General Music Pre-assessment

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General Music Pre-assessment

This 'pre-assessment' will share with your teacher your prior knowledge about music, what you remember from previous years, and your understanding of several different musical concepts. Your answers will help guide the course of future lessons.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many beats does a quarter note get in 4/4 time? 
    • A. 

      1 beat

    • B. 

      2 beats

    • C. 

      3 beats

    • D. 

      4 beats

  • 2. 
    What does this symbol mean in music?
    • A. 

      Play it fast.

    • B. 

      Play it loud.

    • C. 

      Play it well.

    • D. 

      Play it sweetly.

  • 3. 
    This symbol is called a ___________ clef. 
  • 4. 
    The ___________ ______________ tells you how many beats there are in each measure.
    • A. 

      Tempo Marker

    • B. 

      Time Signature

    • C. 

      Beat Counter

    • D. 

      Snare Drum

  • 5. 
    Dynamic markings indicate
    • A. 

      Volume

    • B. 

      Speed

    • C. 

      Short or long

    • D. 

      Connected and disconnected

  • 6. 
    Directions in music are given in Italian because
    • A. 

      Italian people make the best musicians.

    • B. 

      Italian people are very smart.

    • C. 

      Most early schools for writing music were in Italy.

    • D. 

      Everyone is 1600 spoke Italian.

  • 7. 
    The structure of the music
    • A. 

      Style

    • B. 

      Form

    • C. 

      Beat

    • D. 

      Pitch

  • 8. 
    The speed of the beat
    • A. 

      Music

    • B. 

      Instrumentation

    • C. 

      Tempo

    • D. 

      Form

  • 9. 
    Three or more stacked notes are called
    • A. 

      An intro

    • B. 

      Music

    • C. 

      A melody

    • D. 

      A chord

  • 10. 
    What are the letters of the English Alphabet used for writing and reading music?
    • A. 

      ABCDEFG

    • B. 

      GHJKGFD

    • C. 

      ABCDEFGH

    • D. 

      HIJKLMNOP

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      THIS IS A TEMPO

    • B. 

      THIS IS A STAFF

    • C. 

      THIS IS A TREBLE CLEF

    • D. 

      THIS IS A CANDY BAR

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      THIS IS A STAFF

    • B. 

      THIS IS A CLEF

    • C. 

      THIS IS A MAP

    • D. 

      THIS IS A KEY

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      THIS IS A STAFF

    • B. 

      THIS IS A CLEF

    • C. 

      MEASURE

    • D. 

      THIS IS A BARLINE

  • 14. 
    HOW MANY LINES MAKE UP THE STAFF?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Whole Note

    • B. 

      Half Note

    • C. 

      Quarter Note

    • D. 

      Eighth Note

    • E. 

      Sixteenth Note

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Whole Note

    • B. 

      Half Note

    • C. 

      Quarter Note

    • D. 

      Eighth Note

    • E. 

      Sixteenth Note

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Tuba

    • B. 

      Harp

    • C. 

      String Bass

    • D. 

      Piano

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      End

    • B. 

      Slow Down

    • C. 

      Repeat

    • D. 

      Bass Clef

  • 21. 
    Which of the following are NOT good examples of excellent audience behavior?
    • A. 

      Leaving and returning during the performance.

    • B. 

      Texting during a show.

    • C. 

      Bringing crying babies.

    • D. 

      Using cell phones and not turning them off.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 22. 
    Piano, pianissimo, forte, and fortissimo are examples of...
    • A. 

      Tempo

    • B. 

      Dynamics

    • C. 

      Woodwinds

    • D. 

      Clefs

  • 23. 
    A sharp in music notation will
    • A. 

      Raise the current note a tone

    • B. 

      Raise the current note a half step

    • C. 

      Lower the current note a tone

    • D. 

      Lower the current note a half step

    • E. 

      Only change notes located in spaces

  • 24. 
    Music written higher than middle C on the piano is written in what clef?
    • A. 

      Alto

    • B. 

      Tenor

    • C. 

      Treble

    • D. 

      Bass

    • E. 

      Baritone

  • 25. 
    In 4/4 time, a half note receives
    • A. 

      1 beat

    • B. 

      2 beats

    • C. 

      4 beats

    • D. 

      1/2 beat

    • E. 

      3 beats