Chaffey College MUS4 Exam 1 Dr. Mann Summer 2018

This is exam 1. Provide the best answer for each question.

Type your first and last name

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* 1. Type your first and last name

In determining pitch, what is meant by frequency?

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

Musical sounds are represented by symbols called:

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* 3. Musical sounds are represented by symbols called:

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

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

Which term describes a melody that moves by small intervals?

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

A melody can be characterized by:

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* 6. A melody can be characterized by:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music is propelled forward in time by:

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* 10. Music is propelled forward in time by:

Meter is marked off in groupings known as:

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

Which meter would most likely be associated with a march?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harmony is to music as ________ is to painting.

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

A triad is:

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* 17. A triad is:

Of the following, which does NOT describe a dissonance?

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

How many notes in a scale does an octave span?

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

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

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

The musical symbol # represents a:

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* 21. The musical symbol # represents a:

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

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

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

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

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

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

A texture featuring a single, unaccompanied line is called:

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

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

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

What term best describes Row, Row, Row Your Boat?

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

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

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

In what language are tempo markings generally given?

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

Which marking is appropriate for a slow tempo?

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

Which of the following dynamic markings is the softest?

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

The setting of one note per syllable is called:

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

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

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

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

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

Instruments that produce sound from a vibrating string are called:

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

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

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

The highest-sounding member of the woodwind family is the:

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

The term a cappella refers to choral music performed:

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

Which instruments are traditionally placed in the front of the orchestra?

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

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

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

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

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

Secular music is generally intended for religious occasions.

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

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

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

The sacred text of Islam is called the:

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

The earliest type of polyphony was:

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* 45. The earliest type of polyphony was:

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:

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* 46. 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:

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

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

Who invented the printing press?

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* 48. Who invented the printing press?

Which of the following characterizes humanism?

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* 49. Which of the following characterizes humanism?

Which of the following are the movements of the Ordinary of the Mass?

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

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

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

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