Why do we like music that is familiar to us?
The more we hear, the more skilled we become as listeners. With effort, different genres will
become more familiar and we can extract more pleasure from the sounds.
Define Improvisation. Describe five ways in
EXAM ONE STUDY GUIDE
Beat- Pulse that recurs regularly in music.
Meter- the regular pattern of stressed/unstressed beats (duple,triple, simple, complex).
Tempo- speed of the beats.
Meter Signature- 4/4= 4 beats per measure/ which note gets the
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-link between classic and romantic
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the speed at which a piece of music is played
The way the various sounds and melodic lines occur simultaneously in music to interact or blend
with each other.
distance between two notes sounded together or one after the oth
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in literature and moves through art, dance,
a simple musical setting of a poem.
Supremacy of the text
Return to text painting
Musical elements reflect the mood of the t
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-Western sense of pitch
Abnormal, bizarre, grotesque
Diverse styles of composition
Emphasis on instrumental music
Large, grand styles of composition (opera and oratorio)
Baroque music characteristics
Unity of mood
Rhythm conveys mood
12 bars long
the melody is usually played twice
the soloist improvises over the progression of chords in its accompaniment.
each soloist improvises for several choruses.
When one soloist ends and improvisation, another soloist takes over
EXAM 1 STUDY GUIDE
Listen repeatedly to the examples listed on the listening list for Test 1 found on the blackboard.
When hearing the music, be able to identify the following aspects:
What instruments (including voice) are being heard?