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1.     Ancient Greeks believed in nine sister goddesses called "___________________________________."
2.     What was the function of these sister goddesses?
     to inspire people to undertake creative endeavors
3.     What is a "staff" on a sheet of music?
     the five horizontal lines on which notes are placed
4.     A(n) __________________________ is a symbol that represents pitch.
5.     "____________________________" is the frequency of a note.
6.     A(n) _________________________ lets a musician know if a staff will have high or low pitches.
7.     What are two common "clefs"?
     bass and treble clefs
8.     A(n) ____________________________________ clef has high pitches.
9.     A(n) ____________________________________ clef has low pitches.
10.     A staff is organized into small sections called "_____________________________________."
11.     Divisions between measures are created by _________________________________________.
     bar lines
12.     A(n) "___________________________________________" usually indicates a change in the general structure of the music.
     double bar line
13.     A combination of sounds and silence in the same or differing lengths is "_______________________."
14.     What is the most basic aspect of music?
15.     "_________________________________" is the steady pulse of the music.
16.     A quarter note is held for __________________________ beat(s).
17.     A(n) ________________________________note gets four beats.
18.     Which note is held for one-fourth of a beat?
     a sixteenth note
19.     A(n) "______________________________" is a brief period of silence.
20.     "________________________________" is the way that beats of music are grouped into measures.
21.     What does the "time signature" tell a musician?
     the number of beats in each measure
22.     What is "common time"?
     four-four time
23.     Most marches are in _______________________________________ time.
     four-four time
24.     Scales are made of _________________________ steps and _______________________ steps.
     whole/ half
25.     What's the smallest distance between notes?
     a half step
26.     What are the two most common scales?
     the major scale/ the minor scale
27.     "_______________________________" are the distances between notes.
28.     A particular note upon which a system of notes is based is a(n) "____________________________."
29.     A(n) "____________________________________" shows whether a note should be raised or lowered.
30.     A(n) "____________________________" sign cancels an accidental.
31.     A recognizable musical idea is a(n) "______________________________________."
32.     "________________________________" contains intervals sounding simultaneously.
33.     Three or more pitches can be arranged into "__________________________________."
34.     The speed at which music is played or sung is "________________________________."
35.     35. The way each note of a piece is played is "_____________________________________."
36.     What does the articulation, legato, indicate?
     that a piece is to be played smoothly, with no space between the notes
37.     Short notes with substantial space between them are "___________________________."
38.     A dot below a note indicates that it should be played in what fashion?
39.     The loudness or softness of music is the "______________________________."
40.     Pianissimo means "_____________________________________."
     very soft
41.     Fortissimo means "________________________________________."
     very loud
42.     A crescendo slowly ________________________________________ of the music.
     increases the loudness
43.     A decrescendo _________________________________ volume.
44.     The shape and organization of a piece of music is its "_________________________________."
45.     A(n) "_____________________________" contains a complete melodic idea.
46.     The quality of the tone produced by an instrument or a voice is its "__________________________."
47.     Choirs are divided into ______________________________ main voice sections.
48.     Drums and cymbals are __________________________________ instruments.
49.     "________________________________" results from the way that melodies and harmonies are used and combined.
50.     A short melody or phrase introduced by one part of the music and developed in other parts is a(n) "______________________________________________."
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