Augmentation in Music: Definition & Value


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At its most basic, to augment a value or interval in music is to do what?

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1. Overall, what impact does augmentation have on a composition?

2. In which of these forms of augmentation is the increase not applied uniformly to every note?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This easy-to-use music theory quiz will test your knowledge of augmentation in music. The quiz will ask you about the different types, effects and uses of this compositional technique.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz requires you to:

  • Explain what augmentation means in music and it how can impact a composition
  • Recognize the different forms of augmentation
  • Determine which note would be increased if you wanted to augment a C Major triad

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - take away important information from the related music theory lesson
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about music theory to answer questions about the various forms of augmentation
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the effect of augmentation in musical compositions

Additional Learning

Augmentation in Music: Definition & Value is a related lesson that explores the applications of this musical concept. The lesson goes over the following learning objectives:

  • Learn the derivation of the word 'augment'
  • See what happens when you augment familiar compositions
  • Define the three basic augmentation methods