Knowledge Test On Music: Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    When you see the  time signature it means

    • A.

      There are 3 beats in a measure.

    • B.

      The piece is 4 minutes long.

    • C.

      A half note receives 5 beats.

    • D.

      There are 4 measures in the piece.

    Correct Answer
    A. There are 3 beats in a measure.
    Explanation
    The time signature indicates the number of beats in a measure. In this case, the correct answer is that there are 3 beats in a measure. The time signature consists of two numbers, with the top number indicating the number of beats in each measure and the bottom number indicating the type of note that receives one beat. Therefore, when you see the time signature, you can determine the number of beats in a measure.

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  • 2. 

    What is the musical direction of this melody?

    • A.

      Get higher by step

    • B.

      Stay the same

    • C.

      Get lower by step

    • D.

      Get higher, then lower

    Correct Answer
    A. Get higher by step
    Explanation
    The musical direction of this melody is to "get higher by step." This means that the melody gradually increases in pitch, moving up the musical scale by small intervals.

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  • 3. 

    How fast a song is played depends on the music?

    • A.

      Dynamics

    • B.

      Phrasing

    • C.

      Tempo

    • D.

      Timbre

    Correct Answer
    C. Tempo
    Explanation
    The speed at which a song is played is determined by its tempo. Tempo refers to the pace or speed of the music. It indicates how fast or slow the beats of the music are played. Dynamics, phrasing, and timbre are elements that contribute to the overall expression and interpretation of the music, but they do not directly determine the speed at which the song is played.

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  • 4. 

    Musical symbols p, mp, f, and mf indicate:

    • A.

      Phrasing

    • B.

      Dynamics

    • C.

      Form

    • D.

      Tempo

    Correct Answer
    B. Dynamics
    Explanation
    Musical symbols p, mp, f, and mf indicate dynamics. Dynamics refer to the volume or intensity of a musical passage. The symbol p stands for piano, meaning soft, mp stands for mezzo-piano, meaning moderately soft, f stands for forte, meaning loud, and mf stands for mezzo-forte, meaning moderately loud. These symbols are used by composers to indicate the desired level of volume or intensity for a specific section of music, allowing performers to accurately interpret and convey the intended expression of the piece.

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  • 5. 

    Which is the lowest female vocal range?

    • A.

      Alto

    • B.

      Bass

    • C.

      Soprano

    • D.

      Tenor

    Correct Answer
    A. Alto
    Explanation
    The lowest female vocal range is called alto. This range is characterized by a lower pitch and a fuller, richer tone compared to other female vocal ranges such as soprano or mezzo-soprano. Altos typically have a lower tessitura and are often assigned harmonies or supporting roles in choral music. They have a warm and velvety quality to their voice and can sing comfortably in the lower registers.

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  • 6. 

    Which instrument is not a woodwind?

    • A.

      Clarinet

    • B.

      Bassoon

    • C.

      Triangle

    • D.

      Flute

    Correct Answer
    C. Triangle
    Explanation
    The triangle is not a woodwind instrument. Woodwind instruments produce sound by blowing air through a mouthpiece or reed, while the triangle is a percussion instrument that is struck with a metal beater. Therefore, the triangle does not belong to the woodwind family of instruments.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following instrumental ensembles would you most likely see playing down the middle of a street?

    • A.

      Folk rock

    • B.

      String quartet

    • C.

      Country swing

    • D.

      Marching band

    Correct Answer
    D. Marching band
    Explanation
    A marching band is the most likely instrumental ensemble to be seen playing down the middle of a street. Unlike the other options, which are typically associated with specific genres or venues, marching bands are known for their performances in parades and outdoor events. They are specifically designed to play while marching and often include brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Their ability to move and play simultaneously makes them a common sight in street processions and celebrations.

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  • 8. 

    Who is the most famous composer of the Classical Period?

    • A.

      Bach

    • B.

      Stravinsky

    • C.

      Mozart

    • D.

      Gershwin

    Correct Answer
    C. Mozart
    Explanation
    Mozart is considered the most famous composer of the Classical Period due to his prolific output, exceptional talent, and lasting impact on Western classical music. His compositions, such as symphonies, concertos, operas, and chamber music, are renowned for their beauty, complexity, and emotional depth. Mozart's music epitomizes the classical style with its balance, clarity, and elegance. His influence on subsequent composers and his enduring popularity make him a standout figure in the history of music.

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  • 9. 

    In African music, there is often a chorus and a solo singer, who acts as a leader. The leader sings a phrase and is answered back by a chorus. This type of music is a

    • A.

      Call and response

    • B.

      Round

    • C.

      Scale

    • D.

      Theme and variation

    Correct Answer
    A. Call and response
    Explanation
    In African music, a common practice is call and response, where a solo singer (the leader) sings a phrase and is responded to by a chorus. This creates a dynamic interaction between the leader and the chorus, allowing for improvisation and a sense of community in the music. This tradition is deeply rooted in African culture and is often seen in various genres of African music.

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  • 10. 

    What should audience members do when the orchestra conductor enters?

    • A.

      Stand up

    • B.

      Applaud

    • C.

      Open their programs

    • D.

      Take photographs

    Correct Answer
    B. Applaud
    Explanation
    When the orchestra conductor enters, audience members should applaud. This is a common practice in the world of classical music and serves as a sign of respect and appreciation for the conductor's role and the upcoming performance. It is a way for the audience to show their enthusiasm and support for the conductor and the orchestra before the music begins.

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