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Cross-Relation in Music Theory: Definition & Role

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Which of these would represent a chromatic alteration?

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1. In which of these keys is a cross-relation MOST likely to work?

2. When checking your composition, which of these may be the BEST indicator of a place where cross-relations are likely to occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your knowledge of non-harmonic relation with this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet. You should be able to describe a cross-relation and answer various other questions about this subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • A chromatic alteration
  • How to describe cross-relation
  • When to use a cross-relation
  • A sign of where cross-relations are likely to occur
  • An acceptable use of cross-relations

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about when a chromatic alteration occurs and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cross-relation in music theory, such as where cross-relations are likely to occur
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about using a cross-relation

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this topic with the lesson titled Cross-Relation in Music Theory: Definition & Role. Here are examples of the information you'll find in this lesson:

  • Polyphonic music
  • The usefulness of cross-relations in minor keys
  • Composers who have intentionally used cross-relations
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