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Orchestration 102 - The Wind Section.
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How much more is there to learn after this course?
A little more.
Quite a bit.
The basic building-block of the orchestra is the:
The standard clarinet voicing position resembles the vowel sound:
"er" or the German "oe."
"à 2" means:
"with two players on a single voice."
"with the second player on."
"with two players on separate voices."
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 can stabilise the horns and anchor the wind section.
The bass clarinet is a widely-used second-level auxiliary.
The bass clarinet has the exact same lower written range as the B-flat standard clarinet.
The clarinet can actually:
play higher than the oboe.
play higher than the piccolo.
play lower than the bassoon.
play higher than the flute.
A cylindrical bore is combined with a parabolic curve in the design of the:
oboe and bassoon.
The following instruments use vibrato as their standard approach:
flutes, oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
flutes, oboes, and bassoons most of the time.
oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
flutes and oboes.
The standard seating for winds, clockwise from the nearer left of the conductor:
flutes, oboes, bassoons, clarinets.
clarinets, flutes, bassoons, oboes.
oboes, clarinets, bassoons, flutes.
flutes, clarinets, bassoons, oboes.
How many scores should an orchestral composer read?
A few to get started, then no more are needed.
Thousands over the course of a lifetime.
Just the ones in these courses.
Hundreds over the course of a lifetime.
Dynamic inflections are managed by changes in the rate of airflow. True or false?
The most difficult trills and tremolos are those that involve:
extension keys and changes of register.
Some wind instruments require transposition because:
their instruments' registers are essentially homogeneous.
their players can't read in C.
their players may play all models in a family with the same fingering applying to the same staff positions.
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.
is a typical example of "open pipe" construction.
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 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 drop the pitch by a half-step.
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.
The immediate predecessor to the oboe is called:
Which effect does NOT require alternate fingerings?
is the lowest standard member of the oboe family.
has many commonly-used auxiliaries, such as the tenoroon and sarrusophone.
has a range of three-and-a-half octaves.
can play a low B-flat when the A extension is inserted.
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.
What is Thomas Goss's definition of orchestration?
Arranging for the orchestra.
Composing a score with different instruments in it.
Bringing together different elements into one cohesive structure.
Supported exhalation combines the following muscle groups:
the abdominals, the internal and external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
the abdominals and the internal and external intercostals.
the abdominals and the diaphragm.
the abdominals, the external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
The oboe has:
the same exact strengths of register as the English horn.
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 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 legato?
The essence of playing seamlessly through a series of notes.
the same exact definition as "phrasing."
playing in a "singing" style.
slurring a group of notes together.
The Wind Section
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