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How Well Do You Remember Leaving Cert Music?

Oh yeah. We’re taking you back there.

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1. What instrument is this?
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Oboe
Clarinet

Piccolo
Bassoon
2. If a piece of music is 'antiphonal', what's going on exactly?
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The piece contains one melody and its accompaniment
There are two or more independent melody lines that run in harmony with each other

There is a 'call and response' between two instruments or vocalists
3 (a). What do the string instruments play as Paul McCartney sings "She goes downstairs to the kitchen.." in She's Leaving Home? (Skip if you studied Queen)
A syncopated rhythm, to build a sense of unease
Jarring staccato block chords

A descending scale, an example of 'word painting'
3 (b). Which recording technique was used during the making of Bohemian Rhapsody? (Skip if you studied The Beatles)
Flanging (Mixing two identical sounds, one with a slight delay)
Panning (Spreading the sound across the stereo spectrum)

Multi-tracking (Layering audio tracks into one cohesive track)
All of the above
4. What does this symbol mean?
Quarter rest
Natural (a note that is neither sharp nor flat)

Diminuendo (getting quieter)
Four-beat rest
5. Which of these is NOT traditionally a feature of sean nós singing?
Free rhythm
Harmonies

Glottal stops
Melisma
6. What instrument is this?
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Bouzouki
Lute

Balalaika
Ukulele
7. Who is Edward Bunting?
He's a member of Clannad
He invented the bodhrán

He collected old Irish folk tunes
He produced Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
8. What is the tonic solfa?
A theme that appears throughout a piece of music
The second part of a sonata, where the composer explores the main themes of the piece

Changing key in the middle of a piece of music
A system of naming notes on a scale
9. And finally, what does 'allegro' mean?
Lively tempo
Very slow tempo

Fast tempo
Moderate tempo
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