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Prompt 1: Theory Review Sheet

  • Complete the attached theory review sheet/questionnaire before next class (also handout out on Tuesday).
  • Use your textbook for reference if necessary.
    • We will complete the listening portion in class.


DUE DATE: 9/10/2015


Prompt 2: Theory Fundamentals (Online Quizzes)

Go to Music Theory Fundamentals and complete the quizzes below.  Record your answers (right or wrong).  We will go over each quiz during class.


*Answer each question once, record your answer, then check for correctness

Quizlet Music Vocabulary Review Here.  Use the scatter function to test your knowledge.


DUE DATE: 9/17/2015


Prompt 3: Interval Identification

Complete the following listening items by identifying the intervals on a piece of music paper (bring to class).  Note your first instinct answer first.  Then, you can sit at a piano (or other instrument) to identify the interval.


Example 1 (Name this interval)

  • Answer________________________________________


Example 2 (Name this interval)

  •  Answer________________________________________

Which note is lower (first or second) in this example?

  • Answer________________________________________


Example 3 (Name this interval)

  •  Answer________________________________________

Which note is higher (first or second) in this example?

  • Answer_________________________________________

DUE DATE: 9/24/2015 (On Piece of Music Paper With Your Name)


Prompt 4: Major Scale Construction

Watch the first two minutes of this video.

  • Write your answers on a piece of music sheet paper and bring it to class.
    1. What is the formula for a major scale?
    2. Pick two other scales and write out their formulas (Example: pentatonic, melodic minor, harmonic minor, etc.)
    3. Create your own scale formula

DUE DATE: 10/1/2015



Prompt 5: Practice Test


Match the following words with the correct equivalents:


a.Woodwind                                                                      1. oboe

b Brass                                                                              2. violin

c.Strings                                                                            3. trombone

d.Percussion                                                                      4. harpsichord

e.Keyboard                                                                        5. clarinet

a-b.Plucked Strings                                                           6. saxophone

  1. flute
  2. lute
  3. bassoon
  4. french horn
  5. viola
  6. trumpet
  7. guitar
  8. cello
  9. piano



Fill in the correct answer to the following questions or statements.

  1. The movement of music through time and the aspect of time in music is called___________
  2. A regular recurring time unit that represents the pulsation of the music is called____________.
  3. In triple meter, the strongest pulse occurs on____________
  4. The shifting of the accent to a weak beat or an offbeat is called_______________.
  5. A complete musical idea or section within a larger melodic line is called____________.
  6. The first note of a scale is what?_______________.
  7. What term describes a combination of tones that sound at rest, resolved and in agreement? _________________
  8. A combination of tones that sound tense, unstable and in need of resolution is called_________________.
  9. The aspect of music that reveals the relationship of the musical lines and how the blend to create the musical fabric is called______________.
  10. The rate of speed at which a piece of music is played is its_____________.
  11. In what language are tempo markings generally given? ______________.
  12. Accelerando is a term indicating that the speed of the music is________________.
  13. The degree of loudness or softness at which music is played is called______________.
  14. The term timbre refers to?_____________.
  15. Which of the following markings is the softest?
    • a. pianissimo,
    • b. piano,
    • c. mezzo piano,
    • d. mezzo forte
  16. The standard ranges of the human voice from top to bottom are____________.
  17. Woodwind instruments are so called because? ____________
  18. The highness or lowness of a sound is determined by:
  19. Which of the following is true?:
    • a. all tunes are melodies
    • c. all melodies are tunes
    • b. all motives are tunes
    • d. all phrases are themes
  20. A melodic pattern of pitches repeated at a different pitch level is called a________
  21. Another word for polyphony is______________
  22. Individual movements of music are often referred to by their________________
  23. The two modes or scales that have survived through out the ages and are used for composing most music from 1600-1900 are__________________.
  1. A meter with some aspects of duple in the foreground and at the same time a triple in the back ground would be an example of_________________
  2. The mechanical device that measures the number of beats per minute is known as a __________________
  3. An accent is________________
  4. A gradual slowing in a musical passage is known as _____________
  5. One single melody played or sung without accompaniment is said to be in what texture?__________________
  6. A melody with other supporting sounds markedly subsidiary is in what texture? __________________
  7. In imitative counterpoint the voices do what?
  1. The form that is diagramed ABA, and contains a departure and then a return of the first section is called____________________.
  2. The form that is diagramed ABACADA, and contains a periodic return of a central theme is called_______________.

True or False Questions

  1. Tempo refers to the speed of a piece of music.
  2. Harmony is the successive sound of individual pitches.
  3. Consonant harmonies are more stable than dissonant harmonies.

Match the following words with the correct equivalents

  1. largo 51. very loud
  2. adagio 52. allegro
  3. piano 53. loud
  4. fast 54. slow

a-b.   moderately slow, (at a walking pace)                     55. soft

b-c.   pp                                                                            56. medium loud

c-d.   mf                                                                            57 very soft

d-e.   very fast                                                                  58. presto

a-e.     f                                                                              59. andante

a-c     fortissimo (ff)                                                         60. very slow

DUE DATE: 10/8/2015

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