Perhaps you can hear when someone sings out of tune. But what do you REALLY know about music? Let’s find out

What do you really know about music?
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What do you really know about music? “The smallest musical interval (the distance between two adjacent notes) is known as…”. Do you know the answer? Take this quiz to find out.


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Perhaps you can hear when someone sings out of tune. But what do you REALLY know about music? Let’s find out

  • Question of

    In the system of written Western musical notation, five lines drawn horizontally across a sheet of music are known collectively as:

    • the clef
    • the ledger
    • the pitch
    • the staff
  • Question of

    On a staff, a notehead is represented by which of the following shapes?

    • an oval
    • a rectangle
    • a bar
    • a triangle
  • Question of

    Which of the following is the name assigned to the symbol at the beginning of the staff that is used to determine the pitch of a particular line?

    • Clef
    • grand staff
    • ledger
    • flag
  • Question of

    The position of a single sound within the complete range of sound is known as:

    • tone
    • resonance
    • timbre
    • pitch
  • Question of

    Which of the following is the term used to describe a small line that extends the musical staff above or below and that is drawn parallel to the staff across a notehead and sometimes across the note stem?

    • stave
    • octave
    • accidental
    • ledger line
  • Question of

    Which scale is the only major scale that does not use sharps or flats?

    • A major
    • C major
    • F major
    • D major
  • Question of

    The smallest musical interval (the distance between two adjacent notes) is known as:

    • a semitone
    • a whole tone
    • a first
    • a major third
  • Question of

    A heptatonic scale consisting of five whole tones and two semitones represents which type of scale?

    • pentatonic
    • chromatic
    • diatonic
    • perfect fifth
  • Question of

    A chord consisting of three tones of a diatonic scale is called a:

    • diminished fifth
    • treble
    • triad
    • seventh
  • Question of

    An interval whose higher note has a sound-wave frequency of vibration twice that of its lower note is called:

    • a pitch
    • an interval
    • a scale
    • an octave
  • Question of

    What is the first note of any diatonic scale?

    • Tonic
    • dominant
    • leading tone
    • major
  • Question of

    What mode represents the natural minor scale?

    • diminished
    • Aeolian
    • Mixolydian
    • Ionian
  • Question of

    What mode represents the natural diatonic, or major, scale?

    • Ionian
    • Aeolian
    • Dorian
    • tenor
  • Question of

    A note that does not usually occur in the key of a given piece of music is called:

    • harmony
    • syncopation
    • an incidental
    • an accidental
  • Question of

    What does the top number in a time signature represent?

    • the number of beats in a measure
    • the tempo of the music
    • the duration of a piece of music
    • the note value that receives one beat

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