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This quiz is designed to test the taker's awareness of note-naming conventions for musical sounds (notes) and the physical position of musical sounds (notes) on the standard piano keyboard.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many letters are used to name musical sounds?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    C. 7
    Explanation
    The letters A B C D E F G are used to name the sounds we hear when using the white keys on a piano.

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  • 2. 

    How are the black keys grouped on a piano keyboard?  Tick both answers.

    • A.

      In groups of 2

    • B.

      In groups of 3

    • C.

      In groups of 4

    • D.

      In groups of 6

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. In groups of 2
    B. In groups of 3
    Explanation
    There are 5 black keys in total for every 7 white keys. Black keys come in pairs and in groups of 3. The sound of each black key can be named by relating it's position to both white keys.

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  • 3. 

    How many letters can be used to name the sound of all black keys?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    Black keys are named using the letter for either of the 2 white keys on either side of it. The sounds of the black keys relate to the sound of the white keys on either side. The sounds of the black keys are either lower or higher. A black key to the left of a white key (lower sound) uses the white key letter plus a flat sign. A black key to the right of a white key (higher sound) uses the white key letter plus a sharp sign.

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  • 4. 

    The name of the white key to the left of any group of 2 of black keys is called 

    Correct Answer
    C
    Explanation
    A white key can have 7 letter names. Any group of 2 black keys will have the white key D between them. What letter comes before D?

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  • 5. 

    How is the note F played on the keyboard?

    • A.

      The note F is played using the white key to the left of any group of 2 black keys

    • B.

      The note F is played using the white key to the right of any group of 2 black keys

    • C.

      The note F is played using the white key to the left of any group of 3 black keys

    • D.

      The note F is played using the white key to the right of any group of 3 black keys

    Correct Answer
    C. The note F is played using the white key to the left of any group of 3 black keys
    Explanation
    A white key can have 7 letter names. Any group of 3 black keys will have the white key F to the left of it.

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  • 6. 

    Where can you find any key with the name E on a piano keyboard?

    • A.

      To the right of 3 black keys

    • B.

      To the right of 2 black keys

    • C.

      To the left of 2 black keys

    • D.

      To the left of 3 black keys

    Correct Answer
    B. To the right of 2 black keys
    Explanation
    A white key can have 7 letter names. What letter comes between D and F?

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  • 7. 

    There are 2 likely names given to the middle black key of any group of 3 black keys.  The letters used to name this black key, in alphabetical order are and .

    Correct Answer
    A G
    Explanation
    The white key to the right of the middle black key is A. The black key is lower - it's called A lower. The white key to the left of the middle black key is G. The black key is higher - it's called A higher.

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  • 8. 

    The sound of any white key on the keyboard between 2 black keys can be named by one of three letters. One of these 3 letters is                          

    Correct Answer
    D
    G
    A
    Explanation
    A white key can have 7 letter names. There is a white key between the group of 2 black keys. This white key is known as D. There are 2 white keys between the group of 3 black keys. The lower key is G. The other one is called A.

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