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Musical Quizzes
Test Yourself on Music Theory, Symbols, Notation, Rhythm & More!
By Brandy Kraemer, About.com Guide

♫ Test Your Musical Abilities With the Following Quizzes:



Identify the Notes of the Piano Keys

Piano notes quizThis colorful quiz was made with the beginner pianist in mind. See how well you can spot the notes of the piano keyboard — Choose from four, eight, or twelve questions.

Related Lessons:
 ♦ Notes of the Piano Keys
 ♦ Keyboard Layout




Treble Staff Notes Quiz

Treble staff notes quizIdentify the notes of the treble staff and test yourself on its accidentals &mdash Choose from four, eight, or twelve questions.

Related Lessons:
 ♦ Memorizing the Treble Staff Notes
 ♦ How to Read Accidentals






Bass Staff Notes Quiz

Bass staff notes quizTest yourself on the bass staff notes &mdash Choose from five, ten, or fifteen questions.

Related Lessons:
 ♦ Mnemonic Devices for the Bass Notes
 ♦ Reading Ledger Lines






Note-Length Quiz

Note value quizBeginner quiz on note values and rhythm — Choose from four, eight, or twelve questions:

U.K. Note-Length Quiz
U.S. Note-Length Quiz

Related Lessons:
 ♦ Illustrated Guide to Note-Lengths
 ♦ How to Read Dotted Notes



Key Signature Quiz

Key signature quizSee how well you can identify musical keys, their signatures, and their relative minors — Choose from four, eight, twelve, sixteen, or twenty questions.

Related Lessons:
 ♦ Reading the Key Signature
 ♦ Illustrated Key Signature Guide





Volume & Dynamics Quiz

Musical symbols quizIdentify and interpret musical volume commands and sheet music symbols — Choose from five, ten, or fifteen questions.

Related Lessons:
 ♦ Common Dynamics Symbols
 ♦ Volume & Dynamics Terminology





Tempo Command & BPM Quiz

Tempo command quizTest your knowledge of tempo terminology, BPM, and metronome marks — Choose from five, ten, or fifteen questions.

Related Lessons:
 ♦ Tempo Marks & BPM
 ♦ Glossary of Tempo Commands






Time Signature & Rhythm Quiz

Time signature quizAdvanced Note-Length Quiz: Challenge your understanding of how time signatures and note/rest lengths work together to create rhythm — Choose from five, ten, or fifteen questions.

Related Lessons:
 ♦ Understanding Time Signatures
 ♦ Music Rest Lengths

Images © Brandy Kraemer




  Beginner Music Theory
• The Difference Between Major & Minor
• Diatonic vs. Chromatic Scales
• What Are Relative Keys?
• Simple vs. Compound Time Signatures
 
  Musical Symbols of Piano Music
• 8va, 15ma & Other Octave Commands
• How to Read Sustain Pedal Marks
• Repeat Barlines & Volta Brackets
• Playing Segno & Coda Repeats
 
  Beginner Piano Lessons
• Essential Piano Fingering
• How to Sit at the Piano
• Efficient Hand & Wrist Positions
• Printable Piano Lesson Book
 
  Piano Chords
• Chord Types & Abbreviations
• Diminished Chords & Dissonance
• How to Play Arpeggiated Chords
• Root Notes & Chord Inversion  



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