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Music Theory 103 - Rhythm.
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  • 1

    Rushing is when you are falling behind the tempo. True or false?

  • 2

    Twice the duration of a quarter note is called a half note. True or false?

  • 3

    The bottom value in the time signature tells the note value that gets the beat. True or false?

  • 4

    A note value followed by a dot indicates that you should take the note value and add half of its value to it. True or false?

  • 5

    Odd times signatures are based on multiple of 2 or 3

  • 6

    What is the most basic component of rhythm?

  • 7

    The downbeat is the place where the harmony is more likely to change. True or false?

  • 8

    Which of the following defines syncopation?

  • 9

    How do you notate a whole note rest?

  • 10

    5/4, 7/4 and 11/4 are compound time signature. True or false?

  • 11

    For every quarter note, you can play ___ 32nd notes.

  • 12

    Syncopation it the simultaneous use of contrasting rhythmic patterns. True or false?

  • 13

    Swing is a flexible interpretation of the shuffle rhythm. True or false?

  • 14

    What is the quarter note foundation of a jazz groove?

  • 15

    The top number in a time signature ______________.

  • 16

    In reggae music, the one drop places emphasis on the ____ beat.

  • 17

    In order for a series of pulses to feel like rhythm, it needs to have a certain degree of __________ to it.

  • 18

    Half time tells the musician to play _________.

  • 19

    Does music have to have drums and percussion to have pulse?

  • 20

    How do you call the beat that occurs at the beginning of a measure?

  • 21

    Which statement is incorrect?

  • 22

    It is recommended to audition your song at different tempos to find the sweet spot. True or false?

  • 23

    BPM stands for ___________.

  • 24

    House music generally falls in the _______ BPM zone.

  • 25

    Bossa Nova is slower and harmonically more complex than samba. True or false?

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