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Middle School Orchestra

Subjects : performing-arts, music
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Two vertical lines drawn through the staff that indicate the end of a section






2. A sequence of notes in ascending or descending order






3. Gradually get softer






4. The flats and sharps at the beginning of each staff line indicating the key of music the piece is to be played






5. Detached






6. Plucked






7. Gradually getting softer






8. Moving the bow toward frog






9. To lift the bow and return it to it's starting point






10. The vertical line placed on the staff to divide the music into measures






11. Medium soft






12. The end






13. The notes of a chord played in succession to one another - rather than simultaneously; a broken chord






14. Moderate - neither fast nor slow






15. A musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature






16. The vertical line placed on the staff to divide the music into measures






17. Gives the lines and spaces of the staff their names






18. A five note scale






19. Very soft






20. Very loud






21. Two half steps






22. Moderately slow






23. The space between two bar lines






24. A combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together






25. Gradually get softer






26. Curved line that connects notes of different pitches - play all notes that are connected in one bow






27. A five note scale






28. Very - very loud (fff)






29. Medium loud






30. 4/4 meter - denoted C






31. The end






32. Repeat the previous section of music. Go back to the nearest repeat sign - or to the beginning of the piece if there is none.






33. Plucked






34. Gradually getting softer






35. Very very soft






36. Moving the bow toward tip






37. Notes that are altered with sharps - flats and naturals






38. Gradually getting louder






39. Rate of speed or pace of music






40. Gives the lines and spaces of the staff their names






41. Smooth - connected






42. Curved line that connects notes of different pitches - play all notes that are connected in one bow






43. # - raises the pitch by one half step






44. Soft






45. A note that is not affected by either a sharp or a flat - a natural sign cancels a previous sharp or flat






46. Distance from any key to the very next key up or down - black or white - with no key between; the smallest distance between to notes






47. # - raises the pitch by one half step






48. A sequence of notes in ascending or descending order






49. Gradually getting slower






50. Very soft