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  1. polymeter
  2. chance music
  3. jazz
  4. blue note
  5. musique concrete
  1. a a lively, energetic music with pulsating rhythms, and scintillating syncopations, usually played by a small instrumental ensemble
  2. b music in which the composer works directly with sounds recorded on magnetic tape, not with musical notation and performers
  3. c the three notes in African-American folk music that are typically altered for expressive purposes
  4. d music that involves an element of chance (rolling dice, choosing cards, etc.) or whimsy on the part of the performers, especially popular with avant-garde composers
  5. e two or more meters sounding simultaneously

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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
  2. two or more rhythms sounding simultaneously
  3. 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
  4. a dissonant sounding of several pitches, each only a half step away from the other, in a densely packed chord
  5. Early-twentieth-century style which emphasized classical forms and smaller ensembles of the sort that had existed in the Baroque and Classical periods

5 True/False Questions

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


  2. polytonalitythe stacking of one triad or seventh chord on another so they sound simultaneously


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


  4. rhythm sectionthe section within a jazz band, usually consisting of drums, double bass, piano, banjo, and/or guitar, that establishes the harmony and rhythm


  5. Sprechstimmean early type of jazz emerging in the 1890s and characterized by a steady bass and a syncopated, jazzy treble


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