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The Fugue: Bach, Definition & Examples

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Which of the following is NOT part of a fugue?

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1. How is contrast achieved in a fugue?

2. In a fugue, augmentation, diminution, and retrograde are all examples of what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A fugue is a piece of music that uses interwoven melodies based on a single musical idea, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you test yourself on the characteristics of these compositions. The practice questions on the quiz will test you on the parts of a fugue, in addition to episodes, modulation, and contrast in these compositions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The parts that comprise a fugue
  • How contrast is achieved in fugues through modulation
  • Why an episode is used

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw and retain the most important information on the characteristics of fugues from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as modulation and episodes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the parts and composition of a fugue
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the use of augmentations, retrograde and diminution

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of fugues, review the accompanying lesson called The Fugue: Bach, Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define a fugue
  • Describe the parts of a fugue
  • Discuss modulation
  • Understand Bach's influence on and mastery of fugue composition
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