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CSET Domain 2 Performing Arts Music

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, music
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1. The structure of a song in which the first section of a simple ternary form is repeated

2. 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

3. 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

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

5. 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

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

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

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

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

10. 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

11. A major orchestral piece with solo voices and chorus

12. Creating music

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

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

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

16. 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

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

18. 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

19. Violin - viola - cello - and double bass

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

21. 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

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

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

24. String - woodwind - brass - and percussion

25. 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)

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

27. 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

28. 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

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

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

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

32. 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

33. 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

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

35. 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 -

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

37. 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

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

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

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

41. Make higher - pitched sounds - small in size

42. 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

43. Produce low - rich sounds - large in size

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

45. The slower the vibration - the _____ the pitch


47. 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

48. 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

49. 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

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