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  1. Tempo
  2. Doctrine of Affections
  3. Isorhythm
  4. Cadence
  5. Tone Color
  1. a The sonorous quality of a particular instrument, voice, or combination of instruments or voices
  2. b The notes or chords (or the whole short passage) ending a section of music with a feeling of conclusiveness.
  3. c 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
  4. d In 14th century music, the technique of repeating identical rhythm for each section of a composition, while the pitches are altered.
  5. e The speed of the music, i.e. the rate at which the accented and unaccented beats of the meter follow one another

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a short piece of sacred choral music, typically polyphonic and unaccompanied.
  2. The aspect of music having to do with with duration of the notes in time; also applied to any particular durational patterns
  3. Music for catholic Mass. Same text every time. Ordinary set to new music
  4. A musical texture that involves only one melody of real interest, combined with chords or other subsidiary sounds
  5. A short passage of imitative polyphony based on a single theme, or on two used together.

5 True/False questions

  1. IntervalA background of stressed and unstressed beats in a simple, regular, repeating pattern


  2. FugueA composition written systematically in imitative polyphony, usually with a single main theme, the fugue subject.


  3. TextureThe blend of various sounds and melodic lines occurring simultaneously in a piece of music


  4. ConsonanceIntervals or chords that sound relatively tense and unstable.


  5. FormA grouping of pitches played and heard simultaneously.