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Orchestration 102 - The Wind Section.
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The standard clarinet voicing position resembles the vowel sound:
"er" or the German "oe."
The following instruments use vibrato as their standard approach:
flutes, oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
flutes and oboes.
flutes, oboes, and bassoons most of the time.
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.
is owned by most professional flute players.
is pitched two octaves above the alto flute.
has the same exact written range as the standard flute.
is a second-level auxiliary.
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 and the diaphragm.
the abdominals, the internal and external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
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.
The basic building-block of the orchestra is the:
has many commonly-used auxiliaries, such as the tenoroon and sarrusophone.
can play a low B-flat when the A extension is inserted.
has a range of three-and-a-half octaves.
is the lowest standard member of the oboe family.
Which effect does NOT require alternate fingerings?
Tonguing the syllables "duh" and "the" result in:
If an instrument is tuned to B-flat:
when it reads a C, it will play a D.
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 B-flat.
How many scores should an orchestral composer read?
Hundreds over the course of a lifetime.
Just the ones in these courses.
A few to get started, then no more are needed.
Thousands over the course of a lifetime.
Which of the following statement is true?
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.
The bass clarinet is a widely-used second-level auxiliary.
The bass clarinet can stabilise the horns and anchor the wind section.
The best part of an oboe range is in its:
The oboe has:
easy-to-play extreme high notes.
the same exact strengths of register as the English horn.
a family whose instrumental ranges cover two octaves in difference.
one of the narrowest ideally functional ranges of the entire wind section.
The standard seating for winds, clockwise from the nearer left of the conductor:
clarinets, flutes, bassoons, oboes.
flutes, oboes, bassoons, clarinets.
flutes, clarinets, bassoons, oboes.
oboes, clarinets, bassoons, flutes.
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.
The immediate predecessor to the oboe is called:
The clarinet can actually:
play higher than the piccolo.
play higher than the oboe.
play higher than the flute.
play lower than the bassoon.
What is legato?
the same exact definition as "phrasing."
slurring a group of notes together.
The essence of playing seamlessly through a series of notes.
playing in a "singing" style.
is a typical example of "open pipe" construction.
behaves like a closed pipe because of its conical bore.
is an instrument whose fundamental tones vibrate as a half consonance.
overblows the 4th partial in the clarino register.
The most difficult trills and tremolos are those that involve:
extension keys and changes of register.
Dynamic inflections are managed by changes in the rate of airflow. True or false?
How much more is there to learn after this course?
Quite a bit.
A little more.
The Wind Section
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