Music Appreciation Questions And Answers

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Music Appreciation Questions And Answers

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  • 1. 
    Which instruments are identified as chordophones?
    • A. 

      Piano, Harp, Lute

    • B. 

      Snare Drum, Tom Tom, Triangle

    • C. 

      Saxophone, Flute , Bassoon

    • D. 

      None Of These

  • 2. 
    What instruments belong to the keyboard instrument family?
    • A. 

      Xylophone, Marimba, Glockenspiel

    • B. 

      Piano, Harpsichord , Pipe Organ

    • C. 

      Keytar, Synthesizer, Electronic Keyboard

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 3. 
    What term refers two or more tones sounding at the same time?
    • A. 

      Harmony

    • B. 

      Chord

    • C. 

      Triad

    • D. 

      None Of These

  • 4. 
    What term refers to a recognizable familiar tune or organized sequence of single notes?
    • A. 

      Pattern of Notes

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Melody

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 5. 
    What two terms mean gradually getting louder and gradually getting softer?
    • A. 

      Forte and Piano

    • B. 

      Fortissimo and Pianissimo

    • C. 

      Mezzo Forte and Mezzo Piano

    • D. 

      Crescendo, Decrescendo

  • 6. 
     In regards to tempo, What term refers to very fast?
    • A. 

      Vivace

    • B. 

      Accelerando

    • C. 

      Presto

    • D. 

      Allegro

  • 7. 
     What dynamic symbols refer to mezzo-piano and mezzo-forte
    • A. 

      Pp and ff

    • B. 

      Mp and mf

    • C. 

      P and f

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 8. 
    What term refers to a group of three or more notes played or sung together
    • A. 

      Chord

    • B. 

      Cluster of Notes

    • C. 

      Many Notes

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 9. 
    What term refers to the interrelationships of musical events within the overall structure of music composition?
    • A. 

      Shape

    • B. 

      Construction

    • C. 

      Form

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 10. 
    What term refers to the combination of long, short, even, and uneven sounds or beat patterns in music?
    • A. 

      Rhythmic Patterns

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Diversity of Beat Patterns

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 11. 
    What kind of pitch will be heard if the frequency becomes faster?
    • A. 

      Lower Pitch

    • B. 

      Moderate Pitch

    • C. 

      Higher Pitch

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 12. 
    What term refers to a combination of two octaves?
    • A. 

      Range

    • B. 

      String of Many Notes

    • C. 

      Pitch Range

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 13. 
    What term refers to an interval of perfect eight in a diatonic scale?
    • A. 

      Scale

    • B. 

      Octave

    • C. 

      Do-Re-Mi

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 14. 
    What meter do the numbers 5/4 , 7/8, and 7/4 represent?
    • A. 

      Compound Meter 

    • B. 

      Mixed Meter

    • C. 

      Irregular Meter

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 15. 
    What meter subdivide beats into threes?
    • A. 

      Triple Meter

    • B. 

      Combination of Mixed Meters

    • C. 

      Compound Meter

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 16. 
    What meter represents three beats in a measure?
    • A. 

      Triple Meter

    • B. 

      Standard Meter

    • C. 

      Compound Meter

    • D. 

      Quadruple Meter

  • 17. 
    What meter represents two beats in a measure?
    • A. 

      Duple Meter

    • B. 

      Cut Time

    • C. 

      Common Time

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 18. 
    What meter do four beats in a measure represent?
    • A. 

      Standard Meter

    • B. 

      Both Standard and Duple Meter

    • C. 

      Quadruple Meter

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 19. 
    Which instruments use electrical signals that use a loudspeaker to amplify the sound more for the listeners and the performers?
    • A. 

      Vibraphone, Celesta, Talkbox

    • B. 

      Chimes, Toy Piano, Pipe Organ

    • C. 

      Electronic Keyboard, Keytar and Theremin

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 20. 
    Which subcategory of instruments uses air to produce the initial sound?
    • A. 

      Membranophones

    • B. 

      Areophones

    • C. 

      Chordophones

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 21. 
    Which instrument belongs in the sub-category membranophone instrument family?
    • A. 

      Triangle

    • B. 

      Marimba

    • C. 

      Talking Drum

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 22. 
    Instruments that are struck, scraped, shaken belong to what sub-category instrument family?
    • A. 

      Indefinite Pitched Instrument Family

    • B. 

      Idiophones Instrument Family

    • C. 

      Percussion Instrument Family

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 23. 
    What is the phrase used in the treble clef for identifying line notes on the musical staff?
    • A. 

      All Cow East Grass

    • B. 

      Good Boys Do Fine Always

    • C. 

      Every Good Boy Does Fine

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 24. 
    What is the phrase used to identify space notes in the bass clef?
    • A. 

      All Cows Eat Grass

    • B. 

      Face

    • C. 

      Great Big Dogs Fight Animals

    • D. 

      None Of These

  • 25. 
    What word is identified in the treble clef space notes on the musical staff?
    • A. 

      Facet

    • B. 

      Fade

    • C. 

      Face

    • D. 

      None of These

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