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1.  Most tunes have a high point. The musical term for this is
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2.  Placement of accents away from their normal stresses in the meter results in
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3.  Which term indicates a gradual increase in dynamic level?
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4.  The light decorative frivolous style of art and music that developed during the mid 18th century was called
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5.  In baroque music, what is the form i which there is a repeated bass figure with chords above which the upper lines play different melodies
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6.  The term for the initial orchestral melody in a concerto grosso that returns from time to time is
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7.  The operatic equivalent to dramatic dialogue is
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8.  Fugues were composed and improvised mainly by
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9.  Plucking the string of a stringed instrument is called
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10.  The texture that combines two or more individual melody lines simultaneously is
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11.  Any recurring pattern of strong and weak beats is called a(n)
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12.  An aria like fragment in an opera that is neither a recitative nor an aria is
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13.  Which is a musical innovation of 18th century western society?
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14.  In the early Baroque period composers subdivided choirs in order to exploit more
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15.  The earliest type of polyphony, dating from around 900 CE was
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16.  The medieval polyphonic form that resulted from the addition of texts to the upper parts while retaining the Gregorian chant in the lower part is called the
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17.  Which grouping shows triple meter?
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18.  The most important genre in Baroque secular vocal music is
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19.  How many movement does a typical concerto have?
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20.  Musical texture is a term that refers to the
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21.  Quranic recitation is thought of as the sacred text
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22.  In a recitative the rhythm
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23.  A section of a fugue in which new contrasting material is presented is a
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24.  Which dynamic indication is the softest?
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25.  On which musical element is the artistic effect of plainchant based most?
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26.  A chord that sounds discordant, unstable, or in need of resolution is called
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27.  Groupings of several pitches sounded simultaneously are referred to as
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28.  A baroque composition that treats one melody imitatively is called a
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29.  The term concerto comes from the latin word concertare which indicates in the concerto grosso a
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30.  What is another name for tone color?
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31.  The term basso continuo refers to
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32.  Which instrument family formed the core of the Baroque orchestra?
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33.  The process by which Renaissance composers freely embellished plainchant melodies for use in their compositions is known as
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34.  A chord that creates a sense of rest can be described as
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35.  Which best describes the musical depiction of emotion in the late Baroque era?
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36.  The two descriptions applicable to most classical music are
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37.  The fugue subject line is the
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38.  The musical term for voices alone is
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39.  The musical term for the level of strength of a sound is
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40.  Handels most famous oratorio which is frequently performed today is
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41.  An aria is
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42.  The style of setting words to music using rhythms that approximate human speech is called
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43.  Which is true of an oratorio
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44.  Which is a false characteristic of Plainchant
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45.  The section of a fugue in which all subject entires first occur is the
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46.  What type of piece results when all voices move in simple chord patterns
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47.  Historians might speak of the Baroque period as the
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48.  Music during the enlightenment was meant to
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49.  When you sing in the shower the texture is most likely to be
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50.  The original meaning of baroque
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51.  The standard texture of much Baroque music is
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52.  What was the new preferred texture of early Renaissance music
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53.  Moving from one key to another in the middle of a composition is called
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54.  Sound is produced on a clarinet by
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55.  The most important of the daily church services was the
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56.  What do all stringed instruments have in common?
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57.  The text of an opera is called the
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58.  Ritornello form is based on
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59.  Tone color is the musical term for the general quality of
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60.  An organized series of pitches played or sung in a certain rhythm is called a
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61.  In church music, a short tune sung through many stanzas of a text is a
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62.  Imitative polyphony occurs when
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63.  Which is an example of nonmetrical music?
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64.  A change in key indicates a change in
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65.  Which of these instruments is capable of playing melodies?
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66.  Which grouping shows duple meter?
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67.  The predominant texture of Classical music is
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68.  Like Gregororian chant Quranic recitation is
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69.  The moments at the end of phrases where a melody pauses or stops all together are called
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70.  Though there are exceptions, music in minor mode can sometimes be described as ___, whereas that in major mode can sometimes be described as ___
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71.  The rise of public concerts in the 18th century gave special impetus to the creation of
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72.  The principle of organizing music around a central or home pitch is called
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73.  In his writing rousseau attached the
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74.  The great large scale compositional challenge of the Renaissance was musical unification of
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75.  The distance between two pitches that seem to duplicate each other and blend very well together is called
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76.  When a melody is accompanied with chords, the melody is
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77.  The preferred tone color of the high renaissance style was
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78.  The most versatile medium for classical composers was the
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79.  The art of fugue was written by
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80.  A short piece of music set to a one stanza poem of a secular nature with each part sung typically by one singer and having alternating sections of homophony and polyphony is a
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81.  The numerical shorthand below the basso continuo notes indicating the content of chords to be played is called
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82.  The term for Hawaiian prayer songs is
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83.  What is the device used by Renaissance composers to depict in music the words or ideas of  a text
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84.  Which is true of an aria?
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85.  The outstanding element of a fugue is
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86.  The classical style developed principally in
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87.  The single line melodies of the early Christian Church are known as
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88.  The hocket is a device that
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89.  The medieval modes were traced back to ancient
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90.  The singing style characterized by fast runs and scales a large pitch range cadenzas and virtuostic displays of all sorts is
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91.  Which ruler in the classical era was known for his generous encouragement of the arts
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92.  A medieval mode is
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93.  A form in which a single melodic unit is repeated with successive changes to arouse the listener's interest is called
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94.  Most Native North American song is monophonic and
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95.  Pitch is the quality of
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96.  An interval is
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97.  The set of seven pitches used in Western music is called
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