Travis Choir Dynamic Quiz

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Travis Choir Dynamic Quiz - Quiz

This quiz will test the students' knowledge of dynamic markings found in musical scores.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Dynamics are the soft and louds of music.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because dynamics in music refer to the variations in volume or intensity. They determine the softness or loudness of a musical piece. Dynamics play a crucial role in expressing emotions and creating a sense of tension or release in music. By controlling dynamics, musicians can add depth and texture to their performances, making the music more engaging and impactful.

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  • 2. 

    "p" is the dynamic marking meaning to sing...

    • A.

      Soft

    • B.

      Medium soft

    • C.

      Medium loud

    • D.

      Loud

    Correct Answer
    A. Soft
    Explanation
    The dynamic marking "p" indicates that the music should be sung softly.

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  • 3. 

    "mp" is the dynamic marking meaning to sing...

    • A.

      Soft

    • B.

      Medium soft

    • C.

      Medium forte

    • D.

      Forte

    Correct Answer
    B. Medium soft
    Explanation
    "mp" is the dynamic marking meaning to sing at a medium soft volume. This marking indicates that the singer should perform with a moderate level of softness, not too soft but not too loud either. It suggests a gentle and delicate approach to the music, creating a balanced and controlled sound.

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  • 4. 

    "f" is the dynamic marking meaning to sing...

    • A.

      Soft

    • B.

      Medium soft

    • C.

      Medium loud

    • D.

      Loud

    Correct Answer
    D. Loud
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "loud" because the dynamic marking "f" indicates that the music should be performed loudly. This marking is commonly used in music notation to indicate a strong and powerful sound.

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  • 5. 

    "mf" is the dynamic marking meaning to sing...

    • A.

      Soft

    • B.

      Medium soft

    • C.

      Medium loud

    • D.

      Loud

    Correct Answer
    C. Medium loud
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "medium loud." In music notation, "mf" stands for mezzo forte, which translates to "medium loud." This dynamic marking indicates that the performer should sing or play with a moderate level of loudness, louder than soft but not as loud as loud.

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  • 6. 

    The Italian term meaning to sing soft is...

    • A.

      Piano

    • B.

      Mezzo piano

    • C.

      Mezzo forte

    • D.

      Forte

    Correct Answer
    A. Piano
    Explanation
    The Italian term "piano" means to sing soft. It is commonly used in music notation to indicate that the music should be played or sung softly.

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  • 7. 

    The Italian term meaning to sing loud is...

    • A.

      Piano

    • B.

      Mezzo piano

    • C.

      Mezzo forte

    • D.

      Forte

    Correct Answer
    D. Forte
    Explanation
    The Italian term "forte" means to sing loud.

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  • 8. 

    The Italian term meaning to sing medium soft is...

    • A.

      Piano

    • B.

      Mezzo piano

    • C.

      Mezzo forte

    • D.

      Forte

    Correct Answer
    B. Mezzo piano
    Explanation
    The Italian term "mezzo piano" translates to "medium soft" in English. It is used in music to indicate a moderate level of softness in a performance. This term is commonly used to instruct musicians to play or sing with a gentle and subdued volume, creating a delicate and nuanced expression.

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  • 9. 

    The Italian term meaning to sing medium loud is...

    • A.

      Piano

    • B.

      Mezzo piano

    • C.

      Mezzo forte

    • D.

      Forte

    Correct Answer
    C. Mezzo forte
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "mezzo forte". In music, "mezzo" means medium, and "forte" means loud. Therefore, "mezzo forte" refers to singing or playing with a medium loudness.

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  • 10. 

    Which dynamic level is the same as talking to your friend on the phone?

    • A.

      Piano (soft)

    • B.

      Mezzo piano (medium soft)

    • C.

      Mezzo forte (medium loud)

    • D.

      Forte (loud)

    Correct Answer
    B. Mezzo piano (medium soft)
    Explanation
    When talking to a friend on the phone, we typically speak in a medium soft tone. This is similar to the dynamic level of mezzo piano, which means playing the piano at a medium soft volume.

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  • 11. 

    Which dynamic level is the same as yelling at your friend down the hall?

    • A.

      Piano (soft)

    • B.

      Mezzo piano (medium soft)

    • C.

      Mezzo forte (medium loud)

    • D.

      Forte (loud)

    Correct Answer
    D. Forte (loud)
    Explanation
    The dynamic level that is the same as yelling at your friend down the hall is "forte" which means loud. This is because yelling is a loud and strong vocal projection, similar to the intensity of sound produced when playing at a forte dynamic level.

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  • 12. 

    Which dynamic level is the same as giving a speech or making a presentation in front of class?

    • A.

      Piano (soft)

    • B.

      Mezzo piano (medium soft)

    • C.

      Mezzo forte (medium loud)

    • D.

      Forte (loud)

    Correct Answer
    C. Mezzo forte (medium loud)
    Explanation
    Giving a speech or making a presentation in front of a class requires a certain level of volume and projection to ensure that everyone can hear and understand the speaker. It is not too soft (piano) as that may result in the message being lost or not reaching the entire class. It is also not too loud (forte) as that may come across as aggressive or overwhelming. Therefore, the appropriate dynamic level for giving a speech or making a presentation in front of a class is mezzo forte, which is medium loud.

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  • 13. 

    Which dynamic level is the same as talking to your best friend so noone else can hear you?

    • A.

      Piano (soft)

    • B.

      Mezzo piano (soft)

    • C.

      Mezzo forte (medium loud)

    • D.

      Forte (loud)

    Correct Answer
    A. Piano (soft)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is piano (soft). In music, the dynamic level "piano" indicates playing softly. This is comparable to talking to your best friend in a way that no one else can hear you, as it suggests a gentle and quiet sound.

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  • 14. 

    What makes a sound that would be "piano"?

    • A.

      A lion roaring

    • B.

      A dog barking

    • C.

      A bird whistling

    • D.

      A cat purring

    Correct Answer
    D. A cat purring
    Explanation
    A cat purring can be considered as a sound that would be "piano" because it is a soft and gentle sound, similar to the soft and delicate tones produced by a piano. The purring sound is low in volume and has a soothing quality, which is often associated with the calming and melodic nature of piano music.

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  • 15. 

    What makes a sound that would be "forte"?

    • A.

      A lion roaring

    • B.

      A dog barking

    • C.

      A bird whistling

    • D.

      A cat purring

    Correct Answer
    A. A lion roaring
    Explanation
    A lion roaring produces a sound that is loud and powerful, which is characteristic of the musical term "forte" meaning strong or loud. The roar of a lion is known for its intensity and can be heard from a great distance, making it an appropriate choice for the given question.

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  • 16. 

    When singing the Travis Fight Song, the choir must sing at a dynamic level of...

    • A.

      Piano

    • B.

      Mezzo piano

    • C.

      Mezzo forte

    • D.

      Forte

    Correct Answer
    D. Forte
    Explanation
    The correct answer is forte, which means the choir must sing at a loud dynamic level. This suggests that the Fight Song should be sung with strength and power, creating a bold and impactful performance. Singing at a forte level will help convey the energy and enthusiasm of the song, making it more engaging and memorable for the audience.

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  • 17. 

    When a conductor directs with their arms and hands close to their body that means the choir should sing...

    • A.

      Piano

    • B.

      Mezzo piano

    • C.

      Mezzo forte

    • D.

      Forte

    Correct Answer
    A. Piano
    Explanation
    When a conductor directs with their arms and hands close to their body, it indicates that the choir should sing softly or quietly. This is known as "piano" in musical terms. The conductor's gesture suggests a subdued and gentle sound from the choir, creating a calm and delicate atmosphere.

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  • 18. 

    When a director's hand is palm up and moving from low to high it means to get louder.  Which dynamic marking means to get louder?

    • A.

      Crescendo (

    • B.

      Decrecendo (>)

    Correct Answer
    A. Crescendo (
    Explanation
    When a director's hand is palm up and moving from low to high, it signifies a crescendo. A crescendo is a dynamic marking in music that indicates a gradual increase in volume or intensity. Therefore, when the director's hand is moving in this manner, it is a cue for the performers to play or sing louder.

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  • 19. 

    When a director's hand is palm down and moving from high to low it means to get softer.  Which dynamic marking means to get softer?

    • A.

      Crescendo (

    • B.

      Decrescendo (>)

    Correct Answer
    B. Decrescendo (>)
    Explanation
    When a director's hand is palm down and moving from high to low, it indicates a decrease in volume or getting softer. The dynamic marking that signifies this is the decrescendo, which is represented by the symbol ">".

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  • 20. 

    Diminuendo is another word that means...

    • A.

      Crescendo (

    • B.

      Decrescendo (>)

    Correct Answer
    B. Decrescendo (>)
    Explanation
    Diminuendo is a musical term that indicates a gradual decrease in volume or intensity. Similarly, decrescendo is also a musical term that means the same thing, a gradual decrease in volume or intensity. Therefore, both terms, diminuendo and decrescendo, are synonyms and can be used interchangeably to describe the same musical concept.

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  • 21. 

    The Italian word "decrescendo" is close to the American word...

    • A.

      Increase

    • B.

      Decrease

    Correct Answer
    B. Decrease
    Explanation
    The Italian word "decrescendo" is a musical term used to indicate a gradual decrease in volume or intensity. In this context, it is opposite to the American word "increase" which means to make something larger or greater. Therefore, the correct answer is "decrease" as it aligns with the meaning of "decrescendo" in the musical context.

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