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Music Theory 103 - Rhythm.
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  • 1

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

  • 2

    Comping means __________.

  • 3

    For every eighth note, you can play ___ sixteenth notes.

  • 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

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

  • 6

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

  • 7

    What Time Signature is often called a “Waltz”?

  • 8

    A bar line is used to separate two sections of a musical piece. True or false?

  • 9

    What is the quarter note foundation of a jazz groove?

  • 10

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

  • 11

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

  • 12

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

  • 13

    Which statement is incorrect?

  • 14

    Which of the following defines syncopation?

  • 15

    What Time Signature is often called Common Time?

  • 16

    BPM stands for ___________.

  • 17

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

  • 18

    What is the most basic component of rhythm?

  • 19

    For every quarter note, you can play ___ 64th notes.

  • 20

    Cut time tells the musician to play _________.

  • 21

    In rock music, the backbeat is often played strongly by the ___________.

  • 22

    How do you notate a whole note rest?

  • 23

    Odd times signatures are based on multiple of 2 or 3

  • 24

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

  • 25

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

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