Critical Listening Music Professional Quiz

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Critical Listening Music Professional Quiz

Professional Musical Quiz based on critical thinking. 10 high level questions to test your musical skills.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Pattern recognition forms the foundation for what musical element?
    • A. 

      Harmony

    • B. 

      Melody

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Form

    • E. 

      All of these

    • F. 

      None of these

  • 2. 
    The so-called "Cocktail Party Effect" is an example of which mental process?
    • A. 

      Pattern recognition

    • B. 

      Differencing

    • C. 

      Filtering

    • D. 

      Optioning

  • 3. 
    Which of the following would describe composer and teacher Alan Belkin's idea of ideal music?
    • A. 

      Music that is predictable and familiar

    • B. 

      Music that is wild and unfamiliar

    • C. 

      Music that is difficult to understand

    • D. 

      Music that is subtle and mysterious

  • 4. 
    Is the following statement true or false? John Cage's 4'33'' is a silent piece.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which of the sentences below describe John Cage's 4'33''?
    • A. 

      A silent piece of music

    • B. 

      A piece of music where the performers don't perform

    • C. 

      A piece of music where the musicians make no sound

    • D. 

      A piece of music with pre-determined sounds

  • 6. 
    What does SATB stand for?
  • 7. 
    The Italian word Allegro means fire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The harmonic Minor is different from a Major because it has a flat 3rd and 6th.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    How many "modes" are most commonly taught in music theory?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      9

  • 10. 
    What is concert pitch in Hz?
    • A. 

      1000

    • B. 

      500

    • C. 

      440

    • D. 

      660

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