Quiz: Only 1 In 50 Music Majors Can Get 10/15 On This Test. Can You?

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So you think you majored in music?

See if your music theory skills are up to scratch with this quiz which asks a range of questions on basic music knowledge and terminology.

 Dec 10, 2017
1 of 24Pick your answer!
When a major interval is raised by half a step, is becomes diminished. True or false?
False
True
2 of 24Pick your answer!
Define an interval.
An instrument
A kind of singer
The distance between two notes
3 of 24Pick your answer!
Which of the following is NOT a musical note?
G
A
W
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Which of the following scales has a sad feel when all notes are played in order?
Major
Minor
5 of 24Pick your song!
How many sharps are in the key of G Major?
1
5
2
6 of 24Pick your answer!
Which of the following notes comes next on the lines of the treble clef? E G B...
C
A
D
7 of 24Pick your answer!
Which of the following notes comes next in the spaces of the treble clef? F A C...
E
B
D
8 of 24Pick your answer!
How many beats are there in a quarter rest?
2
3
1
9 of 24Pick your answer!
Tempo refers to what?
The music's speed
The music's pitch
The music's volume
10 of 24Pick your answer!
When you transpose a piece of music, what do you do to it?
Change the tempo
Change the accompaniments
Change the key
11 of 24Pick your answer!
Is a bass clef used for showing notes that are lower or higher than the treble clef?
Lower
Higher
12 of 24Pick your answer!
How many sharps does the key of F minor have?
0
3
5
13 of 24Pick your answer!
When placed before a note, what does a flat do to the note?
Lowers the pitch
Raises the pitch
Lengthens the note
14 of 24Pick your answer!
The key of Ab Major has 4 flats. True or false?
True
False
15 of 24Pick your answer!
There are 5 horizontal lines on a staff. True or false?
False
True
16 of 24Pick your answer!
"Hallelujah" is a song written by which Canadian recording artist?
Leonard Cohen
v
v
17 of 24Pick your answer!
Which of the following is NOT a Beatles song?
"I Want To Hold Your Hand"
"Good Vibrations"
"Hard Days Night"
18 of 24Pick your answer!
Who is The King?
Elvis Presley
Michael Jackson
Prince
19 of 24Pick your answer!
Which of the following clefs would be most appropriate for instruments with a lower pitch?
High-instrument clef
Treble clef
Bass Clef
20 of 24Pick your answer!
What effect does a sharp have when placed in front of a note?
Lengthens the note
Raises the pitch
Lowers the pitch
21 of 24Pick your answer!
What is the best one word definition for the term "staccato"?
Separated
Long
Ugly
Accented
22 of 24Pick your answer!
Which of the following would be an example of a C major triad?
F# - A - C
G - B - D
C - E - G
23 of 24Pick your answer!
If you want a piece to be played very loudly you use...
pp
f
mp
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What is the name of the symbol which, when written before a note, cancels a previous sharp or flat?
Diatonic
Chromatic
Natural
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