The Flatted Fifth: History, Music & Songs


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

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1. In a C Major scale, what note would combine with C to make the flatted fifth?

2. What is the relationship between the flatted fifth and perfect fifth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This short quiz and worksheet will ask you several questions about the flatted fifth interval in music. You'll be asked about the history of the interval and how it relates to the C Major scale.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Know how many steps exist between a root note and a flatted fifth
  • Identify the flatted fifth in a C Major scale
  • Understand the relationship between a perfect fifth and a flatted fifth
  • Remember what people called the flatted fifth interval in medieval times
  • Name the musical genre that first built its harmonic structure around the flatted fifth

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice using the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the flatted fifth to evaluate its relationship to a perfect fifth
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the flatted fifth of a C Major scale
  • Reading comprehension - take away important information from the related lesson on the flatted fifth interval

Additional Learning

The Flatted Fifth: History, Music & Songs is a related lesson that helps you learn more about this musical interval. After completing the lesson, you should be able to:

  • Evaluate the emotional effect of the flatted fifth
  • Understand how the flatted fifth is applied in modern music
  • Provide another common name for the flatted fifth interval