Music Theory Challenge 301.

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Music Theory Challenge 301.

Music Theory Challenge 301. Test your knowledge in music theory through challenging questions. Topics: Intervals, Key Signatures, Tonality. Try the test and get a 10% discount promotional code for one of our music products.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is there an F# in C Major in almost every classical piece?
    • A. 

      Because F# is part of the C Major Scale

    • B. 

      Because F# is a perfect fourth above C

    • C. 

      Because F# is the enharmonic with Gb which is the V of Cb

    • D. 

      Because F# is the 3rd of D which is the V/V and the leading tone in G which is the V of C

    • E. 

      Because D is minor in C and F# is part of the D minor triad

  • 2. 
    Using only sharps and flats (as alterations): Which is the smallest distance between two notes, a 2nd apart, that can be written?
    • A. 

      One and a half steps

    • B. 

      A whole step

    • C. 

      A half step

    • D. 

      Cero steps

    • E. 

      -1 half steps

  • 3. 
    Which are the 2 intervals that divide the octave exactly in half?
    • A. 

      2 Perfect 5ths

    • B. 

      An Augmented 4th and a Diminished 5th

    • C. 

      A Perfect 4th and a Perfect 5th

    • D. 

      2 Perfect 4ths

    • E. 

      There are no intervals that divide the octave in half

  • 4. 
    In a piece in Bb major, an A7 is most probably the __________ of the iii
  • 5. 
    If in the first few measures of a piece a raised 5th degree, of the key signature's corresponding major key, appears in the melody; what would you assume?
    • A. 

      The harmonic progression is establishing a strong "vi" chord

    • B. 

      A line cliche such as 5-#5-6 is being used at that point.

    • C. 

      The #5 is probably a passing tone

    • D. 

      I am in the relative minor of the key signature's major key

    • E. 

      Any of the above could be assumed

  • 6. 
    If Inv(i) is the inversion of interval i then:How much is i+Inv(i)?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      0

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      12

    • E. 

      9

  • 7. 
    ____ is the only key with flats in the key signature that is not flat.
  • 8. 
    Which is the interval between the roots two dominant chords that share the same tritone?
    • A. 

      A Tritone

    • B. 

      A perfect 4th

    • C. 

      A major 6th

    • D. 

      A minor 7th

    • E. 

      There's no such a thing as 2 dominant chords sharing the same tritone

  • 9. 
    Guide Tones are the 3rd and the 7th of any chord. In a harmonic progression, made up of dominant chords, that follows the circle of Vths (..C7-F7-Bb7-Eb7...etc); 2 downward _________ lines can be written using just guide tones.
  • 10. 
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