Small Intervals In Music

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Music Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test you on the concepts of semitone, whole tone, whole tone plus semitone, diatonic semitone, and chromatic semitone.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The following two measures would sound the same.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      I don't know.

  • 2. 
    A semitone that is spelled using a different letter name is called a ___________________ semitone.
    • A. 

      Diatonic

    • B. 

      Chromatic

    • C. 

      Octave

  • 3. 
    A semitone that is spelled using the same letter name is called a ___________________ semitone.
    • A. 

      Diatonic

    • B. 

      Chromatic

    • C. 

      Octave

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      E sharp

    • B. 

      F sharp

    • C. 

      E flat

    • D. 

      F flat

  • 5. 
    What is the whole tone plus semitone (distance of three semitones) below for this note:
    • A. 

      C sharp

    • B. 

      C flat

    • C. 

      A flat

    • D. 

      A

  • 6. 
    What is the diatonic semitone (different note name) above for this note:(Bass cleff)
    • A. 

      B sharp

    • B. 

      B flat

    • C. 

      A sharp

    • D. 

      A flat

  • 7. 
    What is the whole tone (distance of two semitones) below for this note:
    • A. 

      B sharp

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      B flat

    • D. 

      G

  • 8. 
    A whole tone above C# is _____ .
    • A. 

      D

    • B. 

      D sharp

    • C. 

      D flat

  • 9. 
    A diatonic semitone below D is ____.
    • A. 

      C sharp

    • B. 

      C

    • C. 

      D sharp

    • D. 

      D flat

  • 10. 
    A tone-plus-semitone below G# is _____.
    • A. 

      F

    • B. 

      F sharp

    • C. 

      G

    • D. 

      A flat

  • 11. 
    A chromatic semitone above Db is _____.
    • A. 

      C sharp

    • B. 

      C flat

    • C. 

      D sharp

    • D. 

      D

  • 12. 
    The smallest space between notes in most "western" culture music is called a __________________.