CH. 9 intro to music

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The pipe organ is a wind instrument, sounded by air.

True

The special effect produced on a string instrument by plucking the string with the finger is called:

pizzicato

Chords whose notes are played in succession, as on the harp, are called:

arpeggios

Woodwind instruments:

all have a pipe with holes.

Which of the following is NOT a member of the brass family?

English horn

All woodwind instruments are made of wood.

False

The piano got its name, originally "pianoforte," from:

its wide dynamic range.

Which of the following is NOT a percussion instrument?

harp

The violin was highly developed by Italian instrument makers between about 1600 and 1750.

True

The two categories of percussion instruments are pitched and unpitched.

True

What is double stopping?

playing on two strings at once

The trumpet is the lowest pitched instrument of the brass family.

False

Of the following statements, which describes the organ?

all of the above

The most recently invented member of the woodwind family is the saxophone.

True

Xylophone-like instruments are used in diverse world musics.

True

The bugle has a wide range of pitches due to its valves.

False

Of the following, which is most likely used by a rock musician?

solid-bodied electric guitar

Which of the following brass instruments is sometimes played with the performer's hand plugging the bell?

French horn

The viola is somewhat smaller and higher pitched than a violin.

False

The instruments of the Western orchestra are categorized in four groups: strings, brass, percussion, and:

woodwinds

Of the following, which is not a double-reed instrument?

the clarinet

Most percussion instruments fall into the categories of idiophones and aerophones.

False

The percussion family is comprised of a variety of instruments that are made to sound by:

striking or shaking.

The guitar is most likely of African origin.

False

The highest sounding member of the woodwind family is:

the piccolo.

The term pizzicato means to play in a throbbing manner.

False

Timpani are members of the __________ family of instruments.

percussion

In string playing, the rapid movement of the wrist creates a throbbing effect called:

vibrato.

A player's embouchure refers to the position of their lips, jaws, and facial muscles.

True

The piano is limited by a narrow range of pitches and dynamics.

False

Which of the following is a double-reed instrument?

the oboe

Which of the following is an unpitched percussion instrument?

bass drum

Which of the following instruments is NOT a member of the bowed string family?

the guitar

The soprano brass instrument sometimes described as possessing a brilliant timbre is:

the trumpet.

The device placed on the bridge of string instruments to muffle the sound is called:

a mute.

Which of the following is true of all brass instruments?

all of the above

Which is the correct order of bowed string instruments from highest to lowest in range?

violin, viola, cello, double bass

Harmonics on a string instrument are produced by:

lightly touching the string at certain points while the bow is being drawn.

The bass instrument in the brass family is:

the tuba.

Of the following, which is a pitched percussion instrument?

xylophone

Of the following, which is the lowest member of the double-reed family?

the bassoon

String instruments are generally played by either bowing or plucking.

True

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