1. What is canon?

A musical form where the melody or tune is imitated by individual parts at regular intervals. The individual parts may enter at different measures and pitches. The tune may also be played at different speeds, backwards, or inverted.

2. What is classical?

The period of music history which dates from the mid 1700's to mid 1800's. The music was spare and emotionally reserved, especially when compared to Romantic and Boroque music.

3. What is fugue?

A composition written for three to six voices. Beginning with the exposition, each voice enters at different times, creating counterpoint with one another.

4. What is klangfarbenmelodie?

The technique of altering the tone color of a single note or musical line by changing from one instrument to another in the middle of a note or line.

5. What is encore?

A piece of music played at the end of a recital responding to the audiences enthusiastic reaction to the performance, shown by continuous applause.

6. What is prelude?

A short piece originally preceded by a more substantial work, also an orchestral introduction to opera, however not lengthy enough to be considered an overture.

7. What is gregorian Chant?

Singing or chanting in unison without strict rhythm. Collected during the Reign of Pope Gregory VIII for psalms and other other parts of the church service.

8. What is enharmonic Interval?

Two notes that differ in name only. The notes occupy the same position. For example: C sharp and D flat.

9. Explain what is scale?

An ordered succession of adjacent pitches, arranged in a sequence of whole steps and half steps, for example the major or minor scales. A specific scale is defined by its characteristic interval pattern and by its most prominent pitch, known as its tonic.

10. What is falsetto?

A style of male singing where by partial use of the vocal chords, the voice is able to reach the pitch of a female.

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