Cage Sonatas Test

INSTRUMENT - Type of Piano
Prepared Piano
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INSTRUMENTS - The prepared piano makes the piece sound more like a _____ ensemble?
Percussion
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INSTRUMENTS - What effect does the prepared piano have on note lengths
Decreases the note lengths
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INSTRUMENTS - What effect does the structure and prepared overall have?
Indeterminacy
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Structure of the Piece
Rounded Binary
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Melodic lines?
No distinguishable melodic lines
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Specific type of structure for this piece (not rounded binary)
Micromacro cosmic structure
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Magic number for sonata 1
7
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Magic number for sonata 2
31
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Magic number for sonata 3
34
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An example of a non-distinguishable chord, and why?
A Minor 7th in b.20, not recognisable due to prepared piano creating distorted sounds.
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b.17 sonata 2 effect?
Ostinato acts as a pedal
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The ___ can't be defined by ___
The structure can't be defined by tonality
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Harmonic feel in Sonata 2
Pentatonic feel
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RHYTHM - There are frequent changes in -
Time signature
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What effect does the changes in time signature have
You can't follow the piece to a pulse or rhythm
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Bar 17 Sonata 1 RHYTHM
Quintuplet
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Rhythmic effect in the opening of sonata 2
Syncopation
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B.7 of sonata 2, what is happening with the melody?
Metrical Displacement
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Rhythm in b.10 Sonata 2
Homorhythmic
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What is happening in bar 14 of Sonata 3
Retrograde of b.13
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b.22 of Sonata 3, the ascending melodic line is an ___
Augmentation of the demi-semiquavers in the opening of sonata 3.
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What type of rhythm is found in bar 18 of Sonata 3
Complex Rhythm
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Texture at the start of Sonata 2
Monophonic
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Bars 14-15 of Sonata 3 are a ___
Sequence
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The demisemiquaver melody at the start of Sonata 3 is frequently___
Repeated
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In the opening bars of Sonata 3, the A in the LH piano is an ___
Inverted Pedal
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The texture in b.30 of sonata 2 is ___
Layered
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The Majority of the texture in Sonata 3 is ___
MDH
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What century did John Cage compose in?
20th Century
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Card 2

Front

Percussion

Back

INSTRUMENTS - The prepared piano makes the piece sound more like a _____ ensemble?

Card 3

Front

Decreases the note lengths

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Indeterminacy

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Rounded Binary

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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