Music Theory Listening Quiz

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Music Theory Listening Quiz - Quiz

Music is a broad subject with different parts and sections all, which form music at the end. Music theory listening quizzes focuses and probes on the listening section of music. Take up the quiz and see how it goes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Piano is the italian word which means...

    • A.

      Keyboard

    • B.

      Softly/Quietly

    • C.

      Apples

    • D.

      Short, detached

    • E.

      Loud

    Correct Answer
    B. Softly/Quietly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Softly/Quietly" because the Italian word "piano" translates to "softly" or "quietly" in English. This term is commonly used in music to indicate that the notes should be played with a gentle and subdued volume. It is the opposite of "forte," which means "loud."

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  • 2. 

    Mezzo forte is Italian for...

    • A.

      Medium loud

    • B.

      Slowly and gradually get louder

    • C.

      To slow down.

    • D.

      Apples

    • E.

      Metallic sound

    Correct Answer
    A. Medium loud
    Explanation
    Mezzo forte is an Italian musical term that indicates a medium loud dynamic level. It is used to instruct musicians to play or sing with a moderate level of volume, louder than piano (soft) but softer than forte (loud). This term helps to convey the desired intensity and expression in a musical performance, allowing for variations in dynamics and creating a balanced sound.

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  • 3. 

    How do you say medium soft in Italian?

    Correct Answer
    Mezzo piano
    Explanation
    The correct answer, "Mezzo piano," is an Italian musical term that means "medium soft." In music notation, it indicates that the music should be played with a moderate level of softness.

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  • 4. 

    The key of E-major has how many sharps?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    • E.

      4

    Correct Answer
    E. 4
    Explanation
    The key of E-major has four sharps: F#, C#, G#, and D#. In music theory, the key signature of E-major consists of these four sharps, which are indicated at the beginning of a musical staff. These sharps raise the pitch of the corresponding notes by a half step, creating a distinct sound and tonality for the E-major key.

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  • 5. 

    Is this the correct augmented sixth chord for this key signature?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Only if your name is Sarkozy

    • D.

      Only if your name is Merkel

    • E.

      Only if your name is Berlusconi

    Correct Answer
    C. Only if your name is Sarkozy
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the augmented sixth chord is correct only if the person's name is Sarkozy. This is likely a humorous response, implying that the correct answer is not provided among the given options.

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  • 6. 

    Does Shane actually have a five octave range?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The answer is "No" because the question is asking whether Shane actually has a five octave range. A five octave range refers to the ability to sing or produce musical notes spanning five octaves. Since there is no information provided about Shane's musical abilities or vocal range, it cannot be assumed that he has a five octave range. Therefore, the correct answer is "No" as it is based on the lack of information given.

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  • 7. 

    What is the interval of the second and third note of the Superman Theme

    • A.

      Major third

    • B.

      Minor third

    • C.

      Diminished third

    • D.

      Downward perfect 5th

    • E.

      Q♭

    Correct Answer
    D. Downward perfect 5th
    Explanation
    The interval of a downward perfect 5th is the correct answer because it corresponds to the distance between the second and third notes of the Superman Theme. A perfect 5th interval consists of seven half steps, and when it is downward, it means that the second note is lower in pitch than the third note. Therefore, the interval of a downward perfect 5th accurately describes the relationship between the second and third notes in the Superman Theme.

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