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






2. Very loud






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






4. The end






5. Soft






6. Two vertical lines drawn through the staff that indicate the end of a section






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






8. 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






9. Two half steps






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






11. Very - very loud (fff)






12. Loud






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






14. The end






15. A five note scale






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






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






18. A series of staccato notes played while the bow moves in one direction






19. Play through the first ending to the repeat sign then go back to the beginning and skip the first ending and play the second ending






20. Medium soft






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






22. Plucked






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






24. Moderately slow






25. Moving the bow toward frog






26. 4/4 meter - denoted C






27. Gradually getting louder






28. Two vertical lines drawn through the staff that indicate the end of a section






29. Return to the beginning - play to the end






30. Short lines which are added to extend the range of the staff when the notes are too low or too high to be written on the staff






31. Gradually get softer






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






33. Very soft






34. Two half steps






35. Gradually getting louder






36. Very - very loud (fff)






37. Moving the bow toward tip






38. The location where music is written - includes five lines and four spaces.






39. Very very soft






40. Medium soft






41. 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






42. # - raises the pitch by one half step






43. With the bow






44. Detached






45. # - raises the pitch by one half step






46. Moving the bow toward frog






47. Detached






48. Sign that appears at the beginning of the music after the clef sign. It contains two numbers. The top number tells how many beats in a measure. The bottom number indicates what duration of note gets one beat.






49. Gradually getting softer






50. Very soft