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12. Musical Instruments Exercises

Grade 4 Music Theory Lesson 12: Musical Instruments Exercises

 

Answer the following questions, which are about the standard orchestral instruments. 

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  1. Name the four families of instruments found in a standard symphony orchestra. answer
  2. Which clef does the violin use? answer
  3. Name a transposing woodwind instrument. answer
  4. What is the highest sounding member of the brass family? answer
  5. Which clef does the cello mainly use? answer
  6. Which other instrument could play music written for the Bb trumpet so that it sounds the same?  answer
  7. What family of instruments does the timpani belong to? answer
  8. Which clef does the flute use? answer
  9. Is the double bass a transposing instrument? answer
  10. What is the lowest sounding member of the woodwind family? answer
  11. Which two brass instruments could play the same music together so that it sounds at the same pitch? answer
  12. Which clef does the viola use? answer
  13. Which family of instruments does the French horn belong to? answer
  14. Is the trombone a transposing instrument?answer
  15. Name the highest sounding instrument in the string family. answer
  16. Which clef does the double bass use? answer
  17. True or false: the cello and viola can play the same music so that it sounds at the same pitch. answer
  18. Name a standard orchestral instrument from a different family, which can play the same music as the oboe so that it sounds at the same pitch. answer
  19. True or false: the double bass and clarinet use the same clef. answer
  20. Which woodwind instrument can play the same music as the trombone so that it sounds at the same pitch? answer
  21. Why can't you play a melody on one kettle drum? answer
  22. Name the lowest sounding member of the string family. answer
  23. Which clef does the bassoon normally use? answer
  24. True or false: the viola is a transposing instrument. answer
  25. Name the lowest sounding member of the brass family. answer
  26. True or false: the oboe and trumpet use the same clef. answer
  27. True or false: the cymbals are part of the percussion family. answer
  28. Which clef does the tuba normally use? answer
  29. Name the highest sounding instrument in the woodwind family. answer
  30. True or false: there are four main instruments in each of the four instrument families. answer

 

 

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