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Orchestration 102 - The Wind Section.
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Supported exhalation combines the following muscle groups:
the abdominals and the internal and external intercostals.
the abdominals, the internal and external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
the abdominals, the external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
the abdominals and the diaphragm.
The basic building-block of the orchestra is the:
The standard seating for winds, clockwise from the nearer left of the conductor:
clarinets, flutes, bassoons, oboes.
flutes, clarinets, bassoons, oboes.
oboes, clarinets, bassoons, flutes.
flutes, oboes, bassoons, clarinets.
If an instrument is tuned to B-flat:
when it reads a B-flat, it will play a 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 C.
What is Thomas Goss's definition of orchestration?
Arranging for the orchestra.
Bringing together different elements into one cohesive structure.
Composing a score with different instruments in it.
behaves like a closed pipe because of its conical bore.
overblows the 4th partial in the clarino register.
is a typical example of "open pipe" construction.
is an instrument whose fundamental tones vibrate as a half consonance.
Fork fingering is accomplished by:
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.
cracking a tone-hole to lower the pitch by a half-step.
is a second-level auxiliary.
has the same exact written range as the standard flute.
is pitched two octaves above the alto flute.
is owned by most professional flute players.
The clarinet can actually:
play higher than the oboe.
play higher than the piccolo.
play higher than the flute.
play lower than the bassoon.
Which effect does NOT require alternate fingerings?
The dynamic arc of the winds is:
able to match the intensity of the brass in projection and sheer power.
capable of the incredible overall control of the strings at very low volume.
halfway between the strings and the brass.
The most difficult trills and tremolos are those that involve:
extension keys and changes of register.
The standard clarinet voicing position resembles the vowel sound:
"er" or the German "oe."
Dynamic inflections are managed by changes in the rate of airflow. True or false?
How much more is there to learn after this course?
A little more.
Quite a bit.
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.
A cylindrical bore is combined with a parabolic curve in the design of the:
oboe and bassoon.
How many scores should an orchestral composer read?
Hundreds over the course of a lifetime.
A few to get started, then no more are needed.
Thousands over the course of a lifetime.
Just the ones in these courses.
is needed in order to really play softly.
may require removing the reed in double-reed instruments.
requires a specially constructed mute.
is usually unnecessary.
The immediate predecessor to the oboe is called:
What is legato?
The essence of playing seamlessly through a series of notes.
playing in a "singing" style.
slurring a group of notes together.
the same exact definition as "phrasing."
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:
Tonguing the syllables "duh" and "the" result in:
The following instruments use vibrato as their standard approach:
flutes, oboes, and bassoons most of the time.
oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
flutes and oboes.
flutes, oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
The Wind Section
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