Characteristics Of Baroque Music!

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Characteristics Of Baroque Music!

Students are asked to answer questions about specific characteristics of Baroque music.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In Baroque music, the idea that what is happy will remain happy, and what is sad will stay sad, is called:
    • A. 

      Unity of Mood

    • B. 

      Unity of Rhythm

    • C. 

      Mood change

    • D. 

      Mood stability

  • 2. 
    Tiny numbers under notes in a Baroque score that tell the musician what chords to play are referred to as:
    • A. 

      Alberti bass

    • B. 

      Basso continuo

    • C. 

      Figured bass

    • D. 

      String bass

  • 3. 
    Late Baroque music is often and predominantly polyphonic in ____________: two more melodic lines compete for the listener’s attention.
  • 4. 
    The rhythmic motion of Baroque music usually:
    • A. 

      Pushes and pulls, but never slows.

    • B. 

      Has multiple grand pauses.

    • C. 

      Goes forward and is rarely interrupted.

    • D. 

      Baroque music doesn't have forward motion.

  • 5. 
    In Baroque music, few crescendos are seen.  This idea of only two levels of music is called:
    • A. 

      Stacked sounds.

    • B. 

      Loud/Soft switching.

    • C. 

      Melodic sound.

    • D. 

      Terraced dynamics.

  • 6. 
    Many Baroque pieces seem jumbled, even though a clear theme is present.  This is due to the fact that _____________ is used, the idea that an opening melody will be heard over and over again in the course of the piece, and then interwoven throughout the other parts.
  • 7. 
    The ______________ consists of the cello and harpsichord, and is the instrumental accompaniment to the vocal music
    • A. 

      Figured bass

    • B. 

      Basso continuo

    • C. 

      Texture

    • D. 

      Unity of mood