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AP Music Theory

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Refers to the shape and form of the sound wave as it moves in distance & frequency






2. The smallest interval between two notes






3. Series of duration of sound and silence






4. Rhythmic displacements of the expected strong beats created by dots - rests - ties - accent marks - & dynamics






5. Refers to the beat being divided into 3 parts






6. A scale containing 7 notes with no second or sixth degree






7. Combines treble and bass clef into one staff






8. An artificial scale containing 6 notes that are all a whole step apart






9. A diminished church mode with a diminished tonic triad - a flatted second & fifth






10. The first five notes of every form of a minor scale; same as minor except for flatted third






11. Scale degree 7 in the natural minor scale when the 7th is a whole step above the tonic






12. Scale degree 7; Leads up to resolution of tonic






13. The unit of measure for frequency or the rate of vibration






14. Scale degree 6; Halfway between subdominant & tonic






15. Moderately high female voice; clef is on the second line






16. Scale degree 6 in a melodic minor scale when the 6th is raised a half step






17. Division of the beat into 2 or 3 equal parts






18. Scale degree 2; prefix 'super' meaning above the tonic






19. Scale degree 5; the pitch that dominates the tonality; a perfect fifth above the tonic






20. An accidental used to indicate that the note is to be raised a half step






21. An accidental used to indicate that the note is to be lowered a half step






22. A symmetrical scale with all pitches spaced a half step apart






23. A music clef which moves depending on the range of the notes; the line going through the center of it is a C






24. A scale with a WWHWWWH step pattern containing two tetrachords






25. A single line of melody






26. Scale degree 4; prefix 'sub' meaning below the dominant






27. A major church mode with no accidentals






28. A symbol which means the song has a four four time signature






29. A cross rhythm or a metric device where the rhythmic relation of three notes occurs in the time of two






30. Low female voice; clef is on the middle line






31. A combination of overtones that sound pleasant together






32. A minor church mode with a flatted second






33. Scale degree 1; the tone on which a scale is built






34. High male voice; clef is on the fourth line






35. A scale with a WHWWHWW step pattern and three different derivatives: Natural - Harmonic - & Melodic






36. A stick drawn on all notes that are shorter in value than a whole note






37. Lines written when the note goes above and below the staff lines






38. Consists of 3 elements: attack - sustain - and release






39. A clef used for pitch-less or rhythm instruments






40. A form of short hand that dispenses with the writing of accidentals for the notes being changed to fit the scale






41. A scale containing 5 notes containing no half steps; C D E G A C






42. A symbol which means the song has a two two time signature






43. A set of five lines and four spaces for note writing; each line corresponds to a note with a letter name in between A and G






44. An accidental used to indicate that the note is to be raised two half steps






45. The length of time sound of silence occurs






46. The first beat of a measure & it corresponds with the movement of conductor's hand






47. A minor scale containing the same pattern as the pure minor scale






48. The distance between one wave and the next






49. Major and minor scales that have the same pitches & key signature






50. A major church mode with a raised fourth