Hemiola: Definition, Rhythm & Examples


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Hemiola can refer to two different musical elements. Which of the following is a type of hemiola?

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1. Which of the following answers best defines a horizontal hemiola?

2. Which of the following answers best defines a vertical hemiola?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will test your understanding of Hemiolas in music. Specific topics you will need to know include types of musical elements and horizontal hemiolas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study tools will help you to:

  • Define vertical hemiolas
  • Identify what incorporates use of hemiola
  • Be able to describe a melodic hemiola

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will help you with the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on hemiolas in music
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding melodic hemiolas
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of hemiolas

Additional Learning

Want to know more about hemiolas in music? Read this lesson called Hemiola: Definition, Rhythm & Examples. The lesson covers the following:

  • Define time signature
  • Understand musical patterns
  • Be able to analyze and identify examples of hemiolas