Quiz: Only 1 in 50 Americans Can Ace This Basic Music Theory Test. Can You?

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Are you a musical mastermind?

Do you think you know Music Theory? Test your knowledge with this quiz featuring questions about basic terms and theory!

 Jun 21, 2017
1 of 12Choose the correct answer!
What is pitch?
the level of difficulty of a note
if a note is in tune
the lowness or highness of a note
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The chromatic scale is divided into ____ tones.
6
12
22
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Pitch = _______.
Frequency
relative rhythmic value
Sound Wave
4 of 12Choose the correct answer!
The interval between adjacent tones in the chromatic scale is called a half step or ____.
semitone
midway
halfway jump
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____ is the rhythmic structure of music.
Rhyme
Frequency
Meter
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What is Timbre or tone color?
the tone of a room
the sound quality of a note which distinguishes it from others
the colors assigned to musical notes
7 of 12Choose the correct answer!
Staccato indicates a note of ____ length.
regular
shortened
lengthened
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A ____ is a harmonic set of three or more notes.
stack
rhythm
chord
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"Forte" means ____.
sharp key
soft
loud
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The notation "mp" or ____ means "moderately soft."
matte play
minimum pressure
mezzo piano
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What is the written or symbolized representation of music?
calligraphy
notation
harmony
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There are three components in sound: hearing, medium, and _____.
frequency
pitch
vibration
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