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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Music Theory Questions

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Grade 4 Musical Notation
What are the spaces, in order, on the treble clef?
  1. a, c, e, g
  2. f, a, c, e
  3. e,g,b,d
  4. a,b,c,d
Grade 4 Musical Notation
What are the lines, in order, on the treble clef?
  1. e,g,b,d,f
  2. g,b,d,f,a
  3. b,d,f,e,g
  4. f,a,c,e
Grade 4 Musical Notation
The four families of the orchestra are:            woodwind                   brass                  strings                       percussion             
Grade 4 Musical Terms
An interval that is eight notes apart is called what?
  1. octave
  2. whole rest
  3. half note
  4. quarter rest
Grade 4 Music Theory
Major chords sound happy.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Music Theory
Minor chords sound happy.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Musical Notation
A 3/4 meter sign tells us there are 3 beats per measure and the quarter note equals 1 beat.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Musical Terms
What connects two notes that are the same?
  1. a tie
  2. a beat
  3. a bar
  4. a chord
Grade 4 Musical Notation
In 4/4 time, the                quarter note                receives the beat.
Grade 4 Musical Notation
The meaning of fortissimo.
  1. soft
  2. very loud
  3. moderately soft
  4. quiet
Grade 4 Musical Terms
In 6/8 time, there are                 beats per measure
  1. 3
  2. 2
  3. 8
  4. 6
Grade 4 Musical Notation
A descending melody moves                 , while an ascending melody moves                 .
  1. slowly; quickly
  2. upward; downward
  3. quickly; slowly
  4. downward; upward
Grade 4 Musical Terms
1. The          treble          clef is also known as the "G" clef.
2. The        bass        clef is also know as the "F" clef.
3. The         whole         note has 4 beats (ta-a-a-a)
4. The          repeat          sign directs the musician back to the beginning.
5. A         staff         has five lines and four spaces.
6. A         sharp         raises a given note 1/2 step.
7. A        flat        lowers a given note 1/2 step.
8. A           natural           cancels a flat or sharp.
9. A           fermata          , or a birds eye,means to pause or hold.
10.          legato          means smooth and connected.
Grade 4 Musical Notation
A music sign that means to hold is a                .
  1. cantata
  2. ensemble
  3. fermata
  4. interval
Grade 4 Musical Notation
The bottom note in a time signature tells us which note receives the beat.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Music Theory
A minor melody sounds                    , while a major melody sounds                    .
  1. confident; confused
  2. triumphant; serious
  3. sad; happy
  4. happy; sad
Grade 4 Musical Terms
The quality of a sound is also known as                .
  1. timbre
  2. pitch
  3. vibrato
  4. overtones
Grade 4 Musical Terms
A pattern that repeats is called            ostinato           .
Grade 4 Musical Terms
Musical form is the overall structure of the piece.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Musical Notation
In 2/2 time, the             half note             receives the beat.
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