Mayfield Volume Music Quiz

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Mayfield Volume Music Quiz

This is a musical theory quiz mainly taken from the terminology review of Mayfields Theory Essentials, Volume I, page 197. Take this quiz for in depth musical knowledge and to test your musical skills.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Tritone
    • A. 

      An interval of three whole steps or 6 half steps

    • B. 

      Neptune's spear-like thing

    • C. 

      A piece written for three players

    • D. 

      A three part form

  • 2. 
    Anacrusis
    • A. 

      A form of Russian Chant

    • B. 

      A very cross girl named Ana

    • C. 

      Upbeat or a pick-up note

    • D. 

      A German term for an unresolved suspension

  • 3. 
    Polyphonic
    • A. 

      Many of the same sounds

    • B. 

      Music that combines several simultaneous voice-parts of individual design

    • C. 

      A large sound

    • D. 

      Music that use the same melody sung at the same time by many voices.

  • 4. 
    Deceptive Progression
    • A. 

      A progression that move through many different keys at the same time.

    • B. 

      A V chord moving to a vi chord

    • C. 

      A novel by Josh Bonn

    • D. 

      Another name for a retrogression

  • 5. 
    Primary Triads
    • A. 

      I, IV, and V

    • B. 

      V, III+, and vii

    • C. 

      III, VI, II, V, I

    • D. 

      I, vi, IV

  • 6. 
    Augmented
    • A. 

      An Interval that is one half step smaller than a Perfect interval

    • B. 

      An interval that is one half step larger than a Perfect interval

    • C. 

      An interval that is one half step larger than a Major interval

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 7. 
    Order of Flats
    • A. 

      A, D, G, C, F, B, E

    • B. 

      B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    • C. 

      F, C, G, D, A, E, F

    • D. 

      E, B, F, C, G, D, A

  • 8. 
    Common Practice Period
    • A. 

      A period of music for Commoners, not for Royalty

    • B. 

      Period from 1600 to 1900 in Western music

    • C. 

      Period from 1000 to 1700 in Western music

    • D. 

      Period from 1000 to 1900 in Western music

  • 9. 
    Figured Bass
    • A. 

      A bass line given with figures that indicated intervals above the bass to serve a harmony

    • B. 

      Thorough Bass

    • C. 

      Basso Continuo

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Retrogression
    • A. 

      An older style of music

    • B. 

      Performing a melody backwards

    • C. 

      Harmonic Progression that reverses the order of the Circle of Fifths.

    • D. 

      SKipping a chord in the Circle of Fifths

  • 11. 
    Common tone
    • A. 

      A tone that is found in two consecutive chords

    • B. 

      An ordinary tone

    • C. 

      A tone that is used as a reference for tuning

    • D. 

      The key note

  • 12. 
    Cadence
    • A. 

      A cart used to carry a canon

    • B. 

      Happens when the alto crosses the tenor voice

    • C. 

      A point of rest that ends a musical phrase

    • D. 

      A countrapuntal device

  • 13. 
    Oblique motion
    • A. 

      Happens when both voices move in the same direction

    • B. 

      Happens when one voice move and another stays still

    • C. 

      Happens when both voices move in the same direction by the same interval

    • D. 

      Happens when voices move in opposite directions

  • 14. 
    Bass
    • A. 

      The lowest sounding voice in a chord

    • B. 

      The note that the chord is built upon

    • C. 

      A fish that can breathe with either gills or lungs

    • D. 

      An idea on which a musical composition is founded

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