Introduction To Musical Composition Quiz One

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Introduction To Musical Composition Quiz One

This quiz is to be taken in one sitting. There will be a thirty minute time limit for the online portion of the exam, and, you must email me your answers to the Aural Training section of the exam before the close of the module. You are to complete all sections of this exam below by yourself and without the benefit of any resources except the musical knowledge and abilities you already posess and have gained from class. Forget not that your scholastic reputation, while still in its formative years, will follow you forever. Therefore, proceed with honor. Follow all directions. By the end of this quiz you will know what to expect on the Mid-Term exam. All points earned on this quiz will be added to your Mid-Term exam scores, therefore, this qui


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the formal name for the musical clef listed below?
    • A. 

      The Treble Clef

    • B. 

      The G Clef

    • C. 

      The C Clef

    • D. 

      The High Clef

    • E. 

      The F Clef

  • 2. 
    In the Solfeggio method, a name is assigned to tones 1 - 7.  What the names of those notes in ascending order?
  • 3. 
    What is the formal NAME of the clef symbols listed below:
    • A. 

      The D Clef

    • B. 

      The C Clef

    • C. 

      The Tenor Clef

    • D. 

      The Bass Clef

    • E. 

      The Baritone Clef

  • 4. 
    Look at the specialty clefs below.  Please list their names in order from left to right AND describe how we can know where notes on the staf will be found.
  • 5. 
    What is the FORMAL name of the musical symbols provided below when they are presented together?
    • A. 

      The Great Staf

    • B. 

      The Grand Staf

    • C. 

      The Orchestral Staf

    • D. 

      The Piano Staf

    • E. 

      The Staf of Ra

  • 6. 
    Using the section of keyboard provided below, what are the names of the notes found on all of the white keys?
  • 7. 
    Using the section of keyboard provided below, what are the names of the notes found on all of the black keys?  Use the # symbol for Shaps and - symbol for flats. The first answer is C#/D-.  Begin with the first answer and continue up through the length of the keyboard provided.
  • 8. 
    On the Treble Clef, what are the names of the notes that fall on the LINES of hte staf?  What method did we talk about in class regarding remembering the lines on the staf of the Treble Clef?
  • 9. 
    On the Bass Clef, what are the names of the notes that reside BETWEEN the lines on the staf?  What method did we talk about in class regarding remembering the spaces of the staf on the bass clef?
  • 10. 
    Name the type of interval found below in the key of C Major.
    • A. 

      Major Second

    • B. 

      Minor Second

    • C. 

      Diminished Second

    • D. 

      Augmented Second

    • E. 

      Diminished Third

  • 11. 
    Name the type of Interval found below in the key of C Major.
    • A. 

      Diminished 5th

    • B. 

      Raised Fourth

    • C. 

      Fourth + 1

    • D. 

      Augmented Fourth

  • 12. 
    Name the type of Interval found below in the key of C Major.
    • A. 

      Diminished Third

    • B. 

      Partial Third

    • C. 

      Third

    • D. 

      Double Diminished Fourth

    • E. 

      Double Augmented Second

  • 13. 
    What are the characteristics of the Modes of a scale?  How are the Ionian, Phrygian, and Mixolydian modes of a scale related?
  • 14. 
    If you are playing a piece of music in C major and come across one F# (F Sharp) in the piece, what would you call this unusual note?
  • 15. 
    How do we know the name of the key in which we are playing if we are playing in a flat key?  For example, if we are playing a piece of music with three flats in the key signature, how do we know what in what key we are playing?Also, how do we determine what key we are playing in when we are playing in a key signature with sharps?  For example, if we are playing in a key with one sharp, how do we know what key in which we are playing?
  • 16. 
    The next thirteen questions of the quiz pertain to your aural training.  You will be graded on your best 10 out of thirteen answers.  Should you get more than ten answers correct, congratulations, but, you only get credit for the ten.  Please open a word document and number your page from one to thirteen. Prepare your instrument (remember to put it into concert pitch), or use the Virtual Piano, and play Middle C no more than three times to develop pitch memory.  Then proceed with the quiz.  Follow the directions below when they are reached.www.xanderuniversity.org/quizone.htm
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