Are You Smart Enough To Be In Hs Band!

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 37

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Its been a long summer, your brain has been in off mode. See how many of the following music theory and music history questions you can answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many lines are in the music staff?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      I can't see so clearly

  • 2. 
    legato  means to play
    • A. 

      Short and choppy

    • B. 

      Loud and long

    • C. 

      Smooth and connected

    • D. 

      Soft and delicate

  • 3. 
    pp   means to play
    • A. 

      Very soft

    • B. 

      Medium loud

    • C. 

      Medium soft

    • D. 

      Quickly so you can go to the WC

  • 4. 
    rall. is the abreviation of which word
    • A. 

      Rallentando

    • B. 

      Rallenator

    • C. 

      Rall over, you're squishing me (with a southern drall!)

  • 5. 
    And now, what does rall. tell you to do?
    • A. 

      Gradually getting faster

    • B. 

      Keep the tempo very steady

    • C. 

      Growing slower and slower

  • 6. 
    In 6/8 time the dotted quarter note gets how many beats (if you are counting in 6)
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

  • 7. 
     ff means to play
    • A. 

      Soft

    • B. 

      Medium loud

    • C. 

      Very loud

  • 8. 
    Plainchant (or Gregorian Chant) was a style of music which time period
    • A. 

      Medieval

    • B. 

      Classical

    • C. 

      Modern

    • D. 

      Baroque

  • 9. 
    Name the most famous female composer of the Medieval Times
    • A. 

      Joan of Arc

    • B. 

      Hildegaard von Bingen

    • C. 

      Claire of France

    • D. 

      Brunhilde von Berlin

  • 10. 
    The Treble Clef  sign was designed to tell musician the name of this line of the staff
    • A. 

      F

    • B. 

      E

    • C. 

      G

    • D. 

      B

  • 11. 
    The Bass Clef sign was designed to tell musicians the name of this line on the staff
    • A. 

      D

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      F

    • D. 

      A

  • 12. 
    Allegro means to play
    • A. 

      Walking speed

    • B. 

      Slowly, heavy

    • C. 

      Lively, brisk, rapid

  • 13. 
    Da Capo al Fine  means to
    • A. 

      Go back to the beginning and play until the Fine sign

    • B. 

      Go to the Coda and play to the end

    • C. 

      Go back to the beginning and play the whole song over again

  • 14. 
    Anacrusis means
    • A. 

      Notes that you only look at, don't play them

    • B. 

      Notes at the end of the piece

    • C. 

      One or more notes that come before the first full measure

  • 15. 
    Ledger Lines are
    • A. 

      Short lines placed above or below the staff for pitches beyond the range of the staff

    • B. 

      Drawn above or below notes to show more emphasis

    • C. 

      Musical lines named in honor of Heath Ledger

  • 16. 
    A Flat sign (b) does what to a pitch
    • A. 

      Raises it one half a step

    • B. 

      Lowers it one half a step

    • C. 

      Makes it louder that the other notes

  • 17. 
    Ritardando  or  Rit.  means 
    • A. 

      Gradually getting louder

    • B. 

      Gradually speeding up

    • C. 

      Gradually slowing down

  • 18. 
    Sight-reading is
    • A. 

      Looking at a piece of music and hearing it in your head

    • B. 

      Reading and performing a piece of music for the first time

    • C. 

      Reading a book about sight

  • 19. 
    Monophonic, Polyphonic and Homophonic are kinds of musical
    • A. 

      Record players

    • B. 

      Textures

    • C. 

      Intonations

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