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September Monday 22, 2014 / 2 hours


I. Choose the most suitable word and circle around the right letter. (10 marks)

1.Music that suggests pictures or tell a story.

(a) Absolute music (b) Programme music
(c) Baroque music (d) Chamber music
2. Which of the following percussion instruments are unpitched?
(a) timpani (b) triangle
(c) cymbal (d) xylophone
3. Which one of the following composers did not use the clarinet in his compositions?
(a) Bach (b) Mozart
(c) Beethoven (d) Schubert
4. What are the ‘near relation’ of the oboe?
(a) bass clarinet (b) piccolo
(c) cor anglais (d) Beam
5. Which stringed instruments are there most of in the orchestra?
(a) violin (b) viola
(c) cello (d) Double bass
6. Which of these names is one of the six musical ingredients?
(a) Repeat (b) capo
(c) Do (d) Texture
7. What is the name of the musical style from 1750-1810.
(a) Romantic music (b) Classical music
(c) Baroque music (d) Modern music
8. The word that is used to describe the basic plan or design which a composer may
use to shape and build up a piece of music.
(a) scales (b) Dominant
(c) pattern (d) form
9. A single melody line entirely without supporting harmonies of any kind.
(a) pitch texture (b) tones texture
(c) monophonic texture (d) Enharmonic texture
10. The word that is used to describe the way in which a composer group together
musical sounds, mainly with regard to duration and stress or accent.
(a) tones (b) Harmony
(c) Interval (d) Rhythm

II. Choose the most suitable word from the box for each blank. Write its number in the
blank. Use each word once only. (10 marks)

1. melody 2. personal 3 . musical 4. and

5. be 6. is 7. may 8. notes

9.sense 10. to


To most people, _______ is the most important ingredient in a piece of music.

Everyone, of course, knows what a melody is – yet it _____ not easy to give a precise
definition of this very familiar _______ word. One dictionary of music suggests: ‘a series
of _______ of different pitch, organized and given shape to make musical _______ to the
listener’. But reaction to melody is a very _______ matter. What may make ‘musical
sense’ to one listener _______ prove unacceptable ____ another; _______ what one
person considers to _______ an interesting, even beautiful, melody may leave someone
else quite unmoved.

III. Explain the meaning of the following words, with some examples for each one. (20

1. Harmony (4 marks)

2. Timbre (4 marks)

3. Classical (4 marks)

4. Brass (4 marks)

5. Style (4 marks)