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Music Theory - Terms And Its

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Match the correct translation to the Italian, French, or German instrumental term and identify instrument keys and intervals of transposition.

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  • 1. 
    What are Pauken?
    • A. 

      Cymbals

    • B. 

      Woodwinds

    • C. 

      Timpani

  • 2. 
    What is a Fagotto?
    • A. 

      A Bassoon

    • B. 

      A Cornet

    • C. 

      A Viola

  • 3. 
    What is an Hautbois?
    • A. 

      A Clarinet

    • B. 

      An Oboe

    • C. 

      A Bassoon

  • 4. 
    Cor and Corno are both names for what instrument?
    • A. 

      A Trombone

    • B. 

      A Tuba

    • C. 

      A Horn

  • 5. 
    What is Archi referring to?
    • A. 

      Strings

    • B. 

      Brass

    • C. 

      Woodwinds

    • D. 

      Percussion

  • 6. 
    What does sul ponticello mean?
    • A. 

      At the frog

    • B. 

      Near the bridge

    • C. 

      Over the fingerboard

  • 7. 
    What does gewohnlich mean?
    • A. 

      In the ordinary way

    • B. 

      Stopped

    • C. 

      Muted

  • 8. 
    What is Legni referring to?
    • A. 

      Strings

    • B. 

      Brass

    • C. 

      Woodwinds

    • D. 

      Percussion

  • 9. 
    What does chiuso mean?
    • A. 

      In the ordinary way

    • B. 

      At the frog

    • C. 

      Stopped

  • 10. 
    What does sur la touche mean?
    • A. 

      Near the bridge

    • B. 

      Over the fingerboard

    • C. 

      At the frog

  • 11. 
    What does al tallone mean?
    • A. 

      At the frog

    • B. 

      Near the bridge

    • C. 

      Over the fingerboard

  • 12. 
    What does sans sourdine mean?
    • A. 

      Muted

    • B. 

      On the wood of the bow

    • C. 

      Without mutes

  • 13. 
    What are Piatti?
    • A. 

      Timpani

    • B. 

      Bass Drums

    • C. 

      Cymbals

  • 14. 
    What is Batteria referring to?
    • A. 

      Strings

    • B. 

      Brass

    • C. 

      Woodwinds

    • D. 

      Percussion

  • 15. 
    What is a Bratsche?
    • A. 

      Brass instrument

    • B. 

      Cello

    • C. 

      Viola

  • 16. 
    What does con sordino mean?
    • A. 

      Near the bridge

    • B. 

      Muted

    • C. 

      On the wood of the bow

  • 17. 
    What does avec les bois mean?
    • A. 

      Over the fingerboard

    • B. 

      Near the bridge

    • C. 

      On the wood of the bow

  • 18. 
    What is Streich Instrumente referring to?
    • A. 

      Strings

    • B. 

      Brass

    • C. 

      Woodwinds

    • D. 

      Percussion

  • 19. 
    What is a Grosse Trommel?
    • A. 

      A Bass Drum

    • B. 

      A Timpani

    • C. 

      A Trombone

  • 20. 
    What does mit Holz mean?
    • A. 

      On the wood of the bow

    • B. 

      Near the bridge

    • C. 

      Muted

  • 21. 
    What is Ottoni referring to?
    • A. 

      Strings

    • B. 

      Brass

    • C. 

      Woodwinds

    • D. 

      Percussion

  • 22. 
    What does con sordino mean?
    • A. 

      On the wood of the bow

    • B. 

      Over the fingerboard

    • C. 

      Muted

  • 23. 
    What is an Alto?
    • A. 

      A Violin

    • B. 

      A Viola

    • C. 

      A Cello

  • 24. 
    What is Batterie referring to?
    • A. 

      Strings

    • B. 

      Brass

    • C. 

      Woodwinds

    • D. 

      Percussion

  • 25. 
    What does col legno mean?
    • A. 

      Near the bridge

    • B. 

      On the wood of the bow

    • C. 

      At the frog

  • 26. 
    What is a Becken?
    • A. 

      A Cymbal

    • B. 

      A Brass Instrument

    • C. 

      A Timpani

  • 27. 
    What is Cordes referring to?
    • A. 

      Strings

    • B. 

      Brass

    • C. 

      Woodwinds

    • D. 

      Percussion

  • 28. 
    What does ohne Dampfer mean?
    • A. 

      On the wood of the bow

    • B. 

      Muted

    • C. 

      Without Mutes

  • 29. 
    What does sans sourdine mean?
    • A. 

      Without Mutes

    • B. 

      Over the fingerboard

    • C. 

      On the wood of the bow

  • 30. 
    What is Schlagzeug referring to?
    • A. 

      Strings

    • B. 

      Brass

    • C. 

      Woodwinds

    • D. 

      Percussion

  • 31. 
    What does du talon mean?
    • A. 

      Over the fingerboard

    • B. 

      At the frog

    • C. 

      On the wood of the bow

  • 32. 
    What does sul tasto mean?
    • A. 

      Over the fingerboard

    • B. 

      On the wood of the bow

    • C. 

      At the frog

  • 33. 
    What does bouche mean?
    • A. 

      At the frog

    • B. 

      Stopped

    • C. 

      Over the fingerboard

  • 34. 
    What is Cuivres referring to?
    • A. 

      Strings

    • B. 

      Brass

    • C. 

      Woodwinds

    • D. 

      Percussion

  • 35. 
    What does am Griffbrett mean?
    • A. 

      On the wood of the bow

    • B. 

      Over the fingerboard

    • C. 

      Near the bridge

  • 36. 
    What does sur ponticello mean?
    • A. 

      Over the fingerboard

    • B. 

      Near the bridge

    • C. 

      On the wood of the bow

  • 37. 
    What is Bois referring to?
    • A. 

      Strings

    • B. 

      Brass

    • C. 

      Woodwinds

    • D. 

      Percussion

  • 38. 
    What does punta d'arco mean?
    • A. 

      Over the fingerboard

    • B. 

      On the point of the bow

    • C. 

      On the wood of the bow

  • 39. 
    What does les autres mean?
    • A. 

      The others

    • B. 

      In the ordinary way

    • C. 

      On the wood of the bow

  • 40. 
    What does Spitze mean?
    • A. 

      In the ordinary way

    • B. 

      On the wood of the bow

    • C. 

      On the point of the bow

  • 41. 
    What does geteilt mean?
    • A. 

      In the ordinary way

    • B. 

      Unison

    • C. 

      Divided

  • 42. 
    What does Zusammen mean?
    • A. 

      In the ordinary way

    • B. 

      Divided

    • C. 

      Unison

  • 43. 
    What does le altre mean?
    • A. 

      Unison

    • B. 

      In the ordinary way

    • C. 

      The others

  • 44. 
    What does de la pointe mean?
    • A. 

      On the wood of the bow

    • B. 

      On the point of the bow

    • C. 

      Over the fingerboard

  • 45. 
    Which of the following are B-flat instruments?
    • A. 

      Oboe

    • B. 

      Tuba

    • C. 

      Double bass

    • D. 

      B-flat Clarinet

    • E. 

      Flute

    • F. 

      Trumpet/Cornet

    • G. 

      Baritone Sax

    • H. 

      Alto sax

    • I. 

      Tenor sax

    • J. 

      B-flat bass clarinet

    • K. 

      Violin

  • 46. 
    What is the interval of transposition for B-flat instruments?
    • A. 

      M6

    • B. 

      M3

    • C. 

      M2

    • D. 

      P4

    • E. 

      P5

  • 47. 
    Which of the following are E-flat instruments?
    • A. 

      Trumpet/Cornet

    • B. 

      Alto Flute

    • C. 

      E-flat clarinet

    • D. 

      Baritone sax

    • E. 

      Alto sax

    • F. 

      Alto clarinet

    • G. 

      Soprano sax

    • H. 

      Euphonium

  • 48. 
    What is the interval of transposition for E-flat instruments?
    • A. 

      M6

    • B. 

      M3

    • C. 

      M2

    • D. 

      P4

    • E. 

      P5

  • 49. 
    Which of the following are A instruments?
    • A. 

      Alto clarinet

    • B. 

      Soprano sax

    • C. 

      Alto flute

    • D. 

      Clarinet in A

    • E. 

      Trumpet/Cornet

    • F. 

      Trombone

  • 50. 
    What is the interval of transposition for A instruments?
    • A. 

      M6

    • B. 

      M3

    • C. 

      M2

    • D. 

      P4

    • E. 

      P5

  • 51. 
    Which of the following are G instruments?
    • A. 

      Baritone sax

    • B. 

      Soprano sax

    • C. 

      Alto sax

    • D. 

      Flute

    • E. 

      Alto flute

    • F. 

      Clarinet in G

    • G. 

      Trumpet/Cornet

    • H. 

      Tenor sax

    • I. 

      Horn

  • 52. 
    What is the interval of transposition for G instruments?
    • A. 

      M6

    • B. 

      M3

    • C. 

      M2

    • D. 

      P4

    • E. 

      P5

  • 53. 
    Which of the following are F instruments?
    • A. 

      Clarinet in F

    • B. 

      Alto flute

    • C. 

      Soprano sax

    • D. 

      Trumpet/Cornet

    • E. 

      Tuba

    • F. 

      Horn

    • G. 

      Trombone

  • 54. 
    What is the interval of transposition for F instruments?
    • A. 

      M6

    • B. 

      M3

    • C. 

      M2

    • D. 

      P4

    • E. 

      P5