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AP Music Theory

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. An accidental used to indicate that the note is to be raised two half steps






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






3. Refers to the beat being divided into 3 parts






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






5. An accidental used to indicate that the note is to be lowered two half steps






6. Series of duration of sound and silence






7. Vertical lines that divide the staff into measures






8. Unit of space in between bar lines






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






10. A minor church mode following the natural minor scale






11. Multiple lines of melody being sung at once






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






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






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






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






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






17. A combination of overtones that sound pleasant together






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






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






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






21. A major church mode with a raised fourth






22. A major church mode with no accidentals






23. A scale with a different pattern of whole & half steps from major or minor






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






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






26. The distance between one wave and the next






27. Combines treble and bass clef into one staff






28. Another name for a note using the opposite accidental






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






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






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






32. A major church mode with a flatted seventh






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






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






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






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






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






38. A minor scale containing a minor pentachord followed by a raised seventh






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






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






41. The body of a note






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






43. A minor church mode with a raised sixth






44. An accidental which is placed in parenthesis indication the note has the same accidental in a different octave






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






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






47. Refers to the beat being divided equally into 2 parts






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






49. Meters that have beat units of unequal length






50. Indicates the end of a piece of music