Viola: 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!
At the beginning of this extract, what is the name for what the viola player does?
- a. Chord flush
- b. Double-stopping
- c. Multiphonics
Which ensemble is playing this fierce, exciting music?
- a. An octet
- b. A string quartet
- c. A violin
Listen to this track. What happens at 1.11–1.28 in this music?
- a. The viola and piano swap roles: the piano takes the tune and the viola plays accompanying notes
- b. The viola plays harmonics and the piano plays a melody underneath
- c. Another instrument joins the viola and piano to play chords
This is a dance called a ‘rigaudon’. How many beats in a bar do you think it has?
- a. Three
- b. Five
- c. Two
Which instruments are playing with the violas at the beginning?
- a. Violins
- b. Cellos
- c. Clarinets and bassoons
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