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AP Music Theory: Harmonic Composition Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. These types of scales are called the basic scales, or natural scales, and can be played by just using the white keys on the piano:

Question 2 2. Which of these is a type of diatonic scale?

Question 3 3. The tonic chord consists of _____.

Question 4 4. The tonic pitch can be _____.

Question 5 5. What is a chord?

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Question 6 6. The tonic is _____.

Question 7 7. Triple stops and quadruple stops are:

Question 8 8. What is an arpeggio?

Question 9 9. Which of these combinations of instruments could be used to play a basso continuo?

Question 10 10. The tonic of a piece is C. Without worrying about major or minor, the key of the piece is _____.

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Question 11 11. What is the correct term for a continuo player's performance of a figured bass part?

Question 12 12. What does basso continuo mean and/or refer to?

Question 13 13. How are arpeggios named?

Question 14 14. If someone tells you the key of a piece is B-Flat Major, what is the tonic?

Question 15 15. The A Natural Minor Scale has the same interval pattern as this ancient Greek mode:

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Question 16 16. During what time period did composers write music using the basso continuo technique?

Question 17 17. What does it mean when a violinist must 'arpeggiate' a chord?

Question 18 18. From the starting note of a major scale, if you go down a half step and a whole step, you will find the starting note of this related scale:

Question 19 19. The modern C major scale has the same interval pattern as this mode from ancient Greece:

Question 20 20. What does the Baroque basso continuo have in common with jazz music's rhythm section?

AP Music Theory: Harmonic Composition Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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