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The answers to the 100 question test
« on: July 21, 2008, 06:00:11 PM »
I hope this gets put up somewhere permanently

this test will test your knowledge of theory application
ministerial protocol
and knowledge acquisition

each section will test you on basic knowledge more advanced knowledge practice --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
procedures and
knowledge acquisition

theory  the following questions will test your knowledge of basic to advanced theory
part one scale theory

1) How many notes are in a major scale?
7 notes

2) construct a major scale in the following keys
D major  D E F# G A B C#
Eb major  Eb F G Ab Bb C D
A major A B C# D E F# G#
Ab Major Ab BbC Db Eb F G

3)  construct a pentatonic scale on the same keys
D E F# A B
Eb F G Bb C
A B C# E F#
Ab Bb C Eb F
4) Construct a blues scale on the keys of E and B
E G A Bb B D
B D E F F#
5)  construct a whole tone scale on any of the above keys
D E F# G# A# B#
6) construct a diminsished scale on the keys of Db and F
this scale is is a series of half and whole steps
your answers may vary but what should be seen is a whole step followed by a half step
ie Db Eb E or (Fb) F# G A Bb C

 7) what scale would best be used on a major7 chord
the best scale to use on a major 7 chord is a major scale you could also say a lydian scale the lydian scale is a major scale built on the fifth degree

 what scale would best be used on a augmented chord
the answer for this is the whole tone scale also called the augmented scale

9) how do you construct a Eb dorian scale
 eb major scale with b3 b7
Eb F Gb Ab Bb C Db

10 how do you construct a Ab mixolydian scale
Ab major scale with b7
Ab Bb C Db Eb F Gb

11) to improvise for a jazz sound which note would you alter in a major scale
traditionally you would alter the 5 by flatting it you could also say b3

12) using the same concept what would be a second note you could alter to give you a jazz sound
again either b5 or b3

13)  to improvise for a traditional gospel sound what two notes would you remove from the major scale
the traditional scale for gospel is pentatonic so you would remove the 4th and the 7th

14) name three genres  of songs or styes or or parts of the service where you may use the blues scale
answers for this question could be
devotional songs uptempo gospels slow gospels shout music preacher chords certain hymns that have that gospel bluesey tinge or any time you want to put a blues sound in your hymn
true or false

15 The major scale is the best scale for a devotional song such as cant nobody do me like jesus  T  F
false the major scale contains the 7 which would sound too tame for this song the blues scale or mixolydian
and even a diminished scale or a melodic minor would be much better

16 The Blues scale is best suited for a song such as Holy Holy Holy if played the way the song is written
holy holy holy is a majestic hymn it is best suited for a major scale unless you wanted to play it as a

17 The the pentatonic scale sounds great when played in octaves  true or false
true this is how the scale really jumps out in fact most melodies will sound great when played in octaves

18 scales should be always be  played quickly in order to develop speed and accuracy
accuracy is developed by playing scales slowly accuracy and relaxation bring speed  so they should be played slowly at first and then when comfortable alternate between slow and fast

19 It is not important what fingers you use to play a scale as long as it sounds even.
 although fingering is very important there are some who use alternate fingerings and achieve flawless technique
as long as you can achieve a pristine and very high level of scale technique then who can argue that your fingering should be different
however learning the traditional fingering is advised since all difficulties have been worked out centuries ago why reinvent the wheel.

20 playing scales Legato  mean you play them choppy
false legata means connected

21 when you lift your fingers high when you play scales you develop strength and accuracy
true this is a technique taught to beginners to lift the fingers extremely high it really develops the hand to play scales flawlessly and with precision

22 when you keep your fingers in contact with the keys you develop a legato touch,
true another technique taught later to students to develop a very legato touch liszt was famous for this

multiple choice

23 why are scales important
a) they form the building blocks of chords
B) they make your fingers agile
C) they make it easier to learn how to play melodies
D they allow you to play by ear
E) all of the above 
ans) all of the above all are correct

24 what scale is the best for a up tempo shout
a) major scale
B)phrygian mode
C) ionian scale
D) blues scale
blues scale this was discussed earlier

25 what is the best scale to be played over an altered chord
A) major scale
B) melodic minor
C)melodic minor a half step up
D)melodic minor a half step down
C is the correct answer note I said the best scale for example the Bb melodic  scale started on the A would be the scale of choice for an A altered chord G C C# F
when you see the symbol alt in a chart traditionally that means to raise the fifth and and flat the ninth

26 you should practice scales
A) every session you practice
B) once a week
C) every other day
D)only if you want to solo
every session is recommended by all the authorities and method manuals
because scales are the building blocks of all chords melodies. they train your ears eyes and fingers for where the sounds lie on the board

chordal theory
the following section will test your knowledge of chords

27 what is the difference between a major and a minor chord what notes are different
the third is different it is flat in a minor chord

28 create a diminished triad on the notes of D and A
DFAb  A C Eb
29 create an augmented chord on the notes of C and Eb
CEG#   Eb G B

30 write a c major triad in all three inversions

31-34 form the following chords in the keys F and Db

major 7
any arrangement of  F A C E and   Db F Ab C
minor 7   
any arrangement of F Ab C EB and Db Fb Ab Cb  (if you said Db E Ab B ) give your self 1/2 point)
dimished 7
F Ab B Ebb  you may also write F Ab B D   
Db Fb Abb (G) Cbb (Bb)  A double flat is the same note as G  and C double flat is the same note as Bb

major minor 7
F Ab C E  Db Fb Ab C

true false
35) a closed chord means that only a few scales work with it
false closed means that the notes are close together

36) a major 9th chord contains a 2nd scale degree
this is true
the 2nd is the same note as the 9th it also contains a 7th

37) A Dminor  triad with a G is called a minor 11th
true the 11th is the same as the 4th

38) A C major triad with F instead of an E is called suspended,triad

fill in
 39) A chord where the notes of the chord are spread out so that you could put other scale tones between them  is called an _______________________ chord   answer =open chord

40) A chord that contains  two distinct chords such as a cmajor and Dmajor is called a _____________ chord
ans= poly chord

multiple choice

41) which words are used to describe  the notes that creae 9ths 13ths and 11ths
a) ornaments
C) both
D) neither

42) if you follow the circle of fifths
which notes lie on either side of the D
a) A and B

b) E and C

c) A and G

D) none of the above
C = ans

true or false

43) dominant chords sound like they want to go somewhere   
44) the major chord has the most alteration possibilities
45) the dominant chord has the most alteration possibilites
46) the minor chord has the most alteration possibilities
47) traditionally when you end a song
the chord that comes before the last chord should be
a minor chord
false the dominant chord on the fifth scale degree is the chord that creates the cadence

the following questions will test your knowledge of progressions substitutions and some song applications
if you have made it this far you are probably on an intermediate to an advanced level of theory
if this part is too difficult skip this section and go to the ministry section

48) the number system is a system allows musicians to communicate scales and progressions

if we are in the key of C

what number would A be
6 or Vi

for the following questions you should write the labeled chord names ie
Gmaj7 or cmin9 etc

49) form a 2 5 1 progression in the key of Eb
Fmin7 Bb7 Ebmaj7

50) write a 7 3 6 progression in the key of Bb
Dmin7b5 Gmin7 Cmin7

51) write an 3 6 2 5 1 in the key of C
Gmin7  cmin7 Fmin7 Bb7 Ebmaj7

true or false
52) in most hymns and devotional songs the song either goes to the four or the five
53) the five can be preceeded by a dominant a half step above
 dominants can really go anywhere they are powerful and versatile chords the sound best when placed above however diminished chords sound better from below

54)  the five can be preceeded by a dominant a whole step below)
 again the power of dominant chords is that you can put them anywhere
in gospel we tend to use diminished or major chords from a whole step below so if this is what you were thinking and you answered false give yourself this point

55) a five chord can be preceeded by a dominant a fourth below
very true if you missed this please please please study some theory

56) any chord can be preceeded by a major 7th chord above
yes major 7 chords have in the last decade or two become the new dominant chord
they can be used as passing chords on the half or whole steps surrounding your target chord

57) a tritone are two notes three steps away
false a tritone is an augmented fourth away

58) tritones can be used in conjunction with a chord  or in place of a chord
 59)when we say tritone substitution we mean we switch one tritone for another
a tritone substitution means the two notes that play the tritone remain the same the bass note moves a tritone away  ie C/EBb  is a tritone sub for F#/EBb   

multiple choice

60 in a 2 5 1 progression
the two is normally
a) major
b) minor
c) dominant
d) augmented
ans= B minor

61) to serve the same purpose and to be used interchangebly what other progression might you use

a) 3-6-1

b)  4 5 1

c) 2 b2 1

D) A and B

E) B and C
Band C   
the 4 5 1 was the cadence that was used before the 2 5 1 came into popularity
the b2 is a tritone substitution for the 5 in a 2 5 1
the following questions will test your knowledge of instruments

62) name at least 5 ways that an organ is different from a piano
answers are many and varied here are several
organ has two manuals, organs have pedals, organs sustain , organs have volume controls, organs are electronic.
organs create sounds by drawbars , pianos use hammers and strings need sustain pedals

63) name three ways a keyboard is different from an organ

64) name 2 ways a pipe organ is different from a hammond
pipe organs have slower attacks
pipe organs use pipes to make sound
pipe organs use stops and not draw bars

65) how many possible combinations of sounds are there on a hammond organ
A) less than a hundred

B) more  than a thousand

C) less than a thousand

D) less than a million

E) more than 2 million

66) the hammond is traditionally played with 2 feet

fill in
the ______________ is usally called the king of instruments

67)  the ___________________ is the glue between the rhythm  and the harmony
the bass

68) name three four instruments that are responsible for the harmony in a typical church band
bass keys pianos organ guitar

69) in what way does the bass guitar control the harmony and how does the regular guitar affect the harmony
it plays the root which controls the chord and how it is interpreted this grants the bass player enormous power

true or false

70) in a band everyone should try to out play each other in order to get everyone to play their best
this is the problem with most gospel bands

71) you can put a bass through a guitar amp with now problems
false only if you want to blow the speaker in your guitar amp

72) you can put a bass through a keyboard amp with no problems
true this is often done

72) you can never put a keyboard through a bass amp
false this is also often done

73) you should play lower than everyone
but this is a good point to think about you should think about not always standing out but
blending in 

74) you should look for holes in the music to poke through and stand out
the art of playing in a band is looking for holes in the sound

75)  when playing piano solo you rhythm less important than harmony
false rhythm is king you can play the wrong note at the right time and sound good
but if you play the correct chord but miss the timing you sound like an amatuer
groove is king

practice procedures
practicing is a necessary component to your development the following questions will test your understanding of practicing.

76) name two devices used to help you practice keeping in time
drum machine metronome

77) name four ways you can or should practice chords
chromatically, in whole steps , around the cycle, diatonically, in major thirds, in songs , in progressions

78) what is a drill and why are they important
drills are exercises designed to reinforce skills

79) if you are learning a song from a record
what are the two things you should learn first
a) melody
b) bass line
C) chords
 pick two
ans=melody and bass line

80) if you are learning how to play a song from the written page
you should
a) never take your eye off the page
b)look ahead
C) try to see patterns instead of reading each note
D) all of the above
E)none of the above
all of the above= ans
81) what are some compelling arguments for playing by ear
it reinforces memory it allows you to hear changes a majority of gospel music is not written
most gospel music is improvisatonal which requires you to use your ear

82 what are some compelling arguments for playing by reading
reading allows you to be sure you are playing the right notes or teaching the choir the correct notes
it allows you to learn music faster
some music that is written is not on recordings
reading opens you up to new harmonies and techniques

choir training
fill in with the following words
always sometimes never doesent matter

83) you should _______________ warm up your choir before practice

84) the parts the choir sing _________________ come from the chords played on the key board or organ
sometimes or always the real answer is most times almost always
true false
85) the words are just as important as the notes when teaching a song
86) The average usable range to sing vocally is one octave
alto tenor and soprano ranges are about an octave
Ministry application

this last part will test your ability to funtion in a ministry

87) what is the difference between a worship song and a praise song
worship songs talk about loving God for who he is
praise songs thank God for what he's done

88) what is the difference between a devotional service and a worship and praise segment
devotional service is where people stand up from the congregation and sing songs they may sing worship songs and praise songs but usually they sing what we know as devotional songs

a praise and worship segment is now often used in place of the devotional service where the praise leaders will lead the songs and the congregation is usually not invited to start the songs
the selected songs are intentionally selected to give God praise and worship hymns are minimized in place of more contemporary worship and praise selections
89) when a preacher is talking  or there is a transition in the service you should
a) play a song
b) play some lively music
C) play something slow
D) play something light

D play something light you dont want to over shadow the speaker or draw attention to yourself
90) when a person is praying you should
A) play a worshipful song
B) play songs that speak to what the person is playing
C)dont play at all
D) consult your pastor on all questions concerning what and when to play

D Consulting your pastor is always the best course of action when it comes to prayers and the reading of the word
if you cant consult your pastor or you are at a new guest church you can do A or B or C

91) when a preacher is hooping you should
a) play the same chords you would play in a shout
b) you should play along with every word
C) you should play after he stops for a breath
D)it depends on the preacher

D is the best answer if you notice all the other answers are correct but it really does depend on the preacher
so you should be flexible to accompany the preacher not try to make him fit what you do
but you need to adjust to fit what he does
true or false

92) music prepares the hearts of the people for the message
93) David played a spirit away from saul
94)  theology is contained in 90% percent of our hymns
true if you read the intro to the African heritage hymnal 70 percent of theology comes from hymnology in the African american church

95) the bible says that with holy spirit we dont need teachers
1john 2:27  this is a trick question meant to trick your intellect
intellectually we would want to disagree but the bible does state this in this scripture and many others
that the annointing is our teacher we needeth no man to teach us
96) a musician should conduct himself to the same standard as a preacher
true the levites were both musicians and preachers and had to be consecrated and holy before God

97) A workman is not worthy of his hire
false the bible says a workman is worth of his hire
1 timothy 5:18
luke 10:7

97) not just your gifts will make room for you

false the bible says your gifts will make room for you
proverbs 18:16 God placed in each of us a talent and it will make room for us
our intellectual selves would want to put other things on this like you need holiness etc
but the word says our gifts will make room for us we need to be careful not to add to or take away from the scripture that then becomes idealogy no longer theology
98)  praise is a sacrifice
true we see many references where praise is called a sacrifice it is an offering to God
and when the praises go up the blessings come down

99) a musician shouldnt have to align him or herself to the vision of the pastor
false a musician has to align himself to the vision of the pastor

100) Lgm contains all the anwers to all the questions on this test
this was a bonus questioin
in my posts alone I have touched on every point on this test.

To be or not to be that is the question you anwer when you pray practice and read your word

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Re: The answers to the 100 question test
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 05:33:37 PM »
So Awesome!!

Thanks Diverse.
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Re: The answers to the 100 question test
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008, 09:40:10 AM »
i am actually going to be taken a basic theory course at York college in the fall so i know this will be a tremendous help in me learning theory.  Thank you again.

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Re: The answers to the 100 question test
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2008, 09:54:13 AM »
i am actually going to be taken a basic theory course at York college in the fall so i know this will be a tremendous help in me learning theory.  Thank you again.

really I was thinking about going to york college this semester
I want to really finish and get my B.A in music

so I can go on for my Masters in music

I was going to Queens College But I had to drop out because the schedule was just too hectic

5 days a week ( I need my fridays off)

we should stay in touch especially if we are both going to the same school

I met the director two years ago and was very impressed with his knowledge

york isnt the best music school

but if you are diligent you can get a lot out of their program

and it is one of the few jazz programs

that you can get in an affordable program

I dont know about hunter I know the best school is aaron copland queens college
but they only offer jazz in a graduate program

undergrad is straight conservatory style with an emphasis on theory not performance

york has small band ensembles which are excellent for development

and queens has some very talented musicians so I think we will get a very good education there

To be or not to be that is the question you anwer when you pray practice and read your word
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