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CSET Domain 2 Performing Arts Music

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, music
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1. Dynamics - Harmony - Pitch - Rhythm - Tempo - Tone - Timbre

2. Some of the mouthpieces are made up of a thin piece of wood - called a...

3. A type of German song

4. 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

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

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

7. 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

8. Students should compare their listening and playing exercises - Students should be encouraged to verbalize their musical analysis

9. A machine that helps musicians adjust rates of speed (tempi) for faster or slower beats

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

11. The reed is used on the...

12. Creating music

13. Whether the pitch of a particular note is played in tune - sharp (higher) - or flat (lower)

14. 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

15. Reading and writing music - For example - using memorization to understand time signatures would not produce the same benefits as if the students participated in playing or singing

16. Typically - a multi - movement instrumental work for solo keyboard - or keyboard and another instrument - or small chamber ensemble


18. Composers Chopin - Liszt - Berlioz - Mendelssohn - and Schumann; style was expressive - melody prominent - and folk music was used to express cultural identity

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

20. 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

21. Produce low - rich sounds - large in size

22. The combination of tones that produces a quality of tension

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

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

25. The succession of notes arranged in an ascending order - 7 of the 12 pitches (tones) that create an octave in western music are named after the first 7 letters of the alphabet: A - B - C - D - E - F - and G - This sequence repeats itself over and ove

26. The pattern of musical movement through time - What makes music move and flow - Measured in units of time and organized by sets or patterns that can be repeated - The way sounds beat within different lengths and accents that combine into patterns

27. 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

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

29. If the tempo is fast - the mood of the music changes to reflect more...

30. Rebellion; unique sounds; usage of technology; electronic; difficult to quantify; nationalism; folk idiom was prevalent (e.g. - in Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody - Coplan's Appalachian Spring); widening gap between 'art' and popular music (Beatles) - Pol

31. The faster the ________ - the higher the pitch

32. Symphonic poem (orchestral work that portrayed a story) and concert overture (e.g. - Rossini's William Tell). Emphasis was on the sonata and symphony - and included the introduction of dissonance to create emotion; featuring virtuoso performers

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

34. Traditionally made of wood - metal - plastic - or some combination thereof - These instruments consist of narrow pipes with an opening at the bottom end and a mouthpiece at the top (and holes throughout the pipe) - The smaller woodwinds play higher p

35. String - woodwind - brass - and percussion

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

37. 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

38. A rhythmic effect produced when the expected rhythmic pattern is deliberately upset

39. 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 -

40. Two or more tones played simultaneously that support the melody and give music texture or mood - A group of notes that are played behind the melody

41. Homophony (a single melodic line and an accompaniment); simpler textures and melodies; expansion of textures - melodies - and variation. String quartet (two violins viola - and cello); Haydn 'the father' of the string quartet; orchestral symphony (or

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

43. Several notes sounded together

44. Often associated with being part of a family - As in human families - the instruments are related to each other Instruments within a family are often manufactured from the same types of materials

45. A major orchestral piece with solo voices and chorus

46. Even young children can experience elements of music through conducting speech chants - involving changes in tempo - dynamics - pitch - and so forth - Conducting fosters sensitivity to musical expression

47. 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)

48. A work - usually identified by a number

49. Refers to the unique sound and style of a composer - culture - country - or period in history - Compositions created around the same time period often have similar styles based upon the historical influences from that era

50. The combination of tones that produces a quality of relaxation