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What is the meaning of monophonic texture?
A single melody
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Three composers of the Baroque Era
Vivaldi, Handel, Bach
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What is a continuo?
A group of instruments with a bass line and harmonic accompaniment
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What period does Barque music belong to?
1600-1750
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4 key features of Baroque music
Continuo, ornamentation, terraced dynamics and diatonic harmonies
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What is the meaning of polyphonic texture?
Two or more different melodies played simultaneously
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Which section of the orchestra was mainly used in Baroque music?
Strings
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What is an oratorio?
A large scale composition for choir, solo singer and the orchestra
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What are terraced dynamics?
The clear contrast between loud and soft
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What is sonato form?
Exposition, Development, Recapitulation
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What is binary form?
A, B
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What is rondo from?
A, B, A, C, A
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What is ternary form?
A, B, A
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Three composers from Classical music
Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn
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What is symphony?
A large scale genre with four movements; fast, slow, minuet and fast
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What period does Classical music belong to?
1750-1830
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4 Key features of Classical music
diatonic harmonies, homophonic texture, wind instruments and alberti bass
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What is the meaning of bass continuo?
A group of instruments with a bass instrument
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Sections of the orchestra used in Classical music
Strings, woodwind and brass
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What is the meaning of crescendo?
Gradually getting louder
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What is the meaning of diminuendo?
Gradually getting quieter
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What is the meaning homophonic texture?
melodies with accompaniment
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Three composers from Roman music
Chopin, Liszt and Mandelsolm
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What is the meaning of ornamentation?
Decorative playing technique
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What period does Romantic music belong to?
1800-1900
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4 key features of Romantic music
Large orchestra, virtuoso, expressive and homophonic texture
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What does a sustain pedal do?
prolongs the note and holds it
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What instrument was the most important in Romantic era?
Piano
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What is the meaning of rubato?
Your own interpretation, expressive when it is slow or fast
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What is the meaning of a virtuoso musician?
Expert in particular field
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Three composers of the Baroque Era

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Vivaldi, Handel, Bach

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What is a continuo?

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What period does Barque music belong to?

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4 key features of Baroque music

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