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5 Matching questions

  1. blues
  2. quarter tone music
  3. blues scale
  4. polychord
  5. polymeter
  1. a the stacking of one triad or seventh chord on another so they sound simultaneously
  2. b music in which the smallest interval is not the chromatic half step (as on the piano), but half of half a step
  3. c a seven-note scale in which the third, fifth, and seventh pitches are sometimes flat, sometimes natural, and sometimes in between
  4. d two or more meters sounding simultaneously
  5. e 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the area near Broadway and West 28th Street in New York where numerous music stores were located; the song pluggers in this neighborhood were so noisy that they sounded like a crowd banging on tin pans
  2. music without tonality, music without a key center; most often associated with the twentieth-century avant-garde style of Arnold Schoenberg
  3. a full statement of the tune around which the performers improvise
  4. Narrative song in strophic form that told a (usually sad) tale in an unemotional way
  5. music in which some important component—pitch, dynamics, rhythm—comes in a continually repeating series

5 True/False questions

  1. electronic musicmusic without tonality, music without a key center; most often associated with the twentieth-century avant-garde style of Arnold Schoenberg

          

  2. whole-tone scalea six-note scale in which each pitch is a whole tone away from the next

          

  3. Sprechstimmean early type of jazz emerging in the 1890s and characterized by a steady bass and a syncopated, jazzy treble

          

  4. samplinga mellow, bouncy, flowing style of jazz that originated in the 1930s

          

  5. synthesizera salesman who sold (plugged) songs by singing and playing them in a local music store