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General Musical Knowledge Quiz

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Music Quiz on General Musical Knowledge Quiz, created by Lucus Pearhead on 11/12/2013.
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Quiz by Lucus Pearhead, updated more than 1 year ago
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Question 1

Question
In the Saxaphone family, what is the highest in pitch (and physically smallest) instrument?
Answer
  • Alto
  • Tenor
  • Soprano
  • Percussion
  • Baritone

Question 2

Question
What is the material used in the bow of a Violin that is drawn across the strings?
Answer
  • Cat intestines
  • Horse Hair
  • Wood
  • Fiber Glass
  • Aluminium

Question 3

Question
On the Piano, where does the Treble clef start?
Answer
  • Middle C
  • A semi tone from the lowest note
  • A whole tone from the highest note
  • Two octaves below Middle C
  • All of the Piano's keys are in the bass clef

Question 4

Question
Select the order in which the historical periods of music occurred.
Answer
  • B.B King, Elvis, Rock'n' Roll, Lionel Richie, One Direction
  • Renaissance, Medieval, Classical, Baroque, Romantic, Modern (20th century)
  • Modern, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Medieval, Renaissance
  • Modern, Classical, Medieval, Baroque, Romantic, Renaissance
  • Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern

Question 5

Question
An easy way to identify a Tenor Saxophone is;
Answer
  • It has 30 meters of copper tubing
  • It has multiple mouth pieces
  • The mouth piece is attached to the bell of the Saxophones
  • Tenor is not part of the Saxophone Family
  • The tubing near the mouth piece is slightly curved
  • The tubing near the mouth piece is straight

Question 6

Question
What does the term Timbre (tone color) refer to?
Answer
  • How the note sounds, and its distinguishable qualities
  • How high or low the note sounds
  • How long the note is played for
  • What tuning the instrument is in
  • How thick or thin the note is, and how many 'layers' of depth (instruments) are present

Question 7

Question
What scale is played on the Piano that uses no Sharps or Flats?
Answer
  • B Minor
  • D Major
  • C Major
  • F Minor
  • The G Dorian mode
  • G Major
  • E Minor
  • The A Ionian mode

Question 8

Question
How is an Orchestra led during a performance?
Answer
  • The composer leads the performance and the Orchestra
  • The Orchestra has no need to be lead
  • Each performance a member is selected to lead the group
  • The Piano player leads the Orchestra
  • The Double Bass player leads the Orchestra
  • A conductor leads the Orchestra

Question 9

Question
How is an Orchestra led during a performance?
Answer
  • The composer leads the performance and the Orchestra
  • The Orchestra has no need to be lead
  • Each performance a member is selected to lead the group
  • The Piano player leads the Orchestra
  • The Double Bass player leads the Orchestra
  • A conductor leads the Orchestra

Question 10

Question
Which are the four families of instruments?
Answer
  • Areophones
  • Percussion
  • Strings
  • Brasso
  • Brass
  • Chordophones
  • Woodwind
  • Double Reed
  • Single Reed

Question 11

Question
What is a key signature?
Answer
  • The two marks at the end of the music
  • The Sharps or Flats behind the numbers
  • The Numbers in front of the Sharps or Flats
  • The Clef at the start of the piece
  • Key signatures are only in Drum Manuscript
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