Music Theory Quiz (Advanced)

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Test your music theory knowledge with this excitingly difficult quiz!

  • 1
    What is the order of tones and semitones in a major scale?
  • 2
    What are the seven main era's of music?
  • 3
    What are the modes of the major scale?

  • 4
    What is the scale degree note name of the second note in a major scale?
  • 5
    What is the scale degree note name of the seventh note in a natural minor scale?
  • 6
    What is the formula for an add9 chord?

  • 7
    What are the diatonic triads in a major scale?
  • 8
    What is concert pitch in Hz?
  • 9
    What are the six main elements of music?
  • 10
    What type of seventh chord is played on the dominant note in a major scale?

  • 11
    What chord progressions are used in a perfect/authentic cadence?
  • 12
    What is the equivalent distance of a sesquitone?
  • 13
    What does the term 'glissando' mean?
  • 14
    What is the oldest found musical instrument?
  • 15
    What intervals were mainly used in the Renaissance era of music?
  • 16
    What is the composition structure of Sonata-Allegro form?

  • 17
    What does the term 'cantabile' mean?
  • 18
    What is the composition structure of Standard Binary Form?
  • 19
    What are the three types of microphones?
  • 20
    What do you call a four-note chord?

  • 21
    What is the equivalent note duration of a semihemidemisemiquaver?
  • 22
    What clef does a viola use?
  • 23
    What is the formula for a Phrygian-Dominant scale?
  • 24
    What is the composition structure of Ternary Form?
  • 25
    What does the term 'fortissimo' mean?
  • 26
    What does the term 'prestissimo' mean?

  • 27
    What are the chord progressions used in a plagal cadence?
  • 28
    How many sharps are in a C# major scale?
  • 29
    Which is an enharmonic equivalent of A?
  • 30
    What is the formula for a minor blues scale?

Comments (3)

autorenew

19 days ago
There are a few things wrong here. There is no such thing as a Dom. 7 interval. The chord is called the Dominant, and when it has a minor 7th it is called the Dominant 7th chord. As another commenter said, Phyrigian definitely has a lowered 3rd in addition to the lowered 2nd. As the other commenter said, Q. 15 is wrong. 3rds occur all the time in Renaissance music, which is why so many Renaissance pieces end with a tiers de Picardy. Tritones certainly occur, and perfect intervals also occur but in counterpoint, which makes up a lot of Renaissance music, they were used sparsely (as Fux writes in Gradus ad Parnassum). Please correct these!
414 days ago
question 23 is wrong, the Phrygian mode has a lowered third scale degree
664 days ago
Question 15 is wrong. You're thinking of medieval organum.