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    Fast Facts: Nov. 8

    • The only discernible difference between a “”fiddle”” and a “”violin”” is the type of music being played by the instrument; otherwise they would be exactly the same.
    • Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers once set a record for playing on a drum kit containing some 308 pieces.
    • The banjo has long been a favorite instrument of comedians. Those proficient on the instrument include Jerry Van Dyke and Steve Martin.
    • Bugles aren’t limited to the army. Navies have long made use of the brass instruments, too, since the shrill sound can be heard even in the roughest weather.
    • Yamaha has only been making motorcycles since 1955, but they have produced pianos for 220 years.
    • The piano covers the full musical range of an orchestra. It can hit notes lower than a bassoon and higher than a piccolo.

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