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Band and Chorus Fall Exam 2010

1. Please write the music alphabet.

2. Please label the staves with the correct note names.

3. Please name and describe the following symbols.

4. Please draw the note and rest as well as write the value of each.

5. Please match the terms with the definition (definitions on next page).

______ Staccato _____ Dynamics _____Forte

______ Staff _____ Conductor _____ Tempo

______ Repeat Sign _____ Legato _____ Fermata

______ Accelerando _____ Natural _____ Decrescendo

______ Crescendo _____ Piano _____ Bar Lines

______ Measure _____ Double Bar _____ Time Signature

______ Key Signature _____ Sharp _____ Flat

______ Accidental _____ Breath Mark _____ Duet

______ Allegro _____ Moderato _____ Andante

______ Tie _____ Slur _____ Accent

______ 1st and 2nd Endings

A. What sign cancels out a sharp or flat?
B. What is the term for the five horizontal lines on and between which notes are written?
C. What is the term for the speed of a composition or song?
D. Indicates the end of a piece of music.
E. Emphasize the note.
F. What is a musical term used to describe notes that are short and detached?
G. What is the term for playing musically loud?
H. What term defines a hold?
I. Any sharp, flat or natural sign which appears in the music without being in the key signature.
J. Moderate Tempo
K. Tells us which notes to play as sharp or flat throughout a piece of music.
L. A composition (piece of music) with two different parts being played or sung at the same time.
M. Which term defines how loud or soft the music is played?
N. The director of the group of musicians.
O. To get faster.
P. What term means to go back and play a section of music again.
Q. What phrase suggests to play smoothly?
R. A curved line connecting notes of the same pitch. Play one note for the combined counts of the tied
S. The space between two bar lines.
T. Play through the 1st ending then play the repeated section of music, skipping the 1st ending and playing
the 2nd ending.
U. Vertical Lines that divide the staff
V. Makes the note sound higher and remains in effect for entire measure.
W. Fast Tempo
X. A curved line connecting notes of different pitches.
Y. Indicates how many beats per measure (top number) and what kind of note gets one beat (bottom
Z. Take a deep breath through your mouth after you play a full length note.
AA. Slow, walking Tempo
BB. Makes the note sound lower and remains in effect for the entire measure.
CC. To play very soft.
DD. To play soft and gradually get louder.
EE. To play loud and gradually get softer.

6. Please name THREE of the pieces the Chorus sang in class and in the Holiday Concert.




7. Please name TWO of the pieces the Band rehearsed in class and performed in the Holiday Concert.


Percussion Instruments and Theory: Circle the correct Answer.

1. The smallest of the cymbals are the:

a. Thumb cymbals b. Finger cymbals

c. Thimble cymbals d. toe cymbals

2. The round bar of steel bent into a shape with three sides that is struck with a metal rod is a:

a. Cymbals b. shaker

c. triangle d. sleigh bell

3. A small drum with only one head and lots of little brass plates around the rim is a:

a. Tambourine b. glockenspiel

c. marimba d. vibraphone

4. Kettledrums are also called:

a. Bongo drums b. claves

c. timpani d. shakers

5. The correct ascending order is:

a. do re mi fa so lat ti do b. do ti la so fa mi re do

c. do re mi so fa la ti do d. do ti la so fa re mi do

6. The seventh note of the major scale is:

a. re b. la

c. do d. ti

Complete the following questions on the given piece of staff paper.