Ch 6: Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles

About This Chapter

Use our informative video lessons and quizzes to learn about vocal and instrumental ensembles. Learn about various types and characteristics of these groups.

Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles - Chapter Summary

Can you differentiate between the sound of a piano and a violin? If not, you can learn about the musical timbre - or quality of tone - produced by singers and instrumentalists through this chapter on vocal and instrumental ensembles. You also can explore rehearsal strategies for vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as musical problems and corrections in instrumental ensemble performances, through our short, engaging video lessons.

Additionally, this chapter looks at types and characteristics of choral and vocal ensembles, such as a cappella choirs, chamber choirs, men's and women's glee clubs, and vocal jazz ensembles. You'll learn about types of bands, orchestras and small instrumental ensembles, such as string quartets or brass quintets, as well.

A team of professional music teachers put together this chapter on vocal and instrumental ensembles. Each lesson includes a video, transcript and self-assessment quiz. The videos were designed to be brief yet informative. Also, to make it easy to access the main points of each presentation, we've included video tags. The transcripts serve as an excellent resource for those who prefer to read their lessons, instead of listening and viewing the videos. To wrap up each lesson, you can take the short, multiple-choice quiz. This is a great way to gauge your knowledge about vocal and instrumental ensembles.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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