Un-graded Musical Terms Test

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Un-graded Musical Terms Test

Upon request, here is an opportunity to test your knowledge of musical terminology and form. This is just a practice quiz and will NOT be graded.   HINT: LISTEN TO THE SONGS ALL THE WAY THROUGH! 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "On a Good Day" by Joanna Newsom is an example of which form?
    • A. 

      Verse-Chorus

    • B. 

      Strophic

    • C. 

      AABA

    • D. 

      Cyclical

  • 2. 
    The main part Beyonce sings in "Love on Top" is best described as...
    • A. 

      The harmony.

    • B. 

      A riff.

    • C. 

      The melody.

    • D. 

      The hook.

  • 3. 
    The instrumental accompaniment parts in "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore, Feat. Wanz are best described as....
    • A. 

      Harmonies.

    • B. 

      A hook.

    • C. 

      The bridge.

    • D. 

      Polyrhythmic riffs.

  • 4. 
    What are the biggest differences between "Beat It" by Michael Jackson and the cover of "Beat It" by Pomplamoose?
    • A. 

      The instrumental arrangement and vocal timbre.

    • B. 

      The melody and harmony.

    • C. 

      The formal structure.

    • D. 

      The lyrics.

  • 5. 
    "The Wire" by HAIM is best described as having which form?
    • A. 

      Verse-Chorus

    • B. 

      AABA

    • C. 

      Strophic

    • D. 

      Sectional

  • 6. 
    Which of these features does NOT occur anywhere in "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" by Selena?
    • A. 

      AABA form

    • B. 

      Polyrhythm

    • C. 

      Call and response

    • D. 

      Syncopation

  • 7. 
    Which form best describes The Dirty Projectors' "Remade Horizon"? Listen to the whole song! 
    • A. 

      Verse-Chorus

    • B. 

      Sectional

    • C. 

      Strophic

    • D. 

      AABA

  • 8. 
    Which of these features is NOT found in "Drops in the River" by the Fleet Foxes?
    • A. 

      Vocal harmonies

    • B. 

      Dense instrumental texture

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Polyrhythmic riffs