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Band Final Exam Review



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

 1. 

The number of beats in a measure is determined by the top number of the ____________signature.
a.
time
c.
key
b.
staff
d.
clef
 

 2. 

The minor key signature shown is:
mc002-1.jpg
a.
E minor
c.
F minor
b.
D minor
d.
D-sharp minor
 

 3. 

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

 4. 

Which example is a tetrachord (1st four notes of a major scale)?
mc004-1.jpg
a.
A
c.
C
b.
B
d.
D
 

 5. 

The musical term Piú means:
a.
Similar
c.
Less
b.
More
d.
Repeat
 

 6. 

In this example, the b sign affects the pitch of the note in what way?:
mc006-1.jpg
a.
Raises
c.
Cancels
b.
Does nothing
d.
Lowers
 

 7. 

A musical composition consisting of a harmonized version of a simple hymn like melody is a 
a.
scale
c.
rudiment
b.
etude
d.
chorale
 

 8. 

Artistry, attacks, releases, control of ranges, and musical and/or mechanical skill are terms used to describe:
a.
Tone quality
c.
Technique (facility and/or accuracy)
b.
Diction, bowing, and/or articulation
d.
Interpretation and musicianship
 

 9. 

Which example has moderately loud notation?
mc009-1.jpg
a.
C
c.
B
b.
D
d.
A
 

 10. 

The musical term mosso means:
a.
Louder
c.
Softer
b.
Slower
d.
Movement or motion
 

 11. 

In this example, the  n sign affects the pitch of the note in what way?:
mc011-1.jpg
a.
Lowers
c.
Raises
b.
Does nothing
d.
Cancels
 

 12. 

Decrescendos tell the performers to gradually
a.
slow down
c.
speed up
b.
get softer
d.
get louder
 

 13. 

Which of the following percussion instruments is not used for Festivo?
a.
snare
c.
tambourine
b.
bass drum
d.
timpani
 

 14. 

The function of the leading tone chord is to progress to the
a.
next minor chord
c.
diminished chord
b.
tonic chord
d.
inverted chord
 

 15. 

Name the key or scale that matches the key signature shown.
mc015-1.jpg
a.
A
c.
F
b.
D
d.
E
 

 16. 

Name the scale degree of the indicated note:
mc016-1.jpg
a.
five
c.
three
b.
four
d.
two
 

 17. 

The minor key signature shown is:
mc017-1.jpg
a.
G minor
c.
A minor
b.
B minor
d.
C minor
 

 18. 

The chord built on the fifth note of a major scale is always
a.
minor
c.
augmented
b.
major
d.
diminished
 

 19. 

Which of the following instruments would be found at the top of the sound pyramid?
a.
tuba
c.
oboe
b.
piccolo
d.
trumpet
 

 20. 

A triad contains ______________ different pitches.
a.
three
c.
four
b.
five
d.
six
 

 21. 

The key signature for A major has _______________
a.
no sharps or flats
c.
3 sharps
b.
2 flats
d.
3 flats
 

 22. 

Which of the following pieces is a march composed by John Philip Sousa in 1889?
a.
Psalm 42
c.
Festivo
b.
Solas Ane
d.
The Thunderer
 

 23. 

The musical term accelerando means:
a.
Staccato
c.
Getting faster
b.
Accent
d.
Getting slower
 

 24. 

Which tetrachord (1st four notes of a major scale) is correct?
             A                   B                      C                     D
mc024-1.jpg
a.
D
c.
C
b.
A
d.
B
 

 25. 

Crescendos tell the performers to gradually
a.
get softer
c.
slow down
b.
speed up
d.
get louder
 

 26. 

Which term refers to many instruments playing the same pitch?
a.
enharmonic
c.
tetrachord
b.
unison
d.
interval
 

 27. 

Which example is counted correctly?
mc027-1.jpg
a.
B
c.
A
b.
C
d.
D
 

 28. 

The word interval refers to the _________________ between two pitches.
a.
measures
c.
beats
b.
time
d.
distance
 

 29. 

Count the following measure as if it were in common time.
mc029-1.jpg
a.
1-e 2-a 3-& 4
c.
1-a 2-e 3-& 4
b.
1-& 2-& 3-& 4
d.
1-e 2-e 3-e 4
 

 30. 

The musical term molto means:
a.
Much
c.
Somewhat
b.
A little
d.
Less
 

 31. 

Name the key or scale that matches the key signature shown.
mc031-1.jpg
a.
F
c.
C
b.
G
d.
D
 

 32. 

4/4 means:
a.
Four beats to the bar and the quarter note gets two beats
c.
Four beats to the bar and the half note gets one beat
b.
Four beats to the bar and the eighth note gets one beat
d.
Four beats to the bar and the quarter note gets one beat
 

 33. 

The following question refers to the musical excerpt below:
mc033-1.jpg
The last note is to be held longer than two beats because of the ____________________.
a.
dynamic
c.
fermata
b.
time signature
d.
decrescendo
 

 34. 

q =80 is an indication of:
a.
Dynamics
c.
Style
b.
Tone
d.
Tempo
 

 35. 

Which example is counted correctly?
mc035-1.jpg
a.
A
c.
C
b.
B
d.
D
 

 36. 

Simultaneously sounded pitches are called
a.
rhythms
c.
measures
b.
melody
d.
harmony
 

 37. 

The key of ____________ has two sharps.
a.
D
c.
Bb
b.
F
d.
G
 

 38. 

Which example is counted correctly?
mc038-1.jpg
a.
C
c.
D
b.
A
d.
B
 

 39. 

The musical term Maestoso means:
a.
Majestic
c.
Fast
b.
In a singing style
d.
Slow
 

 40. 

What note is a whole step above the note shown?
mc040-1.jpg
a.
B-flat
c.
C-sharp
b.
B-sharp
d.
C
 

 41. 

Which of the following chord symbols represents the leading tone chord in a major key?
a.
I
c.
V
b.
vii°
d.
ii
 

 42. 

Tones which sound the same, but are named differently are known as
a.
enharmonic
c.
sharps
b.
flats
d.
naturals
 

 43. 

__________________ is the various combinations of patterns of sound and silence.
a.
Melody
c.
Rhythm
b.
Duration
d.
Pitch
 

 44. 

The interval shown is a:
mc044-1.jpg
a.
Fourth
c.
Third
b.
Fifth
d.
Second
 

 45. 

The interval shown is a:
mc045-1.jpg
a.
Fifth
c.
Sixth
b.
Fourth
d.
Seventh
 

 46. 

If the the top note of a minor chord is lowered, the chord becomes
a.
minor
c.
major
b.
diminished
d.
augmented
 

 47. 

E-G-B-D-F are the names of the lines for which clef?
a.
mc047-1.jpg
c.
mc047-3.jpg
b.
mc047-2.jpg
d.
mc047-4.jpg
 

 48. 

Which metronome marking is used with the term allegro in 4/4?
a.
q = 168-200
c.
q = 40-60
b.
q = 120-168
d.
q = 66-76
 

 49. 

Which bar has the sharps in the correct order?
                 1                  2                   3                 4
mc049-1.jpg
a.
3
c.
1
b.
2
d.
4
 

 50. 

The beginning tempo marking for Festivo is __________________.
a.
Largo
c.
Meno Mosso
b.
Allegro Moderato
d.
Andante
 

 51. 

The following question refers to the musical excerpt below:
mc051-1.jpg
The loudest measure of this selection is the _______________________.
a.
Second
c.
First
b.
Third
d.
Fourth
 

 52. 

Which of the following terms means getting slower and slower, and often also fuller in tone?
a.
allegro
c.
cantabile
b.
allargando
d.
poco ritardando
 

 53. 

F-A-C-E are the names of the spaces for which clef?
a.
mc053-1.jpg
c.
mc053-3.jpg
b.
mc053-2.jpg
d.
mc053-4.jpg
 

 54. 

6/8 means:
a.
Six beats to the bar and the quarter note gets two beats
c.
Six beats to the bar and the eighth note gets one beat
b.
Six beats to the bar and the eighth note gets two beats
d.
Six beats to the bar and the dotted-quarter note gets one beat
 

 55. 

Which of the following musical instructions indicates the music be play lound, then immediately soft?
a.
soli
c.
rallentando
b.
allegro
d.
forte piano
 

 56. 

What is the enharmonic equivalent of the example?
mc056-1.jpg
a.
E
c.
D-flat
b.
E-flat
d.
C-sharp
 

 57. 

The tonic chord in a major key is always
a.
major
c.
augmented
b.
diminished
d.
minor
 

 58. 

Name the key or scale that matches the key signature shown.
mc058-1.jpg
a.
C
c.
E-flat
b.
B-flat
d.
F
 

 59. 

The end of a note is called the _________________.
a.
rhythm
c.
release
b.
attack
d.
top
 

 60. 

The beginning of a note is called the _________________.
a.
rhythm
c.
release
b.
attack
d.
top
 

 61. 

What scale would you use to play this melody?
mc061-1.jpg
a.
B harmonic minor
c.
B natural minor
b.
D major
d.
G major
 

 62. 

What scale would you use to play this melody?
mc062-1.jpg
a.
F-sharp major
c.
E harmonic minor
b.
G major
d.
E natural minor
 

 63. 

Based on the key, the triad shown is:
mc063-1.jpg
a.
Augmented
c.
Minor
b.
Major
d.
Diminished
 

 64. 

The space between two notes is called a(n)
a.
Interval
c.
Arpeggio
b.
Tetrachord
d.
Chord
 

 65. 

Which example has a fermata?
mc065-1.jpg
a.
C
c.
B
b.
A
d.
D
 

 66. 

The chord built on the fourth note of a major scale is always
a.
diminished
c.
major
b.
minor
d.
augmented
 

 67. 

A ___________ is used to designate silence in music.
a.
barline
c.
measure
b.
clef
d.
rest
 

 68. 

Which example is a major scale?
mc068-1.jpg
a.
D
c.
A
b.
B
d.
C
 

 69. 

The key of __________ has no flats or sharps.
a.
F
c.
C
b.
E
d.
G
 

 70. 

Which bar has the flats in the correct order?
                 1                  2                    3                     4
mc070-1.jpg
a.
4
c.
3
b.
1
d.
2
 

 71. 

G-B-D-F-A are the names of the lines for which clef?
a.
mc071-1.jpg
c.
mc071-3.jpg
b.
mc071-2.jpg
d.
mc071-4.jpg
 

 72. 

Tempo I is an indication to:
a.
Play as fast as possible
c.
Slow down
b.
Return to the first or original tempo
d.
Accent the downbeats
 

 73. 

A _______________ is made up of five lines and four spaces.
a.
staff
c.
measure
b.
cadence
d.
phrase
 

 74. 

Which of the following Roman numerals represents a major chord?
a.
vii°
c.
I
b.
ii
d.
vi
 

 75. 

The interval shown is a:
mc075-1.jpg
a.
Third
c.
Fifth
b.
Sixth
d.
Second
 

 76. 

Which metronome marking is used with the term Grave in 4/4?
a.
q = 40-60
c.
q = 120-168
b.
q = 25-45
d.
q = 168-200
 

 77. 

In the key of Ab major, which notes are flat?
a.
Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb
c.
Bb, Eb, Ab
b.
Bb, Eb, Ab, Db
d.
C, F, G
 

 78. 

Which of the following Roman numerals represents a minor chord?
a.
vi
c.
IV
b.
I
d.
vii°
 

 79. 

Which of the following pieces begins with a solo trumpet playing the melody?
a.
Festivo
c.
The Thunderer
b.
Solas Ane
d.
Psalm 42
 

 80. 

Which of the following time signatures has a pulse (beat) that is subdivided into groups of three?
a.
3/4
c.
2/4
b.
6/8
d.
5/4
 

 81. 

Which of the following pieces features a unique blend of flowing lines and lush textures coupled with dynamic Celtic drumming?
a.
Festivo
c.
The Star Spangled Banner
b.
Psalm 42
d.
Solas Ane
 

 82. 

The following question refers to the musical excerpt below:
mc082-1.jpg
The key of this selection is __________________.
a.
Eb
c.
Bb
b.
E
d.
C
 

 83. 

______________________ are different levels of volume.
a.
Melodies
c.
Articulations
b.
Rhythms
d.
Dynamics
 

 84. 

Notes which move in half steps are called_________________________.
a.
flat
c.
chromatic
b.
sharp
d.
natural
 

 85. 

Which of the following terms means heavily accented and separated?
a.
staccato
c.
tenuto
b.
marcato
d.
legato
 

 86. 

Count the following measure as if it were in common time.
mc086-1.jpg
a.
1-&-a 2-&-a 3-&-a 4-&-a
c.
1-la-le 2-la-le 3-la-le 4-la-le
b.
1-& 2-& 3-& 4-&
d.
1-e-& 2-e-& 3-e-& 4-e-&
 

 87. 

The word which means to perform or work repeatedly so as to become proficient is
a.
repeat
c.
practice
b.
talk
d.
coda
 

 88. 

The enharmonic equivalent of E# is _________.
a.
Fb
c.
Db
b.
D#
d.
F
 

 89. 

The minor key signature shown is:
mc089-1.jpg
a.
E minor
c.
B-flat minor
b.
D minor
d.
G minor
 

 90. 

Accuracy of note and rest values, duration, pulse, steadiness, and correctness of meters are terms used to describe:
a.
Technique (facility and/or accuracy)
c.
Tone quality
b.
Diction, bowing, and/or articulation
d.
Rhythm
 

 91. 

Based on the key, the triad shown is:
mc091-1.jpg
a.
Diminished
c.
Augmented
b.
Major
d.
Minor
 

 92. 

The chord built on the seventh note of a major scale is always
a.
diminished
c.
minor
b.
major
d.
augmented
 

 93. 

Which of the following time signatures has a pulse (beat) that is subdivided into groups of two?
a.
3/16
c.
2/4
b.
6/8
d.
9/8
 

 94. 

Name the scale degree of the indicated note:
mc094-1.jpg
a.
four
c.
seven
b.
three
d.
two
 

 95. 

The __________________ clef is also known as the “G” clef.
a.
treble
c.
soprano
b.
alto
d.
bass
 



 
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