Music Theory Challenge 301.

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Music Theory Challenge 301.
Test your knowledge in music theory through challenging questions. Topics: Intervals, Key Signatures, Tonality.
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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

    Correct Answer
    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
    Explanation
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. -1 half steps
    Explanation
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. An Augmented 4th and a Diminished 5th
    Explanation
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  • 4. 

    In a piece in Bb major, an A7 is most probably the __________ of the iii

    Correct Answer
    V7
    fifth
    dominant
    dominant chord
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. Any of the above could be assumed
    Explanation
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. 9
    Explanation
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  • 7. 

    ____ is the only key with flats in the key signature that is not flat.

    Correct Answer
    F
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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. A Tritone
    Explanation
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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    chromatic
    Explanation
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  • 10. 

    Thanks for taking the test. Here's your promotional code: 9TBP5VYSYou can use this code to purchase: "52 Weeks of Practice" and get a 10% discount.One more question: In Eb major, Eb is ______

    Correct Answer
    DO
    do
    Do
    Explanation
    Eb is Do.

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