The rhythmic “surprise” created by accents occurring in unexpected places in the following example is called…
:13
Syncopation
Listen to the following selection.
Which of the following Italian tempo terms best applies to this selection?
:59
Vivace
Which excerpt suggests a weak beat?
:11
Excerpt B
From the word pairs, select the one that completes the following sentence correctly.

Meter organizes _________ and __________ sounds into units called measures.

stressed : unstressed
The tempo in this example could be described as:
:30
Accelerando
Meter in music can best be described as:
The grouping of pulses into consistent units
The following excerpt is an example of duple meter.
:14
True
Which combination of beat and tempo is present in this excerpt?
:30
Strong and fast
__________ is an Italian term that describes moderately fast tempo
Moderato
Listen to the following selection.
Which of the following Italian tempo terms best applies to this selection?
7:31
Allegro
Tempo is an Italian universal musical term that refers to the speed at which a music composition is played.
True
The following excerpt is an example of ritardando.
:11
True
(The excerpt is an example of ritardando. The piece slows down towards the end of the example.)
This example illustrates the use of:
:30
Ritardando
The predominant meter of this example is:
2:53
Triple
The proper musical term for ‘decreasing the tempo’ is __________.
ritardando
The Italian term for at ease is:
Adagio
If the printed program at a concert indicated that the first movement of a symphony was titled Allegro and the second Andante, you would expect:
The first movement to be fast, the second slower
From the word pairs, select the one that completes the following sentence correctly.
Each measure contains a combination of strong and weak __________, which represent the underlying ____________ of the music.
pulse
Syncopation is often used in jazz settings.
True
The following example features a steady pulse played by the bass.
5:59
True
The Italian term that describes very fast tempo is:
Presto
The pulse in this example…
:44
Is very weak throughout
Where are tempo markings usually written in a music score?
Over the staff
Which excerpt is an example of accelerando?
:12
Excerpt A
The proper musical term for “increasing the tempo” is __________.
accelerando
Which of these statements best describes the unique rhythmic feature in this example?
:19
The dramatic use of silence
The tempo of this example could be described as:
:20
Rubato
Rhythm is defined as:
The organization of sound in time
The following piece is an example of triple meter.
3:30
False
The placement of accents in the following example causes us to perceive its meter as:
:25
Mixed and changing
The following excerpt is not an example of triple meter.
:42
False
Which excerpt suggests tempo rubato?
:46
Excerpt A
In the following example:
:29
The repeated rhythm pattern is part of the accompaniment
The following excerpt is an example of ritardando.
:11
False
(The excerpt is not an example of ritardando. The piece doesn’t gradually slow down.)
The sense of beat in this example is unstressed throughout.
2:32
True
3
4
The top number of the time signature above, represents:
There are three beats in each measure.
Which of the following excerpts has a fast tempo?
:11
Excerpt A
Which of the following is a false statement?
Tempo and rhythm are interchangeable terms.
The tempo in this example…
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Remains consistent
x

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