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Question 1: The strongest homophonic (harmonic) cadence, the authentic cadence, dominant to tonic (D-T, V-I or V7-I), is in part created by the dissonant ________ created by the seventh, also dissonant, in the dominant seventh chord which precedes the tonic.
Perfect fourthTritoneSemitoneInterval (music)

Question 2:
What format does Consonance and dissonance follow?

Question 3:
Which of the following titles did Consonance and dissonance have?
Slow Pitch
Two pitches moving from the interval of a Major 2nd to a unison
Brother Elephants Pitching Coach

Question 4: What does the following picture show?

  Spectral analysis of two diverging tones
  Perfect authentic cadence (V-I with roots in the bass and tonic in the highest voice of the final chord): ii-V-I progression in C About this sound Play .
  Xs mark thirds and sixths About this sound Play

Question 5: One example of imperfect consonances previously considered dissonances in ________'s "Je ne cuit pas qu'onques":
Guillaume de MachautMedieval French literatureEustache DeschampsJosquin des Prez

Question 6: Dissonance is more generally defined by the amount of beating between partials (called ________ or overtones when occurring in harmonic timbres) (Helmholtz, 1877/1954).
UnisonPerfect fourthHarmonicOctave

Question 7: Early 20th-century American composer ________ viewed tone clusters as the use of higher and higher overtones.
Music theoryHenry CowellLou HarrisonRhythm

Question 8: The physical basis for Pythagoras's observation (when using harmonic ________ as Pythagoras did) can be seen in the spectral analysis above and heard in the accompanying sound file.
TimbreChest voiceOperaColoratura

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  A sharply dissonant chord in Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol. I (Preludio XXI) About this sound Play

Question 10: There was also a distinction between melodic and ________ dissonance.
Perfect fourthHarmonicUnisonOctave


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