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5 Matching questions

  1. Sprechstimme
  2. musique concrete
  3. quarter tone music
  4. ballad
  5. second Viennese School
  1. a music in which the smallest interval is not the chromatic half step (as on the piano), but half of half a step
  2. b music in which the composer works directly with sounds recorded on magnetic tape, not with musical notation and performers
  3. c (German for "speech-voice") a singer declaims, rather than sings, a text at only approximate pitch levels
  4. d Narrative song in strophic form that told a (usually sad) tale in an unemotional way
  5. e three composers— Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern— who decided to take high-art music into a new atonal, and ultimately, serial style

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. extracting a small portion of pre-recorded music and then mechanically repeating it over and over as a musical backdrop to the text of a rap song
  2. a style of jazz that emerged in the 1950s that is softer, more relaxed, and less frenzied than bebop
  3. a mid-to large-size dance band that emerged in the 1930s to play the style of jazz called swing
  4. an early style of jazz that emphasized improvisation by a small group of soloists (cornet, clarinet, and trombone) and a rhythm section
  5. Repertoire 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 True/False questions

  1. swingextracting a small portion of pre-recorded music and then mechanically repeating it over and over as a musical backdrop to the text of a rap song

          

  2. electronic musicmusic without tonality, music without a key center; most often associated with the twentieth-century avant-garde style of Arnold Schoenberg

          

  3. polymetertwo or more meters sounding simultaneously

          

  4. song pluggera dissonant sounding of several pitches, each only a half step away from the other, in a densely packed chord

          

  5. rocka lively, energetic music with pulsating rhythms, and scintillating syncopations, usually played by a small instrumental ensemble

          

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