Rhythm, Beat, Meter And Tempo

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is meter?
    • A. 

      The speed of the music

    • B. 

      The organization of beats into regular groups

    • C. 

      The difference between high and low pitch

    • D. 

      A melody written in counterpoint

  • 2. 
    Regular repeated pulsations found in most music
    • A. 

      Beat

    • B. 

      Melody

    • C. 

      Phrase

    • D. 

      Tempo

  • 3. 
    Unexpected accented notes between established beats
    • A. 

      Allegro

    • B. 

      Phrase

    • C. 

      Sonota

    • D. 

      Syncopation

  • 4. 
    The ordered flow of sounds through time
    • A. 

      Forte

    • B. 

      Piano

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Moderato

  • 5. 
    There can be no melody without
    • A. 

      Rhythm

    • B. 

      Singing

    • C. 

      Syncopation

    • D. 

      Pianos

  • 6. 
    We play with rhythms by varying
    • A. 

      Rests

    • B. 

      Accents

    • C. 

      Accents and rests

    • D. 

      Our diet

  • 7. 
    For reference, meters are divided into
    • A. 

      Bars

    • B. 

      Measures

    • C. 

      Notes

    • D. 

      Bars or measures

  • 8. 
    The meter can be
    • A. 

      Even

    • B. 

      Odd

    • C. 

      Odd or even

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    The first, accented beat of a measure is called the
    • A. 

      Upbeat

    • B. 

      Downbeat

    • C. 

      Pickled beet

    • D. 

      Beatnik

  • 10. 
    The speed of the music is called its
    • A. 

      Meter

    • B. 

      Beat

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Tempo

  • 11. 
    This word means "very fast"
    • A. 

      Grave

    • B. 

      Presto

    • C. 

      Moderato

    • D. 

      Largo

  • 12. 
    A repetitive rhythmic phrase that underlies the melody
    • A. 

      Tempo

    • B. 

      Syncopation

    • C. 

      Ground rhythm

    • D. 

      Octave

  • 13. 
    The rhythm section of the jazz band consists of
    • A. 

      Tympani

    • B. 

      Bass, drum and piano

    • C. 

      Guitar and saxophone

    • D. 

      Kazoo and slide whistle

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