Simple Music Symbols Quiz

This is a quiz appropriate for probably 3rd-6th beginners to music. I’ve realized that most kids easily get basic symbols confused, and often do not know the name of the symbols they are reading. This assessment gives some brief explanation that reinforces concepts already learned while requiring students to attach the symbol with its name. For example, question two asks “The treble clef is used when composers write music for children’s voices, and also when composers write music for instruments that play HIGH notes. Please circle ALL instruments that play HIGH notes.”

This simple quiz asks students to:

Identify the symbol given (treble clef)

Identify which of tthe three instruments listed play high notes.

Identify the name of the staff.

Distinguish between which symbols are notes and which are not.

Distinguish between the repeat sign and a double bar line.

With a bonus response question about what instrument is the student’s favorite and why.

 

About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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