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#1. A Staff has how many lines?

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#2. This symbol is a

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#3. What is a ledger line?

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#4. Dotted notes (dot to the right side of the note head)

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#5. This note would actually be a

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#6. Cut time is a Time Signature that is equal to

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#7. The number 120 of the following picture

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#8. The fp symbol indicates

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#9. The easiest fingering pattern is

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#10. Which statement is correct?

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#11. Vivace means

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#12. What is the enharmonic equivalent of F sharp?

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#13. The Metronome has the BPM scale which indicates

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#14. Notes above or below a SLUR should be played

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#15. These 3 composers are

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#16. The correct sequence of musical epoques from early to late are

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#17. A flat major has a key signature with

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#18. ACCIDENTALS are flats, sharps, double flats, double sharps or natural signs that are

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#19. What statement is correct?

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#20. The interval C-G is called

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#21. The major second harmonic interval C-D

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#22. The middle C on the keyboard is also called

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#23. A song that has a melody and an accompanying chord pattern is called

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#24. A major chord

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#25. This is a

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#26. The chord C-E-G

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#27. Which of the following chords is diminished?

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#28. Which of the following examples is a triad?

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#29. The following example shows

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#30. Quadrads are chords with 4 distinctive tones. They have a root position and how many inversions?

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#31. Which of the above is a narrow C-chord?

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#32. Which of the following statements makes sense?

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#33. Which of the following examples is a dominant seventh chord?

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#34. A dominant 7th chord

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#35. Primary chords for common song accompaniment are

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#36. Secondary chords are

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#37. The root chord of a given scale is also called

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#38. A major scale has its half tone intervals at

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#39. Which of the following intervals is a semitone?

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#40. How many diatonic major scales do we have in our western tonal system?

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#41. What is the leading tone of a G-major scale?

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#42. The 4 notes from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony represent a

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#43. The scale A, B, C, D, E, F, G#, A is called the

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#44. What is the common characteristic of the harmonic and melodic minor scales?

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#45. The word Arpeggio comes from which instrument?

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#46. The arpeggio a) shows

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#47. Which of the following terms is NOT an ornament.

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#48. What is the ornament called in the picture?

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#49. The scale on the picture is

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#50. The action of assigning a cord to a melody is also called

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#51. What is transposition?

#52. The above note pattern is representing a

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#53. The picture shows a

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#54. Which of the following terms are articulations?

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#55. Which intervals can be voiced parallel in western music?

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#56. A cantus firmus can be

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#57. The chord progression IV-I could also be called

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#58. A CODA is

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#59. This symbol is used for

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#60. What is ritardando?

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#61. The grace note above is called a

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#62. The picture shows a C-chord with an E in the bass. This is also called a

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#63. A quart-sixth chord tends to be resolved

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#64. A second-chord (G7) is resolved here to a

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#65. A repeating bass pattern such as in Pachelbel’s Canon is called

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#66. This chord progression is

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#67. What is wrong with this chord progression?

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#68. What is wrong with this composition?

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