True
A musical note is the symbolic representation of a sound with pitch and duration

true
tone color is a property of pitch

false
the overall shape of a melody is called its range

true
melodies that move principally by small, connected intervals are conjunct

true
melodies that skip in disjointed intervals are disjunct

true
a phrase is a component unit of a melody

false
the phrases in the tine Amazing Grace are of unequal length

false
the melody of The Star-Spangled Banner is best described as conjunct

false
the rhyme scheme of a poem is determined by the first word of each poetic line

false
the element that organizes movement in time is called harmony

true
measures mark off groupings of beats, each with a fixed number that coincides with the meter

true
meter is an organizing principle shared by music and poetry

false
“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is an example of triple meter

true
syncopation is a rhythmic characteristic of American Jazz

true
syncopation is a typical of African American dance music and spirituals

true
polyrhythms are characteristic of musics of many African cultures

False
All world musics feature a strong regular pulse or beat

false
harmony is important to most non-Western musical cultures

true
a triad is a chord made up of three tones

true
three alternate notes of a scale, sounded simultaneously, from a triad

false
melody and harmony function independently of each other

true
the principle of organization around a central tone is called tonality

true
the two scale types commonly found in western music from about 1650 to 1900 are major and minor

true
harmonic movement is generated by motion toward a goal or resolution

false
harmonic movement in music receives its maximum tension from consonance

false
in western music, the octave is divided into seven equal parts, which make up the chromatic scale

false
a sharp lowers a musical tone y half a step

true
a key is a group of related tones with a common center, the tonic, toward which the other tones gravitate

false
within a key, the central tone is called semitone

true
a major scale can begin on any of the twelve semitones of the octave

true
a variety of world musics make use of pentatonic scales

false
all pentatonic scales use the same notes and thus sounds the same

false
a triton scale is made up of eight notes

true
although common in jazz, inflecting a pitch is in most western music

true
active chords seek to resolve to resting chords, imparting a sense of direction or goal

true
the dominant is an example of an active chord, which can cause tension in music until it is resolved

true
the process of passing from one key to another is known as modulation

true
the act of shifting all the tones of a musical composition a uniform distance to a different pitch level is called transposition

true
a single-voiced texture is called monophony

false
traditional music of the middle and far east is typically polyphonic

true
the art of combining two or more simultaneous melodic lines is called counterpoint

true
a hetemrophpnic texture frequently occurs in music involving improvisation, such as jazz

false
“homophonic” describes a single-voiced texture without accompaniment

true
in a homorhythmic texture, the melody and harmony move with the same rhythm

false
most compositions have one type of texture exclusively

true
in imitation, a melodic idea in one voice is restated in another

false
a canon is type of homophony

true
musical structure generally features a balance between unity and variety

false
forms are fixed molds into which composers force their material

true
a musical form based on a statement, a departure, and a restatement of the first idea is called binary

True
Ternary form is best outlined as A-B-A

True
The restatement of a theme or motive at a higher or lower pitch level is known as a sequence

True
Call and response style is common in African and Native American cultures

False
An obstinate is the smallest fragment of a theme that forms a melodic-rhythmic unit

True
A short melodic, rhythmic, or harmonic pattern repeated throughout a musical work is called an obstinate

True
A movement is a complete comparatively independent division of a large-scale work

False
A tempo marking indicates the loudness of a piece of music

True
The tempo of a piece affects its mood and character

True
Allegro is an Italian term for a fast, cheerful tempo

True
The degree of loudness and softness in music is called dynamics

False
Tempos and dynamics are dictated by composers, and performer have no role in interpreting these elements

False
The term song technically refers to all music, with or without words

True
Plato felt that music without words was lacking in artistic taste

False
Vocal music must use recognizable words

True
The vernacular is the common language of a people

False
Throughout history, women’s voices have played a central role in the performance of church music

True
Throughout history, the voice has been a model for instrumentalists and instrument builders

False
Flutes and whistles are classified as idiophones

True
A guitar is an example of a chordophone

True
String instruments are generally played by either bowing or plucking

True
The violin was highly developed by Italian instrument makers between about 1600 and 1750

False
The viola is somewhat smaller and higher pitched than the violin

False
the term pizzicato means to play in a throbbing manner

False
The guitar is most likely of African origin

False
All woodwind instruments are made of wood

True
The most recently invented member of the woodwind family is the saxophone

True
The term embouchure refers to the position of the player’s lips, jaw, and facial muscles

False
The trumpet is the lowest-pitched instrument of the brass family

False
The bugle has a wide range of pitches due to its valves

False
The piano is limited by a narrow range of pitches and dynamics

False
Specialized choirs that perform with organ are called a cappella ensembles

True
Chamber music is intended for a small group of performers, with one player to a part

True
The standard instrumentation of a string quartet is two violins, viola, and cello

False
A piano trio is an ensemble of three pianos

True
The term orchestra may be applied to various musical ensembles around the world

False
The modern symphony orchestra is typically made up of twenty to thirty players

True
The earliest wind and percussion groups were created for military purposes

True
Most large musical ensembles need a conductor in order to perform together

False
The upbeat is the strongest in any meter

False
The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Britten is based on a dance tune by Beethoven

False
Secular music is generally intended for religious occasions

True
A genre is a category or type of music repertory

False
The line between classical and popular music is clearly defined

False
The Renaissance is the earliest musical period in the Western tradition

True
The knowledge of early civilizations and the culture of the Middle Ages were preserved largely in monasteries

False
The monastic life was reserved for men only

True
The order of church services and the structure of each service are known as the liturgy

False
The modes were developed from the major and minor scales

False
The form of Alleluia, O virgo mediatrix is A-A-B

True
The Adhan is the Islamic call to prayer

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