Basic things to know in Music.

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What large group of instruments would play a symphony?
An orchestra.
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How many notes are in a triad?
3.
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What element of music is to do with form?
Structure.
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Which family of instruments does the clarinet belong to?
Woodwind.
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What sign/symbol would you expect to see at the beginning of a piece of music?
A treble clef.
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Where did Blues Music originate from?
The African slaves.
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What is the name of the bass played in a Blues piece?
A walking bass.
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To which family of instruments does the xylophone belong to?
Percussion.
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To which family of instruments does the glockenspiel belong to?
Percussion.
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What does a time metre of 3/4 mean?
There are three beats per bar.
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What is the name of a pattern that is repeated going up or down called?
A sequence.
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What does a time metre of 4/4 mean?
There are four beats per bar.
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What family of instruments does the trumpet belong to?
Brass.
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What is the name of the rhythm played on Indian Tabla Drums?
The Tala.
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What is the correct name for "A, B, A, C, A, D, A"?
Rondo form.
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What is the name of an Indian scale?
A Raga.
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What are the sections of sheet music divided into?
Bars.
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What family of instruments does the piccolo belong to?
Woodwind.
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How many players are there in a trio?
3.
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What family of instruments does the oboe belong to?
Woodwind.
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What family of instruments do the cymbals belong in?
Percussion.
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How many beats are there in a minim?
2.
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What family of instruments does a tuba belong in?
Brass.
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What element of music is to do with high and low sounds, scales and melody?
Pitch.
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What are elements?
Things that make up music.
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How many beats are in a crotchet?
1.
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What element of music is to do with the lengths of notes?
Duration.
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What family of instruments does a double bass belong to?
Strings.
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What brass instrument uses slide notes more than the rest?
A trombone.
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What family of instruments does a snare drum belong to?
Percussion.
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What element of music is to do with speed?
Tempo.
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What is an oratorio?
A biblical story told through music.
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What is an opera?
A story that is told by singing?
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What family of instruments does a timpani belong to?
Percussion.
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How many strings does a double bass have?
4.
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What family of instruments do maraccas belong to?
Percussion.
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How many strings does a violin family have?
4.
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What family of instruments does a bassoon belong to?
Woodwind.
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What does a minor key usually imply about the extract or song?
That the music/extract is a sad, and soulful piece.
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What does improvisation mean?
Making things up on the spot.
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What does the term piano mean?
Softly.
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What family of instruments do the castanets belong to?
Percussion
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What is the correct term for "ABA"?
Tenary form.
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When a piece is in a major key what does that imply about the extract or music?
That the piece is a happy, joyful song/extract.
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What type of music does a synthenizer play in?
Electronic.
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What family of instruments does the violin belong to?
Strings.
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How many strings viola have?
4.
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What element is to do with volume?
Dynamics.
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What does syncopation mean?
Robbed time/off the beat.
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What element in music is to do with the types of sounds that instruments make?
Timbre.
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How many beats is a quaver worth?
1/2.
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What kind of note is a semibreve?
A whole note.
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What is the name of the drums used in Indian music?
Tablas.
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What family of instruments does the cor anglais belong to?
Woodwind.
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What is a Rupak Tala?
A 7 beat rhythm.
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How many beats are in a semibreve?
4.
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What kind of note is a minim?
A half note.
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What element in music is to do with the number of instruments playing at the same time?
Texture.
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What is the name of a repeated pattern of notes?
Ostinato.
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What does Adagio mean?
Slow.
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What kind of note is a crotchet?
A quater note.
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