Syllabic Music: Definition, Analysis & Structure


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Syllabic music encompasses all of the following characteristics EXCEPT which one?

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1. What is it called when one syllable of text is stretched out over several different pitches?

2. Which type of music never uses syllabic text setting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Be prepared to answer questions on topics like syllabic music, syllables stretched over pitches, syllabic text setting, and melismatic music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked about things like:

  • Syllabic music's definition
  • An instance when one syllable is stretched over multiple pitches
  • Types of music without syllabic text setting
  • The relationship between melismatic and syllabic music

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of syllabic music
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding melismatic music
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related syllabic music lesson

Additional Learning

Learn even more about syllabic music by reading our related lesson titled Syllabic Music: Definition, Analysis & Structure. This lesson will go over the following:

  • The definition of syllabic music
  • Why one might use the syllabic text setting
  • The way syllabic music works
  • How melismatic music works