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AP Music Theory

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A minor church mode with a raised sixth






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






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






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






5. A major church mode with a raised fourth






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






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






8. A minor church mode with a flatted second






9. Consists of two whole steps and a half step






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






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






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






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






14. Vertical lines that divide the staff into measures






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






16. Another name for a note using the opposite accidental






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






18. A single line of melody






19. Meters that have beat units of unequal length






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






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






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






23. The distance between one wave and the next






24. Unit of space in between bar lines






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






26. Indicates the end of a piece of music






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






28. Each step of a scale






29. The length of time sound of silence occurs






30. Refers to the beat being divided into 3 parts






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






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






33. 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






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






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






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






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






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






39. A combination of overtones that sound pleasant together






40. A minor church mode following the natural minor scale






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






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






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






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






45. The use of all three minor forms within a composition






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






47. Scale degree 6; Halfway between subdominant & tonic






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






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






50. Organization of beats into regular groups of 2 - 3 - or 4 and how the beat is subdivided