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Advanced Music Theory Quiz

Answer these questions about music theory.
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Last updated: June 1, 2020
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What is the most consonant interval?
Unison
How many keys are on a standard grand piano?
88
An E on an Alto Saxophone sounds like what note in concert pitch?
G
In the second chord of Rhythm Changes (In D) what is the value of the most colourful note?
D#
From C, what note is 15 stacked fifths above?
A
In Jazz, what would you call a diminished 5th note?
Flatted fifth
What polyrhythm is played once per bar in a 'clave' beat?
2:3
What note has 1/9 of the frequency of A?
B
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What interval are the chords in Coltrane's 'Giant Steps' based on?
Major 3rd
What type of chord is this? Ab C Eb F# (hint: NOT dominant 7!)
German
60% swing is also known as what?
Quintuplet swing
When written under a Harp section, what does 'l.v' stand for?
Let vibrate
How many hertz is A4 tuned to in modern music?
440
What type if 7th is used in barbershop quartet music?
Harmonic
What note is played by the bass (In C) on a dominant tritone substitution chord in first inversion?
E#
4 Comments
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Level 50
Nov 28, 2021
On the next-to-last question, "What type OF 7th..."
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Level 42
Feb 8, 2022
Nobody says flatted 5th, it's a flat 5 notated as b5
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Level 67
Feb 20, 2023
people definitely say flatted fifth, but flat 5 is more common. both should be accepted.
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Level 30
May 17, 2023
This is mostly jazzer jargon, with 3-4 basic music theory terms thrown in. And German chord - are you talking about at German Augmented 6th?