Test Example

ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC, EXAMPLES FROM ENTRANCE EXAM

LISTENING/PERCEPTION

In this section of the exam, student is expected to listen to and comment on several examples from a CD and choose the right answer from two or more multiple choices. In addition, at the end of this section melodic dictation questions of two or three bars will be given.

*In this section you are going to hear a series of notes containing three pitches. Choose the highest pitch.

  1. a) 1 b) 2 c) 3

*Indicate how many simultaneous melodies you hear in this example.

  1. a) 2 b) 3 c) 4

*Indicate shortest notes order in this melody examples consisting of six notes.

  1. a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 4 e) 5 f) 6

*In this section you are going to hear two separate tones for 4 times. Indicate which one is higher pitchwise.

  1. a) 1 b) 2

*In this section you are going to hear two different vocal recordings for 4 times. Indicate whether the second example is brighter of duller for each time.

  1. a) brighter b) duller

MUSIC THEORY

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AUDITORY ANALYSIS

*Write down the names of the instruments you are going to hear. Each example is going to be played twice.

Example: Trumpet

*In this section of the exam, you are going to hear 10 different examples of music to analyze. The names of the styles that you are going to use are indicated below. Choose the appropriate style and write down to the blank space. In addition, indicate the instrument that plays the solo in the second question.

Example: Hip-hop, solo instrument: electric guitar
Styles: Hip-hop, Up Tempo Swing, Bigband/Swing, Post Rock, Bossa Nova, Samba, Neo-Classic, Bebop, Fusion, Glitch, Soul, Industrial, Electronic Pop, Ballad.

ESSAY QUESTION:

* As you know, ‘Music’ is a broad notion as a term. Many phenomenon can be considered as music. You are going to hear a musical examples that you are probably not familiar with. Can you describe this example as music? Justify your answer in detail.