Basic Principles Of Music Theory!

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Basic Principles Of Music Theory!

The main thing about music theory is the language of music. The music theory examines key signatures, pitches, intervals, scales, chords, and other music fundamentals. This quiz has been made to test your knowledge about basic principles and concepts in music theory. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What note is a fifth interval up from C?
    • A. 

      D

    • B. 

      E flat

    • C. 

      E

    • D. 

      F

    • E. 

      G

  • 2. 
    What does the lower number in the time signature indicate?
    • A. 

      Number of beats per measure

    • B. 

      Number of measures per barline/staff

    • C. 

      Length of note that is one beat

    • D. 

      Pitch of note that is one beat

    • E. 

      Number of beats in two measures

  • 3. 
    What is the relative minor scale to G major?
    • A. 

      B minor

    • B. 

      C minor

    • C. 

      C sharp minor

    • D. 

      D minor

    • E. 

      E minor

  • 4. 
    Which of the following markings would affect the length of a note?
    • A. 

      Sharp

    • B. 

      Double-sharp

    • C. 

      Flat

    • D. 

      Dot

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following modes is roughly equivalent to the major scales?
    • A. 

      Dorian

    • B. 

      Aeolian

    • C. 

      Ionian

    • D. 

      Lydian

    • E. 

      Locrian

  • 6. 
    How would the chord (with notes from lowest to highest) : C E G B be classified?
    • A. 

      Major 7th

    • B. 

      Minor 6th

    • C. 

      Perfect 5th

    • D. 

      Augmented 7th

    • E. 

      Major 9th

  • 7. 
    Which of the following musical terms is commonly used in orchestral music to create an increased mellowness or toned-down feeling after a buildup of emotion?
    • A. 

      Stacatto

    • B. 

      Meno mosso

    • C. 

      Vivice

    • D. 

      Accelerando

    • E. 

      Stringendo

  • 8. 
    Which of the following markings affects the pitch of a particular note?
    • A. 

      Tenuto

    • B. 

      Fermata

    • C. 

      Pizzicato

    • D. 

      Spicatto

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is the correct term for a note that is an 8th above another note?
    • A. 

      Relative major

    • B. 

      Perfect

    • C. 

      Octave

    • D. 

      Dominant

    • E. 

      Minor

  • 10. 
    How many sharps are in the scale F sharp major?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

    • E. 

      6