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  • 1. 
    Notes Duration. How long is a Whole Note in 4/4 Time?
    • A. 

      4 beats

    • B. 

      2 beats

    • C. 

      1 beat

    • D. 

      8 beats

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Notes Duration. How many quarter notes equal a dotted half note?
    • A. 

      1 quarter

    • B. 

      2 quarters

    • C. 

      3 quarters

    • D. 

      4 quarters

    • E. 

      5 quarters

  • 3. 
    Notes Duration. How many eighth notes equal 2 half notes?
    • A. 

      4 eighths

    • B. 

      10 eighths

    • C. 

      12 eighths

    • D. 

      8 eighths

    • E. 

      6 eighths

  • 4. 
    Notes Duration. How many sixteenths equal 2 dotted quarters?
    • A. 

      4 sixteenths

    • B. 

      2 sixteenths

    • C. 

      10 sixteenths

    • D. 

      12 sixteenths

    • E. 

      9 sixteenths

  • 5. 
    Notes Duration. How many quarters equal 3 whole notes triplets (that's 3 whole notes in one triplet group)?
    • A. 

      9 quarters

    • B. 

      7 quarters

    • C. 

      8 quarters

    • D. 

      21 quarters

    • E. 

      52 quarters

  • 6. 
    Notes Duration. How many eighths equal 6 thirty seconds in a sextuplet?
    • A. 

      9 eighths

    • B. 

      2 eighths

    • C. 

      4 eighths

    • D. 

      3 eighths

    • E. 

      1 eighth

  • 7. 
    Time Signatures. What note duration takes the beat in common time?
    • A. 

      The whole note

    • B. 

      The quarter note

    • C. 

      The eighth note

    • D. 

      The half note

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Time Signatures. What note duration takes the beat in alla breve time signature?
    • A. 

      The whole note

    • B. 

      The quarter note

    • C. 

      The half note

    • D. 

      The eighth note

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Time Signatures. How many eighths are in a 12/8 measure?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      1.5

  • 10. 
    Time Signatures. What type of meter is 9/8?
    • A. 

      Simple duple

    • B. 

      Simple triple

    • C. 

      Compound duple

    • D. 

      Compound triple

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Time Signatures. Which of these is an invalid time signature?
    • A. 

      5/8

    • B. 

      3/32

    • C. 

      1/1

    • D. 

      ⅔/4

    • E. 

      All of the above are valid time signatures

  • 12. 
    Harmony and intervals. A major triad is: __________
    • A. 

      A 3 note chord

    • B. 

      A minor 3rd with a perfect 4th on top

    • C. 

      A perfect 4th with a major 3rd on top

    • D. 

      A mayor 3rd with a minor 3rd on top

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Harmony and intervals. In music intervals, you can say that 3+3 = 5 is valid.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      Only if you don't know how to add

    • C. 

      No way!

    • D. 

      Of course

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Harmony and intervals. An inversion of a major interval is a ___________
    • A. 

      A triad

    • B. 

      A minor interval

    • C. 

      A perfect cadence

    • D. 

      A diminished interval

    • E. 

      Another major interval

  • 15. 
    Harmony and intervals. An inversion of 2nd is a _____________
    • A. 

      2nd

    • B. 

      3nd

    • C. 

      6th

    • D. 

      7th

    • E. 

      Unison

  • 16. 
    Harmony and intervals. a tritone is a __________
    • A. 

      Perfect 3rd

    • B. 

      Major 4th or minor 5th

    • C. 

      Perfect 4 or perfect 5th

    • D. 

      Augmented 5th or diminished 4th

    • E. 

      Augmented 4th or diminished 5th

  • 17. 
    Harmony and intervals. V7 is _________
    • A. 

      Dominant

    • B. 

      Tonic

    • C. 

      Sub-Domninant

    • D. 

      Sub-Tonic

    • E. 

      Hiper-Tonic

  • 18. 
    Harmony and intervals. V7/ii is ______________
    • A. 

      Dominant

    • B. 

      Sub-Tonic

    • C. 

      Sub-Dominant

    • D. 

      Tonic

    • E. 

      Super-tonic

  • 19. 
    Harmony and intervals. in the key of C, V7/iii is ____
    • A. 

      C7

    • B. 

      B7

    • C. 

      Ab7

    • D. 

      F7

    • E. 

      G7

  • 20. 
    Harmony and intervals. Which is the correct ii-7 V7 I progression in Bb major?
    • A. 

      D-7 A7 Bb

    • B. 

      F-7 F7 Bb

    • C. 

      C-7 B7 Bb

    • D. 

      C-7 F7 Bb

    • E. 

      Eb-7 F7 Bb

  • 21. 
    The most important reason a subV7 chord is a good substitute for the V7 is because _______
    • A. 

      They are the same chord with a different name

    • B. 

      They share the same tritone

    • C. 

      They are both dominants

    • D. 

      They are both dominants and they share the same root

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    The Neapolitan 6th is the ________ chord in the first inversion.
    • A. 

      BIII

    • B. 

      Vi minor

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      BII

    • E. 

      #IV

  • 23. 
    Harmony and intervals. The Gr+6 chord (German sixth) is usually followed by the ___________ to avoid parallel 5ths
    • A. 

      V6

    • B. 

      I6

    • C. 

      Ii

    • D. 

      IV

    • E. 

      I64

  • 24. 
    Scales and Modes. A major scale is made of __________ different tones.
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      7

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    Scales and Modes. The Ionian scale is the same as the ______ scale.
    • A. 

      Harmonic minor

    • B. 

      Major

    • C. 

      Lydian

    • D. 

      Melodic minor

    • E. 

      Natural minor