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Orchestration 104 - Clarinets, Saxophones and Bassoons.
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The clarinet's low range...
is composed of highly compressed partials.
tends to be weaker and more wavering like the flute's lower register.
has a smooth level of projection throughout.
tends to honkiness like the oboe's lower register.
Bassoons sound great in alliances...
with nearly every other instrument in the orchestra.
only with lower string instruments like cellos and double basses.
only with lower brass instruments like trombones and tubas.
only with other members of the wind section.
The jazz saxophone mouthpiece tends to make the instrument louder. True or false?
The bassoon's low register comprises 20 fundamental tones. True or false?
The contrabassoon's projection...
can be easily swamped by the lower brass.
is louder than the lower brass.
is about equal to the lower brass.
A good rule of thumb in scoring orchestral saxophones is to...
use similar-sounding instruments when you want to highlight the part.
always treat saxophones as soloists and never try to blend them.
join with similar-sounding instruments for a less integrated texture.
avoid similar-sounding instruments when you want to highlight the part.
There are three individual families of orchestral woodwind instruments. True or false?
In Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony, the bass clarinet is often called upon to...
substitute for solo bassoon.
substitute for solo English horn.
substitute for solo clarinet.
dove-tail a phrase from solo oboe.
Saxophones use a double-reed mouthpiece very much like a bassoon. True or false?
The basset horn's written notes sound...
down an octave like bass clarinet.
down a major 6th like alto clarinet and alto saxophone.
down a perfect 5th exactly like the French horn and English horn.
down a minor third like oboe d'amore.
The E-flat clarinet should be used...
for its specific timbre in any given register.
instead of piccolo flute wherever possible.
especially for its rich low register.
for playing any high clarinet solo passage.
The German system of bass clef notation...
uses bass clef sounding down a major second, and is the preferred approach.
uses bass clef sounding down a major ninth, and should no longer be used.
uses treble clef sounding down a major ninth, and is the preferred approach.
uses bass clef sounding down a major second, and should no longer be used.
The best way to hold onto the information you've learned in this course is to...
move quickly on to studying the brass section because woodwinds don't matter.
watch this course over and over and don't worry about anything else.
get an orchestration manual, score-read, and compose for musicians directly.
The unison doubling of two exposed clarinets...
blends together imperceptibly as a single tone.
has a phased sound.
sounds cutting and trumpet-like.
The contrabass clarinet sounds...
an octave and a major 6th lower than the B-flat clarinet.
two octaves and a major 2nd lower than the B-flat clarinet.
two octaves lower than the B-flat clarinet.
a major 9th lower than the B-flat clarinet.
Changeovers between bassoon and contrabassoon are relatively fast and simple. True or false?
The bassoon's tone...
is equally rich throughout its range.
gains richness toward the top and loses richness toward the bottom of its range.
gains richness toward the bottom and loses richness toward the top of its range.
is richest in its middle register.
Clarinets don't use vibrato in their normal approach to playing concert music. True or false?
The lowest note of the tenor saxophone reaches...
a major 3rd below the lowest note of the viola.
an octave above the lowest note of the bassoon.
an octave below the lowest note of the viola.
a minor 3rd below the lowest note of the viola.
The buzzy, reedy quality of the saxophone tends to get...
less pronounced the lower the pitch of the note and range of the instrument.
stay the same throughout the ranges and registers of all saxophones.
more pronounced the lower the pitch of the note and range of the instrument.
The A clarinet...
has a much much darker sound than the B-flat clarinet.
is just as prevalent an instrument as B-flat clarinet in all styles and levels of music.
is chiefly used for the ease of fingering sharp keys.
is largely unnecessary in concert music scoring.
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