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Orchestration 102 - The Wind Section.
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Which effect does NOT require alternate fingerings?
The standard clarinet voicing position resembles the vowel sound:
"er" or the German "oe."
The dynamic arc of the winds is:
able to match the intensity of the brass in projection and sheer power.
halfway between the strings and the brass.
capable of the incredible overall control of the strings at very low volume.
If an instrument is tuned to B-flat:
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.
when it reads a C, it will play a D.
Some wind instruments require transposition because:
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.
their instruments' registers are essentially homogeneous.
The best part of an oboe range is in its:
A cylindrical bore is combined with a parabolic curve in the design of the:
oboe and bassoon.
Dynamic inflections are managed by changes in the rate of airflow. True or false?
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 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.
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.
behaves like a closed pipe because of its conical bore.
requires a tongueless attack.
is easily balanced between all wind instruments.
is achieved most successfully on oboes and flutes in their lower register.
is achieved most successfully on clarinets and flutes in their lower register.
How much more is there to learn after this course?
A little more.
Quite a bit.
may require removing the reed in double-reed instruments.
is needed in order to really play softly.
is usually unnecessary.
requires a specially constructed mute.
The most difficult trills and tremolos are those that involve:
extension keys and changes of register.
has the same exact written range as the standard flute.
is owned by most professional flute players.
is pitched two octaves above the alto flute.
is a second-level auxiliary.
The standard seating for winds, clockwise from the nearer left of the conductor:
flutes, clarinets, bassoons, oboes.
clarinets, flutes, bassoons, oboes.
flutes, oboes, bassoons, clarinets.
oboes, clarinets, bassoons, flutes.
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 drop the pitch by a half-step.
closing tone-holes below an open hole to raise the pitch by a half-step.
The basic building-block of the orchestra is the:
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 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.
The immediate predecessor to the oboe is called:
How many scores should an orchestral composer read?
Just the ones in these courses.
Thousands over the course of a lifetime.
Hundreds over the course of a lifetime.
A few to get started, then no more are needed.
Supported exhalation combines the following muscle groups:
the abdominals and the internal and external intercostals.
the abdominals, the external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
the abdominals, the internal and external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
the abdominals and the diaphragm.
The following instruments use vibrato as their standard approach:
oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
flutes and oboes.
flutes, oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
flutes, oboes, and bassoons most of the time.
The Wind Section
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