Major Scales For Saxophone Quiz 3

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  • 1. 

    Please listen to this sound file carefully. It is part of the next question.

  • 2. 

    A major scale is made up of a specific combination of:

    • A.

      Whole steps and half steps

    • B.

      Whole rests and half rests

    • C.

      Notes and rests

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Whole steps and half steps
    Explanation
    A major scale is made up of a specific combination of whole steps and half steps. In music theory, a whole step refers to the distance of two semitones, while a half step refers to the distance of one semitone. The pattern of whole steps and half steps in a major scale is consistent and follows the sequence: whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, whole step, half step. This combination of intervals creates the distinct sound and character of a major scale.

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  • 3. 

    The letters of the musical alphabet beginning on B and going backwards are in correct order:

    • A.

      B A G F E D C B

    • B.

      B A F G E D C B

    • C.

      B A G F D E C B

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. B A G F E D C B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B A G F E D C B. This is because the musical alphabet consists of the letters A-G, and starting from B and going backwards, the correct order is B A G F E D C B.

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  • 4. 

    The pattern for a major scale using whole and half steps is:

    • A.

      Whole Whole Half Whole Whole Whole Half

    • B.

      Whole Whole Whole Half Whole Whole Half

    • C.

      Whole Whole Half Half Whole Whole Half

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Whole Whole Half Whole Whole Whole Half
    Explanation
    The given pattern for a major scale using whole and half steps is "Whole Whole Half Whole Whole Whole Half". This pattern indicates that the scale starts with a whole step, followed by another whole step, then a half step, followed by three consecutive whole steps, and finally ends with a half step. This pattern is consistent with the structure of a major scale, where the intervals between the notes follow this sequence.

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  • 5. 

    The two notes that are a half step away from B-flat are:

    • A.

      A and B

    • B.

      A-sharp and B-sharp

    • C.

      A and B-sharp

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. A and B
    Explanation
    The two notes that are a half step away from B-flat are A and B. In music theory, a half step is the smallest interval between two notes, and it represents the distance of one key on a piano. Since B-flat is one key lower than B, the notes A and B are the correct answer as they are a half step away from B-flat. A-sharp and B-sharp are incorrect because they are a whole step away from B-flat, not a half step.

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  • 6. 

    The two notes that are a half step away from C-sharp are:

    • A.

      C and D

    • B.

      C-flat and D-flat

    • C.

      C and E-flat

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. C and D
    Explanation
    The two notes that are a half step away from C-sharp are C and D. A half step is the smallest interval in Western music and represents the distance between two adjacent keys on a piano. In this case, C-sharp is located one half step above C, and D is one half step above C-sharp. Therefore, C and D are the correct notes that are a half step away from C-sharp.

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  • 7. 

    The two notes that are a half step away from D-flat are:

    • A.

      C and D

    • B.

      C-flat and D

    • C.

      D and B

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. C and D
    Explanation
    The two notes that are a half step away from D-flat are C and D. A half step is the smallest interval between two notes in Western music, and it represents the distance of one key on a piano. In this case, starting from D-flat, moving a half step down would give us C, and moving a half step up would give us D. Therefore, C and D are the correct notes that are a half step away from D-flat.

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  • 8. 

    The two notes that are a half step away from F-sharp are:

    • A.

      F and E-sharp

    • B.

      E-sharp and G-flat

    • C.

      G and E

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. None of these
    Explanation
    The two notes that are a half step away from F-sharp are actually F and G, not any of the options provided. F-sharp is one half step higher than F and one half step lower than G. E-sharp and G-flat are enharmonic equivalents of F and G respectively, but they are not a half step away from F-sharp.

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  • 9. 

    The two notes that are a half step away from G-sharp are:

    • A.

      G and A

    • B.

      A-sharp and F-sharp

    • C.

      G and F-sharp

    • D.

      A and G-flat

    Correct Answer
    A. G and A
    Explanation
    The two notes that are a half step away from G-sharp are G and A. In music theory, a half step refers to the smallest interval between two adjacent notes on a keyboard or in a scale. In this case, G-sharp is one half step above G, and A is one half step above G-sharp. Therefore, G and A are the correct notes that are a half step away from G-sharp.

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  • 10. 

    The two notes that are a whole step away from A are:

    • A.

      G and B

    • B.

      G-sharp and B-flat

    • C.

      G and B-flat

    • D.

      G-sharp and B

    Correct Answer
    A. G and B
    Explanation
    The two notes that are a whole step away from A are G and B. In music theory, a whole step is equivalent to two half steps or two semitones. Starting from A, the note G is a whole step below A, and the note B is a whole step above A. Therefore, G and B are the correct answers.

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  • 11. 

    The two notes that are a whole step away from B are:

    • A.

      A and C-sharp

    • B.

      A-sharp and B-sharp

    • C.

      A and C-flat

    • D.

      A-flat and C

    Correct Answer
    A. A and C-sharp
    Explanation
    The two notes that are a whole step away from B are A and C-sharp. In music theory, a whole step is equivalent to two half steps or two semitones. Starting from B, if we move two half steps up, we reach the note C-sharp. Similarly, if we move two half steps down from B, we reach the note A. Therefore, A and C-sharp are the correct answers as they are both a whole step away from B.

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  • 12. 

    Did the preceding sound file play a major scale correctly? (You can hit the Back button below to listen again.)

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the preceding sound file played a major scale correctly.

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