Harmony's Music Theory Journal: Major Key Signatures

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This quiz has been created to test you on how well you know Major keys and key signatures based on the lesson plan. This is a multiple choice quiz that you will be graded on. Do your best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Name this key.

    • A.

      Ab major

    • B.

      Eb major

    • C.

      Bb major

    • D.

      Q Major

    • E.

      G Major

    Correct Answer
    C. Bb major
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bb major. Bb major is a key in music that is characterized by a tonic note of Bb and a major scale that includes the notes Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, and A. It is commonly used in various genres of music and is known for its warm and rich sound.

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  • 2. 

    Name this key.

    • A.

      F# Major

    • B.

      B Major

    • C.

      G Major

    • D.

      A Major

    • E.

      What does # mean?

    Correct Answer
    D. A Major
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A Major. In music theory, the symbol "#" represents a sharp. A sharp raises the pitch of a note by a half step. Therefore, F# Major, B Major, G Major, and A Major are all keys that include a sharp note. The question is asking for the name of the key, and out of the given options, A Major is the only one that does not include the symbol "#".

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  • 3. 

    Name this key.

    • A.

      Fb Major

    • B.

      What are those things that are shaped like b's?

    • C.

      Gb Major

    • D.

      Ab Major

    • E.

      Cb Major

    Correct Answer
    E. Cb Major
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cb Major because Cb Major is the only key mentioned in the question. The other options, Fb Major, Gb Major, and Ab Major, are not relevant to the question.

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  • 4. 

    What is the order of the sharps.

    • A.

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

    • B.

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

    • C.

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

    • D.

      My mommy told me not to play with sharp objects.

    Correct Answer
    C. G, D, A, E, B, F, C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is G, D, A, E, B, F, C. This is the order of sharps in music theory, commonly known as the circle of fifths. It represents the order in which sharps are added to each successive key signature. Starting with G major, each key adds a sharp to the previous key's key signature.

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  • 5. 

    If I have a key with one sharp in it, how do I find out what the name of the key is?(Give the two steps in finding a sharp key signature)

  • 6. 

    What is the only major key signature that doesn't contain flats or sharps?

    • A.

      Eb Major

    • B.

      D Major

    • C.

      Isn't a flat what happens to your tire after it gets popped?

    • D.

      C Major

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. C Major
    Explanation
    C Major is the only major key signature that doesn't contain flats or sharps. In music theory, a key signature is used to indicate the notes that are sharp or flat in a particular key. The key of C Major has no sharps or flats, meaning that all the notes in this key are played as natural. This makes it the only major key signature without any sharps or flats.

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  • 7. 

    *BONUS: What is the saying to help remember the order of the flats, (Hint: It has to do with goats)

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