Tuba: 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

What is the tuba playing until 1.09 here?

  1. a. A sonata
  2. b. A fermata
  3. c. A cadenza

Question 2

Whereabouts is the tuba in this music?

  1. a. At the top
  2. b. At the bottom
  3. c. In the middle

Question 3

What do the higher instruments do at the beginning, with their punchy chords at 0.05–0.07 and 0.12–0.14?

  1. a. Answer the lower instruments
  2. b. Echo what has just been played
  3. c. Introduce the melody

Question 4

What image does this music represent?

  1. a. The big gates of a city
  2. b. A hut on hen’s legs
  3. c. A heavy oxcart being pulled by cattle

Question 5

Which nursery rhyme is this music based on?

  1. a. Frères Jacques
  2. b. Three blind mice
  3. c. Twinkle, twinkle, little star


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