A Walking Bass followed by an Up Glissnado
A Boogie Bass Pattern followed by an Up Arpeggio
A Boogie Bass Pattern followed by a Down Glissando
A Walking Bass followed by a Down Arpeggio
#2 This is a
Dorian Scale (Same key signature as C-Major but begins with D)
Aeolian Scale (Same key signature as C-Major but begins with D)
Mixolydian Scale (Same key signature as C-Major but begins with D)
Lydian Scale (Same key signature as C-Major but begins with D)
#3 What is a Repertoire?
A collection of pieces that a performer can play By Heart
A Repetition of a Song when the Audience is Applauding
A collection of pieces that a performer knows and is Prepared to Perform
An Advanced Capacity of Sight Reading
#4 What is Meter?
Is the span (width) of 6 octaves on the Keyboard.
It is a scale (usually major) that is played over a minimum of Two Octaves.
Is a built in gauge in the piano to measure its Internal Humidity
It is a recurring pattern of stresses or accents that provide the pulse or beat of music. Meter is notated at the beginning of a composition with a time signature.
#5 This is
a sequence with the chords I-VI-IV-V
a sequence of a basic Jazz Chord Progression III-VI-I
a sequence of a basic Jazz Chord Progression II-V-I
a sequence with the chords I-IV-V
#6 What is Cantus Firmus?
It was used in the Renaissance period to indicate when a child was a Prodigy.
It is an instrument that sounds similar as a human Voice. It is also known under the name of Fox Humana.
This is the leading melody of a song and only can appear on the highest voice (Soprano).
It is the leading melody forming the basis of a polyphonic composition. It is mostly in the Soprano but also can appear on any other voice.
#7 What is Polyphony?
A composition that uses one leading melody, accompanied with Chords.
An old type of sound recording similar as a Gramophone.
A composition with independent voices or instrument parts (usually Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) by using techniques of counterpoint.
Someone copying the creative work of a composer and claiming it as his Own Composition.
#8 What does Libretto mean
free Style playing such as an Improvisation
the same as Ad Libitum
the Lyrics of on Opera
a Liberal Musician
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
John Denver - Annie's Song
Paul Simon - You can Call Me Al
Kansas Band - Dust in the Wind
#10 What is a Motet?
a single Melody played on an instrument
a Sonata from the 16th Century
a highly varied choral musical composition
a small musical piece
#11 Which of the following is NOT
used in the construction of pianos? Hard Maple
used in the construction of pianos? Sugar Pine
used in the construction of pianos? Bamboo
used in the construction of pianos? Mahogany
#12 J.S Bach
Toccata in D-Minor: Opening Motif - Seventh Chords - Resolution
Toccata in D-Minor: Opening Motif - Augmented Chords - Resolution
Toccata in D-Minor: Opening Motif - Suspended Chords - Resolution
Toccata in D-Minor: Opening Motif - Diminished Chords - Resolution
#13 In Piano Tuning, the difference between twelve perfect fifths and seven octaves is called
the Musical Temperament
the Pythagorean Comma
#14 What is a Mnemonic?
A technique that allows to improve Sight Reading
The build up of a Repertoire
A spiritual technique of concentration to improve Memory Capacity
A device such as a pattern of letters, ideas, or associations that assists in remembering something. e.g. Every Good Boy Does Fine for the notes E,G,B,D,F on the Treble Key Staff Lines
#15 The Span of an Octave
on the Piano Keyboard is 10 inches
on the Piano Keyboard is 6.5 inches
on the Piano Keyboard is 5 inches
on the Piano Keyboard is 8 inches
#16 What is a Rhythm?
The use of a Metronome when practising a musical piece.
The Time Signature of a Musical Composition.
Rhythm and Meter are the same whereas Meter is more used in Classical Music and Rhythm in Non Classical Music such as Jazz, Pop, Rock
The elements in music including all the parts such as accent, meter and tempo that relate to forward movement
Chord 2 is a Napolitan Sextchord
Chord 4 is the 2nd Inversion of the A-minor Chord in Narrow Notation
Chord 1 is a C-Major Chord
Chord 3 is an E-minor Chord
Happy Birthday Theme in the Style of: Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Grieg
Happy Birthday Theme in the Style of: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss
Happy Birthday Theme in the Style of: Bach, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy
Happy Birthday Theme in the Style of: Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, Gershwin
#19 What is a Mixolydian scale?
It is the scale that appears when a major scale is played with the fifth note as the starting point (root), e.g. C major scale played from G4 to G5
It is a scale that is only used for Jazz Music.
It is the scale that appears when a major scale is played with the third note as the starting point (root), e.g. C major scale played from E4 to E5
This scale is obsolete and is no longer used.
Excerpt from VITUS, about a Swiss piano prodigy
Excerpt from MR. HOLLAND's OPUS
Excerpt from PIANO PRODIGY, Jay Lewington London
Excerpt from ROMOFF, the life of a young pianist
Watch the whole preview on Youtube
This notation is called a Deceptive Cadence
This notation is bad because the intervals are too big
This notation is good because the counter motion of Bass and Soprano
This notation has no Smart Voicing
#22 If a Piano is tuned in Equal Temperament a Stretch is applied to make the sound more pleasing
which means inserting a Heater Module inside the piano
which means softening the Piano Hammers with a Needle
which means stretching the strings so they sound brighter
which means slightly sharpen the higher tones and flatten the lower tones
In composition this is a poor notation because of the parallel octaves
In composition this is called Smart Voicing
In composition this is a perfect notation for I-IV-V-I
In composition chord progression is Suspended
#24 This is
a Bach prelude from The Well Tempered Piano
a Scherzo from Mozart
an Improvisation in a mixed style between Bach and Ravel
an Improvisation that mixes Bach with a Song from the Beatles
Hamabe no Uta. Song of the Seashore by James Gatway
Fill Up My Senses by John Denver interpreted by John Denver
Annie's Song by John Denver interpreted by Sunny Choi
Time to Say Goodbye by Andrea Bocelli played by Maximo Spodek
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