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Ornamentation in Music: Trills, Turns & Nonharmonic Tones

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Which of these is NOT accomplished by ornaments in music?

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1. In ornamental music, a turn, or gruppetto, involves how many steps?

2. In sheet music, if an inverted turn sign appears over a G, which of these is the appropriate way to play that note?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this mobile-friendly quiz and get an idea of what you know about ornamentation in music. Topics include things that are achieved by ornaments in music and the number of steps in a gruppetto.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will address these points of study:

  • Playing a note that has an inverted turn sign
  • An explanation of a trill
  • Non-harmonic tones

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the steps in a gruppetto and tones that are non-harmonic
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can correctly define trills in music
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding something accomplished by ornaments in music

Additional Learning

More information on this subject is provided through the lesson named Ornamentation in Music: Trills, Turns & Nonharmonic Tones. The following areas will be highlighted:

  • Definition of ornamentation in Baroque music
  • Unique embellishment that adds dissonance
  • Non-chord and neighboring tones
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