Music 102, Test 2:Vocabulary

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Click the BEST answer for each of the following (you may change any answer by simply clicking a different circle):

1. root
a first pc in a tertian arrangement
b lowest frequency in a sound
c lowest note
d lowest note of chord

2. triad
a chord of three pitches
b three pcs
c notes arranged in thirds
d three pcs arranged in thirds

3. bass
a lowest pc in a tertian arrangement
b the lowest pitch or note
c the lowest note of a chord
d the bass clef

4. diatonic
a having the same letter names
b having different letter names
c as in a scale
d opposite of enharmonic

5. key
a tonic
b tonality
c tonic plus mode
d the scale you're playing

6. enharmonic
a different notations for the same sound
b same notation for different sounds
c nonharmonic notes
d inharmonic partials

7. tonic
a the predominant pitch class (pc)
b the first note of a scale
c the first note
d the last note in the music

8. interval
a two pitches
b difference in frequency
c distance between notes
d two different pcs

9. dominant
a the dominating voice
b the fifth degree of a scale
c the predominant pc
d the dominating note

10. compound meter
a an interval larger than an octave
b a meter that is evenly divided by 3
c asymmetrical meters, like 5 or 7
d made up by adding two or more meters

11. scale
a a ladder of notes
b notes spelled alphabetically
c notes arranged in order
d pitches or pcs arranged in ascending order

12. chord
a 3 or more pcs considered simultaneously
b harmonic series
c harmony
d notes played at once

13. is a:
a compound sextuple
b compound duple
c simple triple
d simple sextuple

14. is a:
a compound duple
b compound triple
c simple duple
d simple triple

15. meter
a rhythmic organization
b a grouping of pulses or beats
c duple and triple
d simple and compound

16. parallel keys
a keys having the same signature
b the white keys
c keys having the same tonic
d keys that run parallel on the keyboard

17. mode
a a way of organizing music
b interval series used to construct a scale
c same as a scale
d ancient organization of rhythm

18. tertian
a three pcs
b anything that can be arranged in thirds
c arranged in thirds
d sounds of the earth

19. fundamental
a basis of chords
b lowest frequency in a sound
c lowest note
d bass note of a chord

20. relative keys
a keys having the same key signature
b keys related by the circle of fifths
c keys of the same scale
d keys having the same tonic

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