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5 Matching questions

  1. serial music
  2. polytonality
  3. quarter tone music
  4. chorus
  5. polyrhythm
  1. a music in which some important component—pitch, dynamics, rhythm—comes in a continually repeating series
  2. b the simultaneous sounding of two keys or tonalities
  3. c music in which the smallest interval is not the chromatic half step (as on the piano), but half of half a step
  4. d two or more rhythms sounding simultaneously
  5. e a full statement of the tune around which the performers improvise

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. German-Austrian style that sought to express the innermost feelings, anxieties, and fears that an object generated in the artist
  2. A four-string plucked instrument of African-American origin
  3. three composers— Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern— who decided to take high-art music into a new atonal, and ultimately, serial style
  4. a complex, hard-driving style of jazz that emerged shortly after World War II; it is played without musical notation by a small ensemble
  5. (German for "speech-voice") a singer declaims, rather than sings, a text at only approximate pitch levels

5 True/False questions

  1. song pluggera salesman who sold (plugged) songs by singing and playing them in a local music store


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


  3. neo-classicismEarly-twentieth-century style which emphasized classical forms and smaller ensembles of the sort that had existed in the Baroque and Classical periods


  4. polychordtwo or more rhythms sounding simultaneously


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