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5 Matching questions

  1. electronic music
  2. Impressionism
  3. computer music
  4. blue note
  5. Symbolists
  1. a the most recent development in electronic music, it couples the computer with the electronic synthesizer to imitate the sounds of acoustical instruments as well as produce new sounds
  2. b sounds produced and manipulated by magnetic tape machines, synthesizers, and/or computers
  3. c a movement originating in France in which artists tried to re-create the elusive sensation that an object produced upon the senses in a single, fleeting moment
  4. d the three notes in African-American folk music that are typically altered for expressive purposes
  5. e French poets whose aesthetic aims emphasized the sound of a word rather than its literal meaning

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. extracting a small portion of pre-recorded music and then mechanically repeating it over and over as a musical backdrop to the text of a rap song
  2. an expressive, soulful style of singing that emerged from the African-American spiritual and work song at the end of the nineteenth century; its texts are strophic, its harmonies simple and repetitive
  3. (German for "speech-voice") a singer declaims, rather than sings, a text at only approximate pitch levels
  4. music in which the smallest interval is not the chromatic half step (as on the piano), but half of half a step
  5. music in which some important component—pitch, dynamics, rhythm—comes in a continually repeating series

5 True/False questions

  1. fiddleViolin played without much vibrato


  2. rockthe generic term for the various, more sophisticated styles that emerged from rock 'n' roll after The Beatles


  3. rhythm and bluesthe section within a jazz band, usually consisting of drums, double bass, piano, banjo, and/or guitar, that establishes the harmony and rhythm


  4. chorusa full statement of the tune around which the performers improvise


  5. blues scalea seven-note scale in which the third, fifth, and seventh pitches are sometimes flat, sometimes natural, and sometimes in between


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