Melody vs. Harmony: Definitions and Examples


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Dissonance refers to which of the following?

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2. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of harmony?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you've ever had a song stuck in your head, it was probably due to its memorable melody and harmony. This quiz will test you on these terms, as well as the factors they both contain.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz assesses your understanding of melody and harmony in the following ways:

  • Define dissonance
  • Recognize a term relating to melody when given its definition
  • Recognize a melody or harmony when given a visual
  • Define countermelody
  • Recognize terms relating to harmonies when given examples of their effect

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information from the lesson on melody and harmony
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define phrases such as dissonance and countermelody
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about melody and harmony

Additional Learning

Looking to know more? The lesson Melody vs. Harmony: Definition and Examples covers the following objectives:

  • Define melody and harmony
  • Identify melodic contour
  • Distinguish between conjunct and disjunct movement
  • Explain countermelody and chords
  • Differentiate between consonance and dissonance