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The Oboe (Grade 9)

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The Oboe

The oboe is a single reed instrument.
  1. True
  2. False
Before being called an "oboe" this instrument was known as the "hautbois".
  1. True
  2. False
The oboe is a transposing instrument.
  1. True
  2. False
The oboe is one of the hardest instruments to play well, consistently, and with a good tone.
  1. True
  2. False
How many octave keys belong on an oboe?
  1. 0
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
A musician that plays an oboe is called:
  1. an oboer
  2. an oboist
  3. an obiteer
  4. none of the above
The oboe has a range of about:
  1. 2 octaves
  2. 3 octaves
  3. 4 octaves
  4. 5 octaves
The oboe is often featured in:
  1. jazz music
  2. film
  3. folksongs
  4. rock music
While the oboe could possibly be dated back to 2000 B.C., the baroque oboe wasn't introduced until the:
  1. 1000 A.D
  2. mid 1600's
  3. 1800's
  4. mid 1900's
The fastest oboe player in the world, Jack Cozen Harel, played Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble Bee in:
  1. 10 seconds
  2. 26.1 seconds
  3. 45 seconds
  4. 1 minute
The double reed is made of              pieces of                tied together.
Sound is produced from the oboe by blowing into the                and                          the air column.
The parts of an oboe are the                                 ,                                , and the               .
The oboe reed is an integral part of the sound. What natural reasons can cause a reed to become unplayable?

Name 3 members of the oboe family.

What are the differences between the hautbois from the mid 17th century to the oboe we use today?

Why do bands and orchestras only use one or two oboes?

On the space provided, write in the octave range of an oboe using only the first note of each octave.                                           
Staff Paper Strip - Treble Clef
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