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Performing Music
A busker playing his guitar is an example of a musical performance.

Performing Music

This KS2 Music quiz takes a look at performing music. Performing music is playing live to an audience. Performance - the very word is enough to make some musicians break into a cold sweat. So many things can go wrong! And yet, making music with others and performing it for an audience is one of the most rewarding activities for musicians.

When you are practising playing an instrument, it's OK to stop when you make a mistake and start again. After all, you want to play the piece perfectly! However, when you are performing, the audience would rather not sit through numerous failed attempts so if you make a mistake when playing live, you simply carry on as if it never happened. The audience will forgive you.

What do you know about performing music? Take this quiz to find out.

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1.
What skills are developed by performing music in a group?
Showing respect for others' viewpoints
Listening
Collaboration
All of the above
There is more to it than simply playing music!
2.
In music, what is an 'ensemble'?
An instrument in the percussion family
A piece of music that resembles another, more famous, piece of music
A group of musicians playing together
None of the above
Ensemble means 'together'
3.
What is the term for a musical pattern that is continuously repeated during a piece of music?
Staccato
Piano
Ostinato
Quartet
If you know Canon in D by Pachelbel, this is a great example of ostinato
4.
What is 'call and response'?
When the teacher calls out a name and that person gives the answer
When sections of music are repeated many times
When one person teaches the music to everyone else
When one person leads the melody and the other musicians respond
Call and response can be found in plenty of pop songs - listen out for it
5.
What does it mean to sing in a round?
Singers move around while performing
One or more singers start the music and other groups join in at different times
All the singers stand in a circle
Performing on stage
'Three Blind Mice' and 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat' are two examples of rounds
6.
Which one of the following would NOT be an example of a musical performance?
A choir singing a song to an audience
A busker playing his guitar on a street in a crowded shopping area
A musician listening to a CD of a song she recorded
A band playing in a school assembly
How many other musical performances can you think of?
7.
In an orchestra or large band, who directs the musicians?
The manager
The conductor
The principle musician
The best musician
The conductor usually uses a baton
8.
How many musicians are needed to play a duet?
One
Two
Three
Four
Three musicians make a trio, while four make a quartet
9.
Which notation tells a performer to gradually slow the music?
Rallentando and ritardando
Crescendo and decrescendo
Repeats and rests
Forte and fortissimo
Rallentando (or rall.) and ritardando (or rit.) both mean 'to slow down gradually'
10.
Which of the following describes playing a piece of music alone?
Duet
Quartet
Symphony
Solo
A solo could be an entire piece of music played alone or a short section within a longer piece played with other musicians

 

Author:  Sheri Smith

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