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






2. Gradually getting louder






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






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






5. 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






6. Detached






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






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






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






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






11. Medium soft






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






13. Very very soft






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






15. Medium soft






16. The space between two bar lines






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






18. # - raises the pitch by one half step






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






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






21. Moving the bow toward frog






22. Moderately slow






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






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






25. Rate of speed or pace of music






26. 4/4 meter - denoted C






27. Moderate - neither fast nor slow






28. Two half steps






29. 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.






30. 4/4 meter - denoted C






31. Gradually getting softer






32. Very loud






33. Detached






34. Moving the bow toward tip






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






36. Smooth - connected






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






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






39. 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.






40. Medium loud






41. The space between two bar lines






42. Plucked






43. 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






44. Loud






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






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






47. A sequence of notes in ascending or descending order






48. Two half steps






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






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