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Music for Dance
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Music for Dance

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Music for dance will include tempo and ostinato - these aid the dance. "Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance," said Dave Barry.

This quiz focuses upon the technical vocabulary, processes and context.

1.
What is Gota music?
A brass fanfare arrangement
A style of dance music from Africa
A type of Indian solo concerto
A type of modern disco music
2.
What does the term 'largo' refer to?
Dynamics
Repeat markings
Tempo
Time signature
Try to memorize as many different tempo markings as possible when revising, they're extremely helpful to know!
3.
A mnemonic is primarily a .......
dynamic marking
memory aid which helps with learning rhythms
pause
tempo marking
Characteristic of Gota drumming
4.
In music, bars are characterized by .......
groups of 'strong and weak' beats
pedal lines
performance directions
playing them quietly
The strong beat usually being the first of each bar
5.
What is a common feature of Gota dance music?
Mnemonics used by performers
Ostinato
Contrasting rhythmic patterns
All of the above
6.
Eg ti pe tsa gah ki di gi and dza are .......
random lines of nonsense!
types of chant from the Middle Ages
examples of mnemonics for drumming
None of the above
It's true! These words all represent different sound and rhythm patterns
7.
African drummers commonly .......
play from a written notational score
strike a beat using their feet
verbalise sounds in their mind before playing
All of the above
8.
The persistent repetition of motifs/phrases is .......
exemplary of ostinato
a warning of a piece coming to its end
common at the beginning of pieces
All of the above
9.
Cycles may be .......
melodic
harmonic
rhythmic
All of the above
Or based on some other musical dimension
10.
An ostinato is when .......
a section is played particularly loudly
the music stops
a motif/phrase is persistently repeated
None of the above
....... by the same musical voice, e.g. the 5/4 rhythm section in Gustav Holst's 'Mars'
Author:  Thomas Daish

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