Simple vs. Compound Intervals: Definition & Concept


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In music, what is an interval?

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1. Simple intervals are those up to _____ notes apart.

2. Which of the following is a compound interval?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this multiple-choice quiz, you'll be answering questions on simple and compound intervals in music. Specific quiz topics include the definition of an interval and how many notes are within a simple interval.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The concepts covered on the quiz/worksheet are listed below:

  • Example of a compound interval
  • Simple interval with the same impact on the music as a major 10th
  • Four notes from C on a C Major scale

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the notes within a simple interval and an example of a compound interval
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can correctly define an interval in music
  • Making connections - use your understanding of a C Major scale and how it's connected to a note after C that's a fourth higher

Additional Learning

To further explore the subject of intervals, you'll have 24/7 access the lesson named Simple vs. Compound Intervals: Definition & Concept. The following topics will be covered in greater detail:

  • Musical scales
  • Example of different notes in a simple interval
  • Varying intervals used by composers