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Music History (Grade 8)

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Music History

Instructions: Circle or fill in the correct answers to each question.

Counterpoint is a single line of melody supported by a harmonic accompaniment.
  1. True
  2. False
Idiomatic writing is a Baroque practice of changing dynamics abruptly.
  1. True
  2. False
Basso continuo is a set of numbers placed below the bass line to show harmonic progression.
  1. True
  2. False
Vivaldi lived in Weimar, Cothen, and Leipzig.
  1. True
  2. False
A Pedal point is a sustained note over which harmonies change.
  1. True
  2. False
In what country was Mozart born?                     
Most of Stephen Foster's songs were written to be performed in                   
  1. parlors and salons
  2. minstrel shows
  3. theaters
Woody Guthrie was known as the                                             .
The Classical period dates are 1750-1800.
  1. True
  2. False
               had twenty children, many of whom became famous musicians themselves.
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