TExES Practice Music Exam

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TExES Practice Music Exam

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  • 1. 
    A music teacher records the concerts presented by his student ensembles. These concerts always include music that is copyrighted. Which of the following best describes how the teacher may legally use the recordings without obtaining permission from the copyright owners?   
    • A. 

      Up to 100 copies of the recording may be made for sale to students in the ensemble.

    • B. 

      A single copy of the recording may be made and used for evaluation purposes.

    • C. 

      Unlimited copies of the recording may be made to sell for fundraising purposes.

    • D. 

      One copy of the recording may be made for distribution to each student in the ensemble.

  • 2. 
    Use the excerpt below from a folk song to answer the two questions that follow.  Where would movable do be located?    
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      G

  • 3. 
    In the evaluation of the effectiveness of a musical composition, which of the following elements would most typically be described as providing tension and release?
    • A. 

      The repetition and development of melodic motives

    • B. 

      The use of rubato or ritardando

    • C. 

      The use and resolution of nonharmonic tones

    • D. 

      The incorporation of an ostinato or ground bass

  • 4. 
    During the Baroque period, the revived interest in Greek drama contributed to the development of which of the following musical forms? 
    • A. 

      Oratorio

    • B. 

      Villanella

    • C. 

      Opera

    • D. 

      Singspiel

  • 5. 
    Which of the following twentieth-century composers incorporated elements of native folk music into compositions? 
    • A. 

      Alban Berg

    • B. 

      Béla Bartók

    • C. 

      Samuel Barber

    • D. 

      Pierre Boulez

  • 6. 
    Which of the following styles of music most typically features an ostinato? 
    • A. 

      Chinese folk music

    • B. 

      Spanish flamenco

    • C. 

      Japanese theater music

    • D. 

      Cuban salsa

  • 7. 
    Which of the following genres of music           from the United States most typically incorporates ballad form? 
    • A. 

      Gospel

    • B. 

      Rhythm-and-blues

    • C. 

      Rap

    • D. 

      Country-western

  • 8. 
    In vocal performance, which of the  following best describes the desired outcome of the proper mixture of resonance from the pharynx, nasal cavity, and mouth? 
    • A. 

      Optimal balance with minimal adjustment

    • B. 

      Maximum sound with minimum effort

    • C. 

      Effective innotation with minimal adjustment

    • D. 

      Cohesive blend with minimal contrast

  • 9. 
    During the final three weeks prior to a concert, a middle school choral music teacher notices that several of the male singers whose voices are changing are no longer able to produce all the upper tones indicated in the music. Trying to balance concern for the vocal well being of the students and the choral preparations for the upcoming concert, the teacher decides not to move the boys to a lower part until after the concert. Which of the following strategies would be most appropriate for the teacher to use in preserving the con- tribution of these singers while protecting their changing voices? 
    • A. 

      Teaching the students to use head voice whenever the production of the upper tones causes tension or strain

    • B. 

      Allowing students to sing louder to avoid tension resulting from tightening the throat

    • C. 

      Encouraging students not to sing the upper tones to avoid creating tension in the voice.

    • D. 

      Requiring the students to sing at a softer dynamic level on the upper tones to reduce strain.

  • 10. 
    Ms. Ramirez, a high school band director, notices that her band's intonation is less accurate when playing crescendos. To correct this performance problem, Ms. Ramirez should instruct the stu- dents to: 
    • A. 

      Balance carefully and focus on the lower voices.

    • B. 

      Play louder so that each part can be heard more clearly.

    • C. 

      Play softer and listen to the players near them.

    • D. 

      Tune more carefully at the beginning of rehearsal.

  • 11. 
    Improvisation is a performance practice typically associated with which type of instrumental ensemble? 
    • A. 

      Jazz combo

    • B. 

      Marching band

    • C. 

      Brass choir

    • D. 

      String orchestra

  • 12. 
    A middle school music teacher in Texas is developing a music curriculum for sixth- grade general music classes. When developing this curriculum, it would be most important for the teacher to incor- porate knowledge of: 
    • A. 

      Federal and Texas state policies and regulations concerning the use and performance of music in an educa- tional setting.

    • B. 

      A wide repertoire that has been recommended by the Music Educa- tors National Conference (MENC) for classroom instruction.

    • C. 

      Appropriate conducting and rehearsal techniques for large and small performance ensembles.

    • D. 

      The content and standards for music that comprise the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

  • 13. 
    A high school music teacher would like tenth-grade students to design and apply criteria for evaluating the quality of individual instrumental music perform- ances of their peers. The students' ability to complete this task effectively would be most influenced by their knowledge of: 
    • A. 

      Concert etiquette during live per- formances.

    • B. 

      The elements of music (e.g., rhythm, pitch, dynamics).

    • C. 

      The instrument being played.

    • D. 

      Specific playing techniques (e.g., slow vibrato, flutter tonguing).

  • 14. 
    An elementary school music teacher would like to develop instructional plans based upon assessments of second- and third-grade students. Which of the following forms of assessment would be most important for the teacher to use in determining the students' musical knowledge and skills? 
    • A. 

      Teacher-designed assessments such as classroom observations

    • B. 

      Standardized musical achievement tests

    • C. 

      Evaluation of individual perform- ances at concerts

    • D. 

      Standardized musical aptitude tests

  • 15. 
    A general music teacher introduces the concepts of intervals, music notation, and music forms to seventh-grade students. Which of the following methods would provide the most effective use of instruc- tional time and increase the probability              of students' success through immediate             feedback? 
    • A. 

      Programmed instruction using computers

    • B. 

      Small-group instruction provided by the teacher

    • C. 

      Individual instruction provided by the teacher

    • D. 

      Programmed instruction using audiotapes

  • 16. 
    In managing and documenting the use and condition of musical instruments and other materials in the school music program, it is most important that the music teacher: 
    • A. 

      Purchase new instruments to ensure their availability to students.

    • B. 

      Provide a folder for each student.

    • C. 

      Inform the school administration of any damage to equipment.

    • D. 

      Keep accurate inventory records.