Unit 1, Ch. 3-5
Measures and bar lines
Time signature explanation
Time signature examples
simple vs. compound meter
Treble clef notes
Bass clef notes
note and rest values
Unit 1 Ch. 6-9
Triads: tonic and dominant
blocked chord and arpeggio
Major scale pattern
Natural minor scale pattern
Harmony in chords/close harmony: https:/www.youtube.co
Unit 2 Ch. 1
Church modes (You dont have to memorize them. Just know that they exist)
Early Organum/parallel motion
ars nova rhythmic notation example
Youtube links: selections with * beside the name are from textbook and could be asked on a test
Test 4 Study Suggestions
Make a timeline of all the genres we've looked at (Ex: Neoclassicism, minimalism, primitivism,
List composers underneath each genre that pertains to him/her
Briefly describe each genre in your own words
Which composers devel
Test 2 Review
Things to look at:
Bolded words/key terms
Forms have a general understanding of each form, and where you may find that type of form
Composers we studied 3 composers this unit. Be thorough.
Look over your Unit Summary (p. 202-203)
1. How were psalms used during the Colonial period?
They were sung in the protestant church
2. Who was paid $1000 to write an orchestral work for the Boston Symphony Orchestra?
3. Who wrote mostly miniature works?
Name: Alexis White
On the timeline below, mark the dates of Hildegard of Bingen, Leonin and Perotin, and Guillaume de
Machaut. (active years if birth and death are not given)
What is so important about organum?
Church modes are similar
Enjoy the short homework assignment. Have a good weekend!
1. What is the difference between Nationalism and Exoticism?
Nationalism celebrated a national culture and exoticism celebrated a foreign culture
2. What is an art song? What instrument
Eric Whitacre Project:
This is a concert Eric Whitacre conducted at the iTunes Festival in 2014.
Watch the following videos on youtube:
Lux Nova: https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAaJ5Nc0tNI
This is his "Lux Aurumque" modified and updated to form "New Light
Concert Review Handout
Each student must attend two (2) musical performances during the course of the semester.
These performances may include classical concerts, jazz concerts, musical theater productions,
or competitive performance events. W
Unit 2 Ch. 3-5
Concerto grosso a form of orc
Test 1 Review Sheet
This test will have several sections:
This test will cover units 2 and 3, which discusses the Middle Ages to the Baroque period. Things to
consider when studying:
1. What is Sprechstimme?
2. In what 2 styles did Stravinsky use?
12-tone system and neoclassicalism
3. Who created the twelve-tone system?
4. Who are Schoenbergs two followers?
Alban Berg and Anton Weber
5. What is atona
Watch this video on Renaissance instruments. https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8tW06fv8sg
Once you have watched the video, put the instruments into categories:
Which Renaissance instrument is your favorite?
In a symphony or string quartet, the 3 rd movement is in what form?
Minuet and trio
2. What is the difference between a minuet and a scherzo?
A minuet has a moderate tempo and a scherzo has a fast paced tempo
3. What is a rondo form?
Alexis White 005
1. Most of what we study in class will be late Baroque music. What is the difference between early
baroque and late baroque? One difference was that in the early baroque period, music was
mostly homophonic, in the late baroque
How is nationalism used in music become political?
Nationalism became a unification of lands because the invasions through Europe
Brahms had a long-lasting friendship with which composer couple?
Name the 2 Czech composers mention
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685 to Johann Ambrosius Bach and
Elisabeth Lammerhirt. When Bach was only ten years old his father passed away and his siblings
had to be dispersed througho
Bonus Homework Questions:
Each correct answer is an added point to your Test grade!
Watch the following video about Wagner's Ring Cycle:
How is the leitmotif important in Wagner's operas?
Are any story elements r
The purpose of this Composer Project is to further delve into the backgrounds of major composers.
Many times in this class we skim past composer information, but this will give you an opportunity to
research a composer and learn about his
1. What is Amy Beach's style? Who influenced her compositions?
Late Romantic with her own individuality. Brahms and Wagner influenced her compositions
2. Charles Ives made a living from what?
3. How did Charles Ives's childh
Instructor: Ms. Hannah Timms
Email: [email protected]
Office hours: scheduled by appointment
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley
Grading: 10-point scale as per colleg
1. What is a microtone?
Intervals smaller than step
2. How is 20th century music pluralistic?
All the music is drawn from different genres
3. Is all music in the 20th century atonal?
4. How was pointillism used?
Composers used fragmented me
Who are Robert and Clara Schumann?
Robert and Clara Schumann were married against Claras fathers wishes who was also Roberts piano
What is a nocturne?
A night piece
How did Chopin use nationalism in his music?
He wrote a polonaise whic
Jazz on the Alley: Seneca SC
Jazz on the Alley is a weekly jazz concert in Seneca. Every Thursday a new band
performs and many people come to watch. I went on September 16th when A.R.E was
performing. A.R.E. is a rock ens
Alexis White Class 005
On the timeline, write the dates for the Baroque period, the Preclassical Period, and the Classical Period.
Why does Classical music frequently incorporate folk tunes?
Classical music was very easy to memorize so people c
1. Give a brief definition of concerto grosso and describe how the tutti and solo sections interact
with one another.
Concerto grosso is a form of orchestral music where a small group of soloists is pitted against a
larger group of instruments
1. What is French Impressionist Painting?
It is painting that very fluid, light, and color concerned.
2. What is French Symbolist Poetry?
It was poems that didnt say exactly what they were talking about, but they used description words.