How well do you know music theory?

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This quiz will cover basic concepts in music theory such as chord functions, rhythms, and scales. This isn't intended for super casual quiz-takers, so if you're on a marathon of filling in bubbles on autopilot, you might want to skip out on this quiz. Have fun!

Created by: DoodleDistrict
  1. How many modes are in music?
  2. What is it called when you use a chord from outside the key of your composition? (Ex: using an A major chord in the key of D minor.)
  3. How many sixteenth notes could fit in a full measure of 3/4?
  4. In a major scale, between which scale degrees does a tritone occur?
  5. In a minor key, what type of chord is the 2 chord?
  6. What is a whole tone scale?
  7. What chord is usually used to create tension in a piece of music that resolves back to the tonic chord?
  8. What is another name for 4/4 time?
  9. What are the strong beats in a measure of 6/8?
  10. Which of these is considered an odd meter?
  11. Say you are in the key of B Major. What is the sixth scale degree?
  12. What makes up a dominant 7 chord?
  13. Relative to the key of Eb major, which chord is an F minor chord? What function does it serve?
  14. How many diminished 7 chords are there?
  15. What are the weak beats in a measure of 4/4?
  16. What happens in a plagal cadence?
  17. What does a time signature of 3/4 usually imply for that piece of music?
  18. In a harmonic minor scale, what is the interval between the 6th and 7th scale degrees?
  19. Which of these is considered a dissonant interval?
  20. In a major scale, what is another name for the 7th scale degree?

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