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Ch. 8 intro to music

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Instruments that produce sound from a vibrating string are called:
chordophones
A specific area within the range of a voice or instrument, such as high, middle, or low, is called:
register
The generally accepted term for the high male vocal range is:
tenor
A guitar is an example of a chordophone.
True
Drum-type instruments fall into the category of:
membranophones
The human voice:
possesses lyric beauty and expressiveness that has served as a model for instrument builders and players.
The standard ranges of the human voice from highest to lowest are:
soprano, alto, tenor, bass.
Throughout history, the voice has served as a model to instrumentalists and to instrument builders.
True
How do idiophones produce sound?
by shaking, scraping, or striking the instrument itself
A mechanism that generates musical vibrations and launches them into the air is called:
an instrument.
Of the following, which is NOT a chordophone?
bagpipes
The term timbre refers to:
the color of a tone.
Flutes and whistles are classified as idiophones.
False
Throughout history, women's voices have held a central role in the performance of church music.
False
The quality of sound that distinguishes one instrument or voice from another is:
timbre
In some cultures, women's voices are preferred for certain styles of music.
True
Instruments that produce sound by using air as the vibrating means are called:
aerophones
Which of the following voices has the lowest range?
bass
Of the following, which is NOT a property of a musical sound?
texture