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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."
is achieved most successfully on oboes and flutes in their lower register.
is achieved most successfully on clarinets and flutes in their lower register.
requires a tongueless attack.
is easily balanced between all wind instruments.
Supported exhalation combines the following muscle groups:
the abdominals and the diaphragm.
the abdominals and the internal and external intercostals.
the abdominals, the internal and external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
the abdominals, the external intercostals, and the diaphragm.
The basic building-block of the orchestra is the:
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.
has the same exact written range as the standard flute.
is owned by most professional flute players.
is pitched two octaves above the alto flute.
is a second-level auxiliary.
The dynamic arc of the winds is:
capable of the incredible overall control of the strings at very low volume.
halfway between the strings and the brass.
able to match the intensity of the brass in projection and sheer power.
The oboe has:
a family whose instrumental ranges cover two octaves in difference.
one of the narrowest ideally functional ranges of the entire wind section.
the same exact strengths of register as the English horn.
easy-to-play extreme high notes.
Which effect does NOT require alternate fingerings?
The standard seating for winds, clockwise from the nearer left of the conductor:
flutes, oboes, bassoons, clarinets.
flutes, clarinets, bassoons, oboes.
oboes, clarinets, bassoons, flutes.
clarinets, flutes, bassoons, oboes.
"à 2" means:
"with two players on a single voice."
"with two players on separate voices."
"with the second player on."
The most difficult trills and tremolos are those that involve:
extension keys and changes of register.
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.
How much more is there to learn after this course?
A little more.
Quite a bit.
Some wind instruments require transposition because:
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.
their players can't read in C.
Tonguing the syllables "duh" and "the" result in:
The immediate predecessor to the oboe is called:
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 stabilise the horns and anchor the wind section.
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.
Dynamic inflections are managed by changes in the rate of airflow. True or false?
Fork fingering is accomplished by:
cracking a tone-hole to raise the pitch by a half-step.
cracking a tone-hole to lower the pitch by a half-step.
closing tone-holes below an open hole to drop the pitch by a half-step.
closing tone-holes below an open hole to raise 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 C, it will play a B-flat.
when it reads a B-flat, it will play a B-flat.
when it reads a B-flat, it will play a C.
How many scores should an orchestral composer read?
Just the ones in these courses.
Thousands over the course of a lifetime.
A few to get started, then no more are needed.
Hundreds over the course of a lifetime.
The clarinet can actually:
play lower than the bassoon.
play higher than the oboe.
play higher than the piccolo.
play higher than the flute.
is needed in order to really play softly.
is usually unnecessary.
may require removing the reed in double-reed instruments.
requires a specially constructed mute.
What is legato?
The essence of playing seamlessly through a series of notes.
slurring a group of notes together.
playing in a "singing" style.
the same exact definition as "phrasing."
The Wind Section
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