Mue 251 Brass Quiz 1

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Mue 251 Brass Quiz 1

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  • 1. 
    The trumpet is pitched in:
    • A. 

      F

    • B. 

      Eb

    • C. 

      Bb

    • D. 

      C

  • 2. 
    The french horn is pitched in:
    • A. 

      F

    • B. 

      Eb

    • C. 

      Bb

    • D. 

      C

  • 3. 
    The trombone, euphonium, and tuba are technically pitched in Bb but play in:
    • A. 

      F

    • B. 

      Eb

    • C. 

      Bb

    • D. 

      C

  • 4. 
    The two "sides" of the french horn are pitched in:
    • A. 

      F

    • B. 

      Eb

    • C. 

      Bb

    • D. 

      C

  • 5. 
    The attachment/trigger on the trombone puts it in "F."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Briefly describe the embouchure of your instrument.
  • 7. 
    Two notes that have the same fingering but fall on different parts of the harmonic series are called:
    • A. 

      Octaves

    • B. 

      Partials

    • C. 

      Open tones

    • D. 

      Different notes

  • 8. 
    The instrument that uses rotary valves rather than piston valves is:
  • 9. 
    Which instruments are considered members of the "high brass" family?
    • A. 

      French horn

    • B. 

      Tuba

    • C. 

      Trombone

    • D. 

      Trumpet

  • 10. 
    Which instruments are considered members of the "low brass" family?
    • A. 

      French horn

    • B. 

      Tuba

    • C. 

      Trombone

    • D. 

      Trumpet

  • 11. 
    What two instruments might be suited for someone with a right hand deficit?
    • A. 

      French horn

    • B. 

      Tuba

    • C. 

      Trombone

    • D. 

      Trumpet

  • 12. 
    When you play an open tone on your instrument, you're in tune.  However, every time you play a note with the first valve only, it's sharp.  What do you do to fix this?
  • 13. 
    What is the purpose of the trigger on trombone?
    • A. 

      Play louder

    • B. 

      Replace 6th and 7th positions

    • C. 

      To use less air

    • D. 

      To play the higher notes easier

  • 14. 
    Trumpets use the 3rd valve slide to adjust the pitch down on what note?
    • A. 

      C

    • B. 

      F

    • C. 

      D

    • D. 

      E

  • 15. 
    Euphonium and tuba have the same fingerings but speak an octave apart.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Many orchestral trumpet parts are written in keys other than the standard Bb (e.g. trumpet in C, D, Eb).  Explain what a player has to do when parts like this are written?  Are the fingerings the same?  Are they different? Do they transpose?  Do they not transpose?
  • 17. 
    The trumpet player in this clip is keeping his air stream consistent while articulating.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The french horn player in this clip is having the hardest time with:  
    • A. 

      Fingerings

    • B. 

      Reading notes

    • C. 

      Hitting accurate partials

    • D. 

      Holding the horn

  • 19. 
    The trombone player in this clip is playing with an attachment/trigger.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    This ensemble does a very good job of:  
    • A. 

      Breathing together

    • B. 

      Matching articulation

    • C. 

      Blending their tones

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    The bigger the brass instrument, the higher the jaw must be to get an open tone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Why is articulation on the trombone a little tricky?
  • 23. 
    In terms of mouthpiece cup size (depth), an "A" mouthpiece would be deeper than a "D" mouthpiece.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Air and embouchure have to work together to get notes to speak.  Explain why this is and what would happen if one used just one or the other.
  • 25. 
    The term used for the part of the mouth that tightens to form the embouchure is: (not lips--I used this term in woodwinds and brass)
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