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Ch. 4 quiz music
Terms in this set (20)
A composition in the key of G major uses harmonies formed from which scale?
A scale comprised entirely of half steps is called a _________ scale.
Black keys on the piano can be either "flats" or "sharps" depending on the context of the music.
Common scales used in African, Far Eastern, and Native American music are the _____ scales.
pentatonic and tritonic
Which of the following is a true statement?
In diatonic music, both the melody and the harmony are firmly rooted in the key.
Harmonies built on the dominant (fifth scale degree) gravitate toward the
If a major or minor scale is transposed to a different starting pitch, the pattern of half steps and whole steps changes.
Intervals even smaller than half steps, commonly used in some non-Western music are called
In Western music, the octave is divided into twelve equal
Shifting an entire work so that it begins on a different pitch but retains the same pattern of intervals is called
The tonic is a three-note chord, or triad, built on the ________ scale step.
Moving from one key center to another within a composition is called
Music of the Baroque and Classical eras is mostly
The octave is divided the same way in the musical systems of all cultures.
In Western music, the dominant and subdominant are called _______ chords.
The _______ chord is counterposed against active chords.
The fifth scale step (sol) forms the chief active chord (V), which is called the
The key of a piece is determined
by the composer
What is another name for a half step?
Which of the following is NOT an active chord?