MUSC 8 Introduction to World Music
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|The FINAL EXAM consists of 70 multiple choice questions in two parts. |
Part 1 consists of 40 MULTIPLE CHOICE READING questions based on MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS FOR WORLD MUSIC: A GLOBAL JOURNEY below. The MULTIPLE CHOICE READING section covers Chapters 8 through 13 in Miller and Shahriari.
Part 2 consists of 30 MULTIPLE CHOICE LISTENING questions of 5 questions each in these 6 categories: AEROPHONES, IDIOPHONES, CHORDOPHONES, VOCAL, ENSEMBLES, and GENRES. The MULTIPLE CHOICE LISTENING section covers both Miller and Shariari CDs, Chapters 4 through 13.
Here is a comprehensive list of all the recordings in the third edition of World Music: A Global Journey.
Here is a comprehensive list of all the recordings in the second edition of World Music: A Global Journey.
Here is a searchable PDF file of the Miller and Shahriari glossary.
MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS FOR WORLD MUSIC: A GLOBAL JOURNEY
Below is a list of "primer" multiple choice questions on which the MUSC 8 Introduction to World Music final exam will be based. Choice "A" is the answer for each of these "primer" questions. However, on the MUSC 8 final answers will be "shuffled" such that the correct answer may be "A," "B," "C," "D," or "E."
Here is a downloadable PDF file of the Final Exam Study Guide.
Chapter 8: The Middle East
______ is generally not considered geographically part of the "Middle East."
The adhan (call to prayer) is performed ______ times per day to call Muslims to worship.
The European medieval lute is thought to derive from the Middle Eastern ______.
The Arabic musical system (mode) used as the basis for composition and improvisation is known as ______.
The Iranian ______ is a trapezoidal hammered zither.
The Persian musical system (mode) used as the basis for composition and improvisation is known as ______.
Arabic iqa-at (rhythmic modes) focus primarily on distinctions of ______.
______ are generally regarded as adherents to the "mystical" branch of Islam.
A "whirling dervish" is a reference to a ______.
______ denotes a kind of heightened speech that is between speaking and singing.
Chapter 9: Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa is often considered in three cultural zones, including the ______, ______ and ______.
The three musical manifestations of the "collective community" in Sub-Saharan Africa include ______, ______, and ______.
______ is a typical proverb expressing the Sub-Saharan African emphasis on social identity.
______ is the predominant type of instrumental music organization found in sub-Saharan Africa.
A "talking drum" is able to communicate by ______.
The ______ is the primary instrument of Palm Wine "Highlife" music.
A unique aspect of pygmy music performance is the use of ______.
The ______ is a lamellophone, a type of idiophone with lamellae (tongues) that sound when flexed and released.
As compared with other sub-Saharan African xylophone traditions, the akadinda is unique for its ______.
The ______ is a lute-harp, a type of chordophone common to the Mandinka people of West Africa.
The primary role of a ______ in Mandinka society (West Africa) is as an oral historian.
______ is a style of vocal ensemble performance found primarily among the Zulu of South Africa.
Chapter 10: Europe
The Rom (or Romani), colloquially known as "Gypsies," originally came from ______ and are well-known throughout Europe for their music-making.
Byzantine chant is typical of the religious singing of the ______.
A(n) ______ is the primary instrument used in Spanish Flamenco music.
A distinctive feature of the Russian ______ is its triangular shaped body.
The Highland pipes are the most distinctive bagpipes of ______.
The "Uillean" pipes are distinctive because ______.
The sound of the hurdy gurdy is produced by ______.
The ______ bagpipes are often used as a symbol of the British military.
Béla Bartók is a well-known composer and early ethnomusicologist noted for his transcriptions of ______ folk songs.
When Bulgarian singers perform close intervals, such as a minor or major second, they seek to create tension in the music ______.
Chapter 11: The Caribbean
______ was the first country in the Caribbean islands to attain independence from colonial rule.
Music performance in vodou ritual ______.
Bob Marley is a well-known ______ musician.
The religion most often associated with reggae music is _____.
______, a popular music from Trinidad, is noted for the witty vocalist's "poking fun" social commentary.
______, a popular music from Jamaica, is noted for the vocalist's poignant "hard edged" social commentary.
The steel drum, known as pan, was invented in ______.
The lead voice of a Bahamian rhyming spiritual is known as a ______.
The ______ plays the basic organizational pattern in the rhythm of salsa music.
The ______ regulates the fundamental tempo in the rhythm of merengue music.
Chapter 12: Central and South America
The Amazon basin is largely found in ______.
Amazonian music tends to emphasize ______ performance.
The siku is a type of ______ common to Andean music traditions.
______ ensembles require the musicians to interlock pitches on their instruments in order to produce a complete melody.
The ______ is a type of button-box accordion common to tango music.
Tango originated among the "people of the seaport" area in ______.
The ______, a common instrument in mariachi ensembles, is similar to a guitar.
Samba is a popular music associated with Carnival in ______.
The berimbau is a type of ______ used in capoeira performance.
Capoeira is best described as a ______.
Chapter 13: North America
Cape Breton fiddling originates from ______.
______, an English folk song collector, published English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians in 1917, initiating a "ballad-hunting" movement in the United States.
The phonic structure of a "lined hymn" is best described as ______.
______ is the most popular book used in the "shape-note" singing tradition.
______ is regarded as the "Father of Bluegrass music."
The lyrics of African-American spirituals often have "double meanings" associated with ______.
A characteristic that distinguishes a gospel song from a spiritual is a lyrical focus on the ______ of the Christian Bible.
The standard 12-bar blues progression uses only ______ chords.
Conjunto and Cajun music both use a(n) ______.
The music found at Native American powwow events is most often associated with the ______ cultural region.
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