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5 Matching questions

  1. folk music
  2. Expressionism
  3. big band
  4. Sprechstimme
  5. tone cluster
  1. a a dissonant sounding of several pitches, each only a half step away from the other, in a densely packed chord
  2. b German-Austrian style that sought to express the innermost feelings, anxieties, and fears that an object generated in the artist
  3. c (German for "speech-voice") a singer declaims, rather than sings, a text at only approximate pitch levels
  4. d music originating from rural communities and passed from generation to generation by oral tradition rather than written notation
  5. e a mid-to large-size dance band that emerged in the 1930s to play the style of jazz called swing

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the most recent development in electronic music, it couples the computer with the electronic synthesizer to imitate the sounds of acoustical instruments as well as produce new sounds
  2. 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
  3. Narrative song in strophic form that told a (usually sad) tale in an unemotional way
  4. music without tonality, music without a key center; most often associated with the twentieth-century avant-garde style of Arnold Schoenberg
  5. French poets whose aesthetic aims emphasized the sound of a word rather than its literal meaning

5 True/False questions

  1. polytonalitytwo or more meters sounding simultaneously

          

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

          

  3. polyrhythmtwo or more rhythms sounding simultaneously

          

  4. polychordthe stacking of one triad or seventh chord on another so they sound simultaneously

          

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

          

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