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C1a. Reading an Orchestral Score Exercises

Grade 6 Music Theory - General Knowledge Lesson 1a:
Reading an Orchestral Score - Exercises


Look at this extract from Mozart's Symphony no. 25 in G minor and answer the questions below.



Move your mouse slowly over the light bulbs (tap on mobile devices) to reveal the answers.

  1. How many types of woodwind instrument are playing in this extract? lightbulbette
  2. How many oboe players are there? lightbulbette
  3. What is the concert pitch of the notes played by the horn in G in bar 5? lightbulbette
  4. Which two different instruments share a stave? (Give their English names.) lightbulbette
  5. True or False: The first and second violins play in unison throughout this extract? lightbulbette
  6. Which orchestral section (family) does not feature in this movement? lightbulbette
  7. How many systems are there on this page? lightbulbette
  8. In this extract, the violas are playing: "a deux", "divisi" or "unis."? lightbulbette
  9. Why does the notated G in bar 9 of the "Corni in G" part have two stems? lightbulbette
  10. What is "Corni in B" in English? lightbulbette


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