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Guitar Semester Exam Review 2018



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

 1. 

mc001-1.jpg
The note shown above is
a.
E
c.
G
b.
F
d.
D
 

 2. 

The sixth string on the guitar is tuned to what pitch?
a.
D
c.
E
b.
A
d.
G
 

 3. 

How many sharps are in the Key of D?
a.
2
c.
1
b.
5
d.
3
 

 4. 

The first string on the guitar is tuned to what pitch?
a.
E
c.
G
b.
F
d.
A
 

 5. 

mc005-1.jpgis a(n)
a.
eighth rest
c.
half rest
b.
whole rest
d.
quarter rest
 

 6. 

The note in the first space of the staff is
mc006-1.jpg
a.
E
c.
D
b.
A
d.
C
 

 7. 

Like the blues progression, many rock songs are based on chords___, ___, and ___
a.
I, IV, and V
c.
I, ii, and vi
b.
I, iii, and V
d.
I, V and vii
 

 8. 

mc008-1.jpg
The correct counting for the notes in this example would be
a.
1 2 3 4
c.
1 2 3
b.
1 2 & 3
d.
1 & 3
 

 9. 

Name the following chord:
mc009-1.jpg
a.
B7
c.
D
b.
G
d.
A7
 

 10. 

Name the following chord:
mc010-1.jpg
a.
Am7
c.
A7
b.
A
d.
E
 

 11. 

Chords in which all tones are sounded ones at a  time are called
a.
hammer ons
c.
arpeggios
b.
mutes
d.
block chords
 

 12. 

The following 5th string barre chord is what form?
mc012-1.jpg
a.
minor 7
c.
sus
b.
minor
d.
major
 

 13. 

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

 14. 

mc014-1.jpg
The note played in the second fret on the third string is
a.
A
c.
B
b.
C
d.
D
 

 15. 

A dotted 8th note would receive __________.
a.
1/2 beat
c.
3/4 beat
b.
3 beats
d.
1 beat
 

 16. 

In G, what is the 7th?
a.
F#
c.
F
b.
E
d.
A
 

 17. 

In this time signature there are how many beats in each measure?
mc017-1.jpg
a.
4
c.
3
b.
2
d.
1
 

 18. 

You can press the third string at the ______ fret to tune the second string.
a.
first
c.
fourth
b.
fifth
d.
third
 

 19. 

mc019-1.jpg
What is represented in the image above?
a.
1st and 2nd endings
c.
rhythm slashes
b.
key signature
d.
coda
 

 20. 

Triplets subdivide the beat into how many parts?
a.
two
c.
four
b.
one
d.
three
 

 21. 

Which of the following is NOT a main way to tune your guitar?
a.
tune to a keyboard
c.
guess
b.
electronic tuner
d.
tuning by ear
 

 22. 

Which barre chord shape is represented below?
mc022-1.jpg
a.
A shape
c.
E shape
b.
Em shape
d.
Am shape
 

 23. 

In 4/4 time, a whole note receives how many beats?
a.
two
c.
one
b.
three
d.
four
 

 24. 

mc024-1.jpg
The note shown above is
a.
G
c.
D
b.
F
d.
E
 

 25. 

When fingerpicking, the thumb should always be
a.
behind the fingers
c.
touching the top
b.
in front of the fingers
d.
in line with the fingers
 

 26. 

Name the following key signature:
mc026-1.jpg
a.
Eb
c.
E
b.
Ab
d.
Bb
 

 27. 

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

 28. 

The following 5th string barre chord is what form?
mc028-1.jpg
a.
7
c.
sus
b.
minor
d.
m7
 

 29. 

Stressing or accenting notes on the “ands” of beats is called
a.
rhythm
c.
picking
b.
strumming
d.
syncopation
 

 30. 

Chords in which two or more strings are depressed by the same finger are called
a.
minor chords
c.
major chords
b.
7th chords
d.
barre chords
 

 31. 

In the key of D major, which chord is V?
a.
G
c.
Am
b.
A
d.
C
 

 32. 

A five tone scale often used in rock is the ___________________.
a.
pentatonic scale
c.
mixolydian scale
b.
major scale
d.
minor scale
 

 33. 

mc033-1.jpgis a(n)
a.
whole rest
c.
quarter rest
b.
eighth rest
d.
half rest
 

 34. 

Name the following chord:
mc034-1.jpg
a.
Em
c.
C
b.
E
d.
A
 

 35. 


mc035-1.jpg
The correct counting for this example is
a.
1 2 3 4
c.
1 & 3 &
b.
1 & 2 &
d.
1 & 2 3 & 4
 

 36. 

This note would be played on the _______ string.
mc036-1.jpg
a.
fourth
c.
first
b.
second
d.
third
 

 37. 

Tuning the guitar to  EADGBE low to high is generally know as
a.
Drop D
c.
Open G
b.
Standard Tuning
d.
Open D
 

 38. 

mc038-1.jpg
A dotted half note receives how may beats?
a.
4
c.
1
b.
3
d.
2
 

 39. 

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

 40. 

mc040-1.jpgis a(n)
a.
quarter rest
c.
half rest
b.
whole rest
d.
eighth rest
 

 41. 

Name the following key signature:
mc041-1.jpg
a.
A
c.
C
b.
D
d.
G
 

 42. 

In 4/4 time, a half note receives how many beats?
a.
four
c.
one
b.
three
d.
two
 

 43. 

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

 44. 

A curved line that combines the rhythmic value of two notes is called a
a.
slur
c.
beam
b.
tie
d.
downstroke
 

 45. 

The third string on the guitar is tuned to what pitch?
a.
B
c.
E
b.
G
d.
A
 

 46. 

The fifth string on the guitar is tuned to what pitch?
a.
D
c.
G
b.
B
d.
A
 

 47. 

This note receives how many beats?
mc047-1.jpg
a.
4
c.
1
b.
2
d.
3
 

 48. 

How many sharps are in the Key of G?
a.
3
c.
5
b.
1
d.
2
 

 49. 

When the first finger is placed in the second fret, you are playing in what is called
a.
third position
c.
first position
b.
root position
d.
second position
 

 50. 

The note on the first line of the staff is
mc050-1.jpg
a.
E
c.
B
b.
G
d.
D
 

 51. 

What is a type of musical notation that guitarists have developed to describe what strings on the guitar are being played at any point and what frets need to be fingered?
a.
tablature
c.
barre chords
b.
music staff
d.
finger exercises
 

 52. 

Name the following chord:
mc052-1.jpg
a.
A7
c.
E
b.
E7
d.
A
 

 53. 

A dot placed after a note increases its value by
a.
2
c.
3
b.
1/2
d.
1
 

 54. 

In D, what is the 5th?
a.
B
c.
F
b.
A
d.
G
 

 55. 

In the key of Db, what notes are sharped/flatted?
a.
F# C# G#
c.
Bb Eb Ab Db
b.
F# Bb
d.
Bb Eb Ab Db Gb
 

 56. 

mc056-1.jpg
The notes in this example should
a.
be played soft
c.
sound alike
b.
get softer
d.
get louder
 

 57. 

Notes that come before the first full measure are called
a.
sixteenth notes
c.
starting notes
b.
chord notes
d.
pickup notes
 

 58. 

The fourth string on the guitar is tuned to what pitch?
a.
D
c.
B
b.
E
d.
G
 

 59. 

What chords are used in a typical twelve bar blues?
a.
I-V-vi
c.
I-ii-iii
b.
I-IV-V
d.
vi-ii-V
 

 60. 

When the notes of a chord are played one at a time (broken chord) is it called a(n)
a.
mute
c.
strum
b.
arpeggio
d.
scale
 

 61. 

Name the following key signature:
mc061-1.jpg
a.
Bb
c.
Eb
b.
Ab
d.
E
 

 62. 

The thumb plcuks which strings when fingerpicking?
a.
1, 2, 3
c.
3, 2
b.
4, 5, 6
d.
4, 5
 

 63. 

mc063-1.jpg
This note should be played
a.
medium soft
c.
medium loud
b.
soft
d.
loud
 

 64. 

mc064-1.jpg
The correct counting for the notes in this example would be
a.
1 & 3
c.
1 2 3 4
b.
1 2 & 3
d.
1 2 3
 

 65. 

The second string on the guitar is tuned to what pitch?
a.
B
c.
A
b.
C
d.
E
 

 66. 

Name the following chord:
mc066-1.jpg
a.
D
c.
A
b.
G
d.
D7
 

 67. 

This symbol above a note means to play with a
mc067-1.jpg
a.
up stroke
c.
pull off
b.
hammer on
d.
down stoke
 

 68. 

Name the following key signature:
mc068-1.jpg
a.
D
c.
A
b.
C
d.
G
 

 69. 

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

 70. 

Playing the fourth string at the fifth fret will give you the pitch of which string?
a.
third
c.
second
b.
sixth
d.
fourth
 

 71. 

What is the pattern of whole and half steps for a major scale?
a.
W-H-W-H-H-W-W
c.
W-W-H-W-W-W-H
b.
W-W-H-H-W-H-W
d.
W-W-H-W-W-W-W
 

 72. 

Name the following chord:
mc072-1.jpg
a.
D7
c.
C
b.
Gm7
d.
D sus
 

 73. 

mc073-1.jpg
A dotted whole note receives how many beats?
a.
5
c.
6
b.
3
d.
4
 

 74. 


mc074-1.jpg

The time signature for the example above would be
a.
3
4
c.
6
8
b.
2
4
d.
4
4
 

 75. 

This note would be played on the _______ string.
mc075-1.jpg
a.
first
c.
fourth
b.
third
d.
second
 

 76. 

Name the following chord:
mc076-1.jpg
a.
G
c.
D
b.
C
d.
E
 

 77. 

In this style, eighth notes are played unevenly. The first eighth note is twice as long as the second.
a.
rock
c.
heavy metal
b.
folk
d.
shuffle
 

 78. 

In this time signature there are how many beats in each measure?
mc078-1.jpg
a.
1
c.
4
b.
3
d.
2
 

 79. 

Which two notes are in the A5 power chord?
a.
A-F
c.
A-C
b.
A-E
d.
A-D
 

 80. 

In F, what is the minor 3rd?
a.
Bb
c.
Ab
b.
A
d.
G
 

 81. 

Name the following chord:
mc081-1.jpg
a.
G
c.
D
b.
D7
d.
C
 

 82. 

Which of the following is an E minor pentatonic scale?
a.
A-B-C-D-E-F
c.
E-G-A-B-D-E
b.
E-F-G-A-B-C
d.
G-A-B-D-E-G
 

 83. 

Which of the following Spanish words does not relate to fingerpicking?
a.
golpe
c.
anular
b.
medio
d.
indice
 

 84. 

The following 5th string barre chord is what form?
mc084-1.jpg
a.
sus
c.
minor
b.
m7
d.
7
 

 85. 

This symbol above a note means to play with a
mc085-1.jpg
a.
pull off
c.
up stroke
b.
down stoke
d.
hammer on
 

 86. 

Name the following chord:
mc086-1.jpg
a.
B7
c.
A
b.
A7
d.
C
 

 87. 

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

 88. 

mc088-1.jpg
The note played in the 2nd fret on the fourth string is
a.
B
c.
D
b.
C
d.
E
 

 89. 

mc089-1.jpg
This is which chord?
a.
Gm/C
c.
Am/E
b.
Dm/A
d.
Bm/A
 

 90. 

mc090-1.jpgis a(n)
a.
whole rest
c.
half rest
b.
quarter rest
d.
eighth rest
 

 91. 

This note receives how many beats?
mc091-1.jpg
a.
1
c.
4
b.
2
d.
3
 

 92. 

The augmented 5th in Eb is _____.
a.
Cb
c.
Bb
b.
C
d.
B
 

 93. 

The five lines and four spaces upon which music is written is called a
a.
tab
c.
staff
b.
fret
d.
notebook
 

 94. 

What key has 2 flats in its key signature?
a.
G
c.
Ab
b.
D
d.
Bb
 

 95. 

mc095-1.jpg
This is which chord?
a.
Bm/A
c.
Dm/A
b.
Am/E
d.
Gm/C
 

 96. 

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

 97. 

How many sharps are in the Key of A?
a.
2
c.
5
b.
3
d.
1
 

 98. 

Which barre chord shape is represented below?
mc098-1.jpg
a.
Em shape
c.
E shape
b.
Am shape
d.
A shape
 

 99. 

mc099-1.jpg
A double bar line with two dots is a(n)
a.
end
c.
tie
b.
repeat sign
d.
beam
 

 100. 

What key has 4 sharps in its key signature?
a.
C
c.
Eb
b.
B
d.
E
 



 
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