Chaffey College MUS4 Exam 1 Dr. Mann SP2018

This is exam 1. Provide the best answer for each question. Be sure to answer question 51 - your name!

* 1. In determining pitch, what is meant by frequency?

* 2. Musical sounds are represented by symbols called:

* 3. The distance between two pitches is called a(n):

* 4. Which term describes a melody that moves by small intervals?

* 5. A melody can be characterized by:

* 6. A unit of meaning within the larger structure of a melody is called a:

* 7. The resting place at the end of a phrase is called a:

* 8. The striking emotional effect created by the high point in a melodic line is called the:

* 9. Music is propelled forward in time by:

* 10. Meter is marked off in groupings known as:

* 11. Which meter would most likely be associated with a march?

* 12. The patriotic song America (“My country, ’tis of thee”) is an example of:

* 13. The deliberate shifting of the accent to a weak beat or an offbeat is called:

* 14. The simultaneous use of two or more rhythmic patterns is called:

* 15. Harmony is to music as ________ is to painting.

* 16. A triad is:

* 17. Of the following, which does NOT describe a dissonance?

* 18. How many notes in a scale does an octave span?

* 19. A twelve-tone scale, including all the semitones of the octave, is called:

* 20. The musical symbol # represents a:

* 21. On the piano, the black key between the white keys C and D is called:

* 22. In a major scale, between what pairs of tones do the half steps occur?

* 23. The triad built on the first note of the scale is called the:

* 24. A texture featuring a single, unaccompanied line is called:

* 25. When two or more independent melodic lines are combined, the resulting texture is called:

* 26. What term best describes Row, Row, Row Your Boat?

* 27. The rate of speed at which a piece of music is played is its:

* 28. In what language are tempo markings generally given?

* 29. Which marking is appropriate for a slow tempo?

* 30. Which of the following dynamic markings is the softest?

* 31. The setting of one note per syllable is called:

* 32. The depiction of the meaning of a text in music is called:

* 33. The standard ranges of the human voice, from highest to lowest, are:

* 34. Instruments that produce sound from a vibrating string are called:

* 35. Which is the correct order of bowed string instruments from highest to lowest in range?

* 36. The highest-sounding member of the woodwind family is the:

* 37. The term a cappella refers to choral music performed:

* 38. Which instruments are traditionally placed in the front of the orchestra?

* 39. Which meter would be conducted in a down-right-up pattern?

* 40. Which of the following is a universal function of music in diverse world cultures?

* 41. Secular music is generally intended for religious occasions.

* 42. Which religious figure is praised in the text of Hildegard’s Alleluia, O virga mediatrix?

* 43. The sacred text of Islam is called the:

* 44. The earliest type of polyphony was:

* 45. The Notre Dame style of polyphony, in which the tenor line was based on a preexisting chant melody and the upper voice moved freely (and more rapidly), was called:

* 46. During the fourteenth century, a style of music developed that became known as:

* 47. Who invented the printing press?

* 48. Which of the following characterizes humanism?

* 49. Which of the following are the movements of the Ordinary of the Mass?

* 50. Which composer responded to the reforms of the Council of Trent in an exemplary fashion?

* 51. Type your first and last name

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