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