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Orchestration 102 - The Wind Section.
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What is legato?
the same exact definition as "phrasing."
playing in a "singing" style.
slurring a group of notes together.
The essence of playing seamlessly through a series of notes.
is a typical example of "open pipe" construction.
behaves like a closed pipe because of its conical bore.
overblows the 4th partial in the clarino register.
is an instrument whose fundamental tones vibrate as a half consonance.
Which effect does NOT require alternate fingerings?
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 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.
Supported exhalation combines the following muscle groups:
the abdominals and the internal and external intercostals.
the abdominals, the internal and external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
the abdominals and the diaphragm.
the abdominals, the external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
Which of the following statement is true?
The bass clarinet is a widely-used second-level auxiliary.
The bass clarinet can now reach all the way down to written low B-flat.
The bass clarinet has the exact same lower written range as the B-flat standard clarinet.
The bass clarinet can stabilise the horns and anchor the wind section.
is achieved most successfully on oboes and flutes in their lower register.
is easily balanced between all wind instruments.
requires a tongueless attack.
is achieved most successfully on clarinets and flutes in their lower register.
Dynamic inflections are managed by changes in the rate of airflow. True or false?
The immediate predecessor to the oboe is called:
The basic building-block of the orchestra is the:
The standard seating for winds, clockwise from the nearer left of the conductor:
flutes, oboes, bassoons, clarinets.
flutes, clarinets, bassoons, oboes.
clarinets, flutes, bassoons, oboes.
oboes, clarinets, bassoons, flutes.
The most difficult trills and tremolos are those that involve:
extension keys and changes of register.
Tonguing the syllables "duh" and "the" result in:
"à 2" means:
"with two players on separate voices."
"with two players on a single voice."
"with the second player on."
If an instrument is tuned to B-flat:
when it reads a B-flat, it will play a B-flat.
when it reads a C, it will play a D.
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?
Thousands over the course of a lifetime.
Hundreds over the course of a lifetime.
A few to get started, then no more are needed.
Just the ones in these courses.
The oboe has:
the same exact strengths of register as the English horn.
easy-to-play extreme high notes.
a family whose instrumental ranges cover two octaves in difference.
one of the narrowest ideally functional ranges of the entire wind section.
is a second-level auxiliary.
has the same exact written range as the standard flute.
is pitched two octaves above the alto flute.
is owned by most professional flute players.
A cylindrical bore is combined with a parabolic curve in the design of the:
oboe and bassoon.
The clarinet can actually:
play lower than the bassoon.
play higher than the oboe.
play higher than the piccolo.
play higher than the flute.
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.
is the lowest standard member of the oboe family.
has a range of three-and-a-half octaves.
has many commonly-used auxiliaries, such as the tenoroon and sarrusophone.
can play a low B-flat when the A extension is inserted.
The standard clarinet voicing position resembles the vowel sound:
"er" or the German "oe."
The following instruments use vibrato as their standard approach:
flutes and oboes.
oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
flutes, oboes. clarinets, and bassoons.
flutes, oboes, and bassoons most of the time.
The Wind Section
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