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Study Guide Answers

1.     Name two ways that an Orchestra and a Basketball Team are alike.
     Both depend on teamwork and rhythm, tempo, practice and warmup
2.     Name four members of the string family.
     violin, viola, cello and bass violin
3.     The violin could be considered the soprano of the violin family. True or False?
     True
4.     The viola is slightly smaller than the violin. True or False?
     False
5.     The cello is the member of the string family that creates a sound closest to the human voice. True or False?
     True
6.     Name the members of the woodwind family.
     flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon
7.     The clarinet is a double-reed instrument. True or False?
     False
8.     The bassoon is a double-reed instrument. True or False?
     True
9.     The valves on brass instruments are responsible for changing the ______________ of the instrument.
     pitch
10.     The trumpet is the soprano instrument of the brass family. True or False?
     True
11.     In classical music the strong beats are typically: a. beats one and two b. beats one and three c. beats two and four d. beats two and three
     b. beats one and three
12.     The conductor compares what activity in the orchestra to taking a foul shot?
     taking a solo on an individual instrument
13.     The use of different volume levels by an orchestra is known as __________________.
     dynamics
14.     When an orchestra plays at a very loud volume that is known as __________________.
     fortissimo
15.     Name the four families of instruments that comprise an orchestra.
     strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion
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