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Minor Scale: Patterns, Chords & Intervals

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Compared to music in major keys, music in minor tends to sound more _____.

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1. When you compare the notes of the major scale to the minor scale, what has been changed?

2. What is the difference between this major chord and minor chord?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your ability to compare and contrast major and minor keys is assessed in this quiz/worksheet combo. Practice questions look at the intervals between minor keys, how to convert a major interval to a minor interval, and the mood set by the sound of a minor piece of music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to check your understanding of:

  • The sound made by a minor key
  • Differences between major and minor keys
  • The interval between notes in a minor key
  • How to convert a major key to a minor key
  • The two states of tonal music

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how music sets a mood in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast major and minor keys
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about minor key intervals

Additional Learning

For a better understanding of tonal music, review the lesson Minor Scale: Patterns, Chords & Intervals. This lesson covers:

  • Defining tonal music
  • Comparing major and minor scales
  • Identifying scale patterns
  • Defining note intervals
  • Identifying chords
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