Basic Music Theory by BruceM

Champion(s):

randalleng


Runner(s)-Up:

DreyfusB

BringMoreLegos
Never rank; always tier. (I'm LowdenB in LL.)


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Questions:

What has four spaces that represent the notes reflected by the mnemonic "All Cows Eat Grass"?

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bass clef

Which family of musical instruments includes the piano and timpani, among others?

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percussion

Three answers required. If a circle of fourths begins with B, E, A, and D then, in order, what are the next three notes?

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G, C, F

Two answers required. One has six sharps; the other has six flats. Name both of these enharmonic major keys.

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F sharp; G flat

C minor is the parallel minor of C major. By contrast, what term describes A minor with regard to C major?

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relative minor

Speaking of minor keys, which type of minor scale raises both the sixth and seventh tones when ascending, but matches a natural minor scale when descending?

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melodic minor

Which note is an augmented sixth above C? (Be sure to include any necessary flat or sharp.)

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A sharp

Which note completes a diminished seventh chord whose bottom three notes are G sharp, B, and D? (Be sure to include any necessary flat or sharp.)

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F

Consider the B within a G major chord that is part of a work in C major. What two-word term describes that B, given that it so strongly suggests a resolution to C?

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leading tone (or leading note or subsemitone)

What term best describes the interplay of multiple melodic voices (often soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) in baroque music? They may have separate rhythm but still depend on each other harmonically, and pairs of voices frequently move in contrary directions (when one goes up in pitch, the other goes down).

Then again, I am trying to write a music theory question, not a rebuttal.

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counterpoint

Which cadence is marked by the IV-I ["four-one"] chord progression, as for example at the end of Good King Wenceslas? It is also commonly known as the "church cadence."

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plagal cadence (or amen cadence)

Which term, from the Italian for "tail," describes a passage at the end of a musical work? Like "fine," this word often follows the D.C. al musical instruction.

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coda