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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.”
Some wind instruments require transposition because:
their instruments’ registers are essentially homogeneous.
their players may play all models in a family with the same fingering applying to the same staff positions.
their players can’t read in C.
What is legato?
the same exact definition as “phrasing.”
The essence of playing seamlessly through a series of notes.
playing in a “singing” style.
slurring a group of notes together.
Which effect does NOT require alternate fingerings?
How many scores should an orchestral composer read?
A few to get started, then no more are needed.
Just the ones in these courses.
Hundreds over the course of a lifetime.
Thousands over the course of a lifetime.
The immediate predecessor to the oboe is called:
“à 2” means:
“with two players on a single voice.”
“with two players on separate voices.”
“with the second player on.”
The clarinet can actually:
play lower than the bassoon.
play higher than the piccolo.
play higher than the oboe.
play higher than the flute.
A cylindrical bore is combined with a parabolic curve in the design of the:
oboe and bassoon.
behaves like a closed pipe because of its conical bore.
is a typical example of “open pipe” construction.
is an instrument whose fundamental tones vibrate as a half consonance.
overblows the 4th partial in the clarino register.
requires a tongueless attack.
is achieved most successfully on clarinets and flutes in their lower register.
is easily balanced between all wind instruments.
is achieved most successfully on oboes and flutes in their lower register.
The most difficult trills and tremolos are those that involve:
extension keys and changes of register.
Fork fingering is accomplished by:
closing tone-holes below an open hole to raise the pitch by a half-step.
closing tone-holes below an open hole to drop the pitch by a half-step.
cracking a tone-hole to raise the pitch by a half-step.
cracking a tone-hole to lower the pitch by a half-step.
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.
The basic building-block of the orchestra is the:
Dynamic inflections are managed by changes in the rate of airflow. True or false?
How much more is there to learn after this course?
A little more.
Quite a bit.
The following instruments use vibrato as their standard approach:
oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
flutes, oboes, and bassoons most of the time.
flutes, oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
flutes and oboes.
has a range of three-and-a-half octaves.
can play a low B-flat when the A extension is inserted.
has many commonly-used auxiliaries, such as the tenoroon and sarrusophone.
is the lowest standard member of the oboe family.
is pitched two octaves above the alto flute.
is a second-level auxiliary.
is owned by most professional flute players.
has the same exact written range as the standard flute.
The standard seating for winds, clockwise from the nearer left of the conductor:
oboes, clarinets, bassoons, flutes.
clarinets, flutes, bassoons, oboes.
flutes, clarinets, bassoons, oboes.
flutes, oboes, bassoons, clarinets.
Supported exhalation combines the following muscle groups:
the abdominals and the internal and external intercostals.
the abdominals and the diaphragm.
the abdominals, the external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
the abdominals, the internal and external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
Tonguing the syllables “duh” and “the” result in:
The oboe has:
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 same exact strengths of register as the English horn.
What is Thomas Goss’s definition of orchestration?
Bringing together different elements into one cohesive structure.
Composing a score with different instruments in it.
Arranging for the orchestra.
The Wind Section
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