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1 COPYRIGHT 2013 TMTA/TMTEF Whitlock Level ALPHA Spring 2014 CODE Name School GradeDate Last Name, First Name. Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate Theory Test Please print. Points 1. On the staves below: 4 5 A. Draw a flat before B. Draw a sharp before C. Draw a stem and a flag D. Draw stems and a beam on the note below. the note below. on the note below to the notes below to make make an eighth note. beamed eighth notes. 2. On the staff below, add the notes or rests that are named below each measure. Remember the stem rules. 4. Eighth Note on F Sixteenth Note on B Dotted Half Note on C Eighth Rest 3. On the line below the staff, name the distance between each pair of notes. 5 Use W for whole step, H for half step, and O for no step (enharmonic). 4. Below the arrow in each measure, draw the one note that has been left out of the measure Draw bar lines where they are needed. 3

2 Whitlock Level 5 Spring 2014 Page 2 6. Name the intervals on the line below each measure. Example: 2 nd, 3 rd, 4 th, etc Write the top number of the time signature in each measure below. Each will be used only once Draw one note (not a number) that receives the total number of beats for each group of notes and rests. 4 Example: Not: 4 9. Write counts below each note or rest for each measure. Count to three in every measure On the staff below: A. Print the name of the note in the blank below each measure. 4 B. In each measure, draw a note one octave above the given note. Use ledger lines as needed. 4 Look at the clef sign. _ 11. Name the Major key for each key signature drawn below. 5 Major Major Major Major Major

3 COPYRIGHT 2013 TMTA/TMTEF Whitlock Level 5 Spring 2014 Page 3 Name Last Name, First Name. Please print. 12. On each staff below: A. Mark the half steps with slurs where they occur in the Major scale. 2 2 B. Draw the sharp(s) or flat(s) that are needed before the notes to make the two Major scales. 4 C. Write the letter name of the tonic (keynote) and dominant notes in the blanks. 4 G Major The tonic (keynote) is. The dominant note is _. B Major The tonic (keynote) is. The dominant note is _ 13. On the Grand Staff below: A. Draw the brace, treble clef and bass clef in the first measure only. 3 B. On both staves draw the key signature named above each measure. 6 C. After the key signature, draw the notes of the tonic triad (I chord) on both staves. Use whole notes. 3 E Major A Major F Major I I I 14. Write the number of the correct definition in the blank. 10 Dominant 1. Lines added above or below the five-line staff to extend the staff Half Step 2. A scale that has only five pitches Ledger Lines 3. The fifth note of a scale, scale step five, the note a fifth above the tonic Moderato 4. A combination of two half steps Accidental 5. A resting point in the music Chromatic Signs 6. A repeated rhythmic or melodic idea, usually short and very distinctive Motive/Motif 7. The group name for Sharps, Double Sharps, Flats, Double Flats and Naturals Pentatonic Scale 8. The distance on the keyboard from one key to the very next key Whole Step 9. A tempo a little faster than Andante Cadence 10. A chromatic sign used in front of a note to change the note from what the key signature requires or from what has occurred previously in the measure

4 Whitlock Level 5 Spring 2014 Page Circle the dominant (V) triad in the example. 1 EAR TRAINING 16. You will hear four measures of rhythmic dictation. Fill in the blank measures You will hear six intervals played both broken and blocked. They will be either a second or fifth. 3 Write 2 nd or 5 th in the proper blank You will hear six sets of triads. There are two triads in each set. One of them is a Major triad. 3 If the Major triad is the first chord played, circle 1. If the Major triad is the second chord played, circle 2. 1 st set 2 nd set 3 rd set 4 th set 5 th set 6 th set 19. You will hear four measures of melodic dictation. Fill in the blank measures. 4 BONUS Complete the partial linear Major circle of 5ths. Fill the blanks up and down by the interval of a 5 th from the given note. Use UPPER CASE LETTERS. Down by 5 ths Start on Up by 5 ths 1 C

5 COPYRIGHT 2013 TMTA/TMTEF Whitlock Level Spring Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate Theory Test Ear Training Instructions Whitlock Level 5 For each question: A. Play according to suggested tempo. B. All examples are C. Leave plenty of silence between repetitions to allow hearing mentally.! D. Pause the TMTA Ear Training CD as needed to allow students time to write their answers. Question 16: Rhythmic Dictation CD Track Read the test question aloud and answer any questions. 2. Explain that you will play a four-measure example, all on one pitch. Tell students the following: The students are to draw the types of notes they hear, where they are needed in the 2 nd and 4 th measures. The 1 st and 3 rd measures are printed on the test and the bar lines are already drawn. 3. Establish the tempo and beat by tapping and counting aloud two measures before each time you play. Do not count or tap while playing. 4. Play the example through, accenting the first beat of each measure. 5. Play again while the students clap and count aloud. 6. Play again. Pause, giving the students time to write. 7. Announce and play the first two measures. Pause. Repeat. 8. Announce and play the last two measures. Pause. Repeat. 9. Play all four measures once again for a final check. Question 17: Intervals CD Track Read the test question aloud and answer any questions. 2. Play each example as both broken and blocked intervals using the method illustrated in measure one. 3. Play the first example. Pause. Repeat. 4. Continue through all the examples. 5. Repeat all examples once, pausing briefly between them (Continued on back)

6 Whitlock Level 5 Spring 2014 Page 2 Ear Training Instructions (Continued) Question 18: Triad Identification CD Track Read the instructions on the test paper aloud and answer any questions. 2. Tell the students that you will play two triads (chords) for each set and they are to listen for the Major triad. Explain that you will play the triads in both broken and blocked form. Play a sample set, different from the test examples. Play the first set. Pause; say "again" and repeat. 3. Continue through all sets similarly. Pause briefly between sets. 4. Repeat all sets once for a final check. 1 st Set 2 nd Set 3 rd Set 4 th Set 5 th Set 6 th Set Question 19: Melodic Dictation CD Track Read the instructions on the test paper aloud and answer any questions. 2. Explain that you will play a four-measure melody and name the Major key. The 1 st and 3 rd measures are printed on the test and the bar lines are already drawn. 3. Play the Major scale and the tonic triad tones Repeat the keynote and say its name. 4. Establish the tempo and beat by tapping and counting aloud two measures before each time you play. Do not count or tap while playing. 5. Play all four measures. Repeat as the students sing along. Repeat once again while they write. 6. Announce and play the first two measures. Pause. Repeat. Announce and play the last note of the second measure, and play the final two measures. Pause. Repeat. 7. After a pause for writing, play all four measures once more. C Major REMIND STUDENTS TO COMPLETE THE BONUS QUESTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TEST.

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