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Taken from The Musician's Guide to Aural Skills.

Chapter 24, Example 1, Track 32

The following questions are based on the audio excerpt that you can download here.

1. The excerpt begins with which two melodic intervals?

  • m3, M7
  • m3, m7
  • M3, M7
  • M3, m7

2. Which instruments comprise the ensemble?

  • oboe, flute, saxophone, bass clarinet, horn, trumpet, and trombone
  • oboes, flutes, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, and trombone
  • flute, clarinet, bassoons, trumpets, and trombones
  • flute, clarinets, bass clarinet, trumpets, trombone, and tuba

3. How are the second and third statements related? The third statement

  • follows the second in canon;
  • is a melodic inversion of the second;
  • is a rhythmic augmentation of the second;
  • is a rhythmic diminution of the second.

4. Beginning with its fourth statement, the theme is developed in all of the following ways except which?

  • The opening pitch intervals are larger.
  • Only the initial portion is performed.
  • It is sequenced down by step.
  • It is now in compound meter.

5. The excerpts' final cadence features which of the following items?

  • a IV-I progression
  • mode mixture (minor tonic)
  • an augmented-sixth chord
  • a Phrygian resolution

6. The articulation heard throughout the excerpt is

  • legato
  • slurs
  • staccato
  • pizzicato

7. This excerpt is a parody of the music of which earlier period?

  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Classical
  • Romantic