Piano Primer Level, Quiz I

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Piano Primer Level, Quiz I - Quiz

You’ve got to start somewhere, right? Well, today we’re going to look at the very basics of the piano. How much do you know about it before you’ve even pressed down on the keys? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What colors are piano notes?

    • A.

      White and blue

    • B.

      White and black

    • C.

      Black and gray

    • D.

      Pink and purple

    Correct Answer
    B. White and black
    Explanation
    The colors of piano notes are white and black because a standard piano keyboard consists of white keys and black keys. The white keys represent the natural notes (A, B, C, D, E, F, G) and the black keys represent the sharps and flats. This combination of white and black keys allows for the playing of different musical scales and melodies.

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  • 2. 

    When you play down to the left on the piano, the sounds are _________.

    • A.

      Lower

    • B.

      Stay the same

    • C.

      Higher

    Correct Answer
    A. Lower
    Explanation
    When you play down to the left on the piano, the sounds are lower. This is because the keys on the left side of the piano are lower in pitch compared to the keys on the right side. As you move from right to left, the pitch of the notes decreases, resulting in lower sounds.

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  • 3. 

    When you play up to the right on the piano, the sounds are ____________.

    • A.

      Lower

    • B.

      Stay the same

    • C.

      Higher

    Correct Answer
    C. Higher
    Explanation
    When you play up to the right on the piano, the sounds become higher. As you move towards the right side of the piano keyboard, the pitch of the notes increases. This is because the keys on the right side correspond to higher frequencies, resulting in higher-pitched sounds.

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  • 4. 

    What do we call the distance between two bar lines?

    • A.

      Distance

    • B.

      Measure

    • C.

      Double bar line

    • D.

      Lines

    Correct Answer
    B. Measure
    Explanation
    The distance between two bar lines is called "measure" in music notation. A measure is a segment of time in music that contains a specific number of beats, and it is indicated by vertical bar lines on the staff. These bar lines help to visually separate the music into organized sections, allowing musicians to read and interpret the rhythm and timing of the piece accurately.

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  • 5. 

    Double bar line usually used ___________.

    • A.

      At the beginning of the song or melody.

    • B.

      In between each measure.

    • C.

      At the end of a song or melody.

    Correct Answer
    C. At the end of a song or melody.
    Explanation
    Double bar lines are used at the end of a song or melody to indicate the completion of the musical piece. It serves as a visual cue for musicians to signify the end of a section or the entire composition. This helps performers to navigate through the music and maintain synchronization with other musicians. Additionally, double bar lines are often accompanied by other symbols or instructions, such as repeat signs or codas, which provide further guidance for the interpretation and structure of the piece.

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  • 6. 

    How many beats are 3 quarter notes?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    Three quarter notes equal three beats. In music notation, a quarter note receives one beat, so when three quarter notes are played consecutively, they add up to a total of three beats.

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  • 7. 

    How many beats is a whole note?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    A whole note is a musical note that represents four beats in common time. It is the longest note value in music notation and is typically held for the duration of four beats in a measure. Therefore, the correct answer is 4.

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  • 8. 

    How many letter in the music alphabet?

    • A.

      22

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      17

    Correct Answer
    B. 7
    Explanation
    The music alphabet consists of the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Therefore, there are 7 letters in the music alphabet.

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  • 9. 

    Notes that have down stems usually played in the _________ hand.

    • A.

      Left

    • B.

      Right

    Correct Answer
    A. Left
    Explanation
    Notes that have down stems usually played in the left hand. This is because in Western musical notation, notes with down stems typically represent lower-pitched voices or accompaniment parts, which are typically played by the left hand on a piano or similar instrument. The right hand usually plays the higher-pitched melodies or solo parts, which are represented by notes with up stems.

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  • 10. 

    Which hand plays lower notes?

    • A.

      Left

    • B.

      Right

    Correct Answer
    A. Left
    Explanation
    The left hand plays lower notes on a musical instrument such as a piano or a guitar. In most instruments, the left hand is responsible for playing the bass or lower register, while the right hand plays the higher notes. This is because the left hand is typically positioned closer to the lower end of the instrument, allowing for easier access to the lower notes.

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  • 11. 

    Double bar line is made of how many lines?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    A double bar line is made up of two lines. It is used in musical notation to indicate the end of a section or a piece of music. The double bar line is typically thicker and longer than a regular bar line, and it helps to visually separate different sections of a musical composition.

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  • 12. 

    What are the letters in the music alphabet?

    • A.

      A C G T U I

    • B.

      A B C D E F G H I J K L...

    • C.

      A B C D E F G

    Correct Answer
    C. A B C D E F G
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A B C D E F G. The music alphabet consists of the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. These letters represent the different pitches or notes in music. Each letter corresponds to a specific musical note on the staff, and they are used to write and read sheet music.

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