Nonstandard Musical Notation Symbols Video


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How many lines are featured on the staff on which Gregorian-era neumes are written?

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1. The term 'box notation' is most associated with which of these nonstandard notation practices?

2. The name for notation that uses abstract visual symbols to convey musical meaning is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about nonstandard musical notation symbols with these resources. Quiz questions will cover key points like the number of lines on the staff with Gregorian-era neumes and the nonstandard notation practices associated with the term 'box notation'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these areas:

  • A musical notation that uses abstract visual symbols
  • Who is responsible for elements of the performance in aleatoric music
  • Term that's connected with neumatic music

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about nonstandard musical notation symbols
  • Making connections - use understanding of abstract visual symbols and how they're connected to nonstandard musical notation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the notation associated with 'box notation'

Additional Learning

For more, view the lesson named Nonstandard Musical Notation Symbols. These points will be discussed as you go along:

  • The standard Western notation system
  • Definition of nonstandard musical notation
  • History and explanation of the neumatic system of notation
  • Examples of composers who use nonstandard musical notation systems