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5 Matching questions

  1. atonal music
  2. song plugger
  3. big band
  4. polyrhythm
  5. polychord
  1. a the stacking of one triad or seventh chord on another so they sound simultaneously
  2. b a salesman who sold (plugged) songs by singing and playing them in a local music store
  3. c two or more rhythms sounding simultaneously
  4. d a mid-to large-size dance band that emerged in the 1930s to play the style of jazz called swing
  5. e music without tonality, music without a key center; most often associated with the twentieth-century avant-garde style of Arnold Schoenberg

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Violin played without much vibrato
  2. Narrative song in strophic form that told a (usually sad) tale in an unemotional way
  3. an early type of jazz emerging in the 1890s and characterized by a steady bass and a syncopated, jazzy treble
  4. when all of the lines or parts move in the same direction, and at the same intervals, for a period of time; the opposite of counterpoint
  5. a movement originating in France in which artists tried to re-create the elusive sensation that an object produced upon the senses in a single, fleeting moment

5 True/False questions

  1. serial musicmusic in which some important component—pitch, dynamics, rhythm—comes in a continually repeating series


  2. rockthe generic term for the various, more sophisticated styles that emerged from rock 'n' roll after The Beatles


  3. blues scalethe three notes in African-American folk music that are typically altered for expressive purposes


  4. computer musicRepertoire of songs for solo singer, male or female, with lyrics treating the subject of love and life's disappointments, and accompanied primarily by one or more guitars


  5. bluesA four-string plucked instrument of African-American origin


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