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Review for Exam #1
Materials of Music
Music in minor tonality is often
perceived as sounding:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Happy and joyful
Subdued or sad
Triumphal
Colorful
Melodies are subdivided into
component units of meaning called:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Ranges
Cadences
Phrases
Countermelodies
A collection of pitches arranged in
ascending or descending order is
called:
a.
b.
c.
d.
A chord
A scale
An octave
An interval
A triad is:
a.
b.
c.
d.
A three-note chord
Built on alternate scale steps
The most common chord type found in Western
music
All of the above
Which one is correct?
• A chord is always a triad
• A triad is always a chord
The separate sections of a large
musical work are called:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Symphonies
Chapters
Songs
Movements
Ternary form is represented by
the patterns:
A.
B.
C.
D.
A-B-C
A-B-A
A-B
A-A-A
The “language” that is used for
tempo markings and the majority of
musical directions is
_________________________
The most common texture heard
today is:
_________________________
A texture in which a single voice
takes over the melodic interest
while the accompanying voices are
subordinate is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Monophony
Monody
Heterophony
Homophony
The procedure in which a melodic
idea is presented in one voice and
then restated in another is:
________________________
The gradual swelling of the
volume of music is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Accelerando
Piano
Adagio
Crescendo
When two or more independent
melodic lines are combined, the
resulting texture is:
_________________________
The patriotic song, “My country ‘tis
of thee (America)” is in what meter:
Two (or four) OR three
Which of the following terms
describes the FULL range of notes in
the octave?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Diatonic
Chromatic
Major
Minor
The texture that features a
single, unaccompanied line is:
______________________
The distance between two notes
is called a(n):
_______________________
A coherent succession of single
pitches is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
A melody
A harmony
A meter
A musical texture
The quality of sound that
distinguishes one instrument or
voice from another is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Timbre
Tempo
Volume
Pitch
The Italian term for speed is:
_________________________
A combination of tones, three or
more, that constitutes a single block
of harmony is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
An interval
A scale
A chord
An octave
The distance between the highest
note and the lowest note in a
melody is called:
_________________________
Music is propelled forward in
time by:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Texture
Harmony
Timbre
Rhythm
The smallest fragment of a theme
that forms a melodic-rhythmic unit
is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
A motive
A cadence
Timbre
Rhythm
How many notes in Beethoven’s
Fifth Symphony motive?
Which marking is appropriate for
a slow tempo?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Allegro
Adagio
Presto
Moderato
Which is slower?
Andante or Moderato
Which is softer?
mp OR mf
The regular pulsation heard in
Western music is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
The beat
The accent
The syncopation
The meter
3 + 3 + 2 is an example of:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Compound meter
Simple meter
Additive meter
No meter
Beats are organized into regularly
recurring patterns known as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Syncopations
Offbeats
Meters
Polyrhythms
Scott Joplin’s rags show off which
type of rhythmic feature?
_______________________
A resting place in music is called:
__________________________
The interval from one “do” to
another “do” is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
A tempo
An octave
A chromatic
A dynamic mark
The louds and softs of music are
called:
_________________________
A melody can be characterized
by:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Its range
Its shape
The way it moves
All of the above
The generally accepted term for
the high male vocal range is:
__________________________
Which of the following dynamic
marks is the softest:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Mezzo forte (mf)
Piano (p)
Pianissimo (pp)
Forte (f)
In triple meter, the strongest
pulse is one beat:
A.
B.
C.
D.
One
Two
Three
All are equal
Approximately two-thirds of a
symphony orchestra consists of
which section?
_______________________
Name the four major sections of
the orchestra
The basic structural concepts in
the element of form are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Polyphonic and homophonic
Major and minor
Duple and triple
Repetition and contrast
The element that describes the
musical fabric or the relationship of
musical lines within a work is:
____________________________
A distinctive melody that serves as a
building block in the structure of a
musical work is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
A motive
A sequence
A theme
A movement
Meter is marked off in groupings
known as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Measures
Phrases
Chord
Cadences
One melody added to, or played
against, another melody is called:
_____________________________
The technique through which
performers create music on the spot
is known as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Ostinato
Improvisation
Inversion
Canon
Which of the following is NOT a
slow tempo:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Grave
Adagio
Presto
Largo
The vertical dimension of music
is called:
____________________________
In “The Walking Dead,” one might
reasonably expect that the harmony
would include a great deal of:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Conjunct motion
Dissonance
Consonance
Blood (HA HA)
A repeated rhythmic pattern in
which an accepted beat is followed
by two unaccented beats is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Compound
Duple
Triple
Quadruple
The form based on a statement and
a departure without a return to the
opening statement is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Binary
Variation
Ternary
Through-composed
Which of the following describes an
agreeable combination of tones?
•
•
•
•
A.
B.
C.
D.
Consonant
Dissonant
Disjunct
Conjunct
Mary had a Little Lamb would
best be described as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
In two (or four), disjunct, consonance
In three, conjunct, with dissonance
In two (or four), conjunct, with consonance
In three, conjunct, with a narrow range
Beats that are more strongly
emphasized than others are said to
be:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Minor
Major
Accented
Metrical
Most traditional and contemporary
popular songs are performed in
which texture?
_____________________________
The restatement of a musical idea at
a higher or lower pitch is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
A repetition
A sequence
An imitation
A retrograde
Another name for a musical
sentence is a(n):
____________________________
The resting spots at the ends of
phrases are called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
A pause
A period
A cadence
A comma
The first note of a scale:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Is called the tonic, or keynote
Assumes greater importance than the rest of the notes
Serves as the home base around which others revolve
All of the above
Which term describes a melody
that moves by small intervals?
___________________________
The Star Spangled Banner’s
melody is:
Conjunct or Disjunct
The term diatonic describes
melodies or harmonies that are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Derived from ALL of the notes of the octave.
Built from the notes of the major or minor scale.
Triadic
All of the above
A musical canon is closely related
to a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
A round
A motive
A theme
A scale
According to your text, the musical
element that makes the widest and
most direct appeal is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
Timbre
Melody
Texture
Rhythm
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