Keyboard Theory Level 5: Periods of Music

  1. List four composers from the Baroque period.

    List their birthplaces, too.
    J.S. Bach (Germany), G.F. Handel (Germany), Domenico Scarlatti (Italy), and Henry Purcell (England).
  2. All of the following are characteristics of the Baroque period except:

    A) polygonic texture
  3. Most music in the Baroque period was written for which three instruments?
    The clavichord, harpsichord, and organ.
  4. What type of ornamentation was used in Baroque music?
    Mordents and trills. Image Upload 2+Image Upload 4
  5. What was the cause of terraced dynamics?

    B) the harpsichord couldn't dimuendo or crescendo
  6. All of the following were part of the characteristics of the Classical period except:

    E) measures
  7. What is homophonic texture?
    It is when there is an obvious melody.
  8. Alberti bass is _______________________________.
    a common type of accompnaiment for the left hand part of piano music from the Classical period that repeated a pattern like this:Image Upload 6
  9. The music of the Classical period was often written in what forms?
    Sonata and sonatina.
  10. What was often used to set apart sections in the Classical period?
    Rests were.
  11. Name four Classical composers' name.

    Where were they born?
    Franz Josef Haydn (Austria), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austria), Muzio Clementi (Italy), and Ludwig van Beethoven (Germany).
  12. What happened in the Romantic period?
    Music was more emotional, harmonies were more complicated, lyrical melodies, and complicated rythms.
  13. What are four composers of the Romantic period?

    Born in ______.
    Franz Schubert (Austria), Robert Schumann (Germany), Peter Tchaikovsky (Russia), and Edvard Grieg (Norway).
  14. The music became more emotional in the Romantic period because of which of the following?
    a)it was written about people, things, places, or feelings
    b)the titles reflected the tone of voice
    a)it was written about people, things, places, or feelings
  15. What became more complicated in the Romantic period?
    The rythm and harmony.
  16. What was/is avoided in the Contemporary period?
    Major and minor keys.
  17. What intervals were/are used to make up chords, rather than thirds in the Contemporary period?
    Fourths are used.
  18. All of these amounts of keys are used in the Contemporary period except:

    c)quartal harmony (4ths used as intervals in chords)
    C) homotonality (1)
  19. How many keys are used at once in the Classical period?
    One key.
  20. All of the composers in the Contemporary period listed in the book are from Russia except:

    Where was he born?
    C) Bela Bartok, from Hungary
  21. Which period had uncommon times?
  22. What forms of pieces do Contemporary composers use?
    sonatas, sonatinas, and other forms popular during the Classical period.
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Keyboard Theory Level 5: Periods of Music
Keyboard Theory Level 5 Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary (Lessons 14-17 b)