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Orchestration 102 - The Wind Section.
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Dynamic inflections are managed by changes in the rate of airflow. True or false?
The following instruments use vibrato as their standard approach:
oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
flutes and oboes.
flutes, oboes, and bassoons most of the time.
flutes, oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
is an instrument whose fundamental tones vibrate as a half consonance.
overblows the 4th partial in the clarino register.
is a typical example of “open pipe” construction.
behaves like a closed pipe because of its conical bore.
“à 2” means:
“with the second player on.”
“with two players on separate voices.”
“with two players on a single voice.”
The most difficult trills and tremolos are those that involve:
extension keys and changes of register.
Which of the following statement is true?
The bass clarinet has the exact same lower written range as the B-flat standard clarinet.
The bass clarinet can now reach all the way down to written low B-flat.
The bass clarinet can stabilise the horns and anchor the wind section.
The bass clarinet is a widely-used second-level auxiliary.
Fork fingering is accomplished by:
cracking a tone-hole to lower the pitch by a half-step.
closing tone-holes below an open hole to drop the pitch by a half-step.
closing tone-holes below an open hole to raise the pitch by a half-step.
cracking a tone-hole to raise the pitch by a half-step.
Which effect does NOT require alternate fingerings?
The immediate predecessor to the oboe is called:
Supported exhalation combines the following muscle groups:
the abdominals and the diaphragm.
the abdominals, the internal and external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
the abdominals, the external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
the abdominals and the internal and external intercostals.
The oboe has:
one of the narrowest ideally functional ranges of the entire wind section.
the same exact strengths of register as the English horn.
easy-to-play extreme high notes.
a family whose instrumental ranges cover two octaves in difference.
What is legato?
the same exact definition as “phrasing.”
The essence of playing seamlessly through a series of notes.
slurring a group of notes together.
playing in a “singing” style.
The standard clarinet voicing position resembles the vowel sound:
“er” or the German “oe.”
How many scores should an orchestral composer read?
Thousands over the course of a lifetime.
A few to get started, then no more are needed.
Just the ones in these courses.
Hundreds over the course of a lifetime.
is owned by most professional flute players.
is a second-level auxiliary.
is pitched two octaves above the alto flute.
has the same exact written range as the standard flute.
The standard seating for winds, clockwise from the nearer left of the conductor:
flutes, clarinets, bassoons, oboes.
oboes, clarinets, bassoons, flutes.
flutes, oboes, bassoons, clarinets.
clarinets, flutes, bassoons, oboes.
Tonguing the syllables “duh” and “the” result in:
How much more is there to learn after this course?
A little more.
Quite a bit.
The dynamic arc of the winds is:
capable of the incredible overall control of the strings at very low volume.
halfway between the strings and the brass.
able to match the intensity of the brass in projection and sheer power.
is needed in order to really play softly.
is usually unnecessary.
requires a specially constructed mute.
may require removing the reed in double-reed instruments.
Some wind instruments require transposition because:
their players may play all models in a family with the same fingering applying to the same staff positions.
their players can’t read in C.
their instruments’ registers are essentially homogeneous.
The best part of an oboe range is in its:
If an instrument is tuned to B-flat:
when it reads a C, it will play a B-flat.
when it reads a C, it will play a D.
when it reads a B-flat, it will play a B-flat.
when it reads a B-flat, it will play a C.
requires a tongueless attack.
is achieved most successfully on clarinets and flutes in their lower register.
is achieved most successfully on oboes and flutes in their lower register.
is easily balanced between all wind instruments.
A cylindrical bore is combined with a parabolic curve in the design of the:
oboe and bassoon.
The Wind Section
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