Music·Posted on Sep 30, 2020Are You Smarter Than A Music Major? Take This "Intro To Music History" Quiz And Find OutTime to flex your music history knowledge.by Kai KamrynBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink HOW MANY MUSICAL PERIODS ARE TYPICALLY STUDIED? Getty Images 6 Correct Incorrect 6 3 Correct Incorrect 3 7 Correct Incorrect 7 4 Correct Incorrect 4 Correct! Wrong! There are six music periods that are typically studied Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern/20th & 21st Century MUSIC FROM THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD IS GROUPED INTO TWO CATEGORIES: SACRED MUSIC AND _______ MUSIC. Getty Images A cappella Correct Incorrect A cappella Secular Correct Incorrect Secular Popular Correct Incorrect Popular Monophonic Correct Incorrect Monophonic Correct! Wrong! Secular Music The Renaissance Period had two main musical categories. Sacred music is music about or having to do with religion. Secular music is music that is not about and has nothing to do with religion. WHO IS THIS? Getty Images W. A. Mozart Correct Incorrect W. A. Mozart Franz Schubert Correct Incorrect Franz Schubert Ludwig van Beethoven Correct Incorrect Ludwig van Beethoven Ben Franklin Correct Incorrect Ben Franklin Correct! Wrong! This is a portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven GREGORIAN CHANT WAS POPULAR DURING WHICH MUSICAL PERIOD? Getty Images Baroque Correct Incorrect Baroque Medieval Correct Incorrect Medieval Correct! Wrong! Medieval WHAT IS THIS? Getty Images Organ Correct Incorrect Organ Fortepiano Correct Incorrect Fortepiano Harpsichord Correct Incorrect Harpsichord Piano Correct Incorrect Piano Correct! Wrong! It's a harpsichord The harpsichord is actually the closest precursor to the modern day piano. WHICH COMPOSER IS NOT FROM THE CLASSICAL PERIOD? Getty Images W. A. Mozart Correct Incorrect W. A. Mozart Herbert Grönemeyer Correct Incorrect Herbert Grönemeyer Joseph Haydn Correct Incorrect Joseph Haydn J.C. Bach Correct Incorrect J.C. Bach Correct! Wrong! Herbert Grönemeyer Grönemyer is actually a German singer — who's very much alive! WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OPERA AND AN ORATORIO? Getty Images Oratorio is sacred, but opera is secular Correct Incorrect Oratorio is sacred, but opera is secular Only operas have choruses Correct Incorrect Only operas have choruses There is no difference Correct Incorrect There is no difference Oratorio requires staging Correct Incorrect Oratorio requires staging Correct! Wrong! Oratorio is classified as sacred, but opera is classified as secular Oratorio and Opera are very similar as both forms of music have recitatives, choruses, and an orchestra. However, an oratorio requires no staging, while an opera does. WHAT DOES MONOPHONIC MEAN? Getty Images A basic melody played by two or more people simultaneously Correct Incorrect A basic melody played by two or more people simultaneously Two or more melodic lines Correct Incorrect Two or more melodic lines A main melody accompanied by chords Correct Incorrect A main melody accompanied by chords Musical texture of a single unaccompanied melodic line Correct Incorrect Musical texture of a single unaccompanied melodic line Correct! Wrong! Musical texture of a single unaccompanied melodic line CHRISTOPH GLUCK'S "O DEL MIO DOLCE ARDOR" IS AN EXAMPLE OF A(N): Getty Images Opera Correct Incorrect Opera Cantata Correct Incorrect Cantata Aria Correct Incorrect Aria Libretto Correct Incorrect Libretto Correct! Wrong! An Aria "O del mio dolce ardor" is an aria from the opera "Paride ed Elena" by Christoph Gluck. 20TH CENTURY ROCK MUSIC IS INFLUENCED BY THESE STYLES: Getty Images Jazz Correct Incorrect Jazz R&B and Country Correct Incorrect R&B and Country Gregorian and Plainchant Correct Incorrect Gregorian and Plainchant It is not influenced by any styles Correct Incorrect It is not influenced by any styles Correct! Wrong! R&B and Country WHICH IS ~NOT~ AN INSTRUMENT PROMINENTLY FEATURED IN BAROQUE MUSIC? Getty Images Violin Correct Incorrect Violin Harp Correct Incorrect Harp Saxophone Correct Incorrect Saxophone Oboe Correct Incorrect Oboe Correct! Wrong! Saxophone Unfortunately, the saxophone didn't exist during the Baroque Period.