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CSET Domain 2 Performing Arts Music

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, music
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1. Typically - a multi - movement instrumental work for solo keyboard - or keyboard and another instrument - or small chamber ensemble

2. Several notes sounded together

3. Music played by 1-20 performers

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

5. 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

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

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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

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


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

14. 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 -

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

16. The pace of the beat - The speed at which a composer desires his musical composition to be performed - Measured by the number of beats per minute - The faster the _____ - the more beats per minute

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

18. 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

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. Often associated with being part of a family - As in human families - the instruments are related to each other Instruments within a family are often manufactured from the same types of materials

21. 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

22. 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

23. A work - usually identified by a number

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


26. 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

27. A large section of a lengthy composition

28. 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

29. 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

30. The reed is used on the...

31. The slower the vibration - the _____ the pitch

32. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39. Haydn - Mozart - and Beethoven

40. Historical themes: the end of feudalism; a new concept of humanism; rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman culture and ideals; art and music for their own sake; scientific advances; the age of patronage - Instrumental dance music developed: music and

41. 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

42. A major orchestral piece with solo voices and chorus

43. 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

44. 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

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

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

47. Make higher - pitched sounds - small in size

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

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

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