Keyboard Music Theory Rudiments! Trivia Quiz

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Keyboard Music Theory Rudiments! Trivia Quiz - Quiz

If you are a music student one of the things you should be able to explain on the go is the basic music theory rudiments that form the base for the arts. This is a quiz on all the basic rudiments of the keyboard including notes, semitones, tones, intervals, rhythm, triads, major/minor keys, etc. Give it a shot and see just how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does enharmonic mean?
    • A. 

      Two notes that have the same amount of beats.

    • B. 

      A note that is equivalent to another note, but has a different name or spelling.

    • C. 

      Is a type of interval.

    • D. 

      Is a type of triad.

    • E. 

      Is a whole tone between two notes

  • 2. 
    To pause; hold the rest or note longer than its written value.
    • A. 

      Allegretto

    • B. 

      Andante

    • C. 

      Cantabile

    • D. 

      Forte

    • E. 

      Fermata

  • 3. 
    A minor triad built above the tonic is labelled with the ________________ Roman Numeral.(lowercase or uppercase?)
  • 4. 
    When the stem is pointing down on a note, which side of the note should it be placed?
    • A. 

      Left

    • B. 

      Right

  • 5. 
    What is meant by da Capo, DC?
    • A. 

      Repeating till the 'DC'

    • B. 

      Repeating to the line

    • C. 

      Repeating from the beginning

  • 6. 
    The dominant note of g major is ____________
  • 7. 
    What is a chromatic semitone?
    • A. 

      The semitone uses two notes with the same lettername.

    • B. 

      The semitone uses two notes with different names.

    • C. 

      This semitone uses the notes only in C Major

  • 8. 
    What is a diatonic semitone?
    • A. 

      The semitone uses two notes with the same lettername.

    • B. 

      This semitone uses the notes only in D Major

    • C. 

      The semitone uses two notes with different names.

  • 9. 
    What are the ledger lines?
    • A. 

      Ledger lines are short lines that extend the range of the staff

    • B. 

      Ledger lines are long lines that tell you to repeat the notes

    • C. 

      Ledger lines are long lines that are beside the staff

  • 10. 
    A major has 3 sharps: F#  C#  G#. True or False?
  • 11. 
    What is the major third interval of E?
    • A. 

      G

    • B. 

      G#

    • C. 

      Gb

  • 12. 
    What is the minor 6th interval of E?
    • A. 

      C

    • B. 

      C#

    • C. 

      Cb

  • 13. 
    Harmonic intervals notes are played at the same time and melodic notes are when one note follows another. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Con pedal, Ped
    • A. 

      Piano

    • B. 

      With pedal

    • C. 

      Hold pedal throughout the song

    • D. 

      Sweet, gentle

  • 15. 
    Moderately slow; at a walking pace
    • A. 

      Andante

    • B. 

      Adagio

    • C. 

      Cantabile

    • D. 

      Allegro

  • 16. 
    Fairly fast ( a little slower than allegro)
    • A. 

      Andantino

    • B. 

      Accent

    • C. 

      Larghetto

    • D. 

      Allegretto

  • 17. 
    The notes for f# minor scale are...
    • A. 

      F# g# a b c# d# e f#

    • B. 

      F# g# a b c# d e f#

    • C. 

      F# g a# b c d e f#

  • 18. 
    What are the notes for the f# melodic minor scale?
    • A. 

      F# g# a b c# d# f f#

    • B. 

      F# g# a b c d# f f#

    • C. 

      F# g# a b c# d f f#

    • D. 

      F# g a b c# d# f f#

  • 19. 
    What are the notes for b harmonic minor scale?
    • A. 

      B c d e f# g a# b

    • B. 

      B c# d e f g a b

    • C. 

      B c# d e f# g a# b

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      C minor, g minor, d minor, a minor, e minor, b minor, f minor, c minor

    • B. 

      C Major, D Major, G Major, A Major, E Major, B Major, F Major, C Major

    • C. 

      C Major, G Major, D Major, A Major, E Major, B Major, F# Major, C# Major

    • D. 

      C Major, G Major, D Major, A Major, E Major, B Major, F Major, C Major

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