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Modulation in Music Theory: Examples & Explanation

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Enharmonic modulation uses a chord that sounds the same in both keys, but there is something different about it in the new key. What is it?

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1. In a parallel modulation, the two keys share the same _____.

2. This type of modulation involves a note in the first key being altered by an accidental and becoming part of the new key.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand how modulation is used in music theory. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of what a modulation is as well as characteristics and uses of the various modulation types.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Eharmonic modulation
  • Parallel modulation
  • Type of modulation that involves an altered note in the first key becoming part of the new key
  • Name for the modulation that uses a pivot chord
  • Device used in music that allows a transition between keys

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about the use of modulation in a different light
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as parallel modulation and eharmonic modulation
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about what modulation is in music theory

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to modulation, read through the brief lesson called Modulation in Music Theory: Examples & Explanation. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what modulation is
  • Understand the different types of chords, such as tonic and subdominant
  • Recall the different types of modulation and how they are used, including common chord modulation, parallel modulation and chromatic modulation
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