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. 

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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?

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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

Thanks for submitting Part 1!

When you're ready, try Part 2 below...

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: 

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sample text performance
Test Questions

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Bonus: 

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