Introduction To Musical Composition Quiz One

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Introduction To Musical Composition Quiz One - Quiz

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. Read moreTherefore, 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 quiz itself is not a direct calculation into your semester grade. If you score 100% on the quiz, you get ten points on the Mid-Term. If you score 90%, you get nine points. Whatever score you get, as long as it is passing, you get a tenth of the points added directly to the final score of your Mid-Term Exam. However, now is the chance to see what you know, what you are learning, and most importantly, what you need to review.
Let us begin. . .


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

    Correct Answer
    B. The G Clef
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the G Clef. The G Clef is the formal name for the musical clef listed as "The G Clef" in the options. It is called the G Clef because it indicates that the line on which it is placed represents the note G. The G Clef is commonly used for notating music for instruments with a higher range, such as the violin, flute, and piano.

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  • 2. 

    In the Solfeggio method, a name is assigned to tones 1 - 7.  What the names of those notes in ascending order?

    Correct Answer
    Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti
    Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti
    do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti
    do re mi fa so la ti
    Explanation
    In the Solfeggio method, the names assigned to tones 1 - 7 in ascending order are Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti. The correct answer is "Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti, do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do re mi fa so la ti."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. The Baritone Clef
    Explanation
    The formal name of the clef symbol listed as "The Baritone Clef" is the Baritone Clef.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The Grand Staf
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Grand Staf." The term "Grand Staf" is used to refer to the combination of the treble clef and bass clef symbols in sheet music. These symbols are commonly used in piano music, where the right hand plays the treble clef and the left hand plays the bass clef. The other options provided in the question are not commonly used terms in music notation.

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  • 6. 

    Using the section of keyboard provided below, what are the names of the notes found on all of the white keys?

    Correct Answer
    C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C
    C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C
    c, d, e, f, g, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, a, b, c
    c d e f g a b c d e f g a b c d e f g a b c
    C - D - E - F - G - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - A - B - C
    Explanation
    The names of the notes found on all of the white keys are C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. The answer provided includes all of these notes in the correct order.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C#/D-, D#/E-, F#/G-, G#/A-, A#/B-, C#/D-, D#/E-, F#/G-, G#/A-, A#/B-, C#/D-, D#/E-, F#/G-, G#/A-, A#/B-
    c#/d-, d#/e-, f#/g-, g#/a-, a#/b-, c#/d-, d#/e-, f#/g-, g#/a-, a#/b-, c#/d-, d#/e-, f#/g-, g#/a-, a#/b-
    C#/D- D#/E- F#/G- G#/A- A#/B- C#/D- D#/E- F#/G- G#/A- A#/B- C#/D- D#/E- F#/G- G#/A- A#/B-
    c#/d- d#/e- f#/g- g#/a- a#/b- c#/d- d#/e- f#/g- g#/a- a#/b- c#/d- d#/e- f#/g- g#/a- a#/b-
    Explanation
    The given answer lists the names of the notes found on all of the black keys on the keyboard. It starts with C#/D-, which refers to the black key between C and D, and continues with D#/E-, F#/G-, G#/A-, A#/B-, and so on. The answer includes both uppercase and lowercase letters to represent the different octaves of the notes. The answer is repeated twice to cover the entire length of the keyboard.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Major Second
    Explanation
    A major second is an interval that consists of two semitones or two half steps. In the key of C major, the interval of a major second would be from C to D. This interval is considered major because it is two letter names apart and spans two white keys on a piano keyboard.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Diminished 5th
    D. Augmented Fourth
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Diminished 5th, Augmented Fourth." In the key of C Major, a Diminished 5th interval refers to a distance of 6 semitones between two notes, while an Augmented Fourth interval refers to a distance of 5 semitones. Both intervals have different names but refer to the same musical distance.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Diminished Third
    Explanation
    A diminished third is an interval that consists of three half steps. In the key of C major, a diminished third would be found by starting on the note C and counting three half steps up, which would lead to the note E♭.

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  • 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?

    Correct Answer
    Accidential
    An Accidential
    accidental
    an accidental
    Accidentals
    Explanation
    In music theory, an accidental is a symbol used to raise or lower a pitch by a half step. In this case, the F# in the piece of music in C major is considered an accidental because it is not part of the key signature of C major, which does not have any sharps or flats. Therefore, any variation from the natural notes in the key signature is considered an accidental.

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  • 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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