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  • Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint

    Question 1 of 20

    1

    What is a drone?

    Select one of the following:

    • One note played repeatedly

    • A collection of notes pressed together

    • One note held down for a long time

    Question 2 of 20

    1

    How many bass parts are there in Electric Counterpoint?

    Select one of the following:

    • 1

    • 2

    • 3

    • 4

    Question 3 of 20

    1

    What is an ostinato?

    Select one of the following:

    • A technique for playing the guitar

    • A repeated pattern or riff

    • A recording technique used for Electric Counterpoint

    Question 4 of 20

    1

    What key does Electric Counterpoint start in?

    Select one of the following:

    • C minor

    • D minor

    • E minor

    • F minor

    Question 5 of 20

    1

    What time signature does Electric Counterpoint start in?

    Select one of the following:

    • 2/2

    • 3/2

    • 2/4

    • 4/4

    Question 6 of 20

    1

    How are the bass guitar parts panned?

    Select one of the following:

    • One far left, one far right

    • Two together in the middle

    • Three - one left, one middle, one right

    Question 7 of 20

    1

    At Bar 74, the key briefly changes to_______

    Select one of the following:

    • C minor

    • D minor

    • E minor

    • F minor

    Question 8 of 20

    1

    Phasing is:

    Select one of the following:

    • Gradually changing from one musical idea to another, changing one note at a time

    • Two almost identical parts that go out of sync with each other, but fall back into sync after a number of repetitions

    Question 9 of 20

    1

    Augmentation is:

    Select one of the following:

    • Shortening the values of the notes in a cell

    • Lengthening the values of the notes in a cell

    • Adding more notes to a cell

    Question 10 of 20

    1

    Diminution is:

    Select one of the following:

    • Shortening the values of the notes in a cell

    • Lengthening the values of the notes in a cell

    • Taking notes away from a cell

    Question 11 of 20

    1

    What is rhythmic displacement?

    Select one of the following:

    • Playing a rhythm with dotted values

    • Playing a rhythm more quickly

    • Starting at a rhythm at a different point in the bar, thus changing the accents

    • Playing a rhythm in the corner of the room

    Question 12 of 20

    1

    What happens to the bass parts at Bar 106?

    Select one of the following:

    • They fade out

    • They stop suddenly

    • They use rhythmic displacement

    • They play a new ostinato

    Question 13 of 20

    1

    What is the tempo of Electric Counterpoint?

    Select one of the following:

    • 102 crotchets per minute

    • 142 crotchets per minute

    • 192 crotchets per minute

    • 202 crotchets per minute

    Question 14 of 20

    1

    What is the tonality of Electric Counterpoint?

    Select one of the following:

    • Atonal

    • Diatonic

    • Modal

    • Chromatic

    Question 15 of 20

    1

    The piece is for live guitar, accompanied by parts for ___________ guitars, along with bass guitars.

    Select one of the following:

    • 1

    • 2

    • 3

    • 4

    • 5

    • 6

    • 7

    • 8

    • 9

    Question 16 of 20

    1

    When was Electric Counterpoint written?

    Select one of the following:

    • 1967

    • 1977

    • 1987

    • 1997

    Question 17 of 20

    1

    What answer below best describes the overall dynamics throughout the piece?

    Select one of the following:

    • Some loud parts, and some quiet parts

    • Mainly constant unchanging dynamics

    • Extremes of volume, very quiet and then very loud

    Question 18 of 20

    1

    What is the texture of the music in this piece?

    Select one of the following:

    • Monophonic

    • Homophonic

    • Polyphonic

    Question 19 of 20

    1

    What style is this piece written in?

    Select one of the following:

    • Expressionism

    • Serialism

    • Minimalism

    • Jazz

    • Rock

    Question 20 of 20

    1

    At one point in the music, the live guitar plays a melody that is made up of selected individual notes from the other guitar parts. What is the name for this melody?

    Select one of the following:

    • Lead melody

    • Canon

    • Displaced melody

    • Pre-recorded melody

    • Resultant melody