Introduction To Music Theory - Key Terms

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Music Theory Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test the knowledge of the basic concepts in elementary rudiments.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not a note in the musical scale?
    • A. 

      G

    • B. 

      D

    • C. 

      B

    • D. 

      H

  • 2. 
    A treble clef is used for illustrating notes that are a) higher, or b) lower than the bass clef?
    • A. 

      Higher

    • B. 

      Lower

  • 3. 
    A staff consists of how many horizontal lines?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Six

  • 4. 
    Time signatures indicate the number of ________ per bar in addition to the value of the ________.
    • A. 

      Beats

    • B. 

      Strums

    • C. 

      Clicks

  • 5. 
    In 4/4 time, a single quarter note would get _____ beats in one bar.
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 6. 
    Which scale has a sad, melancholy sound when all the notes are played in the correct order?
    • A. 

      Major

    • B. 

      Minor

  • 7. 
    When placed before a note, a sharp _________ the pitch of the note by a half-step.
    • A. 

      Lowers

    • B. 

      Raises

    • C. 

      Maintains

  • 8. 
    A scale is a pattern of notes played one after the other in ascending or descending order.  How many notes are in the scale?
    • A. 

      Six

    • B. 

      Seven

    • C. 

      Eight

    • D. 

      Nine

  • 9. 
    In 4/4 time, a half-note rest would receive ______ beats in one bar.
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 10. 
    A collection of accidentals (ie. flats or sharps) placed at the beginning of the piece, before the time signature and after the clef, is called a what?
    • A. 

      Note Signature

    • B. 

      Key Signature

    • C. 

      Pitch Signature

    • D. 

      Beat Signature