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CSET Domain 2 Performing Arts Music

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, music
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1. Violin - viola - cello - and double bass

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

3. Puccini (Italian) and his operas Madama Butterfly and La Boh

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

5. 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

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

7. 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

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

9. 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

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

11. A type of German song

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

13. A large section of a lengthy composition

14. An ancient harp

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

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

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

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

19. 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

20. Music played by 1-20 performers

21. Creating music

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

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. The faster the ________ - the higher the pitch

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

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

27. 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

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

29. 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

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

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

32. 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)

33. 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

34. A major orchestral piece with solo voices and chorus

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


37. 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

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

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

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

41. 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

42. A work - usually identified by a number

43. 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

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

45. The organization of sound in time

46. 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

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

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

49. String - woodwind - brass - and percussion

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