4 Written questions
4 Multiple choice questions
- A process where it is expected to read figured bass symbols while performing the music.
- (from Italian concertare: to reach agreement) In 17th c. music, the combination of voices with one or more instruments, where the instruments do not simply double the voices but play independent parts.
- the division of the scale based on an octave that is divided into twelve exactly equal semitones
- (First Practice) Method of making music strictly according to Zarlino's rules of counterpoint.
3 True/False questions
Baroque → an artistic style of the 17th century characterized by complex forms, bold ornamentation, and contrasting elements
Seconda Practica → also known as Second Practice, Monteverdi's new text-driven approach to music , reverses the relationship between music and text; music reflects textual/ poetic structure and meaning; textual painting
Figured Bass → Elaborate passage decorating important cadences to Aria's