Experimental And Electronic Music GCSE

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  • 1. 
    Please write an answer in full sentences to the following question:What were the different types of Experimental music being composed in the C20th?
  • 2. 
    What is the word used for 'music created by chance'?
    • A. 

      Aleatoric

    • B. 

      Minimalist

    • C. 

      Experimental

    • D. 

      Dance Music

    • E. 

      Electronic Music

  • 3. 
    What is 4.33?
    • A. 

      The time of the next bus from Steyning to Brighton

    • B. 

      A piece of experimental music written by John Cage

    • C. 

      A symphony by Mozart

    • D. 

      A type of notation

  • 4. 
    What type of score did composers such as John Cage and Cornelius Cardew sometimes use?
  • 5. 
    What is Musique Concrete?
    • A. 

      Music played only in France

    • B. 

      Early 18th Century music using traditional instruments

    • C. 

      An early form of electronic music using recorded sounds

    • D. 

      Music that you play outdoors

  • 6. 
    What can record, edit and replay MIDI information?
  • 7. 
    Which two of the following are sampling techniques?
    • A. 

      Attack

    • B. 

      MIDI

    • C. 

      Multitracking

    • D. 

      Release

    • E. 

      Aampling

  • 8. 
    What would you call a piano with objects inbetween the strings?
    • A. 

      Aleatoric

    • B. 

      Experimental

    • C. 

      Prepared

    • D. 

      Graphic

    • E. 

      Broken

  • 9. 
    What is the name of a modern music sequencing programme?
    • A. 

      Sibelius

    • B. 

      Cubase

    • C. 

      Finale

    • D. 

      Notebook

  • 10. 
    What kind of technique is Col Legno Battuto?
    • A. 

      Plucking strings

    • B. 

      Using the wooden side of the bow

    • C. 

      Playing very high notes on a stringed instrument

    • D. 

      Playing very low notes on a stringed instrument

  • 11. 
    What is a synthesizer?
    • A. 

      A tape recorder

    • B. 

      A type of sampler

    • C. 

      An electronic instrument capable of new sounds

    • D. 

      A multitrack recorder

  • 12. 
    In what decade did Musique Concrete start?
    • A. 

      1920s

    • B. 

      1930s

    • C. 

      1940s

    • D. 

      1950s

    • E. 

      1960s

  • 13. 
    Who was the founder of Musique Concrete?
    • A. 

      John Cage

    • B. 

      Cathy Berberian

    • C. 

      Pierre Schaeffer

    • D. 

      Karlheinz Stockhausen

    • E. 

      Edgar Varese

  • 14. 
    Who is famous for performing extended vocal techniques?
    • A. 

      John Cage

    • B. 

      Pierre Schaeffer

    • C. 

      Cathy Berberian

    • D. 

      Leona Lewis

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