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Old 11-28-2003, 12:06 PM   #1
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Theory Test

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ok, so....... there have been 3 theory lessons so far.

and, like anything, it's good to test your knowledge in order to reinforce it. so, this test will include all material from the first 3 lessons.

***important***

do NOT post your answers here. PM them to me. not only will it prevent you from giving away the answers to the other members who want to seriously take this test to see where they're at, but it will also avoid any embarresment anyone might feel about getting answers wrong.
however, feel free, and encouraged, to post any questions you may have about the test....... maybe you don't understand how i worded a question, or maybe you're not sure what it is exactly that i want in your answer...... those posts are fine and welcomed. but once again, do NOT post the answers here lol


before you begin, let me say one more thing..... DON'T go back and get the answers from the all the lessons that i did...... this isn't an "open book" test. try and do the test in full, without cheating by going back and looking. and that means complete it and send it to me. don't worry if you get stuff wrong. that's what it's here for......... for you to see where the gaps in your knowledge are, and to see if there's anything you don't understand.
this is to see how much you've actually read, applied, learned and fully absorbed so that you KNOW it.


oh and don't feel like you have to copy and paste the questions, and put the answers in underneath or anything like that. just number the answers and type them out by themselves. no point in copying the questions when i have them right here.





let's get on with it.

<center>Theory Test</center>
1. what are the names of the strings from lowest to highest?


2. what is the musical alphabet? (write it out)


3. what is an interval?


4. what are intervals measured in?
- a.) what is the interval pattern of the musical alphabet starting on A ?



5. what is the smallest interval in western music?


6. what is a natural note?
- a.) what natural notes have half steps between them?


7. how many frets is a 1/2 step?
- a). how many frets is a Whole step?

8. name that note

5th fret G string ?

15th fret D string ?

8th fret E string ?

10th fret B string?

3rd fret E string?

8th fret A string?


9. what intervals are these? (whole or half? melodic or harmonic?)

a.)
Code:
E------- B------- G------- D------- A------- E--8-10-



b.)
Code:
E------- B------- G------- D--2-3-- A------- E-------




c.)
Code:
E------- B------- G------- D---2--- A---5--- E-------



d.)
Code:
E-------- B------4- G---7---- D-------- A-------- E--------



e.)
Code:
E------- B------- G------- D------- A----8-- E----12-




f.)
Code:
E---4--- B---7--- G------- D------- A------- E-------



g.)
Code:
E-------- B------3- G---6---- D-------- A-------- E--------




10.) why is the direction on the guitar the way it is? (i.e. why is it considered "down" when you move towards the headstock, or towards the ceiling, and why when you move your hand towards the body or towards the floor considered "up")



11.) what is an accidental ?


12.) what are the different types of accidentals ?


13.) what does each accidental do?


14.) what's an enharmonic tone? (give example)



15.) how are accidentals written? (i.e. where are they placed next to the note?)
- a.) on paper when writing a note with an acccidental?
- b.) on paper when writing an INTERVAL or DEGREE with an accidental?
- c.) on staff paper?



16.) what is the full musical alphabet with all the accidentals written in there? (i.e. the chromatic scale)
- a.) with #'s
- b.) with b's


17.) Name That Note

please list all possible names for each. (some will have 2, some will have 3)

4th fret A string?

6th fret E string?

9th fret A string?

7th fret A string?

11th fret G string?

16th fret B string?

7th fret G string?

8th fret D string?




18.) what is a scale?


19.) what, in music theory, is based off of the Major scale?


20.) what is the W-1/2 pattern for a Major Scale?


21.) what is a root note?


22.) what do the numbers onthe neck paper represent?


23.) how many shapes of the Major Scale are there?


24.) what 3 different strings do those patterns START on ?
- a.)how many patterns for each starting string?


25.) what are the NOTES of the A Major scale ?




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Old 11-29-2003, 01:19 PM   #2
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um..... HELLO!!!!!??????? .......

I've had THREE....... count them THREE people take this test so far. (and to those 3 people, i will be getting your results back to you today )

now, compare that to the number of people i had crying about when i was going to start theory lessons again, and that is ridiculous.

so.. 75 views, and THREE actual test takers.

wow, that's great people.

"lets see.. take a test that would serve to improve my knowledge on the musical instrument i SEEM to want to play......... ooooooooooooor take a "dante's inferno" test..."

yeah, dante seems the obvious choice to me too



im especially peeved with all the MT regulars and the people who bitched and whined about not having anymore theory lessons when i stopped for a while.

it's not that hard people...... it'll take 15 minutes...... i know i know, 15 precious minutes of pit surfing time right? yeah well... **** the pit and take the damn test.

you'll be better off for it.


but, as a wise friend of mine said earlier, as I was venting my anger over the subject

Originally said by beatallica_fan
"its par for the course with UG, the users never fail to disappoint with there apathy toward learning the instrument they supposedly love in favour of twatting around with a load of like minded shit-for-brains children"


ah how true beat, how true.......






NOW TAKE THE DAMN TEST!!!!!!!!









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Old 11-29-2003, 04:31 PM   #3
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Old 11-30-2003, 07:37 AM   #4
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Old 11-30-2003, 04:22 PM   #5
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Yeah, I will take that test, just let me read the lessons a bit more in depth.
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Old 11-30-2003, 05:32 PM   #6
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Damn, just took it. Nice test. Hope to get my results back soon.

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Old 11-30-2003, 06:23 PM   #7
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come on people, take a chance and take this test.
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Old 11-30-2003, 06:56 PM   #8
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Sorry.... i thought about it in my head.... just didn't pm you my answers.... i'll do it now.
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Old 11-30-2003, 08:59 PM   #9
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lol cas made people feel bad about not taking it
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Old 12-01-2003, 07:07 AM   #10
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wow, lol, all of a sudden my inbox has been filled.......

appreciate the sudden turnout guys

to be honest, i've been feeling ill all day and haven't checked the new ones over.

I'll get on that tomorrow morning though and get your results out to you. and thanks again.

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Old 12-01-2003, 02:13 PM   #11
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I meant to take it earlier, but just got it in last night...meh, I think I did alright
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Old 12-01-2003, 02:22 PM   #12
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I just saw it yesterday...and...I haven't looked at all your lessons and stuff, so I didn't know half the answers...

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Old 12-02-2003, 08:58 PM   #13
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shouldnt most of it be common knowledge anyway?
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Old 12-02-2003, 09:14 PM   #14
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i wouldnt say so, i wouldnt expect anyone without any musical training at all to get a single one of those questions
also cas is a tricky bastard making hard to understand questions
like "22.) what do the numbers onthe neck paper represent? "
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Old 12-03-2003, 12:29 AM   #15
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what do you mean by melodic or harmonic?
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what do you mean by melodic or harmonic?


tsk tsk tsk...... someone didn't read my previous theory lessons


anyways, it seems nearly everyone had that problem (also, people that didn't read my previous lessons ).

melodic = notes being played one after another

harmonic = notes being played at the same time as each other.


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tsk tsk tsk...... someone didn't read my previous theory lessons


anyways, it seems nearly everyone had that problem (also, people that didn't read my previous lessons ).

melodic = notes being played one after another

harmonic = notes being played at the same time as each other.


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Hahh OOOOOOOH i get it now

Makes sense, but i was all confused because a B and a C dont really "harmonize", its more like "disharmony"

And i read your lessons, its just hard to get every detail :P
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tsk tsk tsk...... someone didn't read my previous theory lessons


anyways, it seems nearly everyone had that problem (also, people that didn't read my previous lessons ).

melodic = notes being played one after another

harmonic = notes being played at the same time as each other.


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oh, thanks. i never read your lessons, but i'm starting to get into music theory, and i would really like to, where are they located at?
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Old 12-04-2003, 12:51 AM   #19
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oh, thanks. i never read your lessons, but i'm starting to get into music theory, and i would really like to, where are they located at?


lesson #1 & #2 are in the archive forum.


#3 is at the top of this forum.

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under this thread on the forum page, is the thread for the 3rd lesson, which also has the links to the first 2 lessons
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