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Music Appreciation Final Practice
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100 Pages
2014
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Sample Questions from the Music Appreciation Final Practice Exam

Question: In general, the smaller the vibrating element, the __________ its pitch. 

Choices:

higher

softer

lower

louder

Question: Symphonic bands differ from symphonic orchestras in that they 

Choices:

are smaller.

 have a drum major instead of a conductor.

play only marches.

do not contain a string section.

Question: Dynamics in music refers to 

Choices:

the quality that distinguishes musical sounds.

the relative highness or lowness we hear in a sound.

an exemplary performance.

 degrees of loudness and softness.

Question: The four main properties of musical sounds are pitch, dynamics, tone color, and 

Choices:

duration.

rhythm.

melody.

medium.

Question: Which of the following is not a brass instrument? 

Choices:

cornet

French horn

euphonium

English horn

Question: The relative highness or lowness of a sound is called 

Choices:

timbre.

pitch.

dynamics.

octave.

Question:  A thin piece of cane, used singly or in pairs by woodwind players, is called a 

Choices:

reed.

mute.

double stop.

mouthpiece.

Question: The distance in pitch between any two tones is called 

Choices:

 duration.

 dynamic accent.

 timbre.

an interval.

Question: Timbre is synonymous with __________ 

Choices:

 sound

vibrations

tone color

dynamic accent

Question: A gradual increase in loudness is known as a 

Choices:

decrescendo.

 crescendo.

fortissimo.

diminuendo.

Question: The _____ of a sound is decided by the frequency of its vibrations. 

Choices:

dynamics

pitch

timbre

amplitude

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