Let's take a look at the first option ( writing for Instrument
Did you notice in the example you were offered the choice of two instruments, the trumpet
you also had to name the chosen one. There will always be a choice of two or three
they can be any of the instruments used in the orchestra.
( e.g. violin, cello, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, etc......... )
You will not need a detailed knowledge of any of them, but you will need a little
knowing the lowest pitch each instrument can play, plus how much higher than Middle C can
sound. It's just remembering the basic characteristics of the instrument you choose.
Here's an example; say you choose the violin, do you know the sign which means (up bow)
or the sign for
( down bow)? what does pizzicato mean? and would it be appropriate to use pizzicato in the
style of the
It's just simply basic information you need to remember when you are adding the
Because of the importance for you to know the 'Pitch range' of the instruments which you
may be given,
I have made a piano chart for the six most popular instruments which turn up on the exam
papers. So take
a look at these, make sure you learn and remember the lowest and highest notes each
instrument can play.
This is very important, don't miss this out!!! Remember this question on the exam paper is
worth 15 points.