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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Opera
  2. Form
  3. Organum
  4. Homophony
  5. Motive
  1. a A short fragment of melody or rhythm used in constructing a long section of music
  2. b The earliest genre of medieval polyphonic music
  3. c the "shape" of the piece of music
  4. d A musical texture that involves only one melody of real interest, combined with chords or other subsidiary sounds
  5. e Drama presented in music, with the characters singing instead of speaking

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The blend of various sounds and melodic lines occurring simultaneously in a piece of music
  2. In 14th century music, the technique of repeating identical rhythm for each section of a composition, while the pitches are altered.
  3. A grouping of pitches played and heard simultaneously.
  4. The aspect of music having to do with the succession of pitches; also applied to any particular succession of pitches.
  5. A composition written systematically in imitative polyphony, usually with a single main theme, the fugue subject.

5 True/False questions

  1. DissonanceIntervals or chords that sound relatively tense and unstable.

          

  2. MonophonyA musical texture that involves only one melody of real interest, combined with chords or other subsidiary sounds

          

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

          

  4. DecrescendoGetting softer

          

  5. Tone ColorThe sonorous quality of a particular instrument, voice, or combination of instruments or voices

          

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