Certificate of Completion Test

Note Reading, Level 4 

Part 1:
Instructions, part 1/2: Answer the 14 questions (plus 2 bonus questions). Feel free to submit your answers to parts one and two of the test on separate days. 

1) Listen to the audio clip. What are the solfa syllables for the pitches you hear?  

a) do re mi fa

b) do re mi re do

c) do re do do

d) so fa mi re do

2) Listen to the audio clip. What are the solfa syllables for the pitches you hear?  

a) do re mi fa

b) do re mi re do

c) do re do do

d) so fa mi re do

3) Listen to the audio clip. What are the solfa syllables for the pitches you hear?  

a) do re mi fa

b) do re mi re do

c) do do re do

d) so fa mi re do

4) Listen to the audio clip. The clip ends just before we get to hear the tonic. What note would we have heard if the tonic was played?  (hint: use all tools at your disposal including singing and your keyboard)

Possible answers:​

  •  d

  •  e

  •  f

  •  g

5) Listen to the audio clip. The last note is the tonic and the clip ends before we hear it. What note would we have heard if the tonic was played? Choose from the following answers: 

  •  a

  •  b

  •  c

  •  d

6) Listen to the audio clip. What are the solfa syllables for the pitches you hear?  

 

a) do re mi fa so fa mi re do

b) do re me fa so fa me re do

7) What famous tune begins with this melody?

(tip: a note with a dash means it's twice as long as the other notes)

 

do do so so la la so- fa fa mi mi re re do-

8) Listen to the audio clip. What kind of

ascending scale, answer a, b or c, are you listening to? (hint: the chromatic scale will be reduced to 8 pitches so as not to give anything away)

a) chromatic

b) minor

c) major

9) Listen to the audio clip. What kind of descending scale, answer a, b or c, are you listening to? (hint: the chromatic scale will be reduced to 8 pitches so as not to give anything away)

a) chromatic

b) minor

c) major

10) Based on the key signature and the accidentals, how many notes in the following passage will be flat? Answer a, b c or d:

a) 3

b) 4

c) 5

d) 6

11) Look again at the musical passage from question 10. Based on the notes written in measure 2, how many G naturals would you play? Answer a, b, c or d:

a) 0

b) 1

c) 2

d) 3

12) Listen to this audio clip of music by J.S. Bach, written for solo cello. Is the music in a major or a minor key?

13) Listen to this audio clip, which is the ending to the music you hear the beginning of in question 12. True or False, the music ends on the tonic?

14) Based on the clip from question 12, true or false: if you can figure out what note the tonic is AND correctly answer question 12, then you can name the key of the music?

Bonus 1/2: Look at the page of music to the right. It's written in two keys! Do you see where the key signature changes, at measure 37? What is the key of that first section that ends at measure 36? Answer a, b, c or d. Hint: The tonic is C.

a) C major 

b) C minor 

c) C sharp major

d) C sharp minor

Bonus 2/2: Look at the page of music to the right, beginning at the key change in measure 37. What is the name of the new key? Answer a, b, c or d. Hint, the tonic is G.

a) G major 

b) G minor 

c) G sharp major

d) G sharp minor

Please send your numbered answers in an email entitled "Note Reading 4" to catherinelittlemusic@gmail.com

I will be sure to get back to you with your results within a day or two!

Part 2:
Instructions, part 2/2Play and sing the following four melodies in solfa. Pay attention to the tempo and the rhythm, and please sing to your metronome. Feel free to sing in any octave that is comfortable. 
 
How to: Click the orange "start recording" button, say "Note 4, example __(number of  example you are going to "perform")___" and give your test performance. Make separate recordings for all 4 questions. A performance constitutes setting your metronome to the specified speed and singing the notes from the example, with or without your keyboard. See sample question for a demonstration. Remember to use MI for major and ME for minor :)

Sample test question: 

Sample test performance
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