Certificate of Completion Test

 Reading Rhythm, Levels 1 & 2

Part 1:

Instructions, part 1/2: Answer the 13 questions (plus 1 bonus question) using the answer form below. Feel free to submit your answers to parts one and two of the test on separate days. 

1) Based on the passage of music above, which is the only correct answer to the following question, a, b, c or d : What does the symbol to the right of the treble clef indicate?

a) common tempo

b) 4 half notes per measure

c) 4/4 time

d) clef

2) Based on the passage of music above, which is the only correct answer to the following question, a, b, c or d : How many measures contain whole rests?

a) 5

b) 3

c) 2

d) 0

3) Based on the passage of music above, which is the only correct answer to the following question, a, b, c or d : How do measures 1 and 3 compare?

a) although their notes are different, they are the same rhythmically

b) they are played at two different metronome speeds

c) they are both missing a beat

d) both have a total of two beats rest

4) Based on the passage of music above, which is the only correct answer to the following question, a, b, c or d : How many notes would you need to eliminate from measure 6 in order for it to contain only 3 beats?

a) 0

b) 3

c) 1

d) 2

5) Based on the passage of music above, which is the only correct answer to the following question, a, b, c or d : What's the fastest way to find measure 11?

a) count eleven measures starting from measure 1

b) count backwards a measure from where measure 12 is indicated

c) think about how many bars in a measure

d) count measures in groups of 2

6) Based on the passage of music above, which is the only correct answer to the following question, a, b, c or d : In measure 14, what would NOT, rhythmically speaking, make a suitable substitute for the first note? 

a) a half rest

b) two quarter notes

c) a dotted half note

d) a quarter note followed by a quarter rest 

7) True or false, someone playing a piece of music to a metronome set at 110 bpm would get to the end sooner than someone playing the same piece to a metronome set at 70 bpm?

8) True or false, four bars of 2/4 time contain the same number of beats as one bar of 4/4 time?

9) Based on your knowledge of dotted notes, true or false, a dotted whole note is worth 6 beats?

10) In the passage directly above, measure 2 has an unfamiliar rhythm. Assuming you aren't yet capable of playing it, how many beats would you need to rest before you could jump back in on a familiar quarter note?

11) True or false, you will end up counting a different number of beats in a bar depending on whether or not you add up the beats from left to right or from right to left?

12) A whole note is NOT equal to...? Answer a, b, c or d: 

a) 2 half notes

b) a dotted half note plus a quarter note

c) a dotted half note plus a half rest

d) 2 quarter notes plus a half rest

13) A dotted half note is NOT equal to...? Answer a, b, c or d: 

a) a dotted half rest

b) a whole note plus a quarter rest

c) three quarter notes

d) a half note plus a quarter rest

BONUS!

Which of the following four terms, answer a, b, c or d is not related? 

a) pulse

b) beat

c) metronome click

d) scordatura

Answer Form

Part 2:

Instructions, part 2/2: Click the orange "start recording" button, say "Rhythm 1 & 2, example __(number of  example you are going to "perform")___" and give your test performance. Do this for all 5 questions, plus the bonus question. A performance constitutes setting your metronome to the specified speed, counting aloud the beats in each bar, and counting a full bar before you begin clapping. See sample question for a demonstration.

Sample test question: 

sample text performance
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