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GCSE Music Revision Questions

1. Explain what each of these words means when you're talking about melody:

2. What group of people sang a lot of plainchant? Where did they sing it?

3. What's unusual about the rhythm of plainchant?

4. What's antiphony?

5. Name…

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14. Explain how you use each of these to vary a melody:
melodic inversion, retrograde, retrograde inversion, sequence, imitation

15. Starting on the G above middle C, write out a trill, and a turn

16. Write out a whole tone scale starting on D

17. Who invented Serialism?

18. In…

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1. What effect does the tempo of a piece of music have on the dancers?

2. Why don't you get lots of tempo changes in dance music?

3. Why are the phrase patterns in dance music regular?

4. Name five different types of dance

5. What events was pavan and…

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14. The texture of a Viennese waltz is homophonic. What does homophonic mean?

15. How would you describe the harmonic rhythm of a waltz?

16. Name an important composer of Viennese waltz tunes

17. What kind of ensemble is Viennese waltz most often played by?

18. What instrument did people…

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1. What do you call it when styles from two different musical traditions combine?

2. List six main features of the Cuban son style

3. Write out the son clave, either on a stave or with a box diagram

4. What North American musical tradition combined with son to make…

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15. Write down 4 ways in which music technology is used in modern Bhangra

16. What's the name of the Bhangra band that had the first major Bhangra hit in the UK?

17. When did minimalism develop?

18. What are loops?

19. Describe: additive melody, metamorphosis, phase shifting, and layering.

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Match these words with the definition
Heterophony Type of xylophone

Gambang Speed of music

Tempo Layering of Instruments

Lots of different parts playing at
Gong Ageng the same time

Polyphony The biggest gong

Fill in the gaps:

Gamelan music is played at ___________, from the region of __________.


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