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Orchestration 102 - The Wind Section.
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Tonguing the syllables "duh" and "the" result in:
Which of the following statement is true?
The bass clarinet can stabilise the horns and anchor the wind section.
The bass clarinet is a widely-used second-level auxiliary.
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 following instruments use vibrato as their standard approach:
flutes, oboes, and bassoons most of the time.
oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
flutes, oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
flutes and oboes.
Dynamic inflections are managed by changes in the rate of airflow. True or false?
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.
behaves like a closed pipe because of its conical bore.
is a typical example of "open pipe" construction.
is an instrument whose fundamental tones vibrate as a half consonance.
overblows the 4th partial in the clarino register.
The oboe has:
a family whose instrumental ranges cover two octaves in difference.
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.
requires a specially constructed mute.
may require removing the reed in double-reed instruments.
is needed in order to really play softly.
is usually unnecessary.
The clarinet can actually:
play lower than the bassoon.
play higher than the oboe.
play higher than the flute.
play higher than the piccolo.
A cylindrical bore is combined with a parabolic curve in the design of the:
oboe and bassoon.
The dynamic arc of the winds is:
capable of the incredible overall control of the strings at very low volume.
able to match the intensity of the brass in projection and sheer power.
halfway between the strings and the brass.
What is Thomas Goss's definition of orchestration?
Bringing together different elements into one cohesive structure.
Arranging for the orchestra.
Composing a score with different instruments in it.
The standard clarinet voicing position resembles the vowel sound:
"er" or the German "oe."
The standard seating for winds, clockwise from the nearer left of the conductor:
flutes, clarinets, bassoons, oboes.
clarinets, flutes, bassoons, oboes.
oboes, clarinets, bassoons, flutes.
flutes, oboes, bassoons, clarinets.
Which effect does NOT require alternate fingerings?
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 raise 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 drop the pitch by a half-step.
Supported exhalation combines the following muscle groups:
the abdominals, the external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
the abdominals and the internal and external intercostals.
the abdominals and the diaphragm.
the abdominals, the internal and external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
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 instruments' registers are essentially homogeneous.
their players can't read in C.
The most difficult trills and tremolos are those that involve:
extension keys and changes of register.
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 immediate predecessor to the oboe is called:
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 basic building-block of the orchestra is the:
is pitched two octaves above the alto flute.
is a second-level auxiliary.
is owned by most professional flute players.
has the same exact written range as the standard flute.
The Wind Section
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