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5 Matching questions

  1. Chord
  2. Tone Color
  3. Opera
  4. Crescendo
  5. Fugue
  1. a A composition written systematically in imitative polyphony, usually with a single main theme, the fugue subject.
  2. b A grouping of pitches played and heard simultaneously.
  3. c Getting louder
  4. d The sonorous quality of a particular instrument, voice, or combination of instruments or voices
  5. e Drama presented in music, with the characters singing instead of speaking

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A short fragment of melody or rhythm used in constructing a long section of music
  2. A background of stressed and unstressed beats in a simple, regular, repeating pattern
  3. A half-singing, half-reciting style of presenting words in opera, cantata, oratorio, etc, following speech rhythms closely.
  4. The difference or distance between two pitches, measured by the number of diatonic scale notes between them.
  5. A short passage of imitative polyphony based on a single theme, or on two used together.

5 True/False questions

  1. DissonanceIntervals or chords that sound relatively stable and free of tension.


  2. TextureA 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.


  3. MelodyA background of stressed and unstressed beats in a simple, regular, repeating pattern


  4. ModulationChanging key within a piece


  5. Doctrine of AffectionsThe 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


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