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5 Matching Questions

  1. Decrescendo
  2. Ritornello Form
  3. Imitative Polyphony
  4. Modulation
  5. Word painting
  1. a A polyphonic musical texture in which various melodic lines use approximately the same themes.
  2. b Changing key within a piece
  3. c Musical illustration of the meaning of a word or short verbal phrase
  4. d A baroque musical form based on recurrences of a ritornello
  5. e Getting softer

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. A vocal number for solo singer and orchestra, generally in an opera, cantata, or oratorio.
  2. The quality of "highness" or "lowness" of sound; also applied to any particular pitch level, such as middle C
  3. The essential idea is that just one unified and "rationalized" Affekt should be aimed at by any single piece or movement of music, and that to attempt more was to risk confusion and disorder.

    According to one version of the theory there are three pairs of opposing emotions that make six "affects" all together: love/hate, joy/sorrow, wonder/desire
  4. A set of chords continuous underlying the melody in a piece of Baroque music. - harpsichord/cello
  5. The sonorous quality of a particular instrument, voice, or combination of instruments or voices

5 True/False Questions

  1. OperaA grouping of pitches played and heard simultaneously.


  2. Point of imitationThe accenting of certain beats of the meter that are ordinarily unaccented


  3. MonophonyA musical texture involving a single melodic line, as in Gregorian Chant


  4. RhythmThe aspect of music having to do with with duration of the notes in time; also applied to any particular durational patterns


  5. Chordthe "shape" of the piece of music


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