5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Ground Bass/Basso Ostinato
- Imitative Polyphony
- a A general category of music determined partly by the number and kind of instruments or voices involved, and partly by its form, style, or purpose. "Opera" "symphonic poem" and "sonata" are examples.
- b A motive, phrase, or theme repeated over and over again played in the bass.
- c A polyphonic musical texture in which various melodic lines use approximately the same themes.
- d In 14th century music, the technique of repeating identical rhythm for each section of a composition, while the pitches are altered.
- e Intervals or chords that sound relatively tense and unstable.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Drama presented in music, with the characters singing instead of speaking
- The aspect of music having to do with the succession of pitches; also applied to any particular succession of pitches.
- The sonorous quality of a particular instrument, voice, or combination of instruments or voices
- The accenting of certain beats of the meter that are ordinarily unaccented
- A set of chords continuous underlying the melody in a piece of Baroque music. - harpsichord/cello
5 True/False Questions
Aria → The main secular vocal genre of the renaissance
Form → the "shape" of the piece of music
Octave → A short fragment of melody or rhythm used in constructing a long section of music
Chord → the "shape" of the piece of music
Plainchant → Unaccompanied, monophonic music, without fixed rhythm or meter, such as gregorian chant