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Orchestration 102 - The Wind Section.
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The basic building-block of the orchestra is the:
The most difficult trills and tremolos are those that involve:
extension keys and changes of register.
is needed in order to really play softly.
requires a specially constructed mute.
is usually unnecessary.
may require removing the reed in double-reed instruments.
How many scores should an orchestral composer read?
Just the ones in these courses.
A few to get started, then no more are needed.
Hundreds over the course of a lifetime.
Thousands over the course of a lifetime.
Which effect does NOT require alternate fingerings?
How much more is there to learn after this course?
Quite a bit.
A little more.
What is legato?
the same exact definition as “phrasing.”
slurring a group of notes together.
The essence of playing seamlessly through a series of notes.
playing in a “singing” style.
Supported exhalation combines the following muscle groups:
the abdominals and the internal and external intercostals.
the abdominals and the diaphragm.
the abdominals, the external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
the abdominals, the internal and external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
The standard seating for winds, clockwise from the nearer left of the conductor:
oboes, clarinets, bassoons, flutes.
flutes, clarinets, bassoons, oboes.
clarinets, flutes, bassoons, oboes.
flutes, oboes, bassoons, clarinets.
is achieved most successfully on clarinets and flutes in their lower register.
is easily balanced between all wind instruments.
is achieved most successfully on oboes and flutes in their lower register.
requires a tongueless attack.
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.
What is Thomas Goss’s definition of orchestration?
Composing a score with different instruments in it.
Bringing together different elements into one cohesive structure.
Arranging for the orchestra.
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 oboe has:
easy-to-play extreme high notes.
a family whose instrumental ranges cover two octaves in difference.
the same exact strengths of register as the English horn.
one of the narrowest ideally functional ranges of the entire wind section.
“à 2” means:
“with two players on separate voices.”
“with two players on a single voice.”
“with the second player on.”
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 clarinet can actually:
play lower than the bassoon.
play higher than the piccolo.
play higher than the oboe.
play higher than the flute.
The best part of an oboe range is in its:
Tonguing the syllables “duh” and “the” result in:
If an instrument is tuned to B-flat:
when it reads a B-flat, it will play a C.
when it reads a C, it will play a B-flat.
when it reads a B-flat, it will play a B-flat.
when it reads a C, it will play a D.
A cylindrical bore is combined with a parabolic curve in the design of the:
oboe and bassoon.
The immediate predecessor to the oboe is called:
Which of the following statement is true?
The bass clarinet is a widely-used second-level auxiliary.
The bass clarinet can stabilise the horns and anchor the wind section.
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.
has many commonly-used auxiliaries, such as the tenoroon and sarrusophone.
has a range of three-and-a-half octaves.
is the lowest standard member of the oboe family.
can play a low B-flat when the A extension is inserted.
is an instrument whose fundamental tones vibrate as a half consonance.
overblows the 4th partial in the clarino register.
behaves like a closed pipe because of its conical bore.
is a typical example of “open pipe” construction.
The Wind Section
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