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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. With the bow






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






4. 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






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






6. 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






7. Gradually getting softer






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






9. With the bow






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






12. 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






13. Smooth - connected






14. # - raises the pitch by one half step






15. The end






16. Gradually getting louder






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






18. A five note scale






19. Moving the bow toward frog






20. Detached






21. 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.






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






23. Soft






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






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






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






27. Loud






28. Moderate - neither fast nor slow






29. Return to the beginning - play to the end






30. Fast and lively






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






32. Very loud






33. Two half steps






34. Moderate - neither fast nor slow






35. The space between two bar lines






36. Gradually getting softer






37. 4/4 meter - denoted C






38. Medium soft






39. Gradually getting louder






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






41. Rate of speed or pace of music






42. Very very soft






43. Moderately slow






44. 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.






45. A sequence of notes in ascending or descending order






46. Return to the beginning - play to the end






47. Gradually getting slower






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






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






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