Diminution: Definition & Value


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What do all kinds of musical diminution have in common?

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1. Mark the progression of interval qualities that goes from largest (widest distance) to smallest (shortest distance).

2. What is the word for performing diminution on a musical unit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will test your knowledge of the use of diminution in music. Before or after you've read the lesson, the assessments can test you on key information. Some things you'll be tested on include interval qualities and musical chords.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Characteristics of musical diminution
  • The progression of interval qualities
  • Diminution and musical units
  • The progression of rhythmic durations
  • Different types of chords

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure you can accurately recall important information on musical diminution, its definition and its effect on music
  • Defining key concepts - check your understanding of the definitions of key terms from the lesson, such as diminution, interval, and chord
  • Making connections - make the connection between the different types of diminution and musical chords, musical intervals, rhythmic durations, etc.

Additional Learning

To learn more about diminution in music, review the corresponding lesson called Diminution: Definition and Value. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition of diminution
  • Intervals
  • Chord diminution
  • Rhythmic diminution
  • Examples of diminution