AP Music Theory UNIT 1 Practice Test 2023

AP Music Theory UNIT 1 Practice Test: Try The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Music Theory exam UNIT 1 (Music Fundamentals I: Pitch, Major Scales, and Key Signatures, Rhythm, Meter, and Expressive Elements) questions and answers online quiz.

Music is sound and silence in time. Throughout the history of Western music, com¬ posers have represented sounds with symbols called notation. It is our written musical language. Music notation does not indicate the exact duration of the sound, instead, it shows how long one note last in relation to others.

AP Music Theory UNIT 1 Content:

Topics may include:

  • Pitch and pitch notation
  • Notes and rests
  • Major scales
  • Major keys
  • Beat division and meter type
  • Tempo
  • Dynamics

AP Music Theory UNIT 1 Practice Test 2023

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AP Music Theory Practice Test -Unit 1

AP Music Theory Exam

AP Music Theory Practice Test
Unit 1: Music Fundamentals I: Pitch, Major Scales and Key Signatures, Rhythm, Meter, and Expressive Elements
Total MCQs: 25
Time Limit: 35 Minutes

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This Question refers to the excerpt below from the hymn tune Woodworth by W. B. Bradbury.

Because the first two eighth notes are the anacrusis, the last measure of this hymn tune will contain what durational value?

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This Question refers to the excerpt below from the hymn tune Woodworth by W. B. Bradbury.

The note that gets one beat in this meter is the

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This Question refers to the excerpt below from the hymn tune Woodworth by W. B. Bradbury.

What is the meter of this hymn tune?

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This Question is based on an excerpt from the hymn tune Blessed Assurance.

Compound meter always

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This Question is based on an excerpt from the hymn tune Blessed Assurance.

The first three notes are

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This Question is based on an excerpt from the hymn tune Blessed Assurance.

The note that receives one beat in this meter is the

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This Question is based on an excerpt from the hymn tune Blessed Assurance.

The meter of this piece can best be described as

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There is a half step between which two pairs of white notes on the piano keyboard?

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This question is based on the following excerpt from a Mozart string quartet.

If this piece were performed by a woodwind quartet, what would be the primary change you would hear?

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This question is based on the following excerpt from a Mozart string quartet.

The accidentals found in the first two measures of this excerpt are

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This question is based on the following excerpt from a Mozart string quartet.

The notes played by the violin II and viola on the downbeat of measure 2 are

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This question is based on the following excerpt from a Mozart string quartet.

The first note in the viola part is

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If A# is the raised submediant in minor, what would be the key signature of the relative major key?

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The notes D#, A, and B are all contained in which of the following pairs of scales?

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Which of the following pitches is NOT diatonic in B Major?

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The relative key of A Major is

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Look at the following excerpt and answer the Question.

All of the following are true about the meter of this selection EXCEPT the

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Look at the following excerpt and answer the Question.

The bass line in measure 5 is all of the following EXCEPT

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Look at the following excerpt and answer the Question.

Which scale is used in this excerpt?

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This Question is based on English Suite II: Gigue.

The anacrusis and downbeat are what scale degrees?

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This Question is based on English Suite II: Gigue.

This example features all of the following EXCEPT

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This Question is based on English Suite II: Gigue.

The meter of this selection by Bach is:

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This Question is based on the string section parts from this concerto grosso by Corelli.

This excerpt is in what key?

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This Question is based on the string section parts from this concerto grosso by Corelli.

This excerpt features all of the following EXCEPT

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This Question is based on the string section parts from this concerto grosso by Corelli.

Noting the change of time signature at the end, the meter of this passage changes from

Your score is

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