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CSET Domain 2 Performing Arts Music

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, music
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1. Puccini (Italian) and his operas Madama Butterfly and La Boh

2. The symbol at the beginning of each staff indicating the pitch or the range of sounds that should be played

3. 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

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

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

6. 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 -

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

8. Historical themes: spread of Christianity - development in Europe; the Crusades; the rise of universities; the influence of Islam; this was the longest period

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

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

11. Creating music

12. A work - usually identified by a number

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

14. 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

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

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

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

18. String instruments are usually played with a bow - but they may also be plucked (________)

19. 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

20. 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

21. Hearing a note and being able to reproduce it either vocally or with an instrument

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

23. String - woodwind - brass - percussion - keyboard - and electronic

24. 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)

25. An ancient harp

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

27. 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

28. Influence of blues (sorrowful black folk music) and jazz (roots in African rhythms and harmonies with modern instrumentation - improvisation - and syncopation) - Rock 'n' roll - R&B (rhythm and blues) - country - folk (cultural link - passed on by wo

29. Violin - viola - cello - and double bass

30. The organization of sound in time


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

33. 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

34. 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

35. 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

36. An elaborate musical composition - many of which are between 20 and 45 minutes in length

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


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

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

41. 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

42. Several notes sounded together

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

44. The faster the ________ - the higher the pitch

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

46. Most marches are performed at a rate of ____ beats per minute

47. 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

48. 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

49. 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

50. Produce low - rich sounds - large in size