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Orchestration 102 - The Wind Section.
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The standard clarinet voicing position resembles the vowel sound:
"er" or the German "oe."
Tonguing the syllables "duh" and "the" result in:
is a typical example of "open pipe" construction.
overblows the 4th partial in the clarino register.
is an instrument whose fundamental tones vibrate as a half consonance.
behaves like a closed pipe because of its conical bore.
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.
The immediate predecessor to the oboe is called:
can play a low B-flat when the A extension is inserted.
has a range of three-and-a-half octaves.
has many commonly-used auxiliaries, such as the tenoroon and sarrusophone.
is the lowest standard member of the oboe family.
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.
Which of the following statement is true?
The bass clarinet can now reach all the way down to written low B-flat.
The bass clarinet has the exact same lower written range as the B-flat standard clarinet.
The bass clarinet can stabilise the horns and anchor the wind section.
The bass clarinet is a widely-used second-level auxiliary.
is achieved most successfully on clarinets and flutes in their lower register.
requires a tongueless attack.
is achieved most successfully on oboes and flutes in their lower register.
is easily balanced between all wind instruments.
The basic building-block of the orchestra is the:
How many scores should an orchestral composer read?
Thousands over the course of a lifetime.
Hundreds over the course of a lifetime.
A few to get started, then no more are needed.
Just the ones in these courses.
What is legato?
slurring a group of notes together.
The essence of playing seamlessly through a series of notes.
the same exact definition as "phrasing."
playing in a "singing" style.
The most difficult trills and tremolos are those that involve:
extension keys and changes of register.
A cylindrical bore is combined with a parabolic curve in the design of the:
oboe and bassoon.
The oboe has:
easy-to-play extreme high notes.
one of the narrowest ideally functional ranges of the entire wind section.
the same exact strengths of register as the English horn.
a family whose instrumental ranges cover two octaves in difference.
is pitched two octaves above the alto flute.
has the same exact written range as the standard flute.
is owned by most professional flute players.
is a second-level auxiliary.
Fork fingering is accomplished by:
cracking a tone-hole to lower the pitch by a half-step.
cracking a tone-hole to raise the pitch by a half-step.
closing tone-holes below an open hole to raise the pitch by a half-step.
closing tone-holes below an open hole to drop the pitch by a half-step.
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.
"à 2" means:
"with two players on a single voice."
"with the second player on."
"with two players on separate voices."
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.
If an instrument is tuned to B-flat:
when it reads a C, it will play a D.
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 B-flat, it will play a C.
How much more is there to learn after this course?
A little more.
Quite a bit.
The best part of an oboe range is in its:
The following instruments use vibrato as their standard approach:
flutes, oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
flutes, oboes, and bassoons most of the time.
flutes and oboes.
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.
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