Musical Instruments

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Reed

thin piece of cane, used singly or in pairs by woodwind players

What do the oboe and bassoon have in common?

1. Woodwind family.
2. Same fingerings.
3. Double reed.

four families of instruments within an orchestra

String
Woodwind
Brass
Percussion
*Keyboard

It is true that the conductor bears little responsibility and has only limited control over a performance?

False

Piccolo

highest woodwind instrument in the orchestra

brass family of the standard symphony orchestra

Trumpet, French horn, Trombone, Tuba

string family of the standard symphony orchestra

Violin, Viola, Cello (violoncello), Bass (double bass), *Guitar & harp

woodwind family of the standard symphony orchestra

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon

single reed instruments

clarinet

double reed instruments

Oboe and Bassoon

percussion family of the standard symphony orchestra

Timpani (kettle drums), Triangle, glockenspiel and xylophone, cymbals, celesta, chimes, bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, and gong.

percussion instruments that produce definite pitches

Timpani drums, glockenspiel and xylophone, celesta, chimes

percussion instruments that produce indefinite pitches

Triangle, cymbals, snare drum, bass drum, tambourine, gong

Plucking the string on a violin or cello is called __________.

pizzicato

Which instrument is considered to be the "king of instruments"?

Organ

four instruments that are part of the string quartet

2 Violins, a Viola and a Cello

What is the role of the conductor in the symphony orchestra?

Chooses and studies the music score, may make certain adjustments to it and relay his ideas to the performers so that when the music is played, there is unity and harmony.

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