Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint

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Question 1

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What is a drone?
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  • One note played repeatedly
  • A collection of notes pressed together
  • One note held down for a long time

Question 2

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How many bass parts are there in Electric Counterpoint?
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  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Question 3

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What is an ostinato?
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  • A technique for playing the guitar
  • A repeated pattern or riff
  • A recording technique used for Electric Counterpoint

Question 4

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What key does Electric Counterpoint start in?
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  • C minor
  • D minor
  • E minor
  • F minor

Question 5

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What time signature does Electric Counterpoint start in?
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  • 2/2
  • 3/2
  • 2/4
  • 4/4

Question 6

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How are the bass guitar parts panned?
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  • One far left, one far right
  • Two together in the middle
  • Three - one left, one middle, one right

Question 7

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At Bar 74, the key briefly changes to_______
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  • C minor
  • D minor
  • E minor
  • F minor

Question 8

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Phasing is:
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  • 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

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Augmentation is:
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  • 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

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Diminution is:
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  • 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

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What is rhythmic displacement?
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  • 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

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What happens to the bass parts at Bar 106?
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  • They fade out
  • They stop suddenly
  • They use rhythmic displacement
  • They play a new ostinato

Question 13

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What is the tempo of Electric Counterpoint?
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  • 102 crotchets per minute
  • 142 crotchets per minute
  • 192 crotchets per minute
  • 202 crotchets per minute

Question 14

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What is the tonality of Electric Counterpoint?
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  • Atonal
  • Diatonic
  • Modal
  • Chromatic

Question 15

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The piece is for live guitar, accompanied by parts for ___________ guitars, along with bass guitars.
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  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

Question 16

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When was Electric Counterpoint written?
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  • 1967
  • 1977
  • 1987
  • 1997

Question 17

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What answer below best describes the overall dynamics throughout the piece?
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  • Some loud parts, and some quiet parts
  • Mainly constant unchanging dynamics
  • Extremes of volume, very quiet and then very loud

Question 18

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What is the texture of the music in this piece?
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  • Monophonic
  • Homophonic
  • Polyphonic

Question 19

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What style is this piece written in?
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  • Expressionism
  • Serialism
  • Minimalism
  • Jazz
  • Rock

Question 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?
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  • Lead melody
  • Canon
  • Displaced melody
  • Pre-recorded melody
  • Resultant melody