Lesson 3: The Language of Music: Basic Elements & Forms Flashcards


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1

One would expect music marked Presto or Vivace to have a ____ tempo.

Fast

2

Binary and ternary forms rely on _______ for their structure.

Repetition and contrast

3

Playing one note louder than the others around it is called ...

Accent

4

If 3 or more notes played together form a chord, whAt do 2 notes make?

Harmonic interval

5

The number of beats grouped in each measure determines the...

Time signature

6

A B A IS TYPICAL OF WHAT FORM?

Ternary

7

Which of the following forms has a soloist accompanied by an orchestra?

Concerto

8

A musical cadence is...

The flow of melody and harmony that anticipates the end of a musical phrase or composition.

9

Operas and cantata are choral works of based on religious themes.

False

10

whAt is the smallest interval in Western European music?

Half step

11

The musical texture of a musical ensemble...

Is based on the number of I instruments and how each plays in relation to others.

12

Moving from one key area to another is called...

Modulation

13

Tonal music requires...

One note to be more stable than any other

14

The speed of the musical beat is called...

Tempo

15

In a A A B A song form, the B is often called the...

Bridge

16

Melody is a logical series of notes that express a musical thought.

True

17

The sound quality of a pitch by an instrument or a voice is described as...

Tone

18

The Young Persons Guide to the orchestra by Benjamin Britten uses two different forms. What are they?

Theme and variations and fugue

19

What does a dot above or below a note mean?

Staccato

20

ADSR is used to describe the_____ of a note.

Envelope

21

Large works have sections each with its own structure. These sections are called...

Movements

22

How many different notes are in a chromatic scale?

12

23

An interval is...

The distance between two notes

24

Roman numerals are used to describe...

Chord in a key

25

Placing a sharp in front of a note movesa pitch...

One half step higher