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Music Theory 103 - Rhythm.
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  • 1

    The downbeat is the place where the harmony is more likely to change. True or false?

  • 2

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

  • 3

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

  • 4

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

  • 5

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

  • 6

    What do we get if we divide a quarter note into 3 equal parts?

  • 7

    What Time Signature is often called a "Waltz"?

  • 8

    Cut Time is indicated with a C with a line through it. True or false?

  • 9

    A measure is sometimes called a ___________.

  • 10

    Half time tells the musician to play _________.

  • 11

    Comping means __________.

  • 12

    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?

  • 13

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

  • 14

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

  • 15

    It is recommended to audition your song at different tempos to find the sweet spot. True or false?

  • 16

    For every quarter note, you can play ___ 32nd notes.

  • 17

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

  • 18

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

  • 19

    Cut time tells the musician to play _________.

  • 20

    What is the most basic component of rhythm?

  • 21

    The top number in a time signature ______________.

  • 22

    How do you notate a whole note rest?

  • 23

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

  • 24

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

  • 25

    In jazz music, which drum instrument is often the time-keeper?

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