Musical Cycles 2
A sitar is a stringed instrument from India.

Musical Cycles 2

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Rhythm and harmony are two examples of musical cycles. Here is our second of the Musical Cycles quizzes for you to see how much you know on the subject.

There is particular focus on instrumentation, techniques and types of music used by African, Indian and Indonesian cultures.

1.
What 'S' is a stringed instrument from India?
Saxophone
Sitar
Steel guitar
Synthesizer
2.
A Tabla is a set of .......
table-like keyboard instruments from France
tuning forks
two Indian drums, usually played together
written rhythms which are set to the composition
3.
What is a Gamelan?
A nursery rhyme
A type of heavy rock music
An abbreviation for video game backing tracks
An Indonesian ensemble mainly of percussive instruments
Sometimes also featuring a bamboo flute and singer
4.
The melody of a Gamelan piece is called .......
balugan
bamelan
gameline
gamelody
5.
What is a drone?
A bleeping sound emitted from aerial spy devices
A harsh and unexpected change of dynamics
A type of song usually performed when in mourning
Continuous sounding of a note/chord throughout a piece
6.
The Agbadza is a social dance which originated in .......
Australia
Cyprus
Ghana
Tanzania
Sometimes called Kpanlogo
7.
What time signature is used for the Agbadza?
2/4 two crotchets in a bar
3/4 three crotchets in a bar
6/8 six eighth notes in a bar
12/8 twelve eighth notes in a bar
8.
Which is a set of two Indian drums?
Bongos
Sitar
Tabla
Timpani
Remember, the sitar also originated from India
9.
What is a balugan?
A blue whistle
A melorythmic pattern
A type of wind instrument which is powered by a balloon
The melody of a gamelan piece
Remember, gamelan = ensemble, balugan = melody
10.
What is Kpanlogo usually referred to as?
A mode used in Indian classical music
A rag
Agbadza - Ghanian dance
The tala
Author:  Thomas Daish

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