Piano Quiz

4 Questions | Total Attempts: 96

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Piano Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz which has been designed to test pupils on what they should have learned so far. Most of the questions relate to "technique" which covers the basics in relation to controlling the sound, articulating the notes and achieving agility.


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  • 1. 
    In order to achieve a quiter tone using the fingers alone:
    • A. 

      A quick finger movement is necessary

    • B. 

      A slow controlled movement of the finger is best

    • C. 

      A heavy arm and flatter fingers are crucial

    • D. 

      A lighter arm is crucial

    • E. 

      Keeping fingers well rounded should assist

  • 2. 
    Many piano teachers encourage their students to try and make the piano sing. This can be achieved by using:
    • A. 

      More bodily weight

    • B. 

      A wrist staccato and a flexible wrist

    • C. 

      Arm weight and keeping shoulders relaxed

    • D. 

      Flatter fingers

    • E. 

      Forearm rotation

  • 3. 
    A trill is a a rapid alternation of two notes including the note to which the trill is applied and the note above. The most effective way of practising a trill is:
    • A. 

      Fast and unevenly

    • B. 

      Slowly and evenly with the metronome, gradually building up the speed

    • C. 

      With the metronome at a ridiculously fast tempo

    • D. 

      Experimenting with adjacent fingers, i.e 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 etc to see which fingers work best

    • E. 

      Slowly and mindlessly

  • 4. 
    Scales are not mechanical exercises as they form an integral part of the pieces we learn. We can make scales more fun by practising them:
    • A. 

      As many times as possible without variation

    • B. 

      With dynamics and tonal gradations

    • C. 

      Always at the same speed

    • D. 

      Always with the book

    • E. 

      In the dark