Music Flashcards

music test 2

A heterophonic texture frequently occurs in music involving improvisation, such as jazz true
When two or more independent melodic lines are combined, the resulting texture is called: polyphonic
A texture featuring a single, unaccompanied line is called: monophonic
The predominant texture in music up to about one thousand years ago was: monophonic
In a homorhythmic texture, the melody and harmony move with the same rhythm. true
The art of counterpoint is most closely associated with monophonic texture. false
The art of combining two or more simultaneous melodic lines is called counterpoint. true
A simple and familiar type of canon is called a: round
The element that describes the musical fabric, or the relationship of musical lines within a work, is called: texture
Most compositions have one type of texture exclusively. false
The texture in which all the voices move in the same rhythm is called: homorhythmic
Traditional music of the Middle and Far East is typically polyphonic. false
A texture in which a single voice takes over the melodic interest while the accompanying voices are subordinate is called: homophony
A composition with strict imitation throughout is called a(n): canon
The procedure in which a melodic idea is presented in one voice and then restated in another is called: imitation
When a melody is combined with an ornamented version of itself, often heard in jazz, the resulting texture is known as: heterophony
Traditional music of the Far East is largely: monophonic
“Homophonic” describes a single-voiced texture without accompaniment. false
In imitation, a melodic idea in one voice is restated in another. true
A canon is a type of homophony. false
The markings for tempo and dynamics contribute most directly to the: the expressive content of a piece of music.
Which of the following symbols indicates growing louder? <
Which marking is appropriate for a slow tempo? adagio
Of the following, which does NOT describe a dissonance? It sustains a sense of stability
The term accelerando indicates that the tempo is: getting faster
The gradual swelling of the volume of music is called: crescendo
Which of the following tempo markings does NOT indicate a slow tempo? presto
The depth resulting from simultaneous events in music is described by the term: harmony
The degree of loudness or softness, or volume, at which music is played is called: dynamics
The principle of organization around a central tone is called: Tonality
A combination of three or more tones that constitutes a single block of harmony is called a(n): A chord
A combination of tones that sounds discordant, unstable, or in need of resolution is called a: A dissonance
Music that sounds despairing and sad usually has a ________ tempo slow
The rate of speed at which a piece of music is played is its: tempo
What emotional response would most likely be associated with an accelerating tempo? agitation
Which of the following terms describes a concordant, or agreeable, combination of tones? Consonant
A collection of pitches arranged in ascending or descending order is called a(n): a scale
The first note of the scale is called the: tonic
In what language are tempo markings generally given? italian
Which of the following dynamic markings is the softest? pianimisso

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