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AP Music Theory

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Low female voice; clef is on the middle line






2. A minor church mode with a raised sixth






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






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






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






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






7. A major church mode with a raised fourth






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






9. A minor church mode with a flatted second






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






11. The body of a note






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






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






14. Unit of space in between bar lines






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






16. A combination of overtones that sound pleasant together






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






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






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






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






21. A minor church mode following the natural minor scale






22. A major church mode with a flatted seventh






23. Scale degree 6; Halfway between subdominant & tonic






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






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






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






27. An interval that consists of two half steps






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






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






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






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






32. The speed of a beat






33. A major church mode with no accidentals






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






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






36. Meters that have beat units of unequal length






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






38. Another name for a note using the opposite accidental






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






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






41. A combination of overtones that clash or are out of tune with each other






42. Refers to the shape and form of the sound wave as it moves in distance & frequency






43. Indicates the end of a piece of music






44. Series of duration of sound and silence






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






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






47. Vertical lines that divide the staff into measures






48. Combines treble and bass clef into one staff






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






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