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  1. Doctrine of Affections
  2. Tone Color
  3. Basso Continuo
  4. Point of imitation
  5. Opera
  1. a The essential idea is that just one unified and "rationalized" Affekt should be aimed at by any single piece or movement of music, and that to attempt more was to risk confusion and disorder.

    According to one version of the theory there are three pairs of opposing emotions that make six "affects" all together: love/hate, joy/sorrow, wonder/desire
  2. b The sonorous quality of a particular instrument, voice, or combination of instruments or voices
  3. c A short passage of imitative polyphony based on a single theme, or on two used together.
  4. d A set of chords continuous underlying the melody in a piece of Baroque music. - harpsichord/cello
  5. e Drama presented in music, with the characters singing instead of speaking

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Unaccompanied, monophonic music, without fixed rhythm or meter, such as gregorian chant
  2. The interval between a pair of "duplicating" notes, eight notes apart in the diatonic scale
  3. The earliest genre of medieval polyphonic music
  4. A musical texture that involves only one melody of real interest, combined with chords or other subsidiary sounds
  5. The blend of various sounds and melodic lines occurring simultaneously in a piece of music

5 True/False questions

  1. IsorhythmThe aspect of music having to do with with duration of the notes in time; also applied to any particular durational patterns


  2. Ground Bass/Basso OstinatoMusic for catholic Mass. Same text every time. Ordinary set to new music


  3. AriaA vocal number for solo singer and orchestra, generally in an opera, cantata, or oratorio.


  4. Imitative PolyphonyA polyphonic musical texture in which various melodic lines use approximately the same themes.


  5. Ritornello FormA baroque musical form based on recurrences of a ritornello