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Music 21: Music Appreciation Midterm Sample Questions 1. What is pitch? 2. What are conjunct pitches? What are disjunct pitches? 3. What is a chord? 4. What are dynamics? 5. What are the different dynamics? (6) 6. What is tempo? 7. What are the different tempos? (6) 8. What is a crescendo? What is a decrescendo? 9. What is a meter? 10. What is a duple meter? Triple? Asymmetric? 11. What is the definition of a performing force? 12. What is timbre? 13. What are the members of the string family? Percussion? Brass? Woodwind? 14. What does “tutti” mean? 15. What is compound meter? 16. What does subito mean? (Go over Test #1) 1. When was the Medieval period? 2. What are the genres of the Medieval period? (4) 3. What is a monophonic texture? Homophonic? Imitative polyphonic? 4. What is the difference between plain chant and organum? Medieval dance and troubadour?
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Unformatted text preview: 5. When was the Renaissance period? 6. What are the genres of the Renaissance period? (5) 7. What are the 4 types of Renaissance dance? (Go over Test #2) 1. When was the Baroque period? 2. What are the genres of the Baroque period? (6) 3. What is a basso continuo? What types of instruments are required to play a basso continuo? 4. What is a trill? 5. What are the characteristics of a concerto? a. Performing forces b. Virtuosity c. Movements 6. What is a ritornello? Who plays during a ritornello? 7. What is the solo section? Who plays during the solo section? 8. What is the difference between a solo concerto and a concerto grosso? 9. What are the characteristics of an aria section of opera? Recitative section? 10. What is a ground bass? 11. What is an oratorio? 12. What is a cantata?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course MUSIC 21 taught by Professor Young during the Spring '08 term at Pasadena City College.

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