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What do you call a piece of music where a violin soloist plays with an orchestra?

violin concerto

Which string instrument carries the melody in this short excerpt?

Double Bass


The harp may be a part-time fifth member of the orchestral strings.

Select one:


How does a violinist control dynamics?

By applying more or less bow pressure and speed on the strings CorrectCorrect! When playing traditionally bowed instruments, string players control dynamics by applying more or less bow pressure and speed on the strings.

Which instruments play the melody in this section of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf?


__________ is an instrumental technique that, in the case of string players, consists of a quick back and forth movement or rocking of the finger that is in contact with the string, with the intent of producing a fluctuation in pitch.


The text states that guitars are strummed or __________.


All string instruments are traditionally played using all of the available performance techniques such as plucking, strumming, bowing, and rubbing.


Only a few select cultures feature string instruments as part of their musical life and heritage.


In the following 10-second excerpt, the strings use:

A combination of bowing and pizzicato throughout. CorrectCorrect! The strings use a combination of bowing and pizzicato throughout.

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