Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint

Question 1 of 20

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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

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How many bass parts are there in Electric Counterpoint?

Select one of the following:

  • 1

  • 2

  • 3

  • 4

Question 3 of 20

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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

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What key does Electric Counterpoint start in?

Select one of the following:

  • C minor

  • D minor

  • E minor

  • F minor

Question 5 of 20

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What is the tonality of Electric Counterpoint?

Select one of the following:

  • Atonal

  • Diatonic

  • Modal

  • Chromatic

Question 15 of 20

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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

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When was Electric Counterpoint written?

Select one of the following:

  • 1967

  • 1977

  • 1987

  • 1997

Question 17 of 20

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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

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What is the texture of the music in this piece?

Select one of the following:

  • Monophonic

  • Homophonic

  • Polyphonic

Question 19 of 20

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What style is this piece written in?

Select one of the following:

  • Expressionism

  • Serialism

  • Minimalism

  • Jazz

  • Rock

Question 20 of 20

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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

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Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint

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