Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how


Techniques of melodic composition

Plainsong Singing is unaccompanied, melody is modal and moves mostly by step, monophonic
Serialism Tone row (uses all 12 pitches), atonal, 20th century, Schoenberg
Impressionism Based on whole-tone scale, sounds dreamy, links to impressionist art, Debussy
Blues African-American slave trade, call and response, improvisation, blues scale, 12 bar blues: I, IV and V, syncopation
Indian Classical Music Improvisation, Rag (like a scale), Tabla, Tal (cycle of beats), Sitar plays melody
Gamelan Indonesia, cycles of melodies at different speeds, metallic instruments
Vocal (choral) music Choir - soprano (high female), alto (low female), tenor (high male), baritone, bass (low male)
Binary form A B
Ternary form A B A or A B A1
Rondo form A B A C A D A (A - refrain; B, C, D - episodes)
Song structure Intro, verse 1, bridge, chorus, verse 2, bridge, chorus, middle 8, chorus, outro
Salsa structure Intro, verse, break, montuno, mambo, montuno, ending
Baroque (1600 - 1750) Simple, decorated melody, mainly primary chords, dialogue and imitation between instruments, small orchestra, harpsichord, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi
Classical (1750 - 1830) Simple melody, mainly primary chords, balanced phrases, question and answer, small-medium sized orchestra, Mozart, Haydn
Romantic (1830 - 1913) Lyrical melodies, richer chords, often chromatic, quick modulations, pieces much longer, large orchestra, Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, Wagner, Mahler
Created by: 651972241
Popular Miscellaneous sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards