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CSET Domain 2 Performing Arts Music

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, music
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2. Orchestra gained in importance; increasing use of flutes and oboes; string and wind sections developed; by the 1800s - trombones were introduced; refinement of sonata (instrumental music with a soloist and standard structure for opening movement); de

3. 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

4. An ancient harp

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. 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

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

8. The slower the vibration - the _____ the pitch

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

10. 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

11. A type of German song

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

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

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

15. The organization of sound in time

16. 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

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

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

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


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

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

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

26. 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

27. The faster the ________ - the higher the pitch


29. 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

30. Creating music

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

32. A major orchestral piece with solo voices and chorus

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

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

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

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

37. 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

38. 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

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

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

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

42. 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

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

44. 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

45. 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

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

47. Produce low - rich sounds - large in size

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

49. 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

50. Staff - Clef - Measure and bar lines - Note values - Time signature/meter - Scale