Flashcards in Music Classroom Performance Deck (14):
What is the name of the playing technique for French horn which produces a slightly darker tone, more easily controls pitch, and aids in performing extended techniques such as stopped horn and echo horn? ("Left hand technique", "Open-fist technique", "Hand-horn technique", "Closed-throat technique")
Hand-horn technique. Also known as the right-hand technique.
What is the name of the soft tissue at the top of the mouth cavity that singers raise to produce a relaxed and free sound while also easing register transitions and maintaining the health of the vocal mechanisms? (Epiglottis, Velum, Pharynx, Uvula)
Velum. When singers lift the soft palate, the resulting space within the oral cavity enlarges, helping to achieve a more resonant, warm tone without restrictions.
What is the general range of the alto voice?
f to d''.
What is the general range of the soprano voice?
c' (middle c) to a''.
What is the general range of the tenor voice?
B to g'.
What is the general range of the bass voice?
E to c'.
Which of the following describes a sequence in which the second segment moves to a different tonal center than the first? (Real sequence, False sequence, Modulating sequence, Tonal sequence)
Modulating sequence. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequence_(music)
What is a sequence in which the second segment is an exact intervallic transposition of the first? (Real, False, Modulating, Tonal)
What is a sequence in which only a part of the first segment is transposed? (Real, False, Modulating, Tonal)
What is a sequence in which only the first segment is transposed, but kept within the diatonic scale?
When beginning string players say their pegs do not hold, what is the most common cause? (Not turning pegs in clockwise motion; length of string is too long for the peg; the instrument has entered an environment that is too humid; not putting enough pressure on the end of the peg when turning it)
They are not putting enough pressure on the end of the peg when turning it.
What is a helpful technique for woodwind students in developing good intonation? (Practicing long tones; practicing in a group; practicing in front of a mirror; practicing rapid scales)
Practicing long tones. This removes all other aspects of performance such as reading, fingering, and so on, allowing the player to direct their focus on the aspects that create a pleasing tone.
Which of the following marimba mallet grips provide the most independence for mallet movement? (Traditional crossed grip; Musser/Stevens grip; Two-mallet grip; Burton grip)
Musser/Stevens grip. It places the first mallet between the thumb and index fingers, and the second mallet between the middle and ring fingers so that the mallets are not crossed. Other grips:
Traditional cross grip: places the second mallet between the index and middle fingers while grasping the end of the second mallet with the ring finger and pinky.
Burton grip: places the second mallet between the middle and ring fingers and the end of the mallet underneath all four fingers.