Revision 1
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Revision 1

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1.
Musical cycles often feature repeated .......
rhythms
melodies
harmonies
All of the above
2.
'Tala' corresponds to what in western music?
Dynamics
Composition and Composer's titles on sheet music
Metre
Composer's dedication
Tala illustrates rhythmic patterns in Indian music
3.
What is a note cluster?
A type of cereal musicians have for breakfast!
A played group of notes which are very close together
A really fast passage of music
All of the above
You can hear this in a lot of chordal piano/organ music
4.
What is the purpose of musical cliché in film?
To generate dramatic effect
To heighten the sense of excitement
To bring out emotion or warn the audience of danger
All of the above
The same can be said for game music, tv scores etc.
5.
What motif structure best defines binary form?
AB (often repeated - AABB)
ABA
ABCDA
One section repeated several times
6.
What does MIDI stand for?
Multi Instrument Digital Interface
Multi Instrument Dynamic Indication
Multitrack Inaugaral Dynamic Input
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
7.
What music is most likely to feature verse and chorus?
Concerto
Film scores
Hymns
Symphony
Also common in musicals and vocal rock tracks
8.
What best describes a 'round'?
A circular seating layout for performers of modern music
An alternative description for a movement in a concerto
The way acoustics travel around the building/hall
Where many voices sing a repeated tune at different times
Many nursery rhyme songs are arranged as a round
9.
What is a tempo?
The key signature
Pace or general speed of a composition
The time signature
None of the above
Examples: andante, allegro, largo etc.
10.
Pitch is .......
a way of describing how high or low a note sounds
indicative of speed
representative of dynamic volume
None of the above
Notes on a piece of music indicate the pitch to play as well as how long to play the note for
Author:  Thomas Daish

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