← music 101 Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- 1. Music
- a type of soul music that emerged in the 1950s as an outgrowth of the gospel hymns sung in African-American churches in urban Detroit, Chicago, and New York; its lyrics made use of repeating phrases sung in a cappella(unaccompanied) harmony below the tune.
- b process employed by a composer to validate the importance of a section of music by repeating it.
- c the rational organization of sounds and silence as they pass through time
- d a chord consisting of three pitches and two intervals of a third
- e the sounds that provide the support and enrichment—the accompaniment—for melody
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- the highest male vocal range
- a musical tremor produced on a string instrument by repeating the same pitch with quick up-and-down strokes of the bow.
- the harmonious opposition of two or more independent musical lines
- in musical notation, a symbol that lowers a pitch by a half step
- an expressive, soulful style of singing that emerged from the African-American spiritual and work song at the end of the nineteenth century; its texts are strophic, its harmonies simple and repetitive
5 True/False Questions
dynamics → the various levels of volume, loud and soft, at which sounds are produced in a musical composition.
natural(square w/ 2 sticks) → a broad category of music designed to please a large section of the general public; sometimes used in the contradistinction to more "serious" or more "learned" classical music.
pizzicato → in musical notation, a dynamic mark indicating "very soft."
great staff → a horizontal grid onto which are put the symbols of musical notation: notes, rests, accidentals, dynamic marks, etc
quarter note → unit of musical duration that most often represents the beat; normally moves at roughly the rate of the average person's heartbeat