Accents in Music: Definition & Types


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An accented note is what?

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1. Which beat of a measure is almost always naturally accented in Western music?

2. What do we call an accent that occurs naturally, without the musician changing the way a note is performed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Accents in music are topics you can gauge your knowledge of thanks to the quiz/worksheet combo. Beats of a measure and accented notes are subjects you'll see on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete these materials to check your knowledge of:

  • How to create an agogic accent
  • An accent that occurs naturally
  • What an accented note is
  • Beat of a measure that is usually accented in Western music
  • What staccato and horizontal accents are examples of

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what an accented note is
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about an agogic accent
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on different accents in music

Additional Learning

Use the lesson titled Accents in Music: Definition & Types to keep learning about these accents. Other topics you can review include:

  • What accents are used for in music
  • Examples of accents
  • How accents differ from each other