5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a A short fragment of melody or rhythm used in constructing a long section of music
- b The earliest genre of medieval polyphonic music
- c the "shape" of the piece of music
- d A musical texture that involves only one melody of real interest, combined with chords or other subsidiary sounds
- e Drama presented in music, with the characters singing instead of speaking
5 Multiple choice questions
- The blend of various sounds and melodic lines occurring simultaneously in a piece of music
- In 14th century music, the technique of repeating identical rhythm for each section of a composition, while the pitches are altered.
- A grouping of pitches played and heard simultaneously.
- The aspect of music having to do with the succession of pitches; also applied to any particular succession of pitches.
- A composition written systematically in imitative polyphony, usually with a single main theme, the fugue subject.
5 True/False questions
Dissonance → Intervals or chords that sound relatively tense and unstable.
Monophony → A musical texture that involves only one melody of real interest, combined with chords or other subsidiary sounds
Rhythm → The aspect of music having to do with with duration of the notes in time; also applied to any particular durational patterns
Decrescendo → Getting softer
Tone Color → The sonorous quality of a particular instrument, voice, or combination of instruments or voices