Embellishing Tones: Definition & Examples


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An embellishing tone is an example of _____ in music.

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1. Which of these is another, appropriate name for embellishing tones?

2. If an embellishing tone is approached by a step up from the note C, what note is the embellishing tone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Put your music theory knowledge to the test by taking this short quiz on embellishing tones. Containing 5 multiple-choice questions, this quiz will challenge your understanding of the different types of embellishing tones that are used in music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you questions about:

  • The purpose of embellishing tones in music
  • Another name for embellishing tones
  • The embellishing tone that's approached by a step up from C
  • Accented embellishing tones
  • The type of embellishing tone that suggests a note in a second chord

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the typical occurrence of accented embellishing tones
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of embellishing tones to identify an embellishing tone in a particular musical situation
  • Reading comprehension - take away the most important information from the related music theory lesson on embellishing tones, like what they are an example of

Additional Learning

To learn more about the applications of these tones in music, review the lesson called Embellishing Tones: Definition & Examples. The lesson is designed to help you:

  • Identify the most common embellishing tone
  • Describe the effects of syncopation
  • Define the musical term 'appoggiatura'