1. Which of the following is a genre for voice and piano that was popular from the late eighteenth century onward?
2. _______ is the most obvious element that John Williams uses to convey shifting moods within "The Walls Converge."
3. The _______ voice is the lowest register in vocal music.
4. Verdi uses three distinct types of melody in La Traviata, Act 1: declamatory, virtuosic, and
D. twelve tone.
5. A group of instruments or voices with similar timbres within the ensemble is the
6. The Renaissance period in musical history lasted from about
A. 1650 to 1750.
B. 1425 to 1600.
C. 1500 to 1789.
D. 1450 to 1750.
7. How many symphonies did Brahms write?
8. The _______ is an example of a non-pitched instrument.
9. Which step of a minor scale is slightly lower than the corresponding step of a major scale?
10. Notes in a major key are considered _______ notes.
11. The estampie and the saltarello are two
A. syllabic text-settings.
B. medieval dances.
C. Italian musical instruments.
D. African musical instruments.
12. _______ called for a style that was free, individualized, and extravagant.
C. Rhythm and blues
D. Hip hop
13. When we hear three or more notes played simultaneously, we're hearing a
A. polyphonic texture.
D. monophonic line.
14. The combination of antecedent and consequent units that make a larger whole is the
A. periodic phrase structure.
C. theme and variations form.
D. full cadence.
15. The repetition (AA), variation (AA'), and contrast (AB) of a piece of music are all part of the music's
16. Which one of the following composers sometimes featured American folk melodies in his compositions?
A. Charlie Parker
B. John Coltrane
C. Aaron Copland
D. Xavier Cugat
17. According to your textbook, which composer is considered to be one of the most radical composers who ever lived?
18. "Erlkönig" is one of the hundreds of songs written by
19. What is a term for traditional Turkish finger cymbals common throughout the Middle East?
20. In _______ music in a movie, the characters do not hear the music.
21. The Broadway musical is descended from the
22. Which of the following is an example of a crossover artist?
A. Chuck Berry
B. Public Enemy
C. Austin Wintory
D. Duke Ellington
23. The _______ of a song are often referred to as stanzas.
24. Who wrote The Nutcracker?
A. Alexandr Pushkin
B. Pyotr Tchaikovsky
C. Felix Mendelssohn
D. Boris Gudonov
25. The distinction between "classical" and "popular" music is sometimes quite
A. easily identifiable.
D. difficult to discern.
26. A _______ is a type of folk song that tells a story.
27. Which of the following is the name for the main tune in jazz?
28. Which instrument is part of a piano trio?
29. What is the pattern of the Standard Song Form?
30. The instrument that can create sound digitally and can mimic other instruments by adding partials to the fundamentals is the
31. Von Bingen's Play of Virtues is a good example of a type of music called
D. vocal quartet.
32. A/an _______ is a work that sets new words to an existing melody.
33. The character of a sound is referred to as its
34. Music sung without instrumental accompaniment is called
A. ordo virtutum.
B. a capella.
C. figured bass.
35. The term ritornello principle plays a huge part in a
A. concerto grosso.
C. virtuoso cadenza.
36. Gottschalk's Union is an example of _______ as an attempt to connect purely instrumental music with the wider world of events and ideas.
B. program music
D. art songs
37. What is the musical term for a verse of poetry in a song?
38. What term is used to describe the combination of contrasting melodies played at the same time?
39. What is the musical term for a prescribed series of pitches that step upward or downward?
40. The Italian word for "prayer hall," which refers to a piece of music that includes recitatives, arias, and choruses, is
D. opera buffa.