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AP Music Theory

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. An accidental which is placed in parenthesis indication the note has the same accidental in a different octave






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






3. An ordered collection of pitches in whole and half step patterns






4. A single line of melody






5. A scale containing 8 notes that alternate a whole step & half step apart






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






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






8. The speed of a beat






9. Two lines that signal the end of a section of music






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






11. A tail drawn on the top of a stem for all notes shorter in value than a quarter note






12. A symbol used to extend the value of a note by connecting it to another note






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






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






15. A minor church mode following the natural minor scale






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






17. An interval that consists of two half steps






18. A combination of overtones that sound pleasant together






19. Vertical lines that divide the staff into measures






20. The smallest interval between two notes






21. A symbol that extends the value of a note by half the original value






22. Each step of a scale






23. A major church mode with a flatted seventh






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






25. The body of a note






26. Indicates the end of a piece of music






27. A beat before the first measure or a pick-up beat






28. Series of duration of sound and silence






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






30. 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






31. Consists of two whole steps and a half step






32. Combines treble and bass clef into one staff






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






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






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






36. The higher female voice; clef is on the first line






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






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






39. A major church mode with no accidentals






40. A major church mode with a raised fourth






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






42. The maximum extent of a vibration measured from the position of equilibrium






43. A minor scale containing a minor pentachord followed by a raised sixth and seventh ascending - and the natural minor form descending






44. Multiple staves connected by bar lines - a bracket - or a brace






45. Scale degree 3; halfway between the tonic & dominant






46. A recurring pulsation that divides music into units of time






47. Low male voice; clef is on the fifth line






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






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






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