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Grade 8 oral test

1 key feature of texture in a baroque piece. Contrapuntal texture
2 or more interweaving melodies Counterpoint (contrapuntal texture)
1 key feature of texture in either a baroque or classical piece. Broken chord texture
Playing the chord as an arpeggio Broken chord
4 key features of texture in a classical piece. Homophonic texture, block chord or arpeggiated accompaniment, Alberti bass
Melody and chord accompaniment Homophonic texture
2 types of baroque music with 3 beats in a bar. Sarabande, minuet
Slow and sedate, emphasis on second beat of bar are features of what type of music? Sarabande (baroque)
Sedate but with movement is a feature of what type of music? Minuet (baroque)
Sedate but with fast movement is a feature of what type of music? Minuet (classical)
1 type of classical music with 3 beats in a bar. Minuet
3 types of romantic music with 3 beats in a bar. Waltz, mazurka, polonaise
Oom cha cha bass is a feature of what type of music? Waltz (romantic)
Emphasis on 2nd beat of the bar and dance feel are features of what 2 types of music? Mazurka or polonaise (both romantic)
What type of music could be in either the classical, romantic or modern style? March
In what type of music is the beat divided into triplets? Swing
What period does swing music belong to? Modern
Simple binary form Two themes, A and B, alternating A + B
Simple ternary form Two themes, A and B, alternating A + B + A
3 key composers of the baroque period. Bach, Handel, Vivaldi
2 key composers of the classical period. Mozart, Haydn
4 key composers of the romantic period. Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Chopin
4 key composers of the modern period. Bartok, Bennett, Bernstein, Glass
Chords in a perfect cadence V or V7 to I
Chords in an imperfect cadence Anything to V
Chords in an interrupted cadence V or V7 to VI
Chords in a plagal cadence IV to I
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