Rocky Mountain Jr. High Choir


Welcome to Rocky Mountain Jr. High Choir  If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me at the school, or by email. tsaunders@wsd.net

8th and 9th grade information

History Test

Pre-Renaissance
1.  Sacred, Religious Music
2.  Monophonic

Renaissance
1.  Printing Press invented
2.  Square Notation Used

Baroque
1.  Ended on a specific day
2.  The system we use to write music now was invented

Classical
1.  Very Proper Society
2.  Many strict music rules that could not be broken

Romantic
1.  Long compositions
2.  Extreme Dynamics

Modern
1.  The influence of Scott Joplin
2.  12 tone row was a style that was like a mathematical equation

Vocabulary Test

Chord – Two or more notes performed at the same time
Consonance – A pleasant sounding chord
Dissonance – An unpleasant sounding chord
Homophonic – Same sound
Monophonic – One Sound
Polyphonic – Many Sounds
First Inversion – The position of a chord when the third of the chord is in the lowest voice
Second Inversion – The position of a chord when a fifth of the chord is in the lowest voice
Grand Staff –  Treble clef and bass clef connected together

 

Scale Test

WWHWWWH – Major
WHWWHWW – Minor
Lower the 3rd and 6th 1/2 step to make a major scale harmonic minor


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