28. ______ There are only two instances of word painting in all of music.
29. _____ The term absolute music refers to a piece of music with a story.
30. _____ One may copyright a melody OR a chord progression, but not the two together.
31. _____ The term program music refers to a piece of music without a story.
32. ______ It is customary and expected to applaud between movements of a large musical work.
33. ______ The timbre of a work may be described as loud or soft, fast or slow.
34. ______"Art" music that centers around a key is said to be from the "Good Period”.
35. ______The most common meter you will encounter in music is six.
36. ______ The Common Practice Period was from 1700-1800.
37. ______ Polyphonic texture contains no harmony.
38. ______ “Vocal fry” is a technique that improves the overall quality of the voice.
39. ______ A listener can never be fooled into where the beat is; it is always obvious.
40. ______ A “loop pedal” is used to correct inaccuracies in pitch of singers.
41. ______ The "Three B's of Music" are Berlioz, Balakirev, and Beyonce.
42. ______ A musical motive is usually hidden so well that listeners are not able to notice it.
43. ______ A "romantic" sensibility stresses an awareness of form and balance.
44. ______ The texture of a musical work will always remain constant all the way through.
45. ______ You do not need permission to use someone else’s song as background music in a commercial.
46. ______ Monophonic texture, by its definition, contains harmony (not necessarily accompaniment).
Discuss how John Cage redefines each of the following in 4’33”: Silence, role of performer and listener; tension and release; what is music?
Explain how Vivaldi’s Spring is both program music as well as absolute music.
Discuss the perception of “time turning around”.
Discuss Sonata Allegro Form.
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