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Students will assessed on music theory that will be taught during the 2nd sememster.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Explain what syncopation means:

  • 2. 

    What type of notes and rest values are these? (MMSIO.3c)

    • A.

      Quarter

    • B.

      Eighth

    • C.

      Sixteenth

    • D.

      Thirty second

    Correct Answer
    B. Eighth
    Explanation
    The given notes and rest values are listed in order from longest to shortest duration. The first note listed is a quarter note, followed by an eighth note, then a sixteenth note, and finally a thirty-second note. The correct answer is "eighth" because it is the second note listed.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of  this key signature ? (MMSIO.3b)

    • A.

      C Major

    • B.

      G Major

    • C.

      D Major

    • D.

      A Major

    Correct Answer
    B. G Major
    Explanation
    The key signature with one sharp is G Major.

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  • 4. 

    What is this called:   (MMSIO.2d)

    • A.

      Double note chord

    • B.

      Duet chord

    • C.

      Triad chord

    • D.

      Double stop

    Correct Answer
    C. Triad chord
    Explanation
    A triad chord is a type of chord consisting of three notes played together, typically consisting of a root, a third, and a fifth. This type of chord is commonly used in music theory and composition. It provides a fuller and more harmonically rich sound compared to a single note or double note chord.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of this key signature?  (MMSIO.3c)

    • A.

      G Major

    • B.

      A Major

    • C.

      C Major

    • D.

      D Major

    Correct Answer
    C. C Major
    Explanation
    The key signature with no sharps or flats is C Major. In the given question, the key signature is not specified, but the options provided are G Major, A Major, C Major, and D Major. Since C Major has no sharps or flats, it matches the given key signature. Therefore, the correct answer is C Major.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of this key signature? (MMSIO.3c)

    • A.

      G Major

    • B.

      A Major

    • C.

      C Major

    • D.

      D Major

    Correct Answer
    D. D Major
    Explanation
    The key signature is D Major because it has two sharps, F# and C#. The presence of these sharps indicates that the piece is in the key of D Major.

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  • 7. 

    What is the term for this dynamic marking? (MMSBO.3d)

    • A.

      Decrescendo

    • B.

      Crescendo

    • C.

      Accelerando

    • D.

      Largo

    Correct Answer
    A. Decrescendo
    Explanation
    Decrescendo is the correct answer because it refers to a dynamic marking in music that instructs the performer to gradually decrease the volume of the music. This term is often indicated by the symbol "decresc." or "dim." in sheet music. It is the opposite of crescendo, which instructs the performer to gradually increase the volume. Accelerando refers to a gradual increase in tempo, while largo refers to a slow and broad tempo.

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  • 8. 

    What articulation symbol is this ? (MMSBO.7c)

    • A.

      Staccato

    • B.

      Slurred staccato

    • C.

      Spiccato

    • D.

      Slurred spiccato

    Correct Answer
    B. Slurred staccato
    Explanation
    The given symbol represents a combination of two articulation techniques - slurred and staccato. Slurred staccato is a musical term that indicates playing a note with a smooth connection to the following note, while also emphasizing a short and detached sound.

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  • 9. 

    This image is an example of a.....? (MMSBO.2d)

    • A.

      Minor scale

    • B.

      Major scale

    • C.

      Harmonic minor scale

    • D.

      Melodic minor scale

    Correct Answer
    B. Major scale
    Explanation
    The image is an example of a major scale. A major scale is a diatonic scale that consists of seven notes and follows a specific pattern of whole and half steps. In the image, the notes are arranged in ascending order according to the major scale pattern, with the intervals between the notes being consistent with a major scale. Therefore, the correct answer is major scale.

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  • 10. 

    Which Italian term means to play very fast?  MMSBO.7b)

    • A.

      Allegro

    • B.

      Andante

    • C.

      Arpeggio

    • D.

      Armagio

    Correct Answer
    A. Allegro
    Explanation
    Allegro is an Italian musical term that means to play very fast. It is often used as a tempo marking in sheet music to indicate a quick and lively pace. In contrast, Andante means to play at a moderate tempo, Arpeggio refers to a technique of playing chords in a broken or arpeggiated fashion, and Armagio is not a recognized musical term. Therefore, the correct answer is Allegro.

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  • 11. 

    What is the purpose of a ledger line?  (MMSBO.3a)

    • A.

      To lower the way the note to play loud and soft notes

    • B.

      To lower the volume of the pitch to play softer and easier notes

    • C.

      To extend the volume of the pitch to play softer or lower notes

    • D.

      To extend the staff to play higher and lower notes

    Correct Answer
    D. To extend the staff to play higher and lower notes
    Explanation
    Ledger lines are used to extend the staff, allowing for the notation of higher or lower pitches that are outside the range of the staff. They are added above or below the staff and provide additional lines and spaces to represent these pitches accurately.

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  • 12. 

    What does this symbol mean?   (MMSBO. 3d)

    • A.

      Return to the coda

    • B.

      Return to the sign

    • C.

      Return to the Fine

    • D.

      Return to the beginning

    Correct Answer
    B. Return to the sign
    Explanation
    This symbol indicates that the musician should go back to the sign in the music piece. The sign is a specific symbol that marks a particular point in the music where the musician should jump back to and continue playing from there. Therefore, the correct answer suggests that the symbol "MMSBO. 3d" means to return to the sign in the music.

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  • 13. 

    What does the theme in music mean? (MMSIO.3d)

    • A.

      A recognizable composer of a song

    • B.

      A set of recognizable notes that you can create from an existing song

    • C.

      A group of notes that make up the harmony

    • D.

      A set of recognizable notes in a song that you can identify it by

    Correct Answer
    D. A set of recognizable notes in a song that you can identify it by
    Explanation
    The theme in music refers to a set of recognizable notes in a song that can be identified by the listener. It is a recurring melody or musical idea that helps to unify and give structure to a composition. The theme can be repeated or varied throughout the piece, providing cohesion and a sense of identity. It is not related to the composer of the song or the harmony created by a group of notes.

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  • 14. 

    What does Largo  mean?   (MMSIO.2d)

    • A.

      To play with a fast tempo

    • B.

      To play with a very slow tempo

    • C.

      To play with a medium tempo

    • D.

      To play with a very fast tempo

    Correct Answer
    B. To play with a very slow tempo
    Explanation
    Largo is a musical term that indicates a very slow tempo. It is typically used to instruct performers to play a piece of music at a slow and leisurely pace.

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  • 15. 

    This is an example of:     MMSBIO.5b

    • A.

      Slur

    • B.

      Tie

    • C.

      Sequence

    • D.

      Repetition

    Correct Answer
    D. Repetition
    Explanation
    This question is asking for an example of a concept. The correct answer is "repetition". This suggests that the concept being referred to is repetition, which is the act of repeating something.

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  • 16. 

    This is the motif for what song?  ?(MMSBO.5b) 

    • A.

      Twinkle Twinkle

    • B.

      Three Blind Mice

    • C.

      Mary Had A Little Lamb

    • D.

      Ode to Joy

    Correct Answer
    C. Mary Had A Little Lamb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mary Had A Little Lamb" because the given question asks for the motif of a song, and "Mary Had A Little Lamb" is a well-known nursery rhyme with a distinct melody that can be easily recognized.

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  • 17. 

    What is improvisation?   (MMSIO.9a )    

    • A.

      To act the fool on your instrument for no apparent reason

    • B.

      The creative activity of immediate musical composition

    • C.

      To play a song from memory

    • D.

      To play a song you stole from another artist

    Correct Answer
    B. The creative activity of immediate musical composition
    Explanation
    Improvization refers to the creative activity of immediate musical composition. It involves spontaneously creating and performing music in the moment, without prior planning or preparation. It allows musicians to showcase their improvisational skills by composing melodies, harmonies, and rhythms on the spot. This form of musical expression requires a deep understanding of music theory, technical proficiency on the instrument, and the ability to think quickly and creatively. Improvisation is often associated with jazz and other genres that emphasize individual expression and improvisational freedom.

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  • 18. 

    This term for this image is called  : (MMSIO 5b  ) 

    • A.

      Slur

    • B.

      Tie

    • C.

      Sequence

    • D.

      Repetition

    Correct Answer
    C. Sequence
    Explanation
    The term "sequence" refers to a specific order or arrangement of elements. In the context of an image, it suggests that there is a series or progression of visual elements that follow a particular pattern or sequence. This term is more appropriate than the other options (slur, tie, repetition) as it accurately describes the organization or arrangement of the image.

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  • 19. 

    What is the term for playing more than one note at a time?  (MMSIO 2c)

    • A.

      Double stop

    • B.

      Double play

    • C.

      Double strings

    • D.

      Double bow

    Correct Answer
    A. Double stop
    Explanation
    Double stop is the term for playing more than one note at a time. This technique is commonly used in string instruments, where two or more strings are played simultaneously to create harmonies or chordal effects. It requires the player to press down multiple strings with different fingers or with the same finger to produce the desired combination of notes. Double stop adds richness and depth to the sound and is often used in classical, folk, and jazz music.

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  • 20. 

    The term Coda means:?  ( MMSIO.6b)

    • A.

      Middle section of a song

    • B.

      Beginning section of a song, do not play

    • C.

      Ending section of a song

    • D.

      New section of a song, do not play

    Correct Answer
    C. Ending section of a song
    Explanation
    The term "Coda" refers to the ending section of a song. It is the final part of a musical piece that provides a conclusion or resolution to the composition. The coda often contains a distinct musical passage that differs from the rest of the song and serves as a way to wrap up the piece.

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  • 21. 

    What is this interval called?

    • A.

      A second

    • B.

      A third

    • C.

      A fourth

    • D.

      A fifth

    Correct Answer
    C. A fourth
    Explanation
    This interval is called a fourth.

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  • 22. 

    Music without a tonal center is called:

    • A.

      Melodic

    • B.

      Atonal

    • C.

      Minor

    • D.

      Augmentative

    Correct Answer
    B. Atonal
    Explanation
    Atonal music refers to music that lacks a tonal center or a sense of key. In atonal music, there is no clear hierarchy of pitches or a central note that the composition revolves around. This style of music emerged in the early 20th century as a reaction against traditional tonal music. Atonal music often sounds dissonant and lacks a sense of resolution. Composers like Arnold Schoenberg and Alban Berg were pioneers of atonal music, exploring new and unconventional ways of organizing and structuring musical sounds.

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  • 23. 

    When you are playing an f#, your fingers should be ______________________:

    Correct Answer
    apart
    seperated
    Explanation
    When you are playing an f#, your fingers should be apart and separated. This means that each finger should be positioned independently on the appropriate keys, without touching or overlapping with the neighboring fingers. This allows for accurate and precise finger placement, ensuring that the correct notes are played and minimizing the risk of accidental touching of adjacent keys.

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  • 24. 

    When playing an f natural,  your fingers should be:  

    Correct Answer
    close together
    touching
    close
    Explanation
    When playing an f natural on a musical instrument, it is important to have your fingers close together. This ensures that you have better control and accuracy while playing the note. Additionally, your fingers should be touching each other to create a solid and consistent sound. Being close together and touching also helps in creating a smooth transition between notes and prevents any gaps or interruptions in the sound. Therefore, the correct answer is close together, touching, close.

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