Tempo: Definition and Uses in Musical Forms


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Which of the following reflect the SLOWEST tempo (in beats per minute)?

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1. The first movement of Beethoven's 9th symphony is labeled 'Allegro ma non troppo.' This means the movement should be played:

2. In a performance of a Baroque period organ piece, the player would be expected to play:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tempo is an integral component in music both for the performer and the listener. This quiz tests you on your knowledge of key terminology related to tempo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This tempo quiz specifically tests your ability to:

  • Identify the slowest tempo
  • Determine the tempo of a piece from how its labeled
  • Recall how the performer of a Baroque period organ piece would be expected to play
  • Recognize opposite musical terms
  • Remember how music marked 'Eroico' should be played

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on tempo in music
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider what tempo the performer of a given piece would be expected to play
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired regarding tempo

Additional Learning

To learn more about the importance of tempo in music, take a look at the lesson called Tempo: Definition and Uses in Musical Forms. It covers the following objectives:

  • Define tempo and BPM
  • Explain the tempo markings for speed
  • Recognize how tempo impacts music's character and expression
  • Examine examples that imply a tempo without being marked