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Steel Drum Semester Exam



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

 1. 

The order of flats is __________________________________.
a.
F C G D A E B
c.
A B C D E F G
b.
B E A D G C F
d.
G F E D C B A
 

 2. 

A note that is not a member of the scale or mode indicated by the most recently applied key signature is called a(n)
a.
dominant
c.
tonic
b.
accidental
d.
mediant
 

 3. 

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The correct counting for the example above is
a.
1-e-&-a-2
c.
1-e-a-2-&
b.
1-e-a-e-&
d.
1-&-2-&-3
 

 4. 

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The groove above is
a.
calypso
c.
island groove
b.
soca
d.
bossanova
 

 5. 

F major has one ____________ in its key signature.
a.
flat
c.
double sharp
b.
double flat
d.
sharp
 

 6. 

What is the main function of the tenor (lead) pans?
a.
counter melody
c.
bass line
b.
melody
d.
strumming
 

 7. 

The rule for identifying a key signature containing sharps says 1/2 step above which sharp names the key?
a.
next to the last
c.
middle
b.
second from the left
d.
the last
 

 8. 

Which term means to create without preparation?
a.
fermata
c.
improvisation
b.
tacet
d.
crescendo
 

 9. 

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The strumming pattern above is a
a.
cuatro strum
c.
three strum
b.
soca strum
d.
bossa strum
 

 10. 

Tenor, Double Tenors, Double Seconds, ________________, and Six Bass are the five basic instruments in the steel pan family.
a.
Quadraphonic
c.
Double Cellos
b.
Nine Bass
d.
Triple Guitars
 

 11. 

A steady recurring pulse is known as the _________.
a.
syncopation
c.
time signature
b.
key signature
d.
beat
 

 12. 

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The key signature shown is:
a.
g minor
c.
c minor
b.
C major
d.
Eb major
 

 13. 

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The strumming pattern above is a
a.
cuatro strum
c.
three strum
b.
soca strum
d.
bossa strum
 

 14. 

Evil Ways is based on which of the following scales?
a.
C major
c.
g minor
b.
D major
d.
e minor
 

 15. 

Yesterday is based on which type of scale?
a.
minor
c.
major
b.
pentatonic
d.
blues
 

 16. 

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The scale shown is:
a.
a natural minor
c.
a melodic minor
b.
a harmonic minor
d.
a major
 

 17. 

Which of the following instruments is not part of a steel drum rhythm section?
a.
triangle
c.
drum set
b.
brake drum
d.
claves
 

 18. 

The order of sharps is __________________________________.
a.
A B C D E F G
c.
G F E D C B A
b.
F C G D A E B
d.
B E A D G C F
 

 19. 

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The key signature shown is
a.
f minor
c.
a minor
b.
g minor
d.
e minor
 

 20. 

The structure and design of a composition is called the _________.
a.
repeat
c.
form
b.
coda
d.
movement
 

 21. 

This stroke is defined by the movement of the wrist to the left or right.
This stroke is used to move the pan stick from the ‘bottom’ of the pan to the ‘sides’ of the pan, or from the ‘top’ of the pan to the ‘side’ of the pan
a.
open stroke
c.
piston stroke
b.
up/down stroke
d.
flick
 

 22. 

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The key signature shown is
a.
D major
c.
G major
b.
C major
d.
F major
 

 23. 

Who is known as the father of the modern steel pan?
a.
Anthony Williams
c.
Bertie Marshall
b.
Ellie Mannette
d.
Andy Narell
 

 24. 

The steel pan is the national instrument of ____________ and Tobago.
a.
Florida
c.
Cuba
b.
Trinidad
d.
Brazil
 

 25. 

Black Orpheus is in the key of
a.
g minor
c.
f minor
b.
e minor
d.
d minor
 

 26. 

Count the following measure as if it were in common time.
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a.
1-e 2-e 3-e 4
c.
1-a 2-e 3-& 4
b.
1-& 2-& 3-& 4
d.
1-e 2-a 3-& 4
 

 27. 

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The key signature shown is
a.
C major
c.
F major
b.
D major
d.
G major
 

 28. 

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The strumming pattern above is a
a.
three strum
c.
soca strum
b.
bossa strum
d.
cuatro strum
 

 29. 

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The correct counting for the example above is
a.
1-e-a-2-&
c.
1-e-&-a-2
b.
1-&-2-&-3
d.
1-e-a-e-&
 

 30. 

This is the technique used to sustain a tone on the steel pan. It is not unique to the steel pan. Many other percussion instruments use this roll as well.
a.
mutilple bounce roll
c.
paradiddle
b.
single stroke roll
d.
flam
 

 31. 

The first note of a scale is often referred to as the ________________ note.
a.
dominant
c.
leading tone
b.
mediant
d.
tonic
 

 32. 

Natural, harmonic, and melodic are all forms of which type of scale?
a.
minor
c.
pentatonic
b.
major
d.
blues
 

 33. 

Brown Eyed Girl is based on which chord progression?
a.
ii, iii, IV
c.
IV, V, vi
b.
I, IV, V
d.
V, vi, vii
 

 34. 

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The groove above is
a.
soca
c.
calypso
b.
bossanova
d.
island groove
 

 35. 

G minor is related to which of the following major keys?
a.
C major
c.
G major
b.
Eb major
d.
Bb major
 

 36. 

A complete musical idea, usually four measures in length, is called a _________________.
a.
crescendo
c.
segment
b.
measure
d.
phrase
 

 37. 

Ideally, a pan player should stand how far from the pan when playing?
a.
12 inches
c.
3-4 inches
b.
1 inch
d.
24 inches
 

 38. 

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The groove above is
a.
calypso
c.
bossanova
b.
soca
d.
island groove
 

 39. 

Frontline steel pans should never be rested on the _________.
a.
rim
c.
belly
b.
stand
d.
case
 

 40. 

The outer rim of a steel pan that is very fragile is called the ____________.
a.
hoop
c.
pan
b.
stand
d.
skirt
 

 41. 

The notes of the g minor scale are:
a.
G A Bb C D Eb F G
c.
C D Eb F G Ab Bb C
b.
C D E F G A B C
d.
G A Bb C D E F G
 

 42. 

What is the term used to describe the rhythm section of a steel drum ensemble?
a.
Pit
c.
Engine Room
b.
Battery
d.
Groove
 

 43. 

A passage of music performed by one player is a
a.
trio
c.
solo
b.
duet
d.
quartet
 

 44. 

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The correct counting for the example above is
a.
1-e-&-a-2-e-&
c.
1-e-a-e-a-e-a-e
b.
1-e-a-2-&
d.
1-&-2-&-3
 

 45. 

This type of stroke uses the wrist  lowering the pan stick to strike the note and immediately returns to the starting position.
a.
flick
c.
open roll
b.
dead stroke
d.
piston stroke
 

 46. 

To displace the beats or accents in (music or a rhythm) so that strong beats become weak and vice versa is known as
a.
syncopation
c.
tempo
b.
beat
d.
rhythm
 

 47. 

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The scale shown is:
a.
g harmonic minor
c.
g melodic minor
b.
g natural minor
d.
g major
 

 48. 

A natural minor scale becomes harmonic by raising which scale degree?
a.
7th
c.
5th
b.
3rd
d.
1st
 

 49. 

The rule for identifying a key signature containing 2 or more flats says which flat names the key?
a.
next to the last
c.
middle
b.
second from the left
d.
the first
 

 50. 

mc050-1.jpg
The groove above is
a.
soca
c.
island groove
b.
calypso
d.
bossanova
 



 
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