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CSET Domain 2 Performing Arts Music

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, music
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2. A major orchestral piece with solo voices and chorus

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

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

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


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

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

9. A rhythmic effect produced when the expected rhythmic pattern is deliberately upset

10. 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

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

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

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

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


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

17. Music played by 1-20 performers

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

19. 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

20. The faster the ________ - the higher the pitch

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

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

23. 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

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

25. A type of German song

26. Violin - viola - cello - and double bass

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

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

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

30. 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

31. 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

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

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

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

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

36. Several notes sounded together

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

38. A work - usually identified by a number

39. The slower the vibration - the _____ the pitch

40. A large section of a lengthy composition

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

42. (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

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

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

45. 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

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

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

48. 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 -

49. Make higher - pitched sounds - small in size

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