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Composing, Arranging & Improvising Music Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In music, the first phrase in a period is called the antecedent phrase, and the second phrase is called a _______.

Question 2 2. The ending of a phrase in music is called a _____.

Question 3 3. A period in music has how many phrases?

Question 4 4. The notation that tells a player how to group notes together is called a _______.

Question 5 5. Which of these would a composer use audio plugins for?

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Question 6 6. Adding simple sound waves together to create more complex sound waves is a process known as:

Question 7 7. What does the acronym DAW stand for?

Question 8 8. Which of these musicians is most commonly associated with the 'wah' pedal?

Question 9 9. Given the following melodic fragment: C-B-C-D-E, which is the correct transposition using G as the new starting pitch?

Question 10 10. Musical Transposition is a type of ____?

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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: A-B-C#-D-E-F#-E, which is the correct transposition using D as the new starting pitch?

Question 13 13. A diminution of a melody would do what to it?

Question 14 14.

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

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Question 16 16. In the simplest terms, a leitmotif is a _____.

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. What's the main goal of four-part music?

Question 19 19. Which is the only line that doesn't always have to be within an octave of the line above it?

Question 20 20. 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 21 21. Who is the single composer best known for his use of leitmotifs?

Question 22 22. Which of the following describes how Richard Wagner use leitmotifs in his opera Tristan und Isolde?

Question 23 23. Name a piece of program music that uses a leitmotif in each of its five movements.

Question 24 24. What is a leitmotif?

Question 25 25. If we were to take the motive and multiply it, expanding it by increasing the length of each note by the same degree, what form of motivic transformation is this?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Which of these forms of motivic transformation does NOT contain the same rhythm as original motive?

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

Question 29 29. In music, the act of playing a group of notes together, regardless of the structure of the measures, is called ______.

Question 30 30. The device used to translate a live musical performance into MIDI data is known as a:

Composing, Arranging & Improvising Music Chapter Exam Instructions

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