Glossary of Questions for SUPRISE exam on Music
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- What is music?
- Music is the combination of organised and disorganised sound and silence
- Name some types of sounds.
- Human sounds-vocal sounds
- What are the five types of classifications oof instruments?
- Membranophpne, Idiophone, chordophone, and aerophone
- What is an Membranophone?
- A Membranophone is any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by way of a vibrating stretched membrane
- Name some types of drums.
- Struck drums, string drums, and friction drums
- Name one specific membranophone that is called the "singing membranophone".
- The kazoo
- What is an idiophone?
- An idiophone is any musical instrument which creates sound primarily by way of the instrument vibrating itself without strings or membranes.
- What classification is probably the oldest type of musical instrument?
- Name some types of idiophones.
- bells, triangle, maracas, ambio, thumb piano, jew's harp etc.
- Give another name for struck idiophones.
- concussion idiophones
- What is a chordophone?
- A chordophone is any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by way of vibrating strings stretched between 2 points
- Name some examples of chordophones
- Violins, guitars, lyres, harps etc.
- Give another name for chordophones.
- string instruments
- Name one instrument that is both a chordophone and a percussion instrument
- the piano
- What is an aerophone?
- Any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by causing a body of air to vibrate, without strings, membranes, or the vibration of the instrument itself.
- Name the some aerophones.
- flute, the oboe, trumpet, tuba, recorder, fife, harmonica
- What is an electrophone?
- Any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by electrical means to amplify sound.
- What would you use to amplify sound for the electrophone?
- An amplifier
- Give some examples of electrophones.
- electric guitar (also a chordophone) and electric piano (keyboard)
- What is percussion music?
- Music made by hitting, scraping, rattling percussion etc.
- What does "membrane" mean?
- What does "phone" mean?
- How do idiophones make their sound?
- By striking themselves
- What does "idio" mean?
- What kind of word is "idio"?
- A greek word
- Give 1 difference between an idiophone and membranophone.
- -Idiophones are higher in pitch
-Idiophones are not used with a membrane
- Give some reasons why idiophones are higher in pitch?
- Because of the size, material, and timbre used
- What is "timbre"?
- The quality of the sound
- What kind of word was "aero" and what does it mean?
- It was a Greek word, and it means air
- How area aerophones played?
- By air being bolwn into the instrument
- How do ypu play a chordophone?
- By plucking strings
- How is sound amplyfied in a guitar?
- By the body itself
- How do you play a violin?
- A stick is thrown against it, and it is being bowed
- How does an electrophone work?
- It is amplifyed by the amplifier which is plugged into a socket
- Name one person who played the electric guitar.
- Earnest Ranglin
- What are motifs?
- These are tiny ideas in music coming back again and again to build a song by its repitition
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