Sheet Music Quizzes

Test Your Musical Reading Abilities

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Identify the Piano Notes

D on the piano
Brandy Kraemer, 2016

This colorful quiz was made with the beginner pianist in mind. See how well you can spot the notes of the piano keyboard, concentrating mostly on the "naturals" — Choose from four, eight, or twelve questions.

Lessons to Review:
Notes of the Piano Keys
The Piano Keyboard Layout
The Black Piano Keys

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Treble Staff Notes Quiz

Treble staff D note
Brandy Kraemer, 2016

Identify the notes of the treble staff, and test yourself on written sharps and flats — Choose from four, eight, or twelve questions.

Lessons to Review:
Memorizing the Treble Staff Notes
How to Read Accidental on the Staff

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Bass Staff Notes Quiz

B above the bass staff
Brandy Kraemer, 2016

The piano uses two staves, treble and bass, and the notes are slightly different on each. Test yourself on the lower octave staff notes — Choose from five, ten, or fifteen questions.

Lessons to Review:
Mnemonic Devices for the Bass Notes
Reading Ledger Lines

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Music Note Length Quiz Note-Length Quiz

Dotted F note
Brandy Kraemer, 2016

Depending on where you live, music notes go by different names. Try a beginner quiz on note values and rhythm in the dialect of your choice — Choose from four, eight, or twelve questions:

  • U.K. Note-Length Quiz
  • U.S. Note-Length Quiz
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Key Signature Quiz

Mystery key signature
Brandy Kraemer, 2016

See how well you can identify musical keys, key signatures, and their relative minors — Choose from four, eight, twelve, sixteen, or twenty questions.

Lessons to Review:

Reading the Key Signature

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Volume & Dynamics Quiz

volume music commands
Brandy Kraemer, 2016

How well can you identify and interpret musical volume commands and their corresponding sheet music symbols? Try the musical volume quiz — Choose from five, ten, or fifteen questions.

Lessons to Review:
Common Dynamics Symbols
Volume & Dynamics Terminology

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Tempo Command & BPM Quiz

60 beats per minute tempo
Brandy Kraemer, 2016

Test your knowledge of tempo terminology, BPM, and the most common metronome marks found in piano music — Choose from five, ten, or fifteen questions.

Lessons to Review:
Tempo Marks & BPM
Glossary of Tempo Commands

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Time Signature & Rhythm Quiz

Music Rest on staff
Brandy Kraemer, 2016

In-Depth Note-Length Quiz: Challenge your understanding of how time signatures and note & rest lengths work together to create rhythm in sheet music — Choose from five, ten, or fifteen questions.

Lessons to Review:
Understanding Time Signatures
Music Rest Lengths

Beginner Piano Lessons
▪  Notes of the Piano Keys
▪  Finding Middle C on the Piano
▪  Intro to Piano Fingering
▪  How to Count Triplets
▪  Musical Quizzes & Tests
Getting Started on Keyboard Instruments
▪  Playing Piano vs. Electric Keyboard
▪  How to Sit at the Piano
▪  Buying a Used Piano
▪  Tips for Finding the Right Piano Teacher
▪  Musical Keyboard Comparison Guide
Forming Piano Chords
▪  Essential Piano Chord Fingering
▪  Diminished Chords & Dissonance
▪  Different Types of Arpeggiated Chords

Musical Symbols of Piano Music

• 8va, 15ma & Other Octave Commands
• How to Read Sustain Pedal Marks

Reading Key Signatures:

  • All About Key Signatures
    Everything you need to know about the accidentals & key signatures.
  • Use the interactive key signature locator to identify or double-check your key.
  • There are always two keys that relate to one another more than any other key. Find out what this means.
  • Comparing Major & Minor
    Major and minor are often described in terms of feelings or mood. The ear tends to perceive major and minor as having contrasting personalities; a contrast that is most obvious when the two are played back to back. Learn more about major and minor scales and keys.

Learn About Enharmony:

  • The 6 Enharmonic Key Signatures
    If you’re familiar with the circle of fifths (or you just know your way around the key signatures) you may have noticed a few anomalies. Some keys – like B-sharp and F-flat major – are seemingly absent, while others go by two names
  • The Inefficient Keys
    The circle of fifths shows only the working scales. But, if we expand on its pattern, we can see that it’s actually more of an infinite spiral, so there’s no end to the possibilities of musical scales.
  • Table of Working & Non-Working Keys
    See a clear visual of which keynotes are workable and which would be redundant.