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1

How do you determine a key signature made of sharps?

Look at the right-most sharp and then raise it by a half-step.

2

How do you determine a key signature made of flats?

Look at the second-to-right-most flat. This is the key signature.

 

3

Name this key signature (Major and Minor)

D major

B minor

4

Name this key signature (Major and Minor)

G major

E minor

5

Name this key signature (Major and Minor)

A major

F# minor

6

Name this key signature (Major and Minor)

F major

D minor

7

Name this key signature (Major and Minor)

Bb Major

G Minor

8

Name this key signature (Major and Minor)

Eb Major

C Minor

9

What is the interval order of a major scale in whole and half steps?

WWHWWWH

W = Whole Step
H = Half Step

 

10

Define a chord

Two or more notes played at the same time but different pitches.

11

Each note in a triad is a _____ apart

Third

12

What is the meaning of "diatonic"?

In a key.

13

What is the major diatonic chord progression?

M,m,m,M,M,m,o

M = Major

m = Minor

o = Diminished

14

What are the three cues used when playing a piano piece?

Audio cues

Visual cues

Kinesthetic cues (touch/feel)

15

What is Major 3rd distance from root in whole steps?

Two whole steps

16

What is Minor 3rd distance from root in whole steps?

1 and a half whole steps

17

Which thirds make up a major triad?

major third + a minor third

18

Which thirds make up a minor triad?

a minor third + a major third

19

Which thirds make up a diminished triad?

Minor third + minor third

20

Which triads make up an augmented triad?

Major 3rd + Major Third

21

What is the literal meaning of "diminished", in the sense of a triad?

Smaller and closed together

22

What is the literal meaning of "augmented", in the sense of a triad?

bigger/wider and further apart

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