Elements Of Music Review

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Elements Of Music Review

This quiz will assess students' understanding of musical terminology regarding pitch, tone color, dynamics, instruments, melody, harmony, key, texture and form.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Music can be defined as
    • A. 

      An art based on the organization of sounds in time

    • B. 

      A series of tones that add up to a recognizable whole

    • C. 

      The way chords are constructed and follow one another

    • D. 

      The ordered flow of music through time

  • 2. 
    Melody can be defined as
    • A. 

      An art based on the organization of sounds in time

    • B. 

      A series of tones that add up to a recognizable whole

    • C. 

      The way chords are constructed and follow one another

    • D. 

      The ordered flow of music through time

  • 3. 
    Harmony can be defined as
    • A. 

      An art based on the organization of sounds in time

    • B. 

      A series of tones that add up to a recognizable whole

    • C. 

      The way chords are constructed and follow one another

    • D. 

      The ordered flow of music through time

  • 4. 
    Rhythm can be defined as
    • A. 

      An art based on the organization of sounds in time

    • B. 

      A series of tones that add up to a recognizable whole

    • C. 

      The way chords are constructed and follow one another

    • D. 

      The ordered flow of music through time

  • 5. 
    Texture refers to
    • A. 

      The number of different layers of sound

    • B. 

      How a melody is constructed

    • C. 

      The composer's use of form

    • D. 

      Repetition, contrast, and variation

  • 6. 
    The organization of musical elements in time is
    • A. 

      Form

    • B. 

      Melody

    • C. 

      Texture

    • D. 

      Harmony

  • 7. 
    Two-part forms are called
    • A. 

      Binary

    • B. 

      Ternary

    • C. 

      Boring

    • D. 

      Short

  • 8. 
    A typical ternary form can be represented by the letters
    • A. 

      ABA

    • B. 

      AB

    • C. 

      AABB

    • D. 

      ABC

  • 9. 
    The three essential techniques composers use to create form are
    • A. 

      Repetition, contrast, and variation

    • B. 

      Monophonic, homophonic, and polyphonic

    • C. 

      Melody, harmony, and form

    • D. 

      Binary, ternary, and through-composed

  • 10. 
    ______________ provides support, richness, and depth for a melody.
    • A. 

      Harmony

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Texture

    • D. 

      Form

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