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UNIVERSITY OF SAINT LOUIS
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, ARTS & SCIENCES

PRELIM EXAMINATION in CHORAL WORKS AND CONDUCTING (MAPEH 412)
First Semester of SY 2014-2015

GENERAL INSTRUCTION: WRITE YOUR ANSWERS ON THE SPACE BEFORE THE NUMBER


Name:_________________________________ Course and Yr:____________ Score:___________

Test I. Multiple Choice: On Musical Vocabulary

____1. What is a term that refers in performing a choral piece without instrumental?
a) Accompaniment b) A cappella c) Arpeggio d) Accent
____2. What is the term that refers in emphasizing one note or one chord by playing it louder or slightly
longer?
a) Accompaniment b) A cappella c) Arpeggio d) Accent
____3. What are the vertical lines that divide the measures?
a) Barlines b) Ledger Lines c) Brace d) Ties
____4. It marks the passing of musical time. It’s like the regular ticking of a clock—basis for all rhythm in
music.
a) Tempo b) Beat c) Rhythm d) Style
____5. This manifests a symbol at the beginning of a staff that indicates the pitches of the staff.
a) Time signature b) Clef c) Common notes d) Cue Notes
____6. This refers to a group of three or more notes played or sung together, making harmony.
a) triple notes b) Tied notes c) Chord d) Common Notes
____7. Someone who directs a choir, congregation, or group of instrumentalists. Who is he/she that through
arm and hand movements, shows the beat, sets the tempo, indicates dynamics, and interprets mood and
phrasing?
a) Instrumentalist b) Conductor c) Organist d) Director
____8. It is the first beat of a measure. It is felt more strongly than other beats and is marked by the conductor
with a clear movement of the arm.
a) Up Beat b) Cut Off c) Down Beat d) Final Cut
____9. It is a dynamic marking that manifests medium soft.
a) Forte b) Mezzo Forte c) fortissimo d) Mezzo piano
____10. It is a dynamic marking that manifests very loud.
a) Forte b) Mezzo Forte c) fortissimo d) Mezzo piano

Test II. On Principles of Good Singing: Choose the letter and write your answer.

A. Posture B. Tone Quality E. Diction
C. Breathing D. Blend and Balance

____1. When singers do this principle, they should open the throat and inhale deeply, filling the lungs to
capacity. As they sing, they should let their abdominal muscles support and control air flow.
____2.Ask singers to listen carefully to those around them and try to match the sound they hear.
____3.Sing with an open, relaxed throat. Think of using body energy to sing and consider the throat only as
an open tube.
____4. Singers clearly enunciate the words they sing.
____5. Singers should hold the music up, arms away from their bodies, so they can see the director just above
it. Singers should stand without stiffness or tension, the body alert but relaxed.
____6. Carefully shape and control the vowel sound. All singers should shape the vowel the same way.
____7. When you direct, hold your body in an example of good posture as a reminder to the choir.
____8. This principle is essential for the audience to hear the words and understand the message
____9. Make sure each section is heard clearly and in proper relationship to the others. For example, the altos
should not be louder than the other singers unless their part has more importance in the music.
____10. This principle is essential to good singing; it helps the singer develop beautiful tone quality, sustain
musical phrases, and sing consistently in tune

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Test III. On Musical Characteristic and Conducting Technique

Instruction: Match Column A with Column B. Write the letter of your answer on the space provided.

COLUMN A COLUMN B


____1 Fast (allegro)

A. Use a large beat pattern, holding arms
away from the body. Hold the left palm
up, or let the left arm mirror the beat
pattern for emphasis.

____2 Getting louder
B. Use a small beat pattern, with arms close
to the body. Hold left palm down.

____3 One vocal line is more important than
the others
C. Use a quick beat pattern, with sharp motions and
crisp bounces on the beats.

____4 Part of the choir cuts off while the other
part continues to sing
D. Use a slow beat pattern, with graceful
motions and soft bounces on the beats.

____5 The silent part of the choir joins the
singing part

E. Use a beat pattern increasing in size.
(crescendo or cresc.)
Hold the left palm up and push it upward, moving
the arms away from the body.


____6 Getting softer
F. Hold your left hand, palm up, in the
direction of the group that is sustaining.
Continue the beat pattern with your
right hand.


____7 Part of the choir sustains a note while
the other part sings other notes

G. First look at the singers who are to begin
singing; then do a preparatory beat with
your left hand and bring them in. Mirror
the beat pattern with your left hand for a
measure or more.


____8 Speeding up

H. Use a beat pattern decreasing in size.
(diminuendo or dim.)
Hold the left palm down and push it downward,
moving the arms closer to the body.


____9 Slowing down (ritardando or rit.)

I. Make the beat pattern faster, with motions
(accelerando or accel.)
becoming more crisp and the beat more
pronounced.

____10 Slow (andante)
J. Make the beat pattern slower, with
motions becoming more graceful and
the beat less pronounced

____11 Solemn, reverent, or legato
K. Use a smooth, rounded beat pattern with soft
bounces on the beat.

____12 Bright, joyful, or staccato
L. Before the cutoff, look at the group that
is to cut off. Give the cutoff signal with
the left hand (the right hand continues the
beat pattern), and then face the group
that is to continue singing.

____13 Soft (piano or p)

M. Use an animated, angular beat pattern,
with sharp bounces on the beat.

____14 One part of the choir sings
while the other is silent
N. Use the left hand to signal palm up to the
important vocal group, palm down to
the other groups.

____15 Loud (forte or f)
O. Face the group that is to sing.
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Test IV. On Composition

A. Instruction: Compose musical notations on each time signature in three (3) measures. Identify the beat/s and the
kind of notes. (5 points per item)

1. 2
4

2. 3
4

3. 4
4

B. Draw the beat pattern and write the beat measure of conducting music corresponding to the time
signature.
(2 points each)

4. 2
4

5. 3
4

6. 4
4

Test V. ESSAY: CHORAL and CONDUCTING

A. Identify and explain briefly all the necessary ingredients of a successful CHOIR.

Ingredients of a Successful
CHOIR
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B. Identify and explain briefly all the necessary ingredients of a successful CONDUCTING.

Ingredients of a Successful
CONDUCTING
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GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS!!!!






Prepared by: MR. NICKY C. CARDENAS

Submitted to: MRS. JANET DAQUIOAG
MAPEH COORDINATOR