5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Ground Bass/Basso Ostinato
- a A short fragment of melody or rhythm used in constructing a long section of music
- b The blend of various sounds and melodic lines occurring simultaneously in a piece of music
- c The accenting of certain beats of the meter that are ordinarily unaccented
- d A motive, phrase, or theme repeated over and over again played in the bass.
- e The interval between a pair of "duplicating" notes, eight notes apart in the diatonic scale
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a short piece of sacred choral music, typically polyphonic and unaccompanied.
- A background of stressed and unstressed beats in a simple, regular, repeating pattern
- The aspect of music having to do with with duration of the notes in time; also applied to any particular durational patterns
- A baroque musical form based on recurrences of a ritornello
- The earliest genre of medieval polyphonic music
5 True/False Questions
Libretto → The speed of the music, i.e. the rate at which the accented and unaccented beats of the meter follow one another
Plainchant → Unaccompanied, monophonic music, without fixed rhythm or meter, such as gregorian chant
Doctrine of Affections → A short passage of imitative polyphony based on a single theme, or on two used together.
Crescendo → Getting louder
Basso Continuo → A set of chords continuous underlying the melody in a piece of Baroque music. - harpsichord/cello