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Bass: Definition, Vocal Range & Comparisons

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Which of the following four voices found in four-part music is in the correct order from highest to lowest?

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1. Along with the soprano, the bass is a(n) _____ voice.

2. Which of these is the only relationship that does NOT generally have to be kept within an octave, according to the rules of four-part writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This mobile-friendly quiz will test your understanding of bass in four-part music. You'll be answering questions on key areas like how to organize the voices of four-part music from highest to lowest and what type of voice both soprano and bass are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how much you know about these topics:

  • Relationship in four-part music that doesn't have to be kept within an octave
  • What the other three voices need to do when the notes in the bass line are high
  • Representation of the most comfortable bass range

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the voice type of a bass or soprano and the relationship between voices in four-part music that doesn't have to be kept within an octave
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the order of voices from highest to lowest in four-part music
  • Making connections - use your understanding of high bass lines and how they're connected to the other three voices

Additional Learning

Keep learning about bass with the lesson named Bass: Definition, Vocal Range & Comparisons. These points will be addressed:

  • Role of the bass line in four-part music
  • Typical bass range (vs. most comfortable range)
  • When the upper registers might be doubled
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