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Only A True Musician Can Get 17/17 On This Music Notation Quiz

Can you Handel this music quiz? Or does it make you want to go into Haydn? Okay, too much? We'll try to dial it Bach.

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  1. 1. Which musical note is this?

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    Whole note
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    Quarter note
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    32nd note
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a quarter note.

  2. 2. What is the name of this symbol?

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    Staccato
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    Fermata
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    Bass clef
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    Wrong!

    This is the bass clef.

  3. 3. Which one is wrong?

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    Wrong!

    Pianissimo is softer than mezzo piano.

  4. 4. Which symbol indicates a repeat?

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The correct answer is ③.

  5. 5. What's the name of this symbol?

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    Fine
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    Tie
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    C clef
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    Wrong!

    That's a tie.

  6. 6. How do you read this?

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    Dal segno
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    Da capo
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    Dee Ess
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    Wrong!

    Dal segno (commonly paired with "al coda").

  7. 7. What does this mean?

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    Making the blood boil
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    At medium speed
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    Violently
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    At medium speed.

  8. 8. What instrument does this indicate?

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    Clarinet
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    Sackbut
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    Bassoon
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    Wrong!

    Fagotto (singular form of fagotti) is the Italian term for bassoon.

  9. 9. What key is this?

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    D major
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    E major
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    B major
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    B major.

  10. 10. Now what is its relative minor?

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    G-sharp minor
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    D minor
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    C minor
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    G-sharp minor.

  11. 11. And how about its parallel minor?

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    B minor
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    G-sharp minor
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    F minor
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    B minor (whose relative major is D major, with two sharps in its key signature).

  12. 12. What major key is this the dominant chord of?

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    A major
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    C major
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    G major
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    Wrong!

    This is the V chord (dominant chord) of C major.

  13. 13. What mode is this?

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    Lydian
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    Dorian
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    Major
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    Wrong!

    This is dorian mode.

  14. 14. What is the time signature of each of these measures from the opening movement of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition?"

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    5/4, followed by 6/4
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    12/8, followed by 9/8
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    11/4 the whole way through
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    5/4, followed by 6/4 (although the original version indicated longer measures in 11/4).

  15. 15. What well-known Baroque work does this ground bass come from?

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    Pachelbel's Canon
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    Dido's Lament (Purcell)
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    Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (Bach)
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    Wrong!

    It's Pachelbel's Canon.

  16. 16. What symphonic work does this motif belong to?

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    Symphonie Fantastique (Berlioz)
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    Symphony No. 41 (Mozart)
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    Symphony No. 5 (Beethoven)
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    Wrong!

    This is from Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

  17. 17. And finally, what famous piece of classical music is this? (Hint: You definitely played this in your childhood piano lessons.)

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    Für Elise (Beethoven)
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    Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
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    Clair de Lune (Debussy)
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    Wrong!

    This is Beethoven's Für Elise.

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