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Orchestration 104 - Clarinets, Saxophones and Bassoons.
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The best way to hold onto the information you’ve learned in this course is to…
get an orchestration manual, score-read, and compose for musicians directly.
move quickly on to studying the brass section because woodwinds don’t matter.
watch this course over and over and don’t worry about anything else.
Changeovers between bassoon and contrabassoon are relatively fast and simple. True or false?
There are three individual families of orchestral woodwind instruments. True or false?
The jazz saxophone mouthpiece tends to make the instrument louder. True or false?
The bassoon’s tone…
gains richness toward the bottom and loses richness toward the top of its range.
is equally rich throughout its range.
is richest in its middle register.
gains richness toward the top and loses richness toward the bottom of its range.
The unison doubling of two exposed clarinets…
sounds cutting and trumpet-like.
blends together imperceptibly as a single tone.
has a phased sound.
A good rule of thumb in scoring orchestral saxophones is to…
always treat saxophones as soloists and never try to blend them.
use similar-sounding instruments when you want to highlight the part.
join with similar-sounding instruments for a less integrated texture.
avoid similar-sounding instruments when you want to highlight the part.
The buzzy, reedy quality of the saxophone tends to get…
more pronounced the lower the pitch of the note and range of the instrument.
stay the same throughout the ranges and registers of all saxophones.
less pronounced the lower the pitch of the note and range of the instrument.
The contrabass clarinet sounds…
two octaves lower than the B-flat clarinet.
an octave and a major 6th lower than the B-flat clarinet.
two octaves and a major 2nd lower than the B-flat clarinet.
a major 9th lower than the B-flat clarinet.
The A clarinet…
is largely unnecessary in concert music scoring.
is just as prevalent an instrument as B-flat clarinet in all styles and levels of music.
is chiefly used for the ease of fingering sharp keys.
has a much much darker sound than the B-flat clarinet.
In Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony, the bass clarinet is often called upon to…
substitute for solo clarinet.
substitute for solo bassoon.
dove-tail a phrase from solo oboe.
substitute for solo English horn.
The bassoon’s low register comprises 20 fundamental tones. True or false?
The E-flat clarinet should be used…
for playing any high clarinet solo passage.
especially for its rich low register.
instead of piccolo flute wherever possible.
for its specific timbre in any given register.
The contrabassoon’s projection…
is louder than the lower brass.
can be easily swamped by the lower brass.
is about equal to the lower brass.
Clarinets don’t use vibrato in their normal approach to playing concert music. True or false?
The clarinet’s low range…
tends to be weaker and more wavering like the flute’s lower register.
is composed of highly compressed partials.
tends to honkiness like the oboe’s lower register.
has a smooth level of projection throughout.
The German system of bass clef notation…
uses bass clef sounding down a major ninth, and should no longer be used.
uses bass clef sounding down a major second, and should no longer be used.
uses treble clef sounding down a major ninth, and is the preferred approach.
uses bass clef sounding down a major second, and is the preferred approach.
The lowest note of the tenor saxophone reaches…
a minor 3rd below the lowest note of the viola.
an octave above the lowest note of the bassoon.
an octave below the lowest note of the viola.
a major 3rd below the lowest note of the viola.
Saxophones use a double-reed mouthpiece very much like a bassoon. True or false?
The basset horn’s written notes sound…
down a perfect 5th exactly like the French horn and English horn.
down an octave like bass clarinet.
down a major 6th like alto clarinet and alto saxophone.
down a minor third like oboe d’amore.
Bassoons sound great in alliances…
only with other members of the wind section.
only with lower brass instruments like trombones and tubas.
with nearly every other instrument in the orchestra.
only with lower string instruments like cellos and double basses.
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