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CSET Domain 2 Performing Arts Music

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, music
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1. Auditory skills - Translative skills - Creative skills - Performance skills - Singing - Playing instruments - Body movement - Conducting - Musical analysis

2. Music offers a valuable opportunity to build active listening skills - shape the cognitive and mental processes in children - enhance other subject areas - particularly visual art - form of therapy that offers a unique medium for self - expression

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

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

6. Hearing the sounds of music - Children engage in attentive listening and further develop aural acuity - This means that children must be able to hear and reproduce the tones of music in their minds when no sound is actually being produced

7. 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

8. Instrument playing aids in understanding the concepts of sound - pitch - rhythm - and so on


10. (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

11. 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)

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

13. Music played by 1-20 performers

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

15. 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

16. 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

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

18. Based upon a short theme called a subject - The ____ subject contains both rhythmic and melodic motifs - The opening of the ____ is announced by one voice alone - A second voice then restates the subject - usually on a different scale - A third and t

19. The organization of sound in time


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

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

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

26. The reed is used on the...

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

28. String - woodwind - brass - and percussion

29. The treble clef for the higher range of notes - and the bass clef for the lower range of notes

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

31. 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

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

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

34. The faster the ________ - the higher the pitch

35. 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

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

37. Several notes sounded together

38. 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

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

40. 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

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

42. Usually consists of four movements that are intended to stir up a wide range of emotions through contrasts in tempo and mood

43. 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

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

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

46. The unique tonal quality of a musical sound - The tone 'color' - It could be described as bright - shrill - brittle - or light; or it could be dull - harsh - forceful - or dark - makes one instrument sound different from another

47. Produce sound through breath as the vibrations from the players' lips buzz against a metal - cup - shaped mouthpiece

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

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

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