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A musical sound
A. has perceivable pitch and measurable frequency
The highness or lowness of sound is called
According to your text, the musical element that makes the widest and most direct appeal is
A succession of single tones or pitches perceived as a unit is called
B. a melody
Music is propelled forward in time by:
The basic unit of rhythm that divides time into equal segments is called:
C. the beat
The distance and relationship between two tones is referred to as:
A. an interval
A collection of pitches arranged in ascending or descending order is called:
A. a scale
The first note of the scale is called the:
A twelve tone scale, including all the semitones of the octave, is called:
The principle of organization whereby we hear a piece of music in relation to a central tone is called:
The tonic chord is represented by which symbol?
A texture featuring a single, unaccompanied line is called
When two or more independent melodic lines are combined, the resulting texture is called
Music that is despairing and sad usually has a ___ tempo.
The degree of loudness or softness, or volume, at which music is played is called:
The quality of sound that distinguishes one instrument or voice from another is:
The standard ranges of the human voice from highest to lowest are:
A. soprano, alto, tenor, bass
Which of the following voices has the lowest range?
The device placed on the bridge of string instruments to muffle the sound is called
D. a mute
The term a cappella refers to choral music performed
D. without any accompaniment
Approximately two thirds of a symphony orchestra consists of
John Philip Sousa was famous as a composer of
The preservation of music without the help of written notation is called
C oral transmission
Which of the following is the proper chronological order of musical periods
C. Medieval, Baroque, Renaissance, Romantic, Classical, and Twentieth Century
The term "Dark Ages" formerly referred to the time
C between 500 and 1000 c. e.
____ is traditionally associated with collecting and organizing the chants of the church
C. Pope Gregory
A setting of Gregorian chant with one note per syllable is called
A setting of Gregorian chant with two to four notes per syllable might be considered
The service in the Roman Catholic Church that symbolically reenacts the sacrifice of Christ is
C. the Mass
What is the primary language of the Mass
Music of the fourteenth century underwent a change of style that became known as
B. the Ars nova
The French courtly love song of the Middle Ages was called the
What is the form of a rondeau?
What characterizes humanism?
D. all of the above
Which institution supported music in Renaissance society
D. all of the above
The expressive device used by Renaissance composers to pictorialize words musically is called
A. word painting
The fixed melody used as a basis for elaborate polyphonic writing in the Renaissance was called
C. a cantus firmus
Which of the following was a leader in the Protestant Reformation?
B. Martin Luther
After the Protestant revolt of the early sixteenth century, the Roman Catholic Church responded with a movement to recapture the loyalty...
C. The Counter Reformation
Which composer responded to the reforms of the Council of Trent in an exemplary fashion?
Instruments used for outdoor performances, such as the shawm and sackbut, are categorized as
Which of the following would be considered an appropriate outdoor instrument?
The structure known as binary form is performed:
Which of the following was the chief form of Italian secular music in the Renaissance
C. the madrigal
Where was the madrigal first development
The late Renaissance madrigal came to full flower in teh music of
A. Claudio Monteverdi
The approximate dates of the Baroque period are
Which best describes how Baroque musicians made a living?
D. all of the above
The Baroque period witnessed a new style of music which featured a single vocal melody with accompaniment. This was known as
THe ideas and music of the Florentine Camerata led the way directly toward
A the development of the opera
Which two instruments would most likely have played the basso continue in the Baroque era?
C. cello and harsichord
The Baroque technique of placing numerals, indicating the harmony required, above or below the bass notes, is called
A. figured bass
A system of slightly adjusting the turning of intervals within the octave, thus making it possible to play in every major and minor key, was called.
B. equal temperament
What is the doctrine of the affections?
A. the codification of basic emotional states aroused by music
The artifically created male soprano or alto who dominated opera was known as
A drama that is sung is called
B. an opera
The vocal style in opera that imitates the natural inflections of speech is called
A highly emotional song in a opera is called
A. an aria
The orchestral introduction heard at the beginning of an opera is called
The text of an opera is called
B the libretto
The chorale is a type of hymn tune created by
B Martin Luthur
The chorale tune A mighty Fortres is our god was
B. written by Martin Luthur
The stories for oratorios are generally drawn from
B the Bible
___ was born in Germany and studied in Italy, but spent much of his creative life in England
Late in Life, Handel turned his efforts from the opera to
D. the oratorio
Which of the following is Handel's most famous oratorio, frequently performed today
Handel's Messiah is
C. a cantata
The famous choral climax in Part II of Handel's Messiah is
B "Halleluhah Chorus"
The solo concerto is
A an instrumental work, usually in three movements, that features one performer supported by an accompanying group of instruments
Who composed the Brandenburg Concertos
The accompanying group in a concerto grosso is called?
A. the ripieno
Water Music by Handel is best described as a
Bach was most famous in his day as a performer on
B. the organ
Which was NOT an important keyboard instrument in the Baroque
B the piano
African-American music forms the root of which of these popular American musical styles?
D. all of the above
The African American music that developed around the turn of the 20th century and incorporates elements of African music and popular and arts ...
What American composer is known as the king of ragtime
What is the principal musical characteristic of ragtime?
Which best describes the form a blues text
What is a bent, or blue, note
D a note in which the pitch drops slightly
What American city is considered the birthplace of jazz
C New Orleans
Which is NOT true of New Orleans jazz
C there were no set forms or harmonic progressions
Louis Armstrong was also known as
Which instrument did Louis Armstrong play
A the trumpet
A jazz style of singing that sets syllables without meaning to an improvised vocal line is known as
C. scat singing
What kind of jazz is Dude Ellington know for
A big band
The principal exponent of cool jazz was trumpeter
B Miles Davis
Miles Davis is known for
D. ALl of the above
The musical styles of the 1960's that combines jazz improvisation with amplified instruments and rock beats is called
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