I found an old music theory quiz from sophomore year, back in my music major days. We were studying fugues. I don't remember anything on the quiz really. It's sad. I miss those music theory classes. It's one of a small handful of things I missed after changing majors to journalism. But I'll say I did not miss practicing t-bone two hours a day by myself in a drab practice room. The musician life can be quite isolated...
But perhaps you could get some questions right. Especially you Bach superfans. Here are a few from the quiz:
1. A fugue is _____________.
2. "Fuga" means _____________.
3. What is the usual number of voices in a fugue? _____________
4. What is a subject? _____________
5. A recurring melodic line or fragment that accompanies the entrance of the subject throughout the fugue is called the _____________.
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c. Slide horn
1) a fugue is the contrapuntal working out of most often a single thing called a subject over the course of the movement.
2) fuga means flight
3) the usual number of voices in a fugue is 3-4
4) a subject is the main motive in a fugue
5) counter subject