World Music
World Music

World Music

Lead Author(s): OpenCourse Library, David Such

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A question pack on world music by David Such for Open Course Library.

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World Music Q1

Success of Celtic music in the US was traced to:

A

a tremendous influx of Irish immigrants

B

a downturn in the American music industry

C

an enormous effort to export the style from Ireland

D

a VW commercial from 1993

World Music Q2

Master drums:

A

are known as mbira

B

signal important events

C

are not actually played

D

are only ceremonial

World Music Q3

______________ is at the heart of African music.

A

rhythm

B

melody

C

story

D

all of these

World Music Q4

India’s music industry was known as:

A

the download culture

B

the cassette culture

C

the vinyl culture

D

the youth culture

World Music Q5

The most common African instruments are ______________ instruments.

A

brass

B

percussion

C

stringed

D

reed

World Music Q6

A raga can last ______________ or longer.

A

3 hours

B

10 minutes

C

an hour

D

30 minutes

World Music Q7

Indonesian music is typically:

A

diverse

B

static

C

religious

D

secular

World Music Q8

Clannad wrote Celtic music in the ______________ language.

A

French

B

Welsh

C

Gaelic

D

Spanish

World Music Q9

The performance of Japanese music includes:

A

visual effects

B

dance

C

acting

D

all of the above

World Music Q10

Ravi Shankar taught us much about the music of:

A

Bali

B

Japan

C

India

D

none of these

World Music Q11

Japanese music is characterized by:

A

little or no improvisation

B

the pentatonic scale

C

non-existent or incidental harmony

D

all of these

World Music Q12

The nagauta ensemble is associated with:

A

kabuki theater

B

Japanese pop

C

sensai music

D

none of these

World Music Q13

In Indian music the drone note is played on the:

A

tambura

B

sitar

C

tabla

D

rasa

World Music Q14

An aesthetic basis called ______________ underlies all Indian art music.

A

tabla

B

tambura

C

rasa

D

sarangi

World Music Q15

Jewish liturgical music is most often sung by a:

A

cantor

B

klezmer

C

melisma

D

dangdut

World Music Q16

A gamelan is a set of:

A

percussion instruments

B

woodwind instruments

C

brass instruments

D

none of these

World Music Q17

Japanese music favors:

A

small-group performances

B

orchestral music

C

a capella performances

D

artificial, technological sounds

World Music Q18

The koto is a:

A

17-pipe mouth organ

B

type of Japanese dance

C

large 13-string instrument

D

type of Japanese theater

World Music Q19

Bulgarian music uses:

A

major and minor scales

B

chromatic and pentatonic scales

C

microtones

D

all of these

World Music Q20

The ______________ is an accompanying instrument in much Japanese folk music.

A

kabuki

B

shamisen

C

sham

D

kengyo

World Music Q21

Indian music does not consciously make use of:

A

harmony

B

melody

C

rhythm

D

timbre