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Elements of Melody & Harmony Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Locrian, Ionian, and Phrygian are all examples of _____.

Question 2 2. Which of these scales contains only five notes?

Question 3 3. Which of these best describes a musical scale?

Question 4 4. Which of these does NOT represent a pitch collection?

Question 5 5. Pitch collections are usually considered _____, unless we choose to organize them according to a certain factor.

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Question 6 6. What do the deceptive and half cadences have in common?

Question 7 7. What is another common name for the plagal cadence?

Question 8 8. If a composition is written in C Major, which two notes would create an authentic cadence, respectively?

Question 9 9. Which of these is required of a perfect authentic cadence?

Question 10 10. A cadence primarily does what in a composition?

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Question 11 11. A melody is a musical unit consisting of _____ notes.

Question 12 12. Which of these statements about melodic contour is FALSE?

Question 13 13. What does it mean for a melody to feature 'opposite pairs of motion'?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a typical characteristic of good melodic contours?

Question 15 15. Which of these is NOT one of the four types of melodic motion?

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Question 16 16. In the first inversion, where is the first note?

Question 17 17. Which of these shows a normal C major triad, with the first in the bass position?

Question 18 18. What defines an inverted chord?

Question 19 19. In a C major scale of CDEFGABC, which three notes would compose the normal C major triad chord?

Question 20 20. A third inversion is only possible in what kind of chord?

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Question 21 21. An embellishing tone is an example of _____ in music.

Question 22 22. If an embellishing tone is approached by a step up from the note C, what note is the embellishing tone?

Question 23 23. Which of these is another, appropriate name for embellishing tones?

Question 24 24. If an embellishing tone is a note that is repeated in the second chord but is different from the first chord, you might be seeing a/n _____.

Question 25 25. If an embellishing tone is accented, when does it occur?

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Question 26 26. Melody can include both conjunct and disjunct movement. Which of the following analogies BEST describes disjunct motion?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of harmony?

Question 28 28. The image shows:

Question 29 29. _____ harmonies bring dramatic tension and release to music.

Question 30 30. Dissonance refers to which of the following?

Elements of Melody & Harmony Chapter Exam Instructions

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