Irving Berlin's first hit song was:
Alexander's Ragtime Band
America's greatest bandmaster was:
John Philip Sousa
Which of the following is not by George Gershwin?
Which American Jazz composer was also a pianist and a master of big-band orchestration?
Which of the following wrote the lyrics for West Side Story?
Who is the American Composer known as the King of Ragtime?
What's an instrument you would not find in a standard mariachi band?
What instrument did Louis Armstrong play?
The Harlem Renaissance was inspired by a book of essays entitled:
The New Negro
In New Orleans Jazz, which instrument usually played the melody?
What is the style of African American music that developed around the turn of the twentieth century and that incorporates elements of African music and Western popular and art music?
Which of the following is considered America's unique contribution to theater?
During which decade did the Harlem Renaissance begin?
Louis Armstrong was also known as
The Rite of Spring is characterized by:
the percussive use of dissonance, polyrhythms, polytonality.
Which of the following best describes orchestration in 20th century music?
the string section lost its role as the heart of the orchestra.
In his early years, William Grant Still was associated with which artistic movement?
the Harlem Renaissance
Copland's Billy the Kid is:
Who composed The Stars and Stripes Forever
John Philip Sousa
Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday performed in Harlem at the
The two principal centers of 19th century ballet were France and ?
Which of the following popular American musical styles has its roots in African American music?
Ragtime, Jazz, and blues.
Copland's Appalachian Spring depicts:
a wedding in the Appalachians
The center of music publishing in New York was called?
Tin Pan Alley
What kind of jazz is Duke Ellington known for?
What is the best way to prepare in advance for attending an opera?
read an overview of plot.
During a concert, it is appropriate to leave your seat
only during intermission and at the end of the program
What is not considered as a rude behavior during a concert?
jotting down notes on your program
A succession of single tones or pitches perceived as a unit is called:
Which term describes a melody that moves by small intervals
The element of music that organizes movement in time is:
Meter is marked off in groupings known as:
The distance and relationship between two tones is referred to as:
A collection of pitches arranged in ascending or descending order is called:
An interval of eight notes is called:
The smallest interval in our Western musical system is called:
a half step
the musical symbol # represents a
The number of notes in the pentatonic scale is:
A texture featuring a single, unaccompanied line is called:
When two or more independent melodic lines are combined, the resulting texture is called:
A vocal work in which each poetic stanza is sung to the same melody is in:
The technique through which a performer creates music on the spot is known as:
A singing style that features a leader who is imitated by a group is called:
call and response
The rate of speed at which a piece of music is played is its:
In what language are tempo markings generally given?
Which of the following tempo markings does NOT indicate a slow tempo?
The degree of loudness or softness, or volume, at which music is played is called:
The gradual swelling of the volume of music is called:
The term timbre refers to:
the color of a tone
the generally accepted term for the high male vocal range is:
Instruments that produce sound from a vibrating string are called:
Drum-type instruments fall into the category of:
The instruments of the Western orchestra are categorized in four groups:
Strings, brass, percussion, and woodwinds.
Which of the following instruments is NOT a member of the bowed String family?
Of the following, which is not a double-reed instrument
The soprano brass instrument sometimes described as possessing a brilliant timbre is:
Timpani are members of the what family of instruments?
Which of these is a pitched percussion instrument?
The term a cappella refers to choral music performed:
without any accompaniment
Which instruments are traditionally seated in the front of the orchestra?
Which is a universal function of music found in most world cultures?
It accompanies religious and civic ceremonies, it helps workers get their jobs done more efficiently, it provides entertainment.
Which of the following best describes absolute music?
music without a story or text
Which movement is the most highly organized and most characteristic of the mutlimovement cycle?
Which of the following is a common characteristic of the second movement of a mutlimovement cycle?
lyrical, songful melodies.
Haydn served as a choirboy in:
Who was Haydn's principal patron?
In musical compositions, a theme is:
a musical idea that is used as a building block.
The classical symphony had its roots in the:
The early Classical symphony is characterized quickly ascending themes with a strong rhythmic drive. These are known as:
In the Classical orchestra, which group of instruments was the ensemble's nucleus?
How many symphonies did Haydn compose?
Haydn composed the Military Symphony for his second visit to:
Mozart's Eine kliene Nachtmusik is an example of a:
Eine Kliene Nactmusik is:
German for a little night music
The three main sections of sonata-allegro form are the expositon, the development, and the:
In sonata-allegro form, the section that features the most tension and drama through modulation and motivic interplay is the
Mozart is remembered today as:
the most gifted child prodigy in the history of music.
Mozart died while writing his:
The overall form of a minuet and trio is best described as:
How many movements are in a Classical concerto?
A typical feature of a concerto is a free solo passage without orchestral accompaniment called the:
Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major:
is written in the standard three-movement format