Elements Of Music 1

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  • 1. 
    Music can be defined as
    • A. 

      Sounds produced by musical instruments.

    • B. 

      Sounds that are pleasing, as opposed to noise

    • C. 

      A system of symbols that performers learn to read

    • D. 

      An art based on the organization of sounds in time

  • 2. 
    The relative highness or lowness of a sound is called
    • A. 

      Meter

    • B. 

      Pitch

    • C. 

      Dynamics

    • D. 

      Rhythm

  • 3. 
    The pitch of a sound is decided by the _____________ of its vibrations. 
    • A. 

      Sound

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Frequency

    • D. 

      Dynamics

  • 4. 
    In general, the smaller the vibrating element, the __________ its pitch. 
    • A. 

      Higher

    • B. 

      Softer

    • C. 

      Lower

    • D. 

      Louder

  • 5. 
    The bow that string players usually use to produce sound on their instruments is a slightly curved stick strung tightly with 
    • A. 

      Wire

    • B. 

      Horsehair

    • C. 

      String

    • D. 

      Rubber bands

  • 6. 
    The instrument that produces the highest pitch in the orchestra is the
    • A. 

      Piccolo

    • B. 

      Trumpet

    • C. 

      Flute

    • D. 

      Oboe

  • 7. 
    The instrument that produces the lowest pitch in the orchestra is the
    • A. 

      Tuba

    • B. 

      Timpani

    • C. 

      Baritone saxophone

    • D. 

      Contrabassoon

  • 8. 
    The sound of brass instruments comes from
    • A. 

      A bow vibrating a stretched string

    • B. 

      A vibrating single reed

    • C. 

      A vibrating double reed

    • D. 

      The buzzing of a musician’s lips

  • 9. 
    Which of these instruments is NOT a member of the STRING FAMILY?
    • A. 

      Viola

    • B. 

      Double bass

    • C. 

      Cello

    • D. 

      Glockenspiel

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