Cello: Look, Listen & Answer


Read each question below, then play the music and choose your answer – click or tap on the answer to see if you are right!

Question 1

How many cellos in total are playing here?

  1. a. Five
  2. b. Seven
  3. c. Ten

Question 2

In what order do the three instruments enter at the beginning?

  1. a. Cello first, clarinet then piano
  2. b. Clarinet first, piano then cello
  3. c. Cello first, piano then clarinet

Question 3

In this extract we hear the cello plucking the strings. What is the musical term for this technique?

  1. a. Pluckato
  2. b. Pizzicato
  3. c. Guitato

Question 4

What nationality was Sergei Rachmaninov?

  1. a. Latvian
  2. b. Ukrainian
  3. c. Russian

Question 5

This piece is for cello and which other instrument?

  1. a. Harp
  2. b. Vibraphone
  3. c. Guitar


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