Midterm Review Sheet

Midterm Review Sheet - • Strophic multiple stanzas sung over the same melody • Chanson;secular polyphonic typically poetic about love •

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Music 15 Midterm Review Sheet Pitch : perceived highness/lowness of a sound Rhythm : controlled movement of sound over time Melody : a succession of single pitches perceived by the mind as a larger unit Meter : o Duple, Triple, Quadruple, Non-Metric Text Setting : o Melismatic - many notes to one syllable o Syllabic - one note to each syllable of text Texture : o Monophonic : only one pitch at a time (single line melody) o Polyphonic : combination of 2 or more simultaneous melodic lines o Homorhythmic : same rhythm, different voices o Homophonic : same melody o Harmony : simultaneous combination of 2 or more pitches o Consonance : sounds good o Dissonance : sounds bad Imitative texture : same melody, different times (“Row, Row, Row your boat”) Troubadour : poet- musicians connected to Medieval courts Trobaritz : woman troubadour Trouvere : troubadour from north of France Troubadour song : essentially monophonic, about chivalry and courtly love
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Unformatted text preview: • Strophic : multiple stanzas sung over the same melody • Chanson : ;secular, polyphonic, typically poetic about love • Madrigal : Secular, polyphonic, started in Italy, relatively short, propelled by music printing • Tempo Markings : o Presto very fast o Allegro fast o Andante walking speed o Moderato moderate o Adagio slow o Largo very slow o Grave super slow • Tempo Modifiers : o Accelerando o Ritardando • Dynamics: element of musical expression relating to the degree of loudness or softness of a sound • Dynamic Markings : o Pianissimo (pp) very soft o Piano (p) soft o Mezzo piano (mp) moderately soft o Mezzo forte (mf) moderately loud o Forte (f) loud o Fortissimo (ff) very loud • Dynamic Modifiers : o Crescendo < o Decrescendo/Diminuendo > • Timbre: The characteristic tone color that distinguishes one voice or instrument from another •...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUS 15 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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Midterm Review Sheet - • Strophic multiple stanzas sung over the same melody • Chanson;secular polyphonic typically poetic about love •

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