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Composing, Arranging & Improvising Music Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these musicians is most commonly associated with the 'wah' pedal?

Question 2 2. Adding simple sound waves together to create more complex sound waves is a process known as:

Question 3 3. Which of these would a composer use audio plugins for?

Question 4 4. The device used to translate a live musical performance into MIDI data is known as a:

Question 5 5. If you want to present the chord triad CEG (C major) in four lines, what would be your best action?

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Question 6 6. If the four lines of music are generally written as alto, bass, soprano, tenor, then which of the following acronyms presents these in correct order from highest to lowest natural range?

Question 7 7. Parallel motion should always be approached with caution, but should absolutely be avoided with which intervals?

Question 8 8. What's the main goal of four-part music?

Question 9 9. Musical Transposition is a type of ____?

Question 10 10. Given the following melodic fragment: A-B-C#-D-E-F#-E, which is the correct transposition using D as the new starting pitch?

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Question 11 11. Given the following melodic fragment: G-G-A-B-D-C-E-D, which is the correct transposition using C as the new starting pitch?

Question 12 12. Given the following melodic fragment: C-B-C-D-E, which is the correct transposition using G as the new starting pitch?

Question 13 13. The notation that tells a player how to group notes together is called a _______.

Question 14 14. A period in music has how many phrases?

Question 15 15. The ending of a phrase in music is called a _____.

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Question 16 16. In music, the act of playing a group of notes together, regardless of the structure of the measures, is called ______.

Question 17 17. In which of these processes do the pitches of the melody NOT change when transformed?

Question 18 18. Thematic transformation of a leitmotif would be MOST useful to do which of these?

Question 19 19.

Imagine that these notes create a melody: C, C, G, G, A, A, G.

Which of the following would represent a retrograde transformation of this melody?

Question 20 20. A diminution of a melody would do what to it?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following describes how Richard Wagner use leitmotifs in his opera Tristan und Isolde?

Question 22 22. Name a piece of program music that uses a leitmotif in each of its five movements.

Question 23 23. Who is the single composer best known for his use of leitmotifs?

Question 24 24. What is a leitmotif?

Question 25 25. Which of these forms of motivic transformation does NOT contain the same rhythm as original motive?

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Question 26 26. Which of these is the only one to require a pitch change from the original motive?

Question 27 27. Imagine a motive that contained a quarter note, whole note, quarter note, and half note, in that order. Which of these is a truncation of that motive?

Question 28 28. Which of these BEST describes the motive of a composition?

Question 29 29. What does the acronym DAW stand for?

Question 30 30. Which is the only line that doesn't always have to be within an octave of the line above it?

Composing, Arranging & Improvising Music Chapter Exam Instructions

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