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