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When two different tones blend so well when sounded together that they almost seem to merge into one tone, the interval is called an.
The distance between the lowest and highest tones a voice or instrument can produce is called
A dynamic accent occurs in music when a performer
emphasizes a tone by playing it more loudly than the tones around it.
When a performer emphasizes a tone by playing it more loudly than the tones around it, it is called a
When notating music for others to read, composers traditionally have used___ words to indicate dynamics.
The Italian dynamic markings traditionally used to indicate very soft, soft, and very loud are.(respectively)
Pianissimo, piano, fortissimo
The italian dynamic markings traditionally used to indicate very soft, loud and very loud are respectively
Pianissimo, forte, fortissimo
It is difficult to sing well because_____ than in speaking.
-singing demands a greater supply and control of breath
-vowel sounds are held longer
-wider ranges of pitch and volume are used
While professional singers can command a pitch range of two octaves or more, an untrained voice is usually limited to about.
an octave and a half
The bow that strings players usually use to produce sound on their instruments is a slightly curved stick strung tightly with
Pizzicato is an indication to the performer to
pluck the string with the finger instead of using the bow
When the string player causes small pitch fluctuations by rocking the left hand while pressing the string down, it is called
If a string player uses vibrato--rocking of the left hand to produce small pitch flunctuations--it is because
using vibrato make the tone warmer and more expressive
The very high-pitched tones that are produced when a string player lightly touches certain points on a string are called
Rapidly repeating tones by quick up and down strokes of the bow is a sting technique known as
A hollow, funnel-shaped piece of wood or plastic that brass players use to alter the tone of their instruments is called a
Before 1850, french horn and trumpet players would insert____into their instruments to change the range of available pitches.
The_____has many sets of pipes controlled from several keyboards, including a pedal keyboard.
The element of music defined as the ordered flow of music through time, or more specifically, the particular arrangement of note lengths in a piece of music, is
______ is defined as putting an accent in music where it would not normally be expected.
A_____is an apparatus that produces ticking sounds or flashes of light at any desired musical speed.
In the full score of an orchestal composition, the families of instruments are arranged from top to bottom in the order of
woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings
A melodic phrase ending that sets up expectations for continuation is known as an
The musical element that refers to the wa chords are constructed and how they follow each other is
Dynamic tension that demands onward motin in music is usually the result of
The performers technical ability
When the individual tones of a chord are sounded one after another instead of simultaneously, it is called a broken chord or
In traditional western music, the____is the smalles interval between successice tones of a scale.
Sharp of flat signs immediately following the clef sign at the beginning of the staff of a musical composition are called the
The word chromatic comes from the Greek word chroma, color, and is used in music to refer to the
twelve tones of the octave
Musical texture refers to
-how many different layer of sound are heard at the same time
-What kind of layes of sound are heard
-How layers of sound are related to each other
If a flute player were to play a solo without any other accompaniment, the texture would be
Performace of a single melodic line by more than one instrument or voice is described as playing or singing in
Polyphonic texture consists of
two or more melodies of relatively equal interest performed simultaneously
When two or more melodic lines of equal interest are performed simultaneously, the texture is
When a melodic idea is presented by one voice or instrument and the restated immediately by another voice or instrument, the technique is called
A song in which several people sing the same melody but each singer starts at a different time is an example of
When some feature of a muscial idea are change, but others are retained, the technique is referred to as
A musical statement followed by a contrasting statement and then a return of the original statement would be called
The form consisting of a musical statement followed by a counterstatement, would be called______form.
A musical statement, followed by a repeat of that statement, then a sounterstatement, would be called____form.
Ornaments not printed in the music that seventeenth- and eighteenth-century performers were expected to add.
Before the nineteenth century, the time beat was
give by the first violinist, the keyboard player, or both
Beeps, clangs, whistles, never-ending gonges, and other effects can be added to music at a composers electronic whim through.
In music,____refers to a characteristic way of using melody, rhythm, tone color, dynamics, harmony, texture, and form.
Which of the following would be a good example of a change in music style.
The men in the New Yourk Philharmonic wear white tie and tails during the winter season, but for the summer concerts they wear black tie and white dinner jackets.
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