Category Archives: Listening Questions

Listening test 1 – Timbre

Watch these videos all about timbre. Then, listen to the tracks and answer the questions. You should be able to hear an instrument and recognise what it is.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/learn/guidetotheorchestra/ (read all of this page and click on the various tabs)

Now –

A short video to show the instruments that are used in an orchestra, and which section they are in.

Don’t you love his funky hair?!

Listen to the sound of the instruments. These are what you have to recognise!

Brass instruments

These are brass instruments. Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba (in the middle). Tuba has the lowest pitch. Get used to the sound. Oh, and this is a brass quintet (5 brass instruments).

Brass instruments might use a mute to change the sound. Watch this to see how they work, and how the sound (or timbre) is different.

Please watch this video to gain an idea about percussion instruments in the orchestra.

Here are the questions
Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4