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CSET Domain 2 Performing Arts Music

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, music
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1. Some of the mouthpieces are made up of a thin piece of wood - called a...

2. A major orchestral piece with solo voices and chorus

3. Includes any instrument that produces a sound when it is being hit - shaken - rubbed - or scraped - e.g. tambourine - maracas - castanets - claves - xylophone - timpani - cymbals - gong - triangle - bass drum - chimes - celesta - bells - wood block -

4. A way to measure rhythmic units - It is noted at the beginning of a composition and looks like a mathematical fraction - The top number denotes the number of beats in a measure and the bottom number denotes what type of note will receive the beat


6. Rhythm is a steady pulse (___) - but it can also have different kinds of ____s (i.e. - some stronger or longer)

7. Produce low - rich sounds - large in size

8. Polyphonic emphasis on harmony (in which two or more notes are sounded simultaneously as in a chord); sacred (liturgical - such as masses); secular (madrigals/songs)

9. The Church dominated society for most of the era (900 years); sacred music was the most prevalent (liturgical) - Musical notation originally consisted of just the pitch of the notes; notated rhythm was added at the end of the 12th century

10. The first beat of a bar is typically a _______ beat - It is typified by a waltz in 3/4 time

11. A musical form whose main feature is the return of the main theme - which alternates with secondary themes

12. Each note has a specific duration represented by a solid black or hollow oval shape - Some have flags and others have stems attached representing different values

13. Heavily ornate style; counterpoint (technique of combining several melodic lines into a meaningful whole); melodic line; emphasis on contrast and volume; imitative polyphony (many - sounding melodic lines are presented by one voice or instrument and

14. Musical selections should be chosen based on the physical development of students' voices - Listening while singing should be encouraged to develop interpretive skills and understanding of the structure and elements of music

15. A drama - either tragic or comic - that sung to an orchestral accompaniment - Often based on biblical stories - Typically a large - scale composition with vocal soloists - a chorus - and orchestra

16. Tempo is an important component to change the expressiveness of character and ____ of the musical composition

17. Vocal cords and musical instruments produce vibrations in the air; as the frequency of these vibrations change...

18. An ancient harp

19. Formed by barlines (vertical lines on the staff) and contains a set number of beats as determined by the time signature

20. Ttwo other string instruments that are not considered part of the string section of the orchestra; they are often plucked rather than bowed

21. (Staves) - A set of five horizontal lines and four spaces - This is where notes are positioned - The higher the note on a staff - the higher the pitch

22. The organization of sound in time

23. When utilized as part of an orchestra - the ______________ are sometimes included in the percussion family - Often - when used as a solo instrument - they are referred to as the keyboard family

24. An instrumental ensemble composed of strings - woodwinds - brass - and percussion

25. Use a double reed made of two pieces joined together

26. Some percussion instruments require tuning (e.g. - _____) - while others are untuned (e.g. - cymbals and castanets)

27. Moving to music is a learned skill that promotes acuity of perceptions - A wide range of music and modes should be used

28. The structure of a song in which the first section of a simple ternary form is repeated

29. Auditory skills - Translative skills - Creative skills - Performance skills - Singing - Playing instruments - Body movement - Conducting - Musical analysis

30. Two or more melodic lines - appeared at the end of the 12th century

31. The slower the vibration - the _____ the pitch

32. A work - usually identified by a number

33. The reed is used on the...

34. The language system of writing music so the reader can see what is being communicated - Similar to using written words to communicate thoughts and ideas

35. Verdi (Italy) - Wagner (Germany); themes from literature and folk tales; very popular

36. Middle Ages/Medieval Music style - named after Pope Gregory I - was a melody set to sacred Latin texts. This monophonic style music (one melodic line and no accompaniment) was the official music of the Roman Catholic church

37. These curvy - wooden - shaped bodies are the largest family of the orchestra - Strings stretch over the body and neck of the instrument and attach to small ornamental heads where they are tuned by turning pegs

38. Octaves of 12 notes - also came in the 12th century

39. When you play several different notes at the same time on a piano - you are using harmony - You can change how music sounds by...

40. The volume or intensity of a tone - Music can be played loudly (forte) or softly (piano)

41. Dynamics - Harmony - Pitch - Rhythm - Tempo - Tone - Timbre

42. A recurring group of notes - such as the four notes played at the beginning of (and restated throughout) Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

43. The pace of the beat - The speed at which a composer desires his musical composition to be performed - Measured by the number of beats per minute - The faster the _____ - the more beats per minute

44. The sound produced by an individual instrument or singer - Each family of instruments and type of instrument is distinct from all others

45. Historical themes: the end of feudalism; a new concept of humanism; rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman culture and ideals; art and music for their own sake; scientific advances; the age of patronage - Instrumental dance music developed: music and

46. Use a single reed made of one piece of wood

47. Several notes sounded together

48. Presto: very fast - Allegro: fast - Moderato: moderate - Adagio: slow - Largo: very slow

49. System of writing music - came in the 12th century

50. Opera (staged dramatic vocal music and entertainment) - orchestra - ballet - and sonata (solo instrument with accompaniment)