Music 10100 Basic Introduction to Music Questions


  1. Which of the following are true statements about bebop in the 1940s and 1950s? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. The primary texture was non-imitative polyphony.
    b. It was geared primarily toward a mainstream white public.
    c. It featured extensive improvisation by soloists.
    d. In performance, the ensemble abandoned a steady pulse entirely in favor of pure syncopation.

1 points


  1. Schumann’s Carnaval could be accurately described as which of the following? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. a set of twenty piano pieces, each associated with a short Romantic poem
    b. a set of miniatures
    c. a musical depiction of individual masked characters at a Mardi Gras ball
    d. a work that acts much like a song cycle without poetry (i.e. without sung text)

1 points


  1. Which of the following is a false statement about the album “Free Jazz: A Collective Improvization?” (Choose one.)
    a. The music features an abundance of improvised polyphony.
    b. The ensemble was a double quartet.
    c. The music has no apparent connection to early jazz.
    d. The album was recorded in one continuous 37-minute take.

1 points


  1. The musical structure of Javanese Gamelan music is best described as (Choose one.)
    a. linear
    b. strophic
    c. through-composed
    d. cyclic

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  1. In Javanese Gamelan music, the two main contrasting styles, which emphasize different instruments, are called (Choose one.)
    a. “skeletal” and “elaborate”
    b. “strong” and “soft”
    c. “heterophonic” and “polyphonic”
    d. “sléndro” and “pélog”

1 points


  1. Over the course of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, the idée fixe becomes associated with which of the following? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. the E-flat Clarinet
    b. the final moment before Belioz’s dreamt execution
    c. a lack of thematic transformation
    d. the melodic features of Harriet Smithson’s earliest musical compositions

1 points


  1. **Extra Credit: Which of the following jazz musicians are trumpet players? (Choose all that apply.)
    a. Louis Armstrong
    b. Ornette Coleman
    c. Dizzy Gillespie
    d. Count Basie

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