Module Two: Text Questions
1. What is popular music?
Popular music is any music since industrialization in the mid-1800s that is in line with the tastes
and preferences of the middle class.
2. What theme does pop music typically use in th
Module Four: Lab Questions
Your first lab link, about Renaissance Music, can be found at VAM.ac.uk.
Read the articles at the link above and answer the questions about them.
1. Who were the Poor Clares? Why is it somewhat surprising that they were accompli
What are figured bass and basso continuo? How are they related?
Figured bass is a way to write music and Basso continuo is instruments of music playing
together with bass. The figured bass basically helps the musician who
What is a symphony?
An musical performance usually for orchestras
What is a sonata? How is it related to the sonata form?
A sonata is like a solo for one or two instruments A sonata form is in a sonata
What is a coda?
December 6, 2015
1. The basic elements of music are Pitch, Rhythm, Dynamics, Melody and Form.
2. Pitch is the frequency of a sound, it relates to the highness or lowness of a sound.
3. Syncopation involves placing emphasis on normally un-em
1. Popular music is any music since industrialization in the mid-1800s that is in
line with the tastes and preferences of the middle class.
2. Love is usually the main theme in pop songs. A pop song that uses love as
their main theme is Steal My Girl by O
What were the three forms of English madrigals? Describe each type.
- Madrigal Proper, the Ballet, and the Ayre are the three forms.
The Ballet you can sing and dance.
The Madrigal Proper uses word-painting
The Ayre is per
The following answers are located in the articles. Read through the articles to answer
Which instrument looks like a snake? The Serpent
Which instrument is played by winding a crank? The Hurdy-Gurdy
Which instrument "is a loud reed-cap in
1.Who sang at the Grammys in Spanish in the late 1990s? What was the reaction?
-Ricky Martin sang at the Grammys and the reaction was very positive, everybody
enjoyed the performance.
2.When did Latin music burst back on the scene? What song brought it ba
December 6, 2015
1. Describe some of the influence of Latin music in the US in the early part of the
-Latin Music, when first brought into the United States was a fusion of jazz and African
music. Most of the time it had
What events in Beethovens life influenced his music career? Discuss at least three
Liver Problems: An autopsy showed liver problem s because of much alcohol
Going Death: He started to lose his hearing at 26 and then went completely d
What is nationalism? How did this impact the music
of the Romantic period?
Nationalism is when you take pride in something
specific like when someones patriotic. When
nationalism came into play with the Romantic period
it changed the st