Music Theory, Mid Year, January 2010

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Music Theory, Mid Year, January 2010 - Quiz


Supplement to Music Theory midterm.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Vivaldi was from:

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Turkey

    • D.

      Italy

    • E.

      France

    Correct Answer
    D. Italy
    Explanation
    Vivaldi was from Italy.

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  • 2. 

    George Friedrich Handel's primary instrument was the 

    • A.

      Organ

    • B.

      Violin

    • C.

      Harpsichord

    • D.

      Piano

    • E.

      Guitar

    Correct Answer
    B. Violin
    Explanation
    George Friedrich Handel's primary instrument was the violin. Handel was a German composer and musician who is best known for his baroque compositions, including his famous oratorio "Messiah." While Handel was skilled in playing various instruments, including the organ, harpsichord, and piano, the violin was his primary instrument. He was known to be an accomplished violinist and often performed as a soloist in his own compositions. Handel's mastery of the violin allowed him to incorporate its expressive qualities into his music, making it an essential part of his compositions.

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  • 3. 

    Baroque music featured extensive use of wind instruments.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Baroque music did not extensively feature the use of wind instruments. Instead, it primarily focused on the use of string instruments, such as the violin, cello, and harpsichord. While wind instruments were occasionally used in Baroque compositions, they were not as prominent as the string instruments. Therefore, the statement that Baroque music featured extensive use of wind instruments is false.

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  • 4. 

    Gregorian Chant is:

    • A.

      From the Renaissance Period.

    • B.

      Played regularly in modern concert halls.

    • C.

      All male unison vocal.

    • D.

      A product of China.

    • E.

      An example of Baroque music.

    Correct Answer
    C. All male unison vocal.
    Explanation
    Gregorian Chant is characterized by all male voices singing in unison. It is a form of plainchant that developed in the medieval period and is associated with the Catholic Church. The chant is monophonic, meaning it consists of a single melodic line without any accompanying harmony. This style of vocal music was primarily performed by male choirs in religious settings, such as monasteries and cathedrals. The term "Gregorian" refers to Pope Gregory I, who is traditionally credited with organizing and codifying the chants.

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  • 5. 

    Bach developed a physical handicap.  What was it?

    • A.

      Phlebitis

    • B.

      He broke his arm and it healed wrong

    • C.

      A heart condition

    • D.

      He went deaf.

    • E.

      Blindness

    Correct Answer
    E. Blindness
    Explanation
    Bach developed blindness.

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