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callus

a thickened piece of skin that develops from friction

2

chamber music

music written for a small group of instruments that could fit in a more private setting than a full orchestra

3

composer

a musician who writes some form of music

4

concertmaster

the best violinist in the orchestra who is second-in-command to the conductor

5

instrumentation

the specification of certain instruments, items, or seating arrangements for an orchestra

6

orchestra

the group of instruments of different types used to play classical music

7

resonance

the quality of sound when it is deep and fills a space

8

Which of these is a group of instruments of different types used to play classical music?

orchestra

9

Which of these is music written for a small group of instruments?

chamber music

10

Which of these is the specification of certain instruments, items, or seating arrangements for an orchestra?

instrumentation

11

Which person writes music?

composer

12

Which person is the best violinist in the orchestra?

concertmaster

13

Which section of the orchestra has the largest number of musicians?

strings

14

Which of these is the name given to a thickened piece of skin caused by friction?

callus

15

How many instrument sections are present in the modern orchestra?

5

16

Which instrument in the string section has the largest number of musicians playing it?

violin

17

Which of these instruments in the string section plays the highest notes?

violin

18

Which of these is the quality of sound when it is deep and fills a space?

resonance