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According to your text, the musical element that makes the widest and most direct appeal is...?
melody
The distance between two different pitches is called...?
an interval
The deliberated shifting of teh accent to a weak beat or an offbeat is called...?
syncopation
A triad is...?
the most common chord type found in Western music, a three-note chord, and is built on alternate scale steps
Most contemporary popular songs are perfomed in...?
homophonic texture
Which musical texture is likely to demand the greatest concentration on the part of the listner?
polyphonic
Ternary for is represented by the pattern...?
A-B-A
Which of the following tempo markings is the fastest?
presto
The quality of sound that distinguishes on instrument or voice from another is...?
timbre
A specific area within the range of a voice or instrument, such as high, middle, or low is callled...?
register
Musical pitch and the frequency of vibration of a sound relate to each other in the following way:
the higher the pitch, the faster the vibration
Music is propelled forward in time by...?
rhythm
The vertical dimension of music is called...?
harmony
The element that describes the musical fabric or the relationship of musical lines within a work is called...?
texture
A texture in which a single voice takes over the melodic interest while the accompanying voices are subordinate is called...?
homophonic
The quality of a work of are that represents structure or shape refer to it's...?
form
The generally accepted term fro the high male vocal range is...?
tenor
The number of vibrations per second is called...?
frequency
The lowest voice range is...?
bass
Out of piano, andante, adagio, and allegro which tenmo is the slowest?
adagio