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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. Detached






3. # - raises the pitch by one half step






4. Gradually getting slower






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






6. Gradually getting softer






7. Soft






8. 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.






9. Gradually get softer






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






11. Fast and lively






12. Return to the beginning - play to the end






13. Plucked






14. Medium soft






15. Very very soft






16. The space between two bar lines






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






18. 4/4 meter - denoted C






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






20. # - raises the pitch by one half step






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






22. Gradually getting softer






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






24. Moderately slow






25. Rate of speed or pace of music






26. Very - very loud (fff)






27. A five note scale






28. Moving the bow toward tip






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






30. Gradually get softer






31. Two half steps






32. 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






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






34. Medium soft






35. Gradually getting slower






36. Very very soft






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






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






39. Gradually getting louder






40. Moderately slow






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. 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






43. Smooth - connected






44. Very - very loud (fff)






45. Moderate - neither fast nor slow






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






47. Moderate - neither fast nor slow






48. 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






49. 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






50. A five note scale