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Orchestra Quiz

a complete orchestra quiz *does not include band instruments only stringed
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Violin
a four stringed wooden instrument with the strings G, D, A and E. Highest orchestra instrument.
Viola
a four stringed wooden instrument with the strings C, G, D, and A. Lower and slightly bigger than the violin but smaller and higher than the cello
Cello
a four stringed wooden instrument with the strings C, G, D, and A. Much bigger than viola but smaller than a bass.
Bass
a four stringed stand-up instrument. Strings C, D, G and A. Biggest instrument in orchestra
Bow
a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments
Staff
the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
Alto Clef
the clef used in playing viola, also called viola clef. Looks like a B or K
Treble Clef
the clef used in playing the violin. Looks a little bit like an S.
Bass Clef
the clef used in playing cello and bass. Looks like a backwards C
Quarter Note
a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note
Half Note
a musical note having the time value of half a whole note
Whole Note
a musical note having the longest time value (equal to four beats in common time)
Eighth Note
a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note
Sixteenth Note
a musical note having the time value of a sixteenth of a whole note
Slur
a connection of two or more different notes
Tie
connection of two of the same notes.
Crescendo
a gradual increase in loudness
decrescendo
a gradual decrease in loudness
forte
loud
piano
a.) a large instrument with 88 keys b.) soft
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