Interval distance and relationship between pitches
Downbeat accent on 1st beat of the measure
Triplet three notes in the space of one beat
Meter patterns of rhythmic pulses
Responsorial singing Series of exchanges between soloist and choir
Modulation shift from one key area to another
Theme melodic idea that is used as building block for a piece
Syncopation accents displaced from normal position in bar
Motive The smallest part of theme that forms a melodic-rhythmic unit is called…
Rhythm Music is propelled forward in time by….
Beat The basic unit of rhythm that divides time into equal segments is called the…
Accented Beats that are more strongly emphasized than others are said to be …
Meters The organizing patterns of rhythmic pulses are called…
Measures meter is marked off in groupings known as…
Downbeat The first accented beat of a measure is called a…
Duple Meter The metric pattern in which a strong beat alternates with a weak one is called…
Duple which meter would most likely be associated with a march?
the first Beat in triple meter, the strongest pulse occurs on…
Triple Meter A repeated rhythmic pattern in which an accented beat is followed by two unaccented beats is..
Upbeat When a song begins on the last beat of a measure, it is said to begin with an…
Syncopation the deliberate shifting of the accent to a weak beat or an offbeat is called…
Tonic tonality means that we hear a piece of music in relation to a central tone, called ….
Diatonic Scale An arrangement of half and whole steps
Chord a combination of three or more tones that constitutes a single block of harmony is called…
Scale a collection of pitches arranged in ascending or descending order is called a…
Octave an interval of eight notes is called…
Dissonance A combination of tones that sounds discordant unstable, or in need of resolution is called a…
Polyphonic When two or more independent melodic lines are combined, the texture is…
Monophonic a texture featuring a single, unaccompanied line is called…
Homorhythmic The texture that combines two or more simultaneous melodic lines is called…
Homophonic A texture in which a single voice takes over the melodic interest while the accompanying voices are subordinate is called…
Homophonic Most traditional and contemporary popular songs are performed in…
Imitation the procedure in which a melodic idea is presented in one voice and then restated in another is called…
Canon when the length of the imitation lasts for an entire work, this strict composition is called a…
Round A simple and more familiar type of canon is called a …
repetition and Contrast the basic structural concepts in the element of form are…
Thematic Development the compositional technique whereby a composer searches out a themes capacity for growth and expansion is known as…
Variation Describes the technique whereby some aspects of the music are changed yet the whole remains recognizable
Movements the separate sections of a large musical work are called…
Sequence The restatement of a musical idea at a higher or lower pitch is called a…
Binary The form based on a statement and a departure without a return to the complete opening statement is called…
Register a specific area within the range of a voice or instrument, such as high, middle, or low is called…
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass The standard ranges of the human voice from highest to lowest are:
Timbre The quality of sound that distinguishes one instrument or voice from another is…
Strings, Brass, Percussion, and Woodwinds The instruments of the Western orchestra are categorized in four groups:
Violin, Viola, Cello, double bass Correct order of bowed string instruments from highest to lowest in range:
Arpeggios Chords whose notes are played in succession, as on the harp are called…
Piccolo The highest sounding member of the woodwind family is the …
TRUE A triad is a chord made up of three tones
FALSE Melody and harmony function independently of one another
TRUE The principle of organization around a central tone is called tonality
TRUE Harmonic movement is generated by motion toward a goal or resolution
FALSE Harmonic movement in music recieves it maximum tension from consonance
TRUE The two scale types commonly found in WEstern music from about 1650-10 are major and minor
TRUE The art of combining two or more simultaneous melodic lines is called a counterpoint…
FALSE The art of counterpoint is most clearly associated with monophonic texture
FALSE Most compositions use one type of texture exclusively
TRUE Music that moves without a strong sense of beat or meter is referred to as a non-metric
Pianissimo, Piano, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, Forte, Fortissimo Dynamics from SOFT to LOUD
Grave, Largo, Adagio, Andante, Moderato, Allegro, Vivace, Presto Tempo Markings from SLOWEST to FASTEST