Only Someone Who Studied Music Theory Can Define All These Terms. Can You?

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"Without music, life would be a mistake" ― Friedrich Nietzsche.

If you studied music or if you can read musical notes, then put your knowledge to the ultimate test!

 Oct 08, 2018

1 of 18Choose the right answer!

What do you call the emphasis or "punch" at the beginning of a musical sound?
Clef
Accent
Sharp

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This is an extended solo for the soloist in a concerto.
Cadenza
Andante
Addagio

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In crescendo, the sound is:
Decreasing
Growing

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What is the opposite of crescendo?
Decrescendo
Decendo
Affogato

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What does dolce mean?
Sharp tone
Rapid beats
Performed sweetly or delicately

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A fanfare is usually played by the ____.
String section
Woodwind section
Brass section

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This is a symbol that tells the performer to hold the note as long as she/he would like.
Forte
Flat
Fermata

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This refers to the interval between two musical notes.
Molto vivace
Octave
Motif

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What is softer than piano?
Pianissimo
Larghetto
Octave

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Fortissimo is louder than a forte.
False
True

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Sempre piu translates to:
Always loud
Always more
Always soft

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When a sharp symbol ♯ is added to a note it raises the note by a ____.
Half-step
Full-step
Quarter-step

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What is a tempo?
The structure of a work for large ensemble.
The organization of all the tones
The rate of the speed of a musical work.

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___ is an indication of tempo and is sometimes used to describe a slow movement.
Fortissimo
Stacatto
Addagio

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Name this symbol: ♭.
Flat
Clef
Sharp

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This is a low - ranged female voice.
Soprano
Baho
Alto

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What is the lowest male voice?
Bass
Baritone
Allegro

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What do you call the leader of a performing group of musicians?
Sommelier
Conductor
Director
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