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






2. Rate of speed or pace of music






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






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






5. Medium soft






6. # - raises the pitch by one half step






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






8. Very soft






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






10. 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






11. 4/4 meter - denoted C






12. Very soft






13. Gradually getting louder






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






15. With the bow






16. Return to the beginning - play to the end






17. Moving the bow toward tip






18. Moderate - neither fast nor slow






19. Soft






20. Very - very loud (fff)






21. Loud






22. 4/4 meter - denoted C






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






24. Smooth - connected






25. Very loud






26. Plucked






27. Very very soft






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






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






30. Two half steps






31. 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.






32. 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.






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






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






35. The space between two bar lines






36. 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






37. 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






38. The space between two bar lines






39. The end






40. Moving the bow toward frog






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






42. Moving the bow toward tip






43. Two half steps






44. Gradually getting slower






45. Smooth - connected






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






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






48. 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






49. 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






50. Very loud