**
Aug 22, 2003

ur absolutel right canary... i dont know how that extra E crept in |(its not in the answer)... thanx 4 pointing it out! :-D
siameseifuplz*
Oct 26, 2003

Quite clever. Reminds me... I need to practice my piano!! (But I won't! not when there's this site!!!)
howdyall1311*
Nov 08, 2003

Very Very Very Good
jasper293
May 09, 2004

This one was fun. Rebus' are fun to do, would like more of them.

Jasper293
something*us*
May 22, 2004

Excellent puzzle j_m. I got all of 'em!
morry2009Asx**
Jun 15, 2004

I thought dis was quite easy however i also thougth dat it was double bass
accordionman*us*
Jun 25, 2004

Actually, a bass and double bass are the same instrument. Everyone just says bass to shorten it.
I enjoyed this teaser! Great one!
rashadAma*
Jul 05, 2004

Easy and nice work!!
I liked it!!!
just_moi**
Jul 05, 2004

Thanks guys!!!!!!
melybug*
Jul 26, 2004

lol, that was kinna smart!!!
rashadAma*
Sep 14, 2004

EXCELLENT²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²² TEASER!!!!!
crystalstar*
Oct 29, 2004

I luffed it but it was easy--I got all of them right....clever though.
pianofoxAus*
Nov 23, 2004

I love these!!!! Give me more please.
goldmare**
Dec 20, 2004

This is great! I got them all, though the first one took a while. I think it's funny that the last one oughta be the hardest, but I got it in a flash. I really enjoyed this one, keep 'em coming!
besbball917**
Dec 21, 2004

great teaser and very clever!! Keep them coming just_moi!!!!!!!!
knbrain**
Dec 23, 2004

Kind of easy but I like the last one
Sarah5225766
Dec 29, 2004

Great Teaser! Got them all but the last one.
Knightdog
Jan 21, 2005

Well, I got one.
(user deleted)
Jan 28, 2005

THAT IS GREAT! Wow....I loved it!

Ill have to show it to my band director!
zoezyz**
Feb 14, 2005

That is a great 1. I loved it. We need more like that.
sftbaltwty*us*
Feb 16, 2005

wow..that was REALLY clever..great job! it was easy enough so that i was able to get all of them fairly quickly..but still very enjoyable
Kabuki*
Feb 21, 2005

This is a great puzzle. I actually figured it out!
deadeye823**
Apr 26, 2005

nice one! i like the title too
kcelf27**
May 02, 2005

Saw the title and thought ho hum, but it was VERY enjoyable. Gave it medium dif, and ALL smilies!!!
zonahoboAus**
May 10, 2005

Funsensible -- good daily choice -- heres a ovastandtion
changegurl**
May 10, 2005

This one was add to my fav's list. I totally like this one. Keep um coming.
tamjpAus*
May 10, 2005

great one! Title fantastic.
I got Clarinet but then got stumped I love these though. Keep them coming and I'll try harder next time.
lostatsea
May 10, 2005

Loved this one. Helps get the brain in gear. The 'BA BA' stumped me and I just finished with my trumpet, ??. Send more!! plz
timilee*us**
May 10, 2005

Yes Yes Yes!!!!
This is one that r o c k s ...
I am a musician so
I heart U 4 this 1!
keep up the GREAT work!
dragonballcity1
May 10, 2005

super cute!
Kinergy
May 10, 2005

Awesome puzzle! I couldn't really figure out why clarinet but it was pretty obvious that was the answer.
hirshy1230
May 10, 2005

I really enjoyed this one. I would love to see more like this. Great Job!!!
dogboy*us*
May 10, 2005

i got the cymbols and the clarinet but not the others ....very good teaser
quantumpbrane*us*
May 10, 2005

very fun. good one. i want more............

love love love
jacstop*
May 10, 2005

Hey! This was a rather enjoyable little brain teaser. I answered all of them correctly in less than 5 minutes but I felt challenged and inspired. What do you think this one is my dear friend
(Cnl) (Cnl) (Cnl)

and this one
"tishoes"
Ozymandias**
May 10, 2005

Good one! I got all but the 4th, and via a different route. But it worked.
Ozymandias**
May 10, 2005

Good one! I got all but the 4th, and via a different route. But it worked.
darthforman*
May 10, 2005

good one.
horsecrazed**
May 10, 2005

that was ok
FeaerFactorY666*us*
May 10, 2005

That was good!!!!!
midget_madness
May 10, 2005

that was a really good one! i really didn't get it till after i read the answer!
jannie_delta*wa*
May 10, 2005

I know it was probably the easiest one, but I didn't get the Piano.
jannie_delta*wa*
May 10, 2005

good teaser, though!
lilianxie
May 10, 2005

Very good...I finaly got one! Go me!
vikingboyAus*
May 10, 2005

too funny, the only one I didn't get was tuba...and I played it for two years in band...silly me
AralditeAus*
May 10, 2005

I liked that one!
Javian**
May 10, 2005

fun and easy
but I also thought that BA BA was double bass,
brain_deadAjm*
May 10, 2005

yes! i got #3 right.
Question_MarkAsx*
May 11, 2005

Another 2 you could of had are:

SPGLOCKIEL (Glockinspiel)

AND

XY








PHONE (Xylophone)

Good teaser.
jacstop*
May 12, 2005

Let's just say we're glad that you didn't choose Glock -in- spiel and xy- lo- phone
Swordoffury1392*us*
May 12, 2005

Great teaser!

I thought that it was double bass also and i didnt get cymbals either. Whoever said that the double bass and the bass are the same instument is not correct. The bass can refer to bass guitar, bass drum, bass saxaphone, double bass, etc. But the double bass can only be a larger cello. Just wanted to let you know.

Once again, great teaser!
saucyangel*
May 12, 2005

great teaser! i noticed the title after i'd already figured out the answer...nice touch!

i'm a pianist, so this one is definitely on my "fave" list!

lordske**
May 15, 2005

u must be a band kid or definitely know a few.
bhssoccer23Aus*
Jun 13, 2005

These are exactly the kind I love!
PCDguitar*
Jun 14, 2005

i only got piano very fun
SaturnCat08*
Jun 22, 2005

Cool one!! easy but fun
trickyleprecaun*
Jun 24, 2005

that was pretty challenging, i like it!
irock3001Aus*
Jun 30, 2005

this is a pretty good teaser, actually. i added it to my favorites. good job!
sambean**
Jul 09, 2005

that was really fun and cool.
gottalovetacsc*us*
Jul 11, 2005

HOW COOL!!!!!!
lycanthropeAus*
Jul 15, 2005

Made my fav list. Good job
lycanthropeAus*
Jul 15, 2005

Made my fav list. Good job
smarty_blondy*ro*
Jul 28, 2005

Man, now that's what i call a great teaser! Great title as well! This one made my fav also !
MysteriousAus*
Aug 10, 2005

Good Teaser!!!
johnnydeppfan
Oct 07, 2005

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII like it!!
bonkerz*
Oct 27, 2005

omfg that was insane mang it was my 1st one n i like it
marching_xc**
Nov 09, 2005

As a musician (a ECLARTist), I had to vote a full smiley on this one.
redraptor50*us**
Nov 12, 2005

This was great, I loved it
Brainy_1Aus*
Dec 29, 2005

Good one! I only got clarinet But this was fun!
metallicman*us*
Jan 02, 2006

Nice teaser. I got them all except for the last. You've got quit a skill.
morning_rain08Aus*
Jan 21, 2006

Awesome! Very nice! Loved it.
solarsistim321*us*
Feb 10, 2006

now i get it, that is the coolest i ever heard, i'm addin it to my favorites!
tintiniscoolAus*
Feb 26, 2006

YES! I L-O-V-E these types of teasers! this is so cool! I like the title too: musical IN stru ments
bigSWAFF_69_Aus*
Mar 05, 2006

Great job, I didn't get "Ba Ba", because I was thinking of the sound goats make

Nice teaser
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Mar 07, 2006

Good one, got them all but the last and I shoulda known!!
Thanks, that was a goodie
Vigo95Aus**
Mar 27, 2006

i didn't get any of these !
it doesn't matter because when i saw te answer i loved it !!!!!!!!
definitely a favorite !
Mellew*us*
Mar 30, 2006

i am in band so i got them all ex. last 1 b/c i thought they stood 4 something
Mellew*us*
Mar 30, 2006

P.S. I ♥ the way u made the title a rebus
DufusXus*
Apr 28, 2006

Love it!!!
DufusXus*
May 05, 2006

going in my favs
OldChinaHand**
May 10, 2006

I'm not a musical type, but this one was a lot of fun. Thanks.
lmurray*cn*
May 10, 2006

TOO EASY!

WHERE'S THE CHALLENGE THEY WERE ALL SO OBVIOUS.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
May 10, 2006

A cute teaser. I dont know much about musical instruments and so could get only one! Thanks for the educative teaser.
coachpisco*
May 10, 2006

EXCELLENT! I loved it.
bradon182001*us*
May 10, 2006

Very good teaser.
AwwwSweet*
May 10, 2006

Great teaser, and I love the teaser title as well!
dodger*gb*
May 10, 2006

I concur with the majority of comments. I really liked the teaser and the Title was really great too. I managed to get all the instruments quickly

Thanks for a great teaser. Judging by the number of comments others liked ot too.
scallioAus*
May 10, 2006


Great teaser. Got me with those symbols!
Trishgal*us*
May 10, 2006

Thanks--- loved it and am saving this one.
iteachkidsAus*
May 10, 2006

Didja hear me laughing?!?!?!?!?!!!
tonjawithaj*us*
May 10, 2006

very clever!!!!
Stuff1us*
May 10, 2006

I enjoy these teasers!
wildsiren82*us
May 10, 2006

I got them all!!
But it was still really cute
Punk_RockerAus*
May 10, 2006

I loved it!! That was awesome, 'cause I usually don't get rebuses...But it still wasn't really really easy. Keep it up!!
banzai*
May 10, 2006

Clever title, clever puzzle! thank you!
kman613**
May 10, 2006

Those were great - hadn't seem them before!
blaghau
May 10, 2006

And once, at band camp, I shoved a ECLART in my @ # $ %
jabdrAus*
May 10, 2006

Cute and clever and fun.
azbee123*us*
May 10, 2006

sooo much fun!!! loved it!!!! going in5to my favs.
madleon*
May 10, 2006

XCELENT teaser!! do not stop, do not pass go, do not collect $200
go straight into my favorites
mercenary007*jm*
May 10, 2006

good teaser.... I got the first 3 instruments easily but because the 4th clue was totally different from the other 3 it got me
scr26*
May 10, 2006

AWESOME! these r my favrite types of brain teasers! i thought u were swearing on that last one! lol
aaks94Aus*
May 10, 2006

very good. i loved it!
tdbrsun*
May 10, 2006

Good I enjoyed . I missed two though, More of these.
vlermaAus*
May 11, 2006

Well I must still be sleepy this A. M. as I didn't do too well on this one, but it was an excellent teaser. I have to learn to read the titles as I felt like I needed a hint on what the subject was. Duuhh! Had I looked at the title I'm sure I could have done better. Really a good job.
rlb0613*us*
May 11, 2006

I got them all. I guess that music appreciation class I took to become a nurse paid off after all. Yeah ME
stang99Ain**
May 22, 2006

Really good. Great thinking and TOTALLY different!!!!!!!!!!
GebbieRoseAus*
Jun 01, 2006

A classic, I'm sure.
(user deleted)
Jun 09, 2006

wow... I just must say wow... lol that one was great I got them all (because I'm in band) but it took a while before I got the last one... This is a really good riddle! I hope to see many more like this from you It was great!!
prateek
Aug 20, 2006

coooooooool
tracee
Nov 10, 2006

tracee
Nov 10, 2006

wicked cool. not too tough!
MalcolmReynoldsAus*
Nov 26, 2006

Nice. Thought BA BA was Bass, like a lot of other people. Can't believe I didn't get piano...
soccerfreak06Aus*
Nov 28, 2006

I like this one i also like band
choptlivvaAus*
Dec 22, 2006

I'm usually TERRIBLE at rebuses (rebi?).... but I GOT this one!! Well.... except for cymbals... That one made me laugh!! Good job!
ejhops*ca*
Jan 05, 2007

Very nice! I am one of the many that was a double bass guessers. Great rebus, and first one I've seen of instruments:-D
gallopingbooAus*
Feb 01, 2007

I loved this, especially the cymbols part but only because I play percussion in marching band and I was looking to see if one of them was mine

GREAT JOB!!!
cloughmeAws*
May 10, 2007

Pretty good!
Phoenixtears*
May 10, 2007

Ugh! I'm probably the only one who didn't get piano. I kept thinking "hmm, p pre o? Peprio? Is that an instrument?" Oh well though, nice teaser! It was a fun one!
peeve30*
May 10, 2007

I love it! good one, ty!
lmurray*cn*
May 10, 2007

I QUESTION THE JUDGMENT OF THE WHOMEVER ALLOWED THIS TO SEEN MORE THAN ONE TIME, FUN THOUGH IT MAY BE FOR OBVIOUSLY MANY, IT CERTAINLY CANNOT BE CONSIDERED ANY TYPE OF A CHALLENGE THE SECOND OR THIRD TIME AROUND.

INCREDIBLY EASY!
anion*
May 10, 2007

I didn't think it was TOO EASY. I actually enjoyed figuring them out. I couldn't get the last one for anything. Great job!!!

Keep 'em coming.
kitty728Aus*
May 10, 2007

GOT THREE .. WE LIKEY......
L8TR G8TRS
puttumupus*
May 10, 2007

i guess if you had a museical background it would be a good teaser but in acktuality how many of us are?so for the aveage joe this teaser is a thums down...
phyllisa*us*
May 10, 2007

For those of us who have't see it before, it was fun. I got the last two.
phyllisa*us*
May 10, 2007

Sorry I lost a couple "N"s.
I_Write_Books*
May 10, 2007

Fun teaser, and nice title, too, by the way!
FatHeadAus*
May 10, 2007

I figured it out perfectly this time, and wondered why it was so hard last time.
MsCynthia2705Aus*
May 10, 2007

I had to use my brain to figure these out.
pengzoidAus*
May 10, 2007

very clever teaser. i got all but cymbals.
love these kind of teasers.
auntiesisAus*
May 10, 2007

Found it just as hard this time around. I got a couple , but cymbals eluded me.
coolguy5678Aza*
May 10, 2007

The Piano was a bit of a strech (You don't say pee-and-oh, you say pya-no), but the rest were good. Got all but the Piano.
An831MamiAus
May 10, 2007

Good one. They were easy enough that I didn't give up when stumped, but made me think a little harder.
Thanks.
2ndhandroseca*
May 10, 2007

should have had a 2nd cuppa before trying this. When I read the answer I thought it was way clever!!

Could Ba Ba be Babaloo?

Showin' my age again
jcann*us*
May 10, 2007

I got them all but cymbals--and I'm a percussionist! Lots of fun--I will use these with my music classes as we are studying the instrument families right now.
saxman*us*
May 10, 2007

I thought it was very clever, and I liked it. If any of you who missed it are musicians (or musician wannabes) shame! LOL
BrockAus*
May 10, 2007

Thats great keep up the good work.
hradilv**
May 10, 2007

Excellent - lots of fun. Of course, this was my first time seeing this puzzle.
wandering_goat*
May 10, 2007

That was a good one. I couldn't get four. My only guess (and this was farfetched, based only on the fact that the symbols were the numbers 2,3,4,5 when pressed using the shift key) was that it was "keyboard".
LizRAus
May 10, 2007

Very cute. I enjoyed it alot!
notsosmart111Aie*
May 10, 2007

Wow that was brilliant!!!!! you are one smartical person!!
babyceeus*
May 10, 2007

bravo, bravo. encore. encore.
POPSca*
May 10, 2007

Nice and easy and most of all FUN
KnitchAus*
May 10, 2007

very fun!
jabdrAus*
May 10, 2007

And then there are those of us who don't remember we saw this a year or two ago And loved it all over For being so entertaining I'll probably love it all over again next year
breathesunshineAus*
May 10, 2007

Fun one! It was the first time to see it for me and I got 2/4 right. Sounds like the right mix of difficulty.
BrockAus*
May 10, 2007

Thats great.
j9mattfieldAus*
May 10, 2007

Great teaser! Couldn't get "symbols," so I just looked at the symbols, saw "2,3,4,5," figured counting, and wrote metronome. Not an instrument, but the best I could do. Thanks!
tamjpAus*
May 10, 2007

Great teaser!

I thought , for sure, that #4 was per-CUSS-ion!
Andy_Ltsx*
May 10, 2007

I don't really like that one
casarussell*
May 11, 2007

Shouldn't it be tubas?

(one ba, two ba(s)?)

great teaser!
speedqueenkmwAus*
May 11, 2007

loved this one
Badger*us*
May 11, 2007

Still cute the third time around, but would have preferred a fresh one today.
DreamchaserAus*
May 11, 2007

only got piano..but it's Friday and almost time to go home better luck next time.
oddreyus*
May 14, 2007

I loved it!! the title was very clever too. I couldnt get number four though. My mind was going in the complete wrong direction.
jin10doh
May 17, 2007

Very good teaser!
Kudos!
violinist3746Aus*
May 28, 2007

great teaser, got them all but clarinet!
drussel3*us*
May 30, 2007

Good one, got all but the last one.
QrystalAca*
Jun 25, 2007

How cute!! And I like it when a rebus is fun and not too tough, because the tough ones kinda bug me.

Anyways, for the last one, I was wondering to myself out loud.. maybe those symbols mean something... OH! CYMBALS!

and in defense of PIANO ... I got it by saying P an' O.
steeler84tus*
Jan 21, 2008

Clever, funny, cool, exellent, wonderful, hard, fun teaser
feste*
Feb 18, 2008

I thought No 2 could also be double bass
AnushkaAin*
May 18, 2008

i am banging my head as i type!!!!!! no duh!
FuchunkyAus*
May 29, 2008

AGH I GOT THE LAST ONE WRONG!
shamone21Aen*
Oct 13, 2008

very clever!!
duleotus
Nov 29, 2008

omg rebus are sooo hard
peachpantst*
Jun 03, 2009

that wuz real good, but hard. i really liked it!!!
Flamey500*us*
Jan 07, 2010

Awesome teaser! Really easy. I got all of them.
ruoffba
May 10, 2010

A cute quiz but not really a rebus. Merriam- Webster defines rebus as a representation of words or syllables by pictures of objects or by symbols whose names resemble the intended words or syllables in sound; also : a riddle made up of such pictures or symbols. This being the case, with the exception of @#$% = cymbals this is not truly a rebus. Unless of course, one argues that letters of the alphabet are really only symbols
mathisnice*us*
May 10, 2010

But Braingle's definition is "Rebus brain teasers use words or letters in interesting orientations to represent common phrases." So, no, it works. √
KarateGirl098tus*
May 10, 2010

Great teaser! Got them all except for #4. Oops.
thebrain789tus*
Oct 23, 2010

I got them all, even the title.
kloodoo
May 04, 2011

if you like Rebus puzzles, check out the daily picture puzzles (rebus puzzles) @ www.KlooDoo.com
oboebandgeek99us*
May 18, 2011

what about:

o o
oo oo
ooo ooo
oooo oooo
oooooooooo
oooooooooo
oooo oooo
ooo ooo
oo oo
o o
oboe.

("O" bow)
oboebandgeek99us*
May 18, 2011

aghhh!!! stupid spaces
sadface256cus*
Dec 17, 2011

cool this is one of the best brain teasers on the site. the symbols got me stuck though
brains2beauty96Aus
Jun 15, 2012

I loved it Very well done
Babe*
May 10, 2013

Nice one. I got two and missed two.
thecatladycac**
May 10, 2013

I got only #1 and #3 - Since it's way past my bedtime and I didn't want to wait until tomorrow to try to figure out the answers, I went ahead and looked. Very clever! Now I will go to sleep dreaming about music! Nice Teaser!!
gaylewolfAus*
May 10, 2013

I obviously should be more awake when taking a quiz like this one - didn't get any of them! Probably didn't try long enough! Thanks for a good one!
cutebugAus*
May 10, 2013

Missed one of them. This one is older than me, well almost.
lukasiwicz*
May 10, 2013

I, like a couple of other posters to this site, submit that a reasonable answer for # 2 would be "double bass" (double ba's).
spikethru4*au*
May 12, 2013

Except that:
(a) when you use "double" to indicate that something is repeated, you don't also pluralise it. E.g. double-six, not double sixes when rolling dice.
(b) BA is pronounced BAH, not BAY.
spikethru4*au*
May 12, 2013

Which, incidentally, suggests that the answer to #2 should, in fact, be tubas, since you should use a plural with 'two'.



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