• Scale Quiz 1: Test Your Knowledge Of The Major Scale

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    In this lesson, you’ll be doing a quiz that will test your knowledge of the major scale.

    The major scale is one of the basic scales every musician must learn — especially when getting started and there are twelve of them on the keyboard.

    The goal of this quiz is to test you on your acquaintance with all the major scales. However, before we go any further, let’s refresh our minds on the major scale.

    A Short Note On The Major Scale

    According to Jermaine Griggs, “a scale consists of a succession of notes played in ascending or descending order with a fixed distance between successive notes”

    So, the major scale is one of the several known scales in music theory.

    “So Why Is It Called The Major Scale?”

    The term major is basically used to describe the character of a key, hence the concept of the major key.

    The major scale is the scale of the major key; consisting of the notes in the major key and having attributes of the major key. For example, all the notes in the key of C major:

    …can be seen it its major scale which basically consists of all the white notes on the piano from C:

    …to C:

    So, its called the major scale because it is characterized by the attributes of the major key.

    Just like the C major scale:

    …are other major scales on the keyboard and the goal of this quiz is to test your knowledge of scales.

    A Quiz On The Major Scale

    There are 30 questions in this quiz and you’re expected to attempt all the questions.

    A — 21- 30

    B — 18-21

    C — 15-18

    D — 12-15

    E — 9-12

    F — 0-9

    Q 1. What is the 4th tone of the E major scale?

    A 1. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 2. What is the 6th tone of the G major scale?

    A 2. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 3. What is the 2nd tone of the B major scale?

    A 3. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 4. What is the 7th  tone of the D major scale?

    A 4. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 5. What is the 5th tone of the F major scale?

    A 5. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 6. What is the 1st tone of the A major scale?

    A 6. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 7. What is the 3rd tone of the C major scale?

    A 7. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 8. What is the 6th tone of the F major scale?

    A 8. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 9. What is the 2nd tone of the Bb major scale?

    A 9. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 10. What is the 7th tone of the Eb major scale?

    A 10. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 11. What is the 3rd tone of the Ab major scale?

    A 11. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 12. What is the 5th tone of the Db major scale?

    A 12. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 13. What is the 2nd tone of the Gb major scale?

    A 13. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 14. What is the 7th  tone of the G major scale?

    A 14. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 15. What is the 5th tone of the D major scale?

    A 15. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 16. What is the 1st tone of the A major scale?

    A 16. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 17. What is the 3rd tone of the E major scale?

    A 17. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 18. What is the 6th tone of the B major scale?

    A 18. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 19. What is the 1st tone of the F# major scale?

    A 19. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 20. What is the 7th tone of the C# major scale?

    A 20. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 21. What is the 4th tone of the B major scale?

    A 21. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 22. What is the 6th tone of the Bb major scale?

    A 22. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 23. What is the 2nd tone of the A major scale?

    A 23. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 24. What is the 7th tone of the Ab major scale?

    A 24. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 25. What is the 5th tone of the G major scale?

    A 25. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 26. What is the 1st tone of the E major scale?

    A 26. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 27. What is the 3rd tone of the Eb major scale?

    A 27. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 28. What is the 6th tone of the D major scale?

    A 28. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 29. What is the 2nd tone of the Db major scale?

    A 29. ____________________________ .

     

    Q 30. What is the 7th tone of the C major scale?

    A 30. ____________________________ .

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    { 3 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Kevin Michael Butler

    I took the 30 question quiz, but there’s no answers anywhere!

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    2 Jaime

    I clicked on the link to go to the “Quiz”, but once there, it was impossible for me to write my answers. Something didn´t work in this excellent exercise. I´ll print the document, Jermaine/Chuku, but with no chance to get an evualuation from you.
    Jaime

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    3 solomon king

    ANSWER FOR THE QUIZ,
    1 A,2 E.3 C SHARP,4 C SHARP.5 C.6 A. 7 E. 8 D. 9 C. 10 D. 11 C. 12 A FLAT.13 A FLAT. 14 F SHARP. 15 A, 16 A. 17 G SHARP. 18 G. 19 F SHARP. 20 C. 21 E. 22 G.23 B.24 G.25 D. 26 E.27 G.28 B.29 E FLAT.30 B. FROM SOLOMON KING ,THANK YOU

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