Introduction to Music Appreciation-Part 1

Introduction to Music Appreciation-Part 1

In This Lisson we Stud About Introduction to Music Appreciation-Part 1

Unit 1 and 2 Test

Which branch of musicology develops new techniques for analyzing music composition?

  • historical musicology
  • ethnomusicology
  • systematic musicology
  • music theory – correct

What does a composer do when orchestrating a piece of music?

  • sequences themes into a composition
  • adapts a piece of music for different instruments
  • assigns different musical lines to different instruments in a piece of music – correct
  • creates movements for a symphony

Which term is used when a composer shortens a motive by using only part of it or by taking away notes?

  • fragmentation – correct
  • decrescendo
  • theme
  • repetition

Which term names a musical parameter?

  • theme
  • notation
  • variation
  • tempo – correct

Which term names a tempo marking on a music score?

  • allegro – correct
  • forte
  • staccato
  • legato

What does a composer create when motives are pieced together?

  • theme – correct
  • symphony
  • parameters
  • orchestration

Which term is associated with the loudness of a sound?

  • pitch
  • frequency
  • node
  • amplitude – correct

Which is an accurate statement?

  • A low pitch will have a low amplitude.
  • A high pitch will have a high amplitude.
  • A low pitch will have a high frequency.
  • A high pitch will have a high frequency. – correct

How many lines are in a basic music staff?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5 – correct
  • 6

What is the name of this clef?

Treble clef  Introduction to Music Appreciation-Part 1
  • A clef
  • C clef
  • F clef
  • G clef – correct

What is a grand staff?

  • a combination of two staves with bass clef
  • a combination of two staves with bass clef and alto clef
  • a combination of two staves with treble clef
  • a combination of two staves with treble clef and bass clef – no response given – correct

What causes a sound?

  • vibrating neutrons
  • vibrating molecules – correct
  • vibrating protons
  • vibrating electrons

What is the function of the middle ear?

  • to transform sound waves into mechanical vibrations – correct
  • to transform mechanical vibrations into nerve impulses
  • to protect the eardrum
  • to transform sound waves into nerve impulses

Which condition best describes the result of exposure to an extraordinarily loud sound?

  • nerve death
  • noise-induced headache
  • barometric trauma
  • acoustic trauma – correct

Which term corresponds to the amplitude of a sound wave?

  • wavelength
  • wave node
  • wave height – correct
  • wave cycle

Which answer correctly names the pitches on the staff in order from left to right?

Four notes placed on a music staff
  • A, D, E, G – correct
  • C, F, G, B
  • G, C, D, F
  • B, E, F, A

Which answer correctly names the pitches on the staff in order from left to right?

Four notes placed on a music staff
  • D, G, E, A
  • E, A, F, B – correct
  • C, F, D, G
  • F, B, G, C

Which clef would generally be used for notes on the piano that are to the right of middle C?

  • alto
  • piano
  • treble – correct
  • bass

Which piano key matches the note on the staff?

Piano keyboard with Middle C highlighted in yellow and musical note D shown on the treble clef staff
  • D4
  • D5 – correct
  • E5
  • F3

Which piano key matches the note on the staff?

Piano keyboard with Middle C highlighted in yellow and musical note D shown on the bass clef staff
  • F3
  • B3
  • middle C
  • D3 – correct

Which example is something that an ethnomusicologist would not study to learn about the music of an ancient culture?

  • cave paintings
  • stone tablets with musical notation
  • recordings of musical performances – correct
  • preserved musical instruments

Which was likely the first musical instrument?

  • trumpet
  • drum
  • voice – correct
  • guitar

In ancient Egypt and Israel, which musicians were held in the highest esteem?

  • local entertainers
  • royal household musicians
  • common household entertainers
  • religious musicians – correct

How did people first hand down music from one generation to the next?

  • by memorizing it and teaching others – correct
  • by painting notation on cave walls
  • by writing it on paper
  • by writing it on stone tablets

What kind of instrument is the Egyptian sistrum?

  • rattle – correct
  • flute
  • trumpet
  • drum

How many notes were in the musical scale used by the ancient Chinese?

  • seven
  • five – correct
  • fifteen
  • thirteen

Which ancient civilization had the oldest musical notation system in the world?

  • Greece
  • Mesopotamia – correct
  • China
  • Egypt

Which civilization created an Imperial Music Bureau?

  • Hebrew
  • Egyptian
  • Chinese – correct
  • Greek

Who invented the shofar?

  • Hebrews – correct
  • Egyptians
  • prehistoric peoples
  • Chinese

Who created religious songs known as psalms?

  • Egyptians
  • Christians
  • Chinese
  • Hebrews – correct

According to the ancient Greeks, why should musical instruments be respected?

  • They were a sign of social class.
  • They were invented by the gods. – correct
  • They were necessary for marriage ceremonies.

The Greeks had a theory that the planets made sounds as they moved in their orbits, and those sounds influenced events on earth.

Which term names that theory?

  • catharsis
  • acoustics
  • the music of the spheres – correct
  • the doctrine of ethos

What did Pythagoras discover in his most famous musical experiment on the acoustics of strings?

  • new ways to make stringed instruments
  • minor intervals
  • how sound was created
  • perfect intervals – correct

Which idea about music did Aristotle propose?

  • catharsis – correct
  • acoustics
  • music of the spheres
  • doctrine of ethos

Who proposed that governments should ban songs with negative feelings of anger or malice?

  • Pythagoras
  • Aristotle
  • Plato – correct
  • Eratosthenes

Why did the Roman military use brass instruments?

  • to communicate battle orders – correct
  • to entertain the people captured in battle
  • to frighten the enemy
  • to inspire the troops

The ancient Romans believed that music was primarily for which reason?

  • entertainment – correct
  • religion
  • education
  • science

Which musical instrument was used in the early Christian church?

  • lyre
  • horn
  • drum
  • voice – correct

What was considered to be the first keyboard instrument?

  • panpipes
  • aulos
  • kithara
  • hydraulis – correct

Which instrument was a reeded horn developed by the Greeks?

  • lyre
  • kithara
  • hydraulis
  • aulos – correct

Which music parameter is specified by these different types of notes? 

Five common music notes.
  • pulse
  • sound
  • note duration – correct
  • steady beat

What kind of rhythm notes are these? 

Two common music notes
  • sixteenth notes
  • eighth notes
  • quarter notes – correct
  • half notes

Which note or notes are equal to two eighth notes?

  • two quarter notes
  • two sixteenth notes
  • one half note
  • one quarter note – correct

Which combination of notes equals one whole note?

  • eight sixteenth notes, one quarter note, one half note
  • one half note, two quarter notes, one eighth note
  • one half note, one quarter note
  • one quarter note, two eighth notes, one half note – correct

Notes that are shorter in duration than quarter notes have flags on their stems.

What is the purpose of the flag?

  • It doubles the value of the note it is attached to.
  • It halves the value of the note it is attached to. – correct
  • It changes the pitch of the note.
  • It increases the duration of the note.

What do rests represent in music?

  • clapping
  • silence – correct
  • noise
  • pitches

What is the time value of the dot to the right of the quarter note? 

Dotten quarter note Introduction to Music Appreciation-Part 1
  • two quarter notes
  • one quarter note
  • The dot does not affect the notes total value.
  • one eighth note – correct

Which statement is true about the following time signature? 

2-4 time signature Introduction to Music Appreciation-Part 1
  • There are four beats per measure and the half note gets the beat.
  • There are four beats per measure and the quarter note gets the beat.
  • There are two beats per measure and the half note gets the beat.
  • There are two beats per measure and the quarter note gets the beat. – correct

What does this symbol represent? 

Music symbol of a double bar at the end of a measure Introduction to Music Appreciation-Part 1
  • the end of a piece of music – correct
  • repeat a measure
  • repeat a bar
  • the end of a measure

Which measure has the correct number of beats? 

Four measures with different time signatures - one has the correcd number of beats per measure unit 1.2 test Introduction to Music
  • A – correct
  • B
  • C
  • D

Which type of musicologist studies stones showing musical notation to learn about the music of an ancient culture?

  • music therapist
  • music historian
  • music theorist
  • ethnomusicologist – correct

What were the oldest playable musical instruments that archaeologists found in China?

  • flutes – correct
  • drums
  • pipas
  • horns

Who created psalms?

  • Chinese
  • Egyptians
  • Hebrews – correct
  • Christians

Who used a sistrum?

  • Christians
  • Hebrews
  • Chinese
  • Egyptians – correct

How many notes are in the pentatonic scale?

  • 5 – correct
  • 6
  • 7
  • 15

Which organization composed lavish new musical events for the emperor’s court of the Qin Dynasty?

  • Imperial Music Bureau – correct
  • Buddhist temples
  • Tau Shi’iae
  • Imperial Orchestra

According to the ancient Greeks, who invented musical instruments?

  • Titans
  • Gods – correct
  • Amazons
  • Myrmidons

Who discovered perfect intervals?

  • Pythagoras – correct
  • Aristotle
  • Plato
  • Socrates

What is the belief that music can directly influence a person’s character?

  • doctrine of ethos – correct
  • Roman military
  • Greek mythology
  • music of the spheres

What did the Roman military use to communicate battle orders?

  • brass instruments – correct
  • flutes
  • drums
  • lyres

For what reason did the Romans primarily use music?

  • warfare
  • education
  • religion
  • entertainment – correct

Which modern musical instrument is descended from the aulos?

  • harp
  • guitar
  • organ
  • oboe – correct

Which ancient Greek believed and proposed that music should be part of the education of young citizens?

  • Socrates
  • Pythagoras
  • Plato – correct
  • Achilles

How did the Romans view music?

  • educational
  • religious
  • as art
  • as entertainment – correct

What is the length of time that a music note is played called?

  • steady beat
  • pitch
  • note duration – correct
  • pulse

Which rhythmic notes are pictured?

Four notes with connected stems Introduction to Music Appreciation-Part 1
  • four eighth notes
  • four quarter notes
  • four sixteenth notes – correct
  • four whole notes

Which combination of notes and rests equal one whole note? 

  • eight sixteenth notes, one quarter rest, one half note
  • one dotted quarter note, two eighth notes, one quarter rest
  • one quarter note, four eighth notes, one half rest
  • one quarter note, two eighth notes, one half rest – correct

Which statement is true about the time signature 3/4?

  • There are three beats per measure and the quarter note gets the beat. – correct
  • There are four beats per measure and the dotted quarter note gets the beat.
  • There are three notes per measure and the quarter note gets the beat.
  • There are three beats per measure and the dotted quarter note gets the beat.

Which measure has the correct number of beats? 

Four measures with different time signatures - which has the correct number of beats Introduction to Music Appreciation-Part 1
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D – correct

What is the indicated vertical line symbol called? 

Music symbol that indicates a certain action Introduction to Music Appreciation-Part 1
  • staff line
  • measure
  • ledger line
  • bar line – correct