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Techniques for Composing Music Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A musical instrument or voice has a specific tone color. This tone color is called

Question 2 2. Music arranging is the creative process of taking a music composition and adapting it to a

Question 3 3. An arranger should always remember to incorporate this when arranging a piece of music

Question 4 4. Musical instruments and voices have three registers that the arranger uses to convey

Question 5 5. The ending of a phrase in music is called a _____.

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Question 6 6. In music, the first phrase in a period is called the antecedent phrase, and the second phrase is called a _______.

Question 7 7. In music, the act of playing a group of notes together, regardless of the structure of the measures, is called ______.

Question 8 8. A period in music has how many phrases?

Question 9 9. What's the main goal of four-part music?

Question 10 10. Parallel motion should always be approached with caution, but should absolutely be avoided with which intervals?

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Question 11 11. Which is the only line that doesn't always have to be within an octave of the line above it?

Question 12 12. If you want to present the chord triad CEG (C major) in four lines, what would be your best action?

Question 13 13. Which of these forms of motivic transformation does NOT contain the same rhythm as original motive?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Which of these BEST describes the motive of a composition?

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Question 16 16. Which of these is the only one to require a pitch change from the original motive?

Question 17 17. Which mode is most commonly used in jazz and blues improvisation?

Question 18 18. Which of these is one of the two rules of improvisation?

Question 19 19. What is musical improvisation?

Question 20 20. Why is it important to know what genre/style you are improvising in?

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Question 21 21. In the simplest terms, a leitmotif is a _____.

Question 22 22. A diminution of a melody would do what to it?

Question 23 23.

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

Question 25 25. A Transposition can be _____ than the original statement?

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Question 26 26. Musical Transposition is a type of _____.

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. 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 29 29. A minor key can suggest a feeling of:

Question 30 30. The notation that tells a player how to group notes together is called a _______.

Techniques for Composing Music Chapter Exam Instructions

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