Transposition in Music: Definition & Music Theory


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Musical Transposition is a type of _____.

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1. A Transposition can be _____ than the original statement?

2. Given the following melodic fragment, G-G-A-B-D-C-E-D, which is the correct transposition using C as the new starting pitch?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What type of theme music would you like to hear playing when you enter a room like Darth Vader? This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of how to transpose melodies in music. The quiz questions will give you a melodic fragment and ask you to identify the correct transposition using a particular note as the new starting pitch.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Identification of what musical transposition is
  • Pitch of a transposition
  • Completion of a melodic fragment using D as the new starting pitch

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about transposition in music
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to identify a new starting pitch with a particular note after being given a fragment of a melody
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding pitch of a transposition and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify what musical transposition is

Additional Learning

To learn more about musical transposition, review the accompanying lesson, Transposition in Music: Definition & Music Theory. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about whole and half steps
  • Examine transposition using a popular children's song
  • Understand how to transpose with visual aids
  • Identify how a note sounds out of place by performing it without changing it