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Elements of Harmony in Music Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What was the flatted fifth known as in medieval times?

Question 2 2. How many whole steps are there between a root note and the flatted fifth?

Question 3 3. What is the relationship between the flatted fifth and perfect fifth?

Question 4 4. Intervals refer to what?

Question 5 5. What is the smallest unit of pitch measurement in Western music?

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Question 6 6. From C to D are two semitones. One semitone above C would therefore be a _____, while two semitones would be a _____.

Question 7 7. Which one of the following is the best definition of dissonance?

Question 8 8. Which one of the following statements is always true of dissonance in music?

Question 9 9. Which one of the following is a characteristic of dissonance?

Question 10 10. In music, which one of these is NOT a type of triad?

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Question 11 11. A major triad is created by taking a root note and combining it with a _____ third and a perfect fifth.

Question 12 12. In creating a minor triad, how many half steps do you need to count up from the root note to create the perfect fifth?

Question 13 13. The song Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash features two trumpet players playing the same rhythms but different pitches. What is this an example of, and why?

Question 14 14. Gregorian chant was most often sung in _____.

Question 15 15. Barbershop quartets use _____.

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Question 16 16. What is the role of the subdominant chord?

Question 17 17. The dominant chord holds which position in the scale of a key?

Question 18 18. Which chord creates the tonal center of a composition?

Question 19 19. A seventh chord is created by doing what to a triad?

Question 20 20. In all forms of the seventh chord, which note always stays the same?

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Question 21 21. What kind of chord is this: CEGB?

Question 22 22. In a C Major scale with no sharps or flats, if you started a melody on C and wanted the next note to be a fourth higher, which note would that be?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a compound interval?

Question 24 24. Simple intervals are those up to _____ notes apart.

Question 25 25. What do intervals measure in music?

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Question 26 26. Two notes that share the same position have what kind of interval?

Question 27 27. How many semitones are in a tritone?

Question 28 28. A third inversion is only possible in what kind of chord?

Question 29 29. In a C major scale of CDEFGABC, which three notes would compose the normal C major triad chord?

Question 30 30. Which of these shows a normal C major triad, with the first in the bass position?

Elements of Harmony in Music Chapter Exam Instructions

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