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Can You Ace This Music Knowledge Quiz?

How much do you really know about music?

Quiz Questions

  • 1.
    What is the value of the note below?
    • A.
      1 beat
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: A quarter note is held for one beat
    • B.
      2 beats
    • C.
      3 beats
    • D.
      4 beats
  • 2.
    What instrument is this?
    • A.
      Oboe
    • B.
      Flute
    • C.
      Clarinet
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: The instrument is a clarinet.
    • D.
      Bassoon
  • 3.
    Which word means to play loudly?
    • A.
      piano
    • B.
      forte
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: The Italian word for strong, "forte," in music means to play strongly or loudly.
    • C.
      allegro
    • D.
      scherzo
  • 4.
    What is the name of this musical symbol?
    • A.
      flat
    • B.
      natural
    • C.
      accent
    • D.
      sharp
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: The symbol is a musical sharp, meaning to raise the pitch by a half step.
  • 5.
    Which notes would make a major chord?
    • A.
      G, B, D
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: A major chord is comprised of a major third (G to B) with a minor third on top (B to D)
    • B.
      C, Eb, G
    • C.
      F, Ab, B
    • D.
      D, D#, E
  • 6.
    What note is this?
    • A.
      bass F
    • B.
      treble G
    • C.
      bass C
    • D.
      middle C
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Located in between the treble and bass clef, this note is middle C.
  • 7.
    Which clef is this?
    • A.
      bass
    • B.
      treble
    • C.
      alto
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: This is alto clef, most often used for viola music.
    • D.
      tenor
  • 8.
    Which one of these is NOT a period of Western classical music?
    • A.
      Baroque
    • B.
      Cubist
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: The Baroque period occurred from 1600-1750 The Classical period occurred from 1750-1820 The Romantic period occurred from 1820-1900
    • C.
      Classical
    • D.
      Romantic
  • 9.
    Which one is a woodwind instrument?
    • A.
      flute
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Even though it is made of silver, the flute is a part of the woodwind family of instruments along with clarinet, oboe, and saxophone.
    • B.
      tuba
    • C.
      piano
    • D.
      trumpet
  • 10.
    The curved line beneath the notes means you should play:
    • A.
      stacatto
    • B.
      accented
    • C.
      lifted
    • D.
      legato
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: The symbol is called a slur, and legato playing should be long and connected.
  • 11.
    Which of these is a tempo indicator?
    • A.
      allegro
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Allegro means to play rather quickly.
    • B.
      diminuendo
    • C.
      simile
    • D.
      fermata

Quiz Outcomes

  • 1.
    0 to 3 correct:
    You learned some new things today!
    We hope you enjoyed learning some things you didn't know about music! Consider scheduling a lesson to learn even more.
  • 2.
    4 to 7 correct:
    Not bad!
    You did very well! If you'd like to learn more about music, consider scheduling a lesson.
  • 3.
    8 to 11 correct:
    Expert Musician!
    You remembered a lot from music class. Brush up even more on your music skills in a private lesson.