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Music Words Multiple Choice Definitions Worksheet

1. cello
A) a large string instrument that is played with a bow while sitting down
B) a certain number of musical beats grouped together
C) to play music loudly
2. drum
A) an instrument made of narrow brass tubing that is played using valves and has a flared bell at one end
B) to play music loudly
C) a percussion instrument made from a hollow cylinder that is covered on one or both ends
3. flute
A) the largest brass instrument that produces low pitched sounds by vibrating lips into a mouthpiece
B) a reedless woodwind instrument that produces high pitches when air is blown across an opening
C) a string instrument that is played by plucking strings that that are stretched across an open area usually attached to an angled or curved frame
4. forte
A) the largest brass instrument that produces low pitched sounds by vibrating lips into a mouthpiece
B) to play music loudly
C) a large string instrument that is played with a bow while sitting down
5. guitar
A) a string instrument with a long neck that is played with a pick or fingers and usually has six strings
B) a reedless woodwind instrument that produces high pitches when air is blown across an opening
C) the speed at which a piece of music is played
6. harp
A) a keyboard instrument that produces sound by pressing keys causing hammers to strike strings
B) a string instrument that is played by plucking strings that that are stretched across an open area usually attached to an angled or curved frame
C) a string instrument with a long neck that is played with a pick or fingers and usually has six strings
7. measure
A) a certain number of musical beats grouped together
B) a keyboard instrument that produces sound by pressing keys causing hammers to strike strings
C) an instrument that makes a ticking sound used to maintain the tempo of music
8. metronome
A) an instrument that makes a ticking sound used to maintain the tempo of music
B) an instrument made of narrow brass tubing that is played using valves and has a flared bell at one end
C) a large string instrument that is played with a bow while sitting down
 
9. piano
A) a string instrument that is played by plucking strings that that are stretched across an open area usually attached to an angled or curved frame
B) a keyboard instrument that produces sound by pressing keys causing hammers to strike strings
C) a percussion instrument made from a hollow cylinder that is covered on one or both ends
10. pitch
A) the highness and lowness of sound
B) a reedless woodwind instrument that produces high pitches when air is blown across an opening
C) an instrument made of narrow brass tubing that is played using valves and has a flared bell at one end
11. saxophone
A) a keyboard instrument that produces sound by pressing keys causing hammers to strike strings
B) a string instrument that is played by plucking strings that that are stretched across an open area usually attached to an angled or curved frame
C) a woodwind instrument with one reed that is cone-shaped and has finger keys
12. tempo
A) the speed at which a piece of music is played
B) a large string instrument that is played with a bow while sitting down
C) a string instrument with a long neck that is played with a pick or fingers and usually has six strings
13. trumpet
A) an instrument made of narrow brass tubing that is played using valves and has a flared bell at one end
B) a string instrument with a long neck that is played with a pick or fingers and usually has six strings
C) a reedless woodwind instrument that produces high pitches when air is blown across an opening
14. tuba
A) a certain number of musical beats grouped together
B) a percussion instrument made from a hollow cylinder that is covered on one or both ends
C) the largest brass instrument that produces low pitched sounds by vibrating lips into a mouthpiece
15. violin
A) the largest brass instrument that produces low pitched sounds by vibrating lips into a mouthpiece
B) the smallest and highest-pitched string instrument that has four strings, no frets, and is played with a bow
C) a percussion instrument made from a hollow cylinder that is covered on one or both ends

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