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AP Music Theory: Exam Prep

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If you're planning to take the AP Music Theory exam, take our AP Music Theory: Exam Prep course to review all the information you need to know. The course's self-assessment quizzes help you practice answering the types of questions you'll encounter on the AP test.
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14 chapters in AP Music Theory: Exam Prep

Ch 1. AP Music Theory Exam: Question Types {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[213631].percentComplete}}% complete
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Sound: Definition, Influences, Pitch & Volume Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53278].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53278].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Music Notation: History & Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19678].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19678].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Grand Staff in Music: Symbols & Notation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13022].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13022].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Read Notes on the Treble Clef Staff Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2592].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2592].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Read Notes of the Bass Clef Staff Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3117].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3117].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Octave: Definition, Function & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19726].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19726].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Sharps and Flats: Reading and Identifying Sharp and Flat Notes in Music Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3118].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3118].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Musical Form: Definitions and Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2983].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2983].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Musical Form: Phrasing, Binary, and Ternary Forms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2997].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2997].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Musical Timbre of Instruments and Singers: Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2594].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2594].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - What Instruments Are in a Jazz Band? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[163867].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[163867].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Rhythm: Quarter Notes, Eighth Notes, Rests & Other Basic Rhythms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2598].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2598].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Rhythm: Recognizing Syncopation, Dotted Notes & Ties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3120].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3120].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Syncopation: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13032].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13032].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Tempo: Definition and Uses in Musical Forms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2596].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2596].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Time Signature in Music: Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2601].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2601].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Meters and Time Signatures in Musical Forms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2602].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2602].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Duple Meter: Definition & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13059].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13059].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Rhythm & Meter: Terms & Styles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213641].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213641].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Irregular Rhythms: Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213643].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213643].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Hemiola: Definition, Rhythm & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19831].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19831].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Diminution: Definition & Value Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Augmentation in Music: Definition & Value Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213645].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213645].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Accents in Music: Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213649].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213649].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Understanding and Building Musical Scales: Definitions & Types of Scales Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3119].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3119].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Chromatic Music: Definition, Scale & Harmony Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19724].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19724].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Key Signature in Music: Definition & Concept Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13023].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13023].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Determine Major Key Signatures in Music Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Determine Minor Key Signatures in Music Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3227].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3227].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Understanding the Circle of Fifths: Explanation & Chord Progression Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19652].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19652].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Major Scale: Definition & Intervals Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13016].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13016].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Minor Scale: Patterns, Chords & Intervals Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19614].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19614].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Pentatonic: Definition, Scales & Songs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19695].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19695].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Modality: Definition, Principle & Effect Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19751].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19751].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - What Is a Tetrachord? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213651].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213651].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Phrase in Music: Definition & Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13033].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13033].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Strophic: Definition, Form & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19857].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19857].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Through-Composed Music: Definition, Form & Songs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19637].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19637].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Binary Form in Music: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13019].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13019].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Ternary Form in Music: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13020].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13020].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Classical Music Forms: Symphonic, Sonata, Theme and Variation & Rondo Forms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2599].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2599].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Coda vs. Codetta: Definition & Functions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213719].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213719].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Dynamics in Music: Piano, Forte and Why They Are Important Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2604].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2604].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Articulation in Music: Types & Notation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213729].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213729].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Call & Response in Music: Definition, Songs & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19796].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19796].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Tremolo: Definition & Effect Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19630].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19630].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Instrument Families of the Orchestra: String, Woodwind, Brass & Percussion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2595].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2595].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Orchestration: Definition, Techniques & Tools Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19721].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19721].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Tutti vs. Solo in Music Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213731].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213731].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Prelude: Definition, Music & Songs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213747].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213747].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Interlude: Definition, Music & Songs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213749].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[213749].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Postlude: Definition, Music & Songs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19754].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19754].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Symphony: History, Parts and Function in Society Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3061].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3061].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What Is an Opera? - Opera Terms and Key Parts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3106].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3106].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What Is a String Quartet? - Definition, Instruments & Arrangements Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19850].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19850].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Classical Concerto: Definition & Form Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13064].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13064].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Art Song: Definition & Composers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19797].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19797].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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