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Guitar Level 1 Test



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Identify the following note:
mc001-1.jpg
a.
F
c.
G
b.
E
d.
A
 

 2. 

A dotted half note would receive
a.
2 beats
c.
3 beats
b.
4 beats
d.
1 beat
 

 3. 

Identify the following note:
mc003-1.jpg
a.
E
c.
A
b.
D
d.
B
 

 4. 

This part of the guitar is connected above the neck of the guitar and usually has the guitar company’s logo on it.
a.
Head
c.
Body
b.
Bridge
d.
Neck
 

 5. 

This symbol raises the pitch of a note by one half step.
a.
rhythm slash
c.
sharp
b.
flat
d.
natural
 

 6. 

Identify the following note:
mc006-1.jpg
a.
C
c.
A
b.
D
d.
B
 

 7. 

Striking the string with a downward attack, towards the floor is called a
a.
pull off
c.
simile
b.
upstroke
d.
downstroke
 

 8. 

Using your right hand thumb and fingers to pluck the strings is called
a.
fingerpicking
c.
hammering on
b.
muting
d.
pulling off
 

 9. 

This symbol means to hold or pause on the note. mc009-1.jpg
a.
sharp
c.
fermata
b.
time signature
d.
flat
 

 10. 

Name the following chord:
mc010-1.jpg
a.
C
c.
B7
b.
A
d.
E
 

 11. 

These symbols indicate rhythm without showing pitch. They are often used in conjunction with chord diagrams to indicate the rhythmic strum patterns for chords.
a.
fermatas
c.
rhythm slashes
b.
sharps
d.
accidentals
 

 12. 

An eighth note receives
a.
one-half beat
c.
1 beat
b.
2 beats
d.
3 beats
 

 13. 

When your hand is positioned on the neck so that your 1st finger is at the 1st fret, your hand is in the
a.
1st position
c.
4th position.
b.
2nd position
d.
3rd position
 

 14. 

When notes of a chord are sounded one at a time it is called a(n)
a.
block chord
c.
brush stroke
b.
bass line
d.
arpeggio
 

 15. 

This protects the guitar’s body from scratches.
a.
soundhole
c.
pickguard
b.
bridge
d.
waist
 

 16. 

This has string slots to keep the strings evenly spaced on the neck.
a.
nut
c.
frets
b.
head
d.
bridge
 

 17. 

A whole note receives
a.
2 beats
c.
1 beat
b.
3 beats
d.
4 beats
 

 18. 

This is a type of Spanish folk music
a.
Finger Style
c.
Rock
b.
Flamenco
d.
Blues
 

 19. 

The Spanish word for the ring finger is
a.
medio
c.
indice
b.
anular
d.
pulgar
 

 20. 

Name the following chord:
mc020-1.jpg
a.
A
c.
E
b.
C
d.
Em
 

 21. 

An acoustic guitar’s volume is loudest when the strings are strummed directly over the _____________.
a.
soundhole
c.
bridge
b.
neck
d.
fingerboard
 

 22. 

The Spanish word for the thumb is
a.
anular
c.
pulgar
b.
medio
d.
indice
 

 23. 

When finger picking, the index finger always plucks which string?
a.
fourth
c.
first
b.
third
d.
second
 

 24. 

The Spanish word for the index finger is
a.
pulgar
c.
anular
b.
medio
d.
indice
 

 25. 

Allowing your hand or pick to play through several strings at once is called a
a.
repeat
c.
arpeggio
b.
strum
d.
accidental
 

 26. 

Three or more notes played at the same time make a
a.
rhythm
c.
whole note
b.
chord
d.
fermata
 

 27. 

Name the following chord:
mc027-1.jpg
a.
D
c.
E
b.
C
d.
G
 

 28. 

When a guitarist places their finger behind this thin piece of metal, the length of the string that is allowed to vibrate is shortened.
a.
nut
c.
fret
b.
head
d.
bridge
 

 29. 

The note or letter name of any chord is called the
a.
root
c.
arpeggio
b.
strum
d.
melody
 

 30. 

This symbol lowers the pitch of a note by one half step.
a.
natural
c.
sharp
b.
rhythm slash
d.
flat
 

 31. 

The ball end of guitar strings are held by these on an acoustic guitar.
a.
pickups
c.
tuning keys
b.
bridgepins
d.
frets
 

 32. 

When finger picking, the middle finger always plucks which string?
a.
second
c.
third
b.
fourth
d.
first
 

 33. 

Which term means to continue playing in the same manner?
a.
repeat
c.
time signature
b.
strum
d.
simile
 

 34. 

Name the following chord
mc034-1.jpg
a.
Bm/A
c.
Em
b.
Am
d.
E
 

 35. 

Sharps, flats, and naturals are called
a.
arpeggios
c.
notes
b.
accidentals
d.
fermatas
 

 36. 

Once indicated, a sharp or flat remains in effect for the rest of the measure unless it is canceled with a
a.
flat
c.
sharp
b.
natural
d.
rhythm slash
 

 37. 

A dot next to a notehead increases the length of the note by
a.
3 beats
c.
half its value
b.
1 beat
d.
2 beats
 

 38. 

Identify the following note:
mc038-1.jpg
a.
F
c.
A
b.
E
d.
G
 

 39. 

A quarter note receives
a.
3 counts
c.
4 counts
b.
1 count
d.
2 counts
 

 40. 

What tells you how many beats are in each measure?
a.
fermata
c.
rhythm slashes
b.
time signature
d.
key signature
 

 41. 

Identify the following note:
mc041-1.jpg
a.
E
c.
A
b.
G
d.
F
 

 42. 

When finger picking, the ring finger always plucks which string?
a.
second
c.
fourth
b.
third
d.
first
 

 43. 

The Spanish word for the middle finger is
a.
medio
c.
pulgar
b.
indice
d.
anular
 



 
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