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Practice Questions for Lesson 3
Polyphonic Texture -- Rounds, Melodic Ostinati, Imitation

Test your understanding of the material in this lesson. Refer to the musical example on this page and choose an answer to each question. Click on the letter of your answer to see if you are correct. You may return to the lesson pages if you wish to review.

Alleluia, W. A. Mozart

1. How many different musical voices are present in the example above?

A. One.
B. Two.
C. Three.
D. More than three.

2. The example above shows a round because:

A. There are several different melodies.
B. The same melody is performed by all voices, but starting at different times.
C. The melody in each voice is similar but not identical.
D. This is NOT a round.

3. Polyphonic texture is present in the example above because:

A. There is a melody alone.
B. There are two or more melodic voices.
C. There is chordal harmony.
D. There are several melodies plus chords.

4. Can you define the following terms?

Round and Canon
Melodic Ostinato

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