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Music Quiz 1

Quiz by Rowina T.McKee

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  • Q1
    What is a time signature?
    an indication of rhythm following a clef, generally expressed as a fraction with the denominator defining the beat as a division of a whole note and the numerator giving the number of beats in each bar.
    the speed at which a passage of music is or should be played.
    any of several combinations of sharps or flats after the clef at the beginning of each stave indicating the key of a composition.
    the variation in loudness between notes or phrases. Dynamics are indicated by specific musical notation, often in some detail.
    120s
  • Q2
    What is a dynamic marking?
    an indication of rhythm following a clef, generally expressed as a fraction with the denominator defining the beat as a division of a whole note and the numerator giving the number of beats in each bar.
    the variation in loudness between notes or phrases. Dynamics are indicated by specific musical notation, often in some detail.
    the speed at which a passage of music is or should be played.
    any of several combinations of sharps or flats after the clef at the beginning of each stave indicating the key of a composition.
    120s
  • Q3
    What is a key signature?
    any of several combinations of sharps or flats after the clef at the beginning of each stave indicating the key of a composition.
    an indication of rhythm following a clef, generally expressed as a fraction with the denominator defining the beat as a division of a whole note and the numerator giving the number of beats in each bar.
    the variation in loudness between notes or phrases. Dynamics are indicated by specific musical notation, often in some detail.
    the speed at which a passage of music is or should be played.
    120s
  • Q4
    What is tempo?
    the variation in loudness between notes or phrases. Dynamics are indicated by specific musical notation, often in some detail.
    the speed at which a passage of music is or should be played.
    any of several combinations of sharps or flats after the clef at the beginning of each stave indicating the key of a composition.
    an indication of rhythm following a clef, generally expressed as a fraction with the denominator defining the beat as a division of a whole note and the numerator giving the number of beats in each bar.
    120s
  • Q5
    What does the top number of the time signature indicate?
    what kind of note gets the (one) beat
    the speed at which a passage of music is or should be played
    the number of beats per measure
    The volume at which a passage of music or should be played
    120s
  • Q6
    In music, what does the dynamic marking 'p' or piano mean?
    to play soft
    to play loud
    to play fast
    to play slow
    120s
  • Q7
    In music, what does the dynamic marking 'f' or forte mean?
    to play fast
    to play slow
    to play loud
    to play soft
    120s
  • Q8
    In music, what does the dynamic marking 'ff' or fortissimo mean?
    to play fast
    to play very loud
    to play loud
    to play slow
    120s
  • Q9
    In music, what does the dynamic marking 'pp' or pianissimo mean?
    to play fast
    to play very soft
    to play slow
    to play loud
    120s
  • Q10
    What is a musical interval?
    set of pitches consisting of two or more notes that are heard as if sounding simultaneously
    the sounding of the notes of a chord in rapid succession instead of simultaneously
    The distance between two notes
    any set of musical notes ordered by fundamental frequency or pitch
    120s
  • Q11
    What is a scale?
    The distance between two notes
    the sounding of the notes of a chord in rapid succession instead of simultaneously
    set of pitches consisting of two or more notes that are heard as if sounding simultaneously
    any set of musical notes ordered by fundamental frequency or pitch
    120s
  • Q12
    What is an arpeggio?
    the sounding of the notes of a chord in rapid succession instead of simultaneously
    any set of musical notes ordered by fundamental frequency or pitch
    The distance between two notes
    set of pitches consisting of two or more notes that are heard as if sounding simultaneously
    120s
  • Q13
    What is a chord?
    set of pitches consisting of two or more notes that are heard as if sounding simultaneously
    the distance between two notes
    the sounding of the notes in a rapid succession instead of simultaneously
    any set of musical notes ordered by fundamental frequency or pitch
    120s
  • Q14
    What does the sharp sign do to a note?
    makes a note lower in pitch by one half step
    makes the note louder in volume
    makes a note slower in speed
    makes a note higher in pitch by one half step
    120s
  • Q15
    What does a flat sign do?
    makes a note faster in speed
    makes a note higher in pitch by one half step
    makes a note slower in speed
    makes a note lower in pitch by one half step
    120s

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