Brass Instrument Music Quiz

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Brass Instrument Music Quiz - Quiz

Test your knowledge of brass instruments and notation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Bb Piccolo trumpet is written a  ________________________.

    • A.

      minor seventh below concert pitch

    • B.

      Write a major second above concert pitch

    • C.

      Sounds as written on bass clef; on treble clef, write a major ninth higher than concert pitch

    • D.

      Write a perfect fifth above concert pitch (on treble clef)

    Correct Answer
    A. minor seventh below concert pitch
    Explanation
    The Bb Piccolo trumpet is written a minor seventh below concert pitch. This means that when a musician plays a written C on the Bb Piccolo trumpet, it will sound as a Bb below concert pitch.

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  • 2. 

    Bb trumpet is written a  ________________________.

    • A.

      minor seventh below concert pitch

    • B.

      Write a major second above concert pitch

    • C.

      Sounds as written on bass clef; on treble clef, write a major ninth higher than concert pitch

    • D.

      Write a perfect fifth above concert pitch (on treble clef)

    Correct Answer
    B. Write a major second above concert pitch
    Explanation
    The given answer states that a Bb trumpet is written a major second above concert pitch. This means that when a Bb trumpet plays a note that is considered "concert pitch," it will sound a major second higher. In other words, if a pianist plays a C on the piano, a Bb trumpet player would need to play a D to match the same pitch. This is because the Bb trumpet is a transposing instrument, meaning it is designed to play music written in a different key than it sounds.

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  • 3. 

    Cornet is written a  ________________________.

    • A.

      minor seventh below concert pitch

    • B.

      Write a major second above concert pitch

    • C.

      Sounds as written on bass clef; on treble clef, write a major ninth higher than concert pitch

    • D.

      Write a perfect fifth above concert pitch (on treble clef)

    Correct Answer
    B. Write a major second above concert pitch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Write a major second above concert pitch." This means that the note written as a cornet should be played one whole step (two half steps) higher than the concert pitch.

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  • 4. 

    Flugelhorn is written a  ________________________.

    • A.

      minor seventh below concert pitch

    • B.

      Write a major second above concert pitch

    • C.

      Sounds as written on bass clef; on treble clef, write a major ninth higher than concert pitch

    • D.

      Write a perfect fifth above concert pitch (on treble clef)

    Correct Answer
    B. Write a major second above concert pitch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Write a major second above concert pitch." This means that when writing music for the flugelhorn, the notes should be notated as a major second higher than the actual pitch. For example, if the concert pitch is C, the written note for the flugelhorn would be D.

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  • 5. 

    French horn is written a  ________________________.

    • A.

      minor seventh below concert pitch

    • B.

      Write a major second above concert pitch

    • C.

      Sounds as written on bass clef; on treble clef, write a major ninth higher than concert pitch

    • D.

      a perfect fifth above concert pitch (on treble clef)

    Correct Answer
    D. a perfect fifth above concert pitch (on treble clef)
    Explanation
    The French horn is written a perfect fifth above concert pitch on the treble clef. This means that when a note is written for the French horn on the treble clef, it will sound a perfect fifth higher than the written pitch.

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  • 6. 

    Baritone (concert) sounds as written on bass clef; on treble clef, write a major ninth higher than concert pitch 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When a baritone (concert) sounds as written on bass clef, it means that the notes produced by the baritone instrument will match the notes written on the bass clef staff. On the other hand, when writing on the treble clef, the notes should be written a major ninth higher than the concert pitch. This means that the notes written on the treble clef staff will be higher in pitch compared to the notes produced by the baritone instrument. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 7. 

    Trombone sounds _____________________.

    • A.

      As written.

    • B.

      A major 2nd above concert pitch.

    • C.

      A minor second above concert pitch.

    • D.

      Perfect fifth above concert pitch.

    Correct Answer
    A. As written.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "as written". This means that when a trombone player reads and plays the written music, the resulting sound will be exactly as intended and written by the composer. There will be no transposition or adjustment needed to achieve the correct pitch. The trombone is a non-transposing instrument, meaning that it plays in concert pitch, unlike some other instruments that may require transposition to match the written music.

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  • 8. 

    Tuba sounds _____________________.

    • A.

      As written.

    • B.

      A major 2nd above concert pitch.

    • C.

      A minor second above concert pitch.

    • D.

      Perfect fifth above concert pitch.

    Correct Answer
    A. As written.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "as written." This means that the tuba sounds in the same pitch as it is written in the musical score. In other words, when the tuba player plays a note as indicated on the sheet music, the sound produced by the tuba will match that note.

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