Quiz: If You Can Get 10/18 on This Quiz, You Must Have Been in Band

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Can you remember your band days?

See how well you remember being in band by taking this quiz and answering questions about music theory, instruments, band conventions and more!

 Jul 17, 2018
1 of 18Pick your answer!
Band is the same thing as orchestra. True or false?
True
False
2 of 18Pick your answer!
What kind of instrument is the trumpet?
Percussion
Brass
Woodwind
3 of 18Pick your answer!
Which foot does the band march with first?
Left
Right
4 of 18Pick your answer!
What does an accidental do?
It modifies a note by half a step
It indicates a rest period
It changes the time signature
5 of 18Pick your answer!
Which of the following is a double-reed instrument?
Clarinet
Trombone
Oboe
6 of 18Pick your answer!
To transpose means to change the key. True or false?
True
False
7 of 18Pick your answer!
How many notes does a chromatic scale include?
12
8
5
8 of 18Pick your answer!
If a note is flat, it’s…
Not loud enough
Too low
Too high
9 of 18Pick your answer!
Does music written in major keys usually sound positive or negative?
Positive
Neither
Negative
10 of 18Pick your answer!
What kind of instrument is the clarinet?
Woodwind
Bass
Strings
11 of 18Pick your answer!
Be careful! Reeds can ___ your tongue if played incorrectly!
Burn
Cut
Freeze
12 of 18Pick your answer!
If a note is sharp, it’s…
Too quiet
Too high
Too low
13 of 18Pick your answer!
Who leads the band?
The guitarist
The drum major
The brass section
14 of 18Pick your answer!
What does fortissimo mean?
Play loudly
Play softly
Play quicker
15 of 18Pick your answer!
What musical family does the timpani fit into?
Brass
Woodwind
Percussion
16 of 18Pick your answer!
What family is the bass drum in?
Woodwind
Strings
Percussion
17 of 18Pick your answer!
Which instrument does NOT belong to the strings?
Flute
Harp
Banjo
18 of 18Pick your answer!
What does it mean when you play something staccato?
The note stays the same
The note is shorter
The note is longer
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