A Quiz To Test Your Knowledge On Orchestral Sheet Music

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A Quiz To Test Your Knowledge On Orchestral Sheet Music

Sheet music is the lifeblood of musicians performing an orchestra. Without sheet music, no orchestra can even begin to play an instrument. The following quiz contains basic questions regarding the specific instructions given through sheet music. Take the Quiz and Test how well you remember sheet music's specific intricacies.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Gradually get louder
    • A. 

      Crescendo

    • B. 

      Concerto

    • C. 

      Piano

    • D. 

      D. c.

  • 2. 
    Hold, pause
    • A. 

      Ledger lines

    • B. 

      Natural

    • C. 

      Diminuendo

    • D. 

      Fermata

  • 3. 
    Gradually getting slower
    • A. 

      Cut time

    • B. 

      Ritardando

    • C. 

      Divisi

    • D. 

      Meno

    • E. 

      Hooked bows

  • 4. 
    2 or more different detached notes played in 1 single bow stroke, hooked together in a single bow motion
    • A. 

      Staccato

    • B. 

      Legato

    • C. 

      Hooked bow

  • 5. 
    Legato is short bow strokes
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Gradually getting softer
    • A. 

      Dolce

    • B. 

      Diminuendo

    • C. 

      Marcato

    • D. 

      Forte

  • 7. 
    Forte means loud
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Da Capo- Return to the beginning
    • A. 

      D.C.

    • B. 

      D.S al fine

    • C. 

      Triplet

    • D. 

      Concerto

  • 9. 
    Soft, quiet
    • A. 

      Meno

    • B. 

      Sharp

    • C. 

      Dolce

    • D. 

      Piano

  • 10. 
    Dolce
    • A. 

      Sweet

    • B. 

      Loud

    • C. 

      Quiet

    • D. 

      Vibrato

  • 11. 
    A piece for soloists and orchestra
    • A. 

      Con sordino

    • B. 

      Allegro

    • C. 

      Fermata

    • D. 

      Concerto

  • 12. 
    With a mute
    • A. 

      Con sordino

    • B. 

      Forte

    • C. 

      Detache

    • D. 

      Divisi

  • 13. 
    2/4 time
    • A. 

      D.s. al fine

    • B. 

      Arpeggio

    • C. 

      Cut time

  • 14. 
    Play with the bow
    • A. 

      Flat

    • B. 

      Arco

    • C. 

      Marcato

    • D. 

      Pizzicato

  • 15. 
    Less
    • A. 

      Natural

    • B. 

      Cut time

    • C. 

      Meno

    • D. 

      Detache

  • 16. 
    Dal Segno- repeat from the sign until the end
    • A. 

      Triplet

    • B. 

      Piano

    • C. 

      D.C.

    • D. 

      D.S. al fine

  • 17. 
    Notes in a chord that are played separately
    • A. 

      Marcato

    • B. 

      Arpeggio

    • C. 

      Ledger lines

  • 18. 
    Lines placed above or below the staff for pitches beyond the range of the staff
    • A. 

      Ledger lines

    • B. 

      Lines

    • C. 

      Ritardando

    • D. 

      Andante

  • 19. 
    Raises a note by a half step
    • A. 

      Arpeggio

    • B. 

      Flat

    • C. 

      Natural

    • D. 

      Sharp

  • 20. 
    Lowers a note by a half step
    • A. 

      Sharp

    • B. 

      Flat

    • C. 

      Natural

  • 21. 
    A musical symbol that cancels out a previous flat or sharp
    • A. 

      Mezzo

    • B. 

      Marcato

    • C. 

      Natural

  • 22. 
    A group of three equal notes performed in the time of 2 of two of the same kind
    • A. 

      Triplet

    • B. 

      Divisi

    • C. 

      Detache

    • D. 

      Key signature

  • 23. 
    Divided musical parts
    • A. 

      Detache

    • B. 

      Mezzo

    • C. 

      Divisi

  • 24. 
    Detached
    • A. 

      Meno

    • B. 

      Detache

  • 25. 
    Emphasized, heavily accented
    • A. 

      Pizzacato

    • B. 

      Marcato

    • C. 

      Meno

    • D. 

      Ledger lines