Music is included in Howard Gardner’s theory of
Which Behavior is acceptable at a jazz concert but not at a symphony concert
Clapping wildly after a solo
Of the following, which is a universal function of music found in world cultures
All of the above
The most critical “window” for music learning is:
Between age 3 and age 5
Music aptitude can best be described as musical
Music learning is similar to learning
To hear music in the mind
Current research indicates that at age 9, music aptitude no longer fluctuates. It has:
The rate of speed at which a piece of music is played is its:
Music can be loud, quiet, or at various points in between. The term for this is:
The element of music that organizes movement in time is:
Organized patterns or groups of rhythmic pulses are called:
The first accented beat of a pattern/grouping of rhythmic pulses are called:
The simultaneous use of two or more rhythmic patters is called:
Which term would most likely be associated with a waltz?
A name that begins on a downbeat is:
A name that begins on an upbeat is:
The preservation and/or sharing of music without the help of written notation is called:
What pitch is an interval up a 3rd from C?
What pitch is an interval down a 5th from A?
The term a cappella refers to vocal music that is performed:
without any accompaniment
The Musical Alphabet has how many letters?
A specific collection of tones arranged in ascending or descending order is called:
Which term does NOT define a distance and relationship between two tones
A combination of tones that sounds discordant, unstable, unpleasing to the ear need of resolution is called:
The distance between the highest and lowest tones of a melody is called:
Melodic contour is a map of:
The sequence of high and low pitches in a melody
Which term describes a melody that moves by small intervals
Should a composer write a film score to a horror movie, one might reasonably expect that the music would include a great deal of:
A song with one note per syllable is considered to be:
A musical sound:
All of the above
Which of the following does NOT describe Hildegard von Bingen
She was orphaned at an early age
Which of the following does NOT characterize plainchant
The term for a musical pattern that is repeated over and over is:
The earliest type of polyphony was:
Early instruments were classified as bas or haut, meaning
High or low
Which of the following was a lively circle or line dance, often performed outdoors
A shawm is an early version of the modern:
Music aptitude (present at birth) can decrease, but it cannot increase
Music must have elements of both rhythm and pitch
The length or size of a vibrating object has no effect on pitch
Melodies that skip and leap from interval to interval are disjunct
Meter is an organizing principle shared by music poetry
“Rhythm” and “beat” are interchangeable words that mean the same thing
50’s Rock and Roll music is characteristically nonmetric
Melodies that move principally by small, connected intervals are conjunct
A genre is a category or type of music repertoire
The rebec was a type of wind instrument
Secular music is generally intended for religious occasions
Most musical cultures share the concept of melody or musical line
Hildegard was the name of Dr.
G’s first chicken
What quality of a piece of music refers to its structure or shape?
The technique through which performers create music on the spot is know as:
The texture in which all the voices move in the same rhythm on different pitches is called:
Which of the following is the proper chronological order of musical style periods?
Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical
Palestrina’s contribution to church music included:
Not a ****ing clue
The first era of Western music history in which instrumental music was as important as vocal music was the:
A cappella refers to:
Unaccompanied vocal music
Where was the madrigal first developed?
Madrigals were typically composed for how many performers?
Which of the following was NOT a common madrigal topic?
The expressive device used by Renaissance composers to pictorialize words musically is called:
Madrigals with simple, pastoral, and often humorous texts were especially favored in:
Which of the following descriptions does NOT describe Don Carlo Gesualdo?
Which of the following most aptly describes Gesualdo’s music?
All of the above
Why does Renaissance vocal music sound different from Middle Ages music?
It is conjunct and has a small range
Who declared that church music should be sung in the vernacular?
A keyboard instrument in which the strings are plucked by quills is:
Which of these does NOT relate to Pachelbel
One of Johann Sebastian Bach’s legacies was:
His 20 children, many of whom went on to become important composers
The sacred cantata was an integral part of the:
Lutheran church service
Bach’s Cantata No. 140, Wachet auf, has _________ movements
What is a toccata?
An improvisatory-style, virtuosic keyboard work
After the fugue subject is stated, the second entrance of the subject is called the:
The opening section of a fugue, in which all voices/parts successively introduce the subject (theme), is called the:
What is the correct order of the parts of a fugue?
Exposition, development, recapitulation, coda
What is NOT a technique employed by composers of fugues?
Look it up a-hole
The Doctrine of Affections affected music in what way?
Music was composed in a manner that expressed emotion.
In the musical lexicon, what is tonic?
The first scale tone of the given key
A I chord in the key of C is:
C E G
Another term for a V chord is:
Which best describes a two-function song?
Two chords are used in the harmony
Songs using this harmonic progression I V VI IV are referred to as:
Four chord songs
If a musician plays or sings only the “root” or the bottom note of each chord, he/she is playing the:
Syllables such as “du-de” or “do,re,mi” used when singing or chanting are called:
A macrobeat is:
The big beat
One of the most important genres of Renaissance secular music was the madrigal 40. Italian madrigalists set words such as weeping, trembling, and dying with great musical expression
England adopted the Italian madrigal and developed it into a native form
The most important keyboard instruments of the Baroque were the harpsichord, organ, and piano
Unlinke Italian madrigals, Fair Phyllis has no word painting
The use of chromatics led to light, consonant and happy-sounding songs
Bach completed just under one hundred contatas in his lifetime
The text in the madrigal II bianco e dolce cigno has levels of meanings, some of which are erotic
A fugue is a contrapuntal composition in which a single subject is the focal point, thus unifying the work
Baroque composers never used ostinatos (ostinati) in their compositions
Only professional musicians performed secular music in the Renaissance
Miss White ate toast
Johann Sebastian Bach lived a short, unhappy life and had no children
West side story updates the feud of the capulets and the montagues to that between:
The Jets and the Sharks
Which of the following does NOT characterize an oratorio
It was through the musical innovations of the _____ that the opera was born
A drama that is sung is called:
La Fenice is:
An opera theater
The stories for oratorios are generally drawn from:
A prolific oratorio composer was:
Opera chorus music is often marked SATB. This designates:
Soprano, alto, tenor, bass
The vocal style in opera that imitates the natural inflections of speech is called:
A highly emotional song in an opera is called a(n):
When Handel first arrived in London, he established his fame by composing:
Late in life, Handel turned his efforts from the ______ to _______
Opera to the oratorio
Richard Wagner chose to base his librettos on:
German folk legends
A da capo aria has which form:
A B A’
Opera buffa is a particular style of opera originating in:
Teh text of an opera is called the:
The earliest operas took their plots from:
The term “bel canto” refers to:
A style of singing that features lyrical agility and purity of tone
Graffiti in Italy that read “Viva VERDI” referred to:
Support for Italian political independence
Wagner’s orchestrations used:
In addition to composing music, Wagner was a
The principal musical themes in Wagner’s operas, which recur throughout a work and carry specific meanings, are called:
During the Classical era, the prevalent form of opera, which occupied itself mainly with the solemn affairs of nobility and legends, was called:
Dido sings her famous lament in Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas just prior to:
In Act III, Scene 1 of Die Walkure (Ride of the Valkyries), what do the Valkyries carry on their horses and bring to Valhalla?
Of the following, which does NOT characterize Verdi’s “La donna e mobile” from Rigoletto?
The melodic contour contains wide leaps
Porgy and Bess characterized by which musical elements?
The incorporation of African-American blues Jazz
Gershwin’s Summertime suggests:
An African-American spiritual
The form of Gershwin’s Summertime is:
The storyline for Jesus Christ Superstar is told through the eyes of:
Jesus Christ Superstar’s initial introduction to the public was as a(n)
The tone of the Catalogue Aria (Madamina) from Mozart’s Don Giovanni is:
Handel’s Messiah is a(n):
Wagner’s cycle of four music dramas is called:
The Ring of the Nibelung
Who came to dinner and prompted the meal to end badly?
The ghost of Donna Anna’s father